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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

Illustration by Sophia Musante

Leading Ladies: women take initiative on campus

Harry Tarses August 30, 2021

Two single-sex schools came together in a long-anticipated merger to form a single coed institution in September 1991. Thirty years later, at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, an email addressed to the student...

Vice President Kamala Harris is the first woman, African-American and Asian-American to hold this high elected office.

Making Herstory

Kate Burry December 9, 2020

After days of eagerly awaiting the results of the election, Matthew Lee ’21 jumped off his couch when he heard CNN’s Wolf Blitzer announce that Kamala Harris had been elected as America’s next...

Protesters gather at Pershing Square during the 2018 Womens March in Los Angeles. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Students advocate for intersectional feminism at 2018 Women’s March

Saba Nia January 22, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty members attended the second annual Women’s March Jan. 20. In addition to supporting women’s rights, this year’s march focused on promoting intersectional feminism and...

Printed with permission of Ari Shooshani

Look, Don’t Touch: How photographer Ari Shooshani captures girlhood

Ryan Albert January 12, 2018

In the dimly lit photography studio, Ari Shooshani ’18 stepped back from the camera to reassess the chaos around her. Her friends stood precariously on stools, dangling red roses over Charlotte...

(Left to Right) Eleanor Halloran 18, Will Cook-Healy 19, Will Berlin 19 and Natalie Winters 19 debate feminism and political correctness. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Students discuss feminism, political correctness at Political Discourse Society debate

Sophie Haber November 13, 2017

Conservative and liberal students discussed feminism and the culture of political correctness at the first Political Discourse Society debate as observers lined the aisles of Rugby Auditorium and an overflow...

Graphic by Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Looking back at how the school has handled diversity issues this past decade

Katie Plotkin March 29, 2017

On March 13, 2007, the administration suspended two sophomores who sent an email with a “diss tape” they had made that threatened violence and aimed homosexual slurs at other students. Ten years later,...

La Femme club members sell shirts designed by Chasia Jeffries 17 in front of Chalmers Tuesday. Credit: Sofia Heller/Chronicle

La Femme sells T-shirts to benefit Elizabeth House

Sofia Heller March 7, 2017

La Femme sold T-shirts on the quad for $15 from March 6 to 10 to raise money for Elizabeth House, a non-profit organization that provides economic, medical and emotional support, including shelter and...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim and Kristin Kuwada

De-fundamental Rights: How Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Affect Students

Danielle Spitz February 18, 2017

Three minutes passed, and a faded pink positive sign started to appear. Paralyzed with disbelief, Addison* ’17 rethought her entire future and her life as she knew it. Teen pregnancy had always seemed...

Photo Illustration by Emily Rahhal

Addressing the Dress Code: Faculty to Further Enforce Dress Code Policy

Jean Sanders October 6, 2016

The faculty will begin to enforce the dress code more vigilantly, Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick announced in an email to students and parents last Wednesday, sparking controversy among some. Resnick...

Feminism is not a joke

Feminism is not a joke

Emily Rahhal October 5, 2016

It’s no longer funny to joke about feminism. Throughout our time at the Upper School, the Class of 2017 has seen a plethora of Facebook wars that have prompted huge controversies on campus for a maximum...

Stop apologizing

Stop apologizing

Liz Yount May 25, 2016

This year, I have made a conscious effort to stop apologizing. Not for accidentally bumping into people in the halls, but rather for my opinions and actions. In Amy Poehler’s book “Yes Please,”...

Matteo Lauto ’18 and Sakura Price ’18 walk to class wearing skirts as part of a La Femme Club event to promote Women’s History Month and spread awareness for rape prevention. Printed with permission of Sohni Kaur

Club promotes Women’s History Month activities

Josie Abugov April 27, 2016

The La Femme club organized events daily from March 21-24 to support Women’s History Month and plans to promote Denim Day April 27. The feminist group aims to raise awareness about gender equality and...

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