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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Fix the admission system

Olivia Phillips March 20, 2024

It was March 8, 2021. I anxiously paced around my room, attempting to stay calm as 5 p.m. ticked closer. In just a few minutes, I would learn not only where I would go to school for the next four years...

Illustration by Eva Park.

Unwrapping Privilege

Saisha Kumar and William Liu December 13, 2023

With the holiday season approaching, Maylie Macias ’26 was excited for her friend group’s annual Secret Santa. She and her friends would each exchange holiday gifts anonymously, drawing random names...

NEW FACES IN ADMISSION: Interim Director of Admission and Enrollment Greg Gonzalez steps into his new role in the Admission Office.

Admission Office adds members

Davis Marks August 25, 2022

Four new admission officers joined the school this year after a number of departures from the department over the summer. Among those officers are an interim Head of Admission and Enrollment, Assistant...

Hierarchy in the health care system

Natalie Cosgrove December 2, 2021

Shaking out her blanket and laying it across a cushioned armrest, Zoe Shapiro ’23 stood up from the couch. She passed a table of snacks catered to dietary restrictions and a bucket of toys meant for...

Expanding Financial Aid

Expanding Financial Aid

Will Sheehy June 6, 2021

While other athletes on the boys golf team purchased new equipment before the season, Ford McDill ’21 browsed the thrift store for golf clubs. Later, at practices and competitions, he noticed the differences...

School refunds $1,000 per student, provides over $1 million in financial aid for community members

Ethan Lachman February 8, 2021

*Correction: The school has given only a small fraction of the financial aid to employees. Almost all of the money has gone to families. Board of Trustees Chair Alan Wilson (P ’10, ’13 and ’15)...

Photo illustration by Zoe Redlich

Show Me the Money: How campus ID cards have altered student perceptions of the value of money

Sarah Healy December 12, 2018

Cafeteria cashier Phairot Janthep’s daily routine consists of greeting students, some by name, who come in daily to buy their lunches, snacks and drinks. Seeing everyone who comes to the cafeteria, Janthep...

Photo by Pavan Tauh
Origami by Adin Ring

Money Matters: Students of Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds

Nicole Kim June 5, 2017

Fiona*: Self Identifies as: Less than well-off Transportation: This year, Fiona takes the bus. She doesn’t think a new car is within her family’s budget. Financial Aid: Fiona’s family receives...

School uses Amazon to fund financial aid

Indu Pandey February 10, 2016

Amazon customers can now use AmazonSmile to donate 0.5 percent of their purchase to the Financial Aid office. AmazonSmile allows customers to donate to a charity of their choice on eligible purchases from...

Hamburger Hamlet to host event benefitting endowed funds

Benjamin Most February 18, 2015

A fundraising event hosted by the restaurant Hamburger Hamlet Feb. 23 will benefit the Michael Segal '75 Family and John Amato Family Scholar Endowed Funds. Twenty percent of proceeds from 5 p.m. to 9...

Walch to teach films to adults

Liz Yount January 14, 2015

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch is launching "Sundays with Ted," a nine-part film class for adults to watch and discuss movies, on Jan. 25 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Elia Kazan’s "East of Eden." The...

Financial aid students sign contracts for school trips

Eugenia Ko October 14, 2014

Students who receive financial aid for school trips now have to sign a contract affirming their participation in all aspects of the trip, including events before and after and required projects. Though...

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