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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Thinking about change

Alex McNab February 17, 2013

What am I most afraid of? Change. I would not consider myself a conservative person. I like things to be different and evolving, but, at the same time, I am frightened by change. I am currently living...

Tasting second semester

Michael Sugerman February 14, 2013

A few weeks ago, some friends and I celebrated becoming second semester seniors by exploding a watermelon. We used only rubber bands to do it. It was awesome. The sweet taste of victory (and, after it...

1-to-1 program to launch in fall with personal laptops

David Lim February 13, 2013

All seventh grade students will bring their own laptops to class next September in the first stage of the one-to-one computer initiative, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. The new requirement, part...

Jazz performs in Vibrato Recording Studio

Elizabeth Madden February 13, 2013

Jazz Band recorded a compilation of songs Jan. 12 in order to enter a competition to be featured in the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival. The festival will take place April 5-7. It will include performances...

Four reach semifinals of the Spotlight Awards

Jensen Pak February 13, 2013

Four students have reached the semifinal round of the Music Center Spotlight Awards, which recognize high school students for artistic excellence. Andy Arditi ’14 and drummer Daniel Sunshine ’13 have...

Going the Distance

February 13, 2013

For some couples, being together isn’t as easy as common free periods shared in the lounge. James Wu ‘13, whose girlfriend Christie Chen attends Westridge High School in Pasadena, is used to seeing...

Top of the world

Tyler Graham February 13, 2013

When Ben Gaylord ’13 was 12 years old he went to a UCLA track and field camp over the summer, which ended up shaping his life. Gaylord fell in love with pole vaulting after the coach at the camp had...

Educator talks to faculty about use of technology

Michael Sugerman February 13, 2013

Tom Vander Ark, the author of "Getting  Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World," was to visit campus and speak to faculty on Tuesday afternoon. After extensive research, Director of Studies...

Chinese instructors observe AP curriculum

Michael Rothberg February 13, 2013

Teachers from The High School Affiliated to Fudan University and The Beijing Number 12 High School visited Harvard-Westlake to observe various departments’ AP curricula and teaching styles. The visitors...

Silence is golden

Alex McNab February 13, 2013

I find it a little disconcerting that I am having trouble figuring out what to write. I think the problem is that I am trying to put my feelings into words and, at the moment, words just don’t seem to...

It’s the little things that matter

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Couples shouldn’t need a specific day as a reminder to show love. If they do, they probably won’t last until the next Valentine’s Day. The cute notes, saying "I love you," the sweet gestures and...

Valentine’s dance to raise funds for vision-impaired children

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2013

Prefect Council allowed the first 50 people that signed the Whiteout pledge on Monday to pie them in the face during break to encourage students to attend the dance. Excluding black lights and neon decorations,...

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February 2013