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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Comparing school systems

Tanisha Gunby March 3, 2020

When my multinational family meets during the holidays, many of us hailing from high schools and countries around the world, we discuss and compare the education systems. Though Harvard-Westlake ranks...

The value of the humanities

The value of the humanities

Hannah Han and Ethan Lachman October 4, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving. Distant relatives, now reunited, scoop sweet potatoes onto paper plates and slather gravy on slices of turkey. They dance around each other, moving from one trivial conversation...

An open letter to our parents

An open letter to our parents

Chronicle Staff December 15, 2018

Dear Parents, Last year, middle and upper school students took a survey about their experiences at Harvard-Westlake. The results are in, and we feel compelled to share them with you. Students who felt...

Divorcing the Stigma: Listening to the Stories of Children of Divorce

Divorcing the Stigma: Listening to the Stories of Children of Divorce

Kristin Kuwada February 27, 2018

Emotionally drained from the previous night, I deliberated whether I should really go to school such a fragile state. But anything was better than staying at home. Walking into school with my earphones...

Andres Walker'18 shows his individuality through his sense of humor and style.  
Credit: Nicole Kim/Chronicle

Andres Walker ’18 captures attention of thousands on Vine

Nicole Kim January 13, 2016

Andres Walker ’18 does not remember much about his late-uncle– just a record player playing his favorite Spanish vallenato on repeat and a cream-colored poncho that he wore to every family dinner....

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Long Way Home: Students who Commute (A Lot)

Sammi Handler October 9, 2015

When Haden Modisett ’16 leaves school for the day, he has a choice between driving for an hour and 15 minutes to his family’s house in Manhattan Beach or walking 10 minutes to his apartment on Coldwater...

Hooked on the Olympics

Claire Goldsmith February 12, 2014

In the Goldsmith household, we often say that our family sport is sulking. This is partially due to our conflicting personalities – without naming names, I’m just going to say that some of us are a...

Embracing new traditions

Scott Nussbaum December 18, 2013

Over the past holiday breaks, I have noticed a number of changes in my regularly-observed traditions. As my older sister went off and moved to college, I was left to pick a pumpkin carving design out alone....

A House Divided

Leily Arzy December 18, 2013

In many ways, hatred dominates Roxanne’s* ’14 life. When her parents explained that they were getting a divorce, Roxanne distinctly remembers them emphasizing that they were going to co-parent. But...

A House Divided

Morganne Ramsey December 17, 2013

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