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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Indu-sputed Truth: Holiday Edition

Indu Pandey December 10, 2017

Jewish students protest War on Hanukkah __ Jewish students protest the school’s War on Hanukkah. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, indeed. Students claim that the school is placating snowflakes by including...

Cole Jacobson. Credit: Hannah Cho/Chronicle

A new outlook in retrospect

Cole Jacobson May 31, 2016

I’ll start this off with a disclaimer; I’m only writing this because the Chronicle’s Opinion section needed to fill space, and I happened to be visiting the staff’s layout session this weekend....

A new outlook in retrospect

A new outlook in retrospect

Cole Jacobson May 25, 2016

I’ll start this off with a disclaimer; I’m only writing this because the Chronicle’s Opinion section needed to fill space, and I happened to be visiting the staff’s layout session this weekend....

The fanatics section explodes in Taper gym as Cassius Stanley '19 throws down a dunk during a game against the Heritage Christian School Warriors. Credit: Cameron Stine/Big Red

Guest Column: A letter to the Wolverine faithful

Gabe Golob January 6, 2016

I still remember watching my first high school basketball game at Harvard-Westlake like it was yesterday. To add to the hype, the game was against Loyola, and I was as excited and pumped up as ever. I...

Create a more supportive school environment

March 18, 2015

The closure of the Seaver bathroom is definitely a hot-button topic on campus right now. It stirred conversations concerning the classification of graffiti and vandalism. Personally, we believe that the...

The pressures of being a college-bound senior

October 14, 2014

Do you know where you want to go?" Every high school senior knows that this question means one thing and one thing only. We’ve heard it more times than you can imagine. It’s common dinner party etiquette...

Enforce change

Chronicle Staff May 28, 2014

We’ve just finished the 2013-2014 workload process, something we do every six years at the midpoint of the school’s accreditation cycle. The process begins with an exhaustive survey that looks at pretty...

Why does Harvard-Westlake hate humanities?

May 28, 2014

The imbalance between the varied list of math and science classes and meager amount of English or language courses is disappointing, to say the least. As I thumb through my curriculum guide, STEM courses...

Sitting in morning traffic: a shared experience

Chronicle Staff March 19, 2014

I wait in my driveway, annoyed, for my sophomore sister to run out of the house clutching two smoothies and poorly buttered toast. I demand she "DJ," God forbid I waste my own phone battery, and once again...

In defense of rigor

Jensen Pak November 13, 2013

A Los Angeles Times headline recently proclaimed that "At Harvard-Westlake School, Some Wonder if Standards Are Too High."  I, for one, believe that as a community, we would be much better off wondering...

Save the written word in this new digital age

October 21, 2013

One question I often get these days with regard to books is, "Isn’t it all online?" I’ll usually respond with, "Well, we’re not quite at that stage yet." When someone asks "Isn’t everything online?",...

Remove yourself from the ever-present competition

October 21, 2013

The first graded essay that I ever handed in at Harvard-Westlake got a B-. My short, awkward seventh-grade self quietly stared at what I thought was a definite sign of my failure as I began to lose any...

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