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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

KPop: A Guide to 2021’s Trends

KPop: A Guide to 2021’s Trends

Julia Im March 2, 2021

As Kpop, or Korean pop, transforms into a global trend, Korean idols are seen more and more as fashion icons; rather than just being known for the finger heart sign or kimchi, Korea’s image has expanded...

Breaking Down Fashion Barriers

Breaking Down Fashion Barriers

Keira Jameson February 10, 2021

As Alanah Dakar '22 waited for the cashier to finish scanning her groceries, a Vogue magazine featuring a Gucci floor-length lace gown caught her eye. She was stunned by the boldness and beauty of the...

Dare to Draft

Dare to Draft

Sophie Haber March 21, 2018

Daniel Varela ’18 never envisioned that registering for the military draft had anything to do with applying to a private university. But as he answered questions about his education and family’s income...

Students, teachers start gender-identity conversations

Ryan Albert May 7, 2017

Speakers discussing gender and sexuality discussion on campus have visited the school in an effort to bring greater awareness to gender-identity issues. This comes after recordings of a number of students...

Bridging the gap between genders

Bridging the gap between genders

Chronicle Staff October 5, 2016

A quarter of a century ago, Harvard School for boys and Westlake School for girls merged under the founding principle that boys and girls learn better together. Students and parents were, at first, enraged,...

Playing for the wrong team

Playing for the wrong team

Kate Schrage March 11, 2016

My ears rang. My body shook. My feet gave in to the vibration of the wooden stands. Sweat gathered on the bridge of my nose as I caught a glimpse of the lively court, just barely able to see above the...

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Giving each team a time under the spotlight

Chronicle Staff March 9, 2016

As journalists devoted to bringing campus news to you, we are at many sports game. Whether we are photographing, broadcasting or keeping score, sometimes we are simply one face in rows and rows of screaming...

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Still on the spectrum: identifying as asexual

Su Jin Nam February 15, 2016

Amber* ’16 has always felt as though she was missing out on the “normal sexual discoveries” that her friends talked about in their conversations. Whenever her friends fawned over a “hot new celebrity,”...

Danielle Spitz

The other war for equality

Danielle Spitz February 11, 2016

When I learn about war in history class, I am taught about the brave men who serve their country and risk their lives for the freedom of others. When I read stories about military activity in the news,...

Middle school P.E. now gender-separated

Sammi Handler March 18, 2015

Seventh and ninth grade physical education classes are now separated by gender in order "to enhance the experience of girls at Harvard-Westlake," Kimberley Hieatt, head of the middle school physical education...

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