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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

Maya Hinkin 18 and William Park 17 (second and third from left) sit in on an art class with Cambodian studnet and their teacher. Credit Tarin North (used with permission)

Music was medicine for former Khmer Rouge child soldier

Teresa Suh September 3, 2015

In 1975, Cambodia faced a genocide that killed more than 20 percent of its population. Headed by Pol Pot, the Khmer regime murdered, brutalized and dehumanized its own people. Schools were turned into...

Arn Chorn-Pond shows students around Battambang, his home town. Pond is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide and a human rights activist committed to the preservation of Cambodian music. Prior to the trip, Chorn-Pond visited the Upper School on April 13 to be interviewed by students.

Lights, Cambodia, Action

Jean Sanders September 1, 2015

Standing in Junom, the village where his mother lived after the Khmer Rouge took her family’s home, William Chow ’17 took out his camera and begins to film the scenery. Chow’s mother is a survivor...

Genocide survivor discusses life story

Danielle Kaye April 29, 2015

Cambodian genocide survivor Arn Chorn-Pond spoke about the power of music and shared his life story with students April 13. As a child, Chorn-Pond was forced to play music at the Khmer Rouge death camp,...

An eye-opening experience

Lauren Rothman February 12, 2014

At Harvard-Westlake, students get upset when they don’t get the Mercedes Benz convertible they asked for.  In Rwanda, giving a student an empty water bottle can bring them happiness for the next year.  We...

‘All of her six children were killed’

Su Jin Nam February 12, 2014

One thing was immediately noticeable as I stepped off of the plane: the smell of smoke, hanging thickly in the air. Later, I would discover that it was the smell of burnt trash, but at that time, my only...

Darfur activist visits weekly Darfur Awareness Club meeting

March 17, 2008

By: Drew Lash   The Darfur Awareness and Activism Training Club hosted Ari Averbach, an employee of Jewish World Watch, at one of their weekly meetings on Monday, March 3.   The club is an activist...

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