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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Save Our Spirit

Alex Dinh and Nathan Wang November 15, 2023

It is Community Time on a Friday afternoon, and the entire Upper School student body floods through the entrance of Taper Gymnasium. While students would typically use this period to do homework, get food...

Buddy the Wolverine dunks a basketball in front of the community in Taper Gym.

Prefect Council hosts Fanatic Fest

Olivia Phillips September 30, 2022

Prefect Council hosted Fanatic Fest in Taper Gym during community time Thursday. Buddy Wolverine, the Head Fanatics, Spirit Squad, the fencing team and other sports teams contributed to the event. Spirit...

Fall sports team captains play a round of dodgeball against a team of teachers.

School hosts Fanatic Fest

Abigail Hailu October 7, 2021

Upper school students, faculty and staff gathered for the all-school annual Fanatic Fest in Taper Gymnasium held by the Prefect Council on Oct. 1. Prefect Council organized the event in which members held...

Cristian Pang ’20 receives a crown from President and Head of School Rick Commons for winning the schoolwide TikTok competition. Credit: Caitlin Chung/Chronicle

Spirit Week festivities culminate in Fanatic Fest

Tessa Augsberger October 23, 2019

Upper school students, faculty and staff gathered in Taper Gymnasium in an all-school assembly for Fanatic Fest Oct. 11. Songs played by Drumline members welcomed students entering the gym, and Jake Schroeder...

The HW Spirit Team performs during the Fanatic Fest on Friday.

Prefect Council organizes Fanatic Fest to end Spirit Week

Alice He September 30, 2018

Students participated in a western-themed Fanatic Fest at break on Friday, which Prefect Council organized to increase school spirit before Homecoming. To start the Fanatic Fest, math teacher...

Head Fanatics Josh Musicant 17 and Zac Harleston 17 play a game of dodgeball against members of Prefect Council. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Chronicle

Fanatics rally community at Spirit Week assembly

Danielle Spitz October 14, 2016

The Head Fanatics organized Fanatic Fest Friday morning in Taper Gym to rally the community. A sword swallower, plumes of fire and streamers increased excitement in the lead-up to Saturday's Homecoming...

Stand behind our team

Chronicle Staff October 15, 2013

Homecoming week kicked off with a strong turnout at the first-ever Homecoming Formal. This time around, it seemed like the warning bells were finally heard, and the night went off without a hitch. For...

Pep rally location changed to Taper Gym

Noa Yadidi October 3, 2013

The Fanatic Fest pep rally will now be mandatory and held in Taper Gym Oct. 4, rather than in the quad as previously decided by the prefects and Head Fanatics. The prefects and Head Fanatics originally...

What does it mean to be a Fanatic?

Chronicle Staff November 7, 2012

On the back of every Fanatics shirt, an illustration of President Tom Hudnut proclaims with a grin, "We like sportz and we don’t care who knowz." During Homecoming, Fanatics’ time to shine, the varsity...

Students dress up for Fanatic Fest

David Lim October 23, 2012

Prefect Council is holding the annual school Fanatic Fest at the Upper School this week. Each day of the week has a unique theme set by the representatives to bolster school spirit in anticipation of Homecoming...

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