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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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High Stakes: The Race Begins

Kaelyn Bowers September 4, 2018

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* As a varsity athlete, Mary ’19 devotes the majority of her time toward after school practices and weekend tournaments. But even though her extracurricular options were limited...

Illustration by Sam Ko

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Kate Schrage February 13, 2018

Early Decision results were released mid-December for our portfolio and athletic applicants, Audrey* and Nate*, leaving them with decisions in their hands. However, our service and audition applicants,...

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

High Stakes: The deadline wildcard

Kate Schrage November 20, 2017

The infamous Nov. 1 deadline has come and gone for Early Decision and Early Action college applicants. For most students, juggling their applications with the workload of senior year was a struggle, and...

Photo illustration by Sam Ko.

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

Kate Schrage August 30, 2017

With the year's first issue of The Chronicle comes the first installment of High Stakes: a year-long profile of four anonymous seniors through their respective college processes leading up to an identity...

Illustration by Samantha Ko.

High Stakes: It’s Been a Wild Ride

Danielle Kaye June 6, 2017

The Artist:   Referring to herself as a “literal mess,” Elizabeth Gaba ’17 spent Friday, March 24 — the day of the USC decision notification — frantically calling and texting her mom....

High Stakes: In Suspense

High Stakes: In Suspense

Sophie Cohen December 1, 2016

The Brain: Hoping to pursue his studies in the math and sciences, Sean* followed through with his original intention to apply Early Action to The University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Illustration by Tiffany Kim.

High Stakes: Ticket to Ride

Danielle Kaye September 9, 2016

As summer ends, seniors begin to work on their college applications and narrow down their college searches. The Chronicle follows four seniors through their last year of high school. The All-Around: Amanda*...

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High Stakes: The First Reveal

Sharon Chow January 28, 2016

The All-Around: When Virginia* ’16 was deferred from Princeton, she was really disappointed since it was her dream school. However, she used this deferral as a motivation to regain her focus in school...

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High Stakes: Placing their early bets

Sharon Chow December 1, 2015

The Brain: Although Austin* ’16 planned to apply Early Decision to the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program, he decided against it because it seemed "very limiting and [he] wasn’t sure it was [his] first...

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High Stakes: Meet the Players

Sacha Lin September 1, 2015

The ability to problem-solve effectively is very important to Austin* ’16, which is why he discussed current events every week with the Society of Global Affairs and did Ethics Bowl last year. “I like...

High Stakes: Closing In

Carly Berger January 14, 2015

Seniors learn the outcomes after submitting their Early Action and Early Decision applications. While some students’ futures are set, other students’ are still up in the air. The All-Around: Walter*...

High Stakes: ‘Hitting Submit’

Carly Berger November 19, 2014

The Athlete: Summer* chose to apply Early Decision to Oberlin College and hit send on the Common Application last week. "It is not at all a Division I track school, or a sports-oriented school whatsoever,...

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