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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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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...

Illustration by Sabrina Simek

A Mixed Celebration

Alex Dinh December 13, 2023

It is testing day for third graders in California. Micah Parr ’25 sits in a classroom full of students as he prepares to take the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) test. Before the exam begins, he fills...

Chronicle Newscast: For the Holidays

Chronicle Newscast: For the Holidays

Zoe Goor, Eden Conner, and Alden Detmer December 27, 2022

Click below to watch the first newscast.

A thanksgiving table with a delicious feast is left abandoned.

An Insincere Thanks

Dylan Graff November 16, 2022

Cutter East ’24 said he vividly remembers learning about the first Thanksgiving in his kindergarten class. East, who identifies as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Isleta Pueblo, said...

Harvard-Westlake student holds flowers on the Upper School quad during Valentines Day.

Valentine’s Throughout Valen[time]

Becca Berlin February 17, 2022

The school’s history of Valentine’s Day traditions date back to  before the merger of Harvard School for Boys and Westlake School for Girls. But in recent years, Prefect Council said they have made...

Illustration Credit: Alexa Druyanoff

“Auld Lang Syne” state of mind

Daphne Davies, Assistant Opinion Editor January 19, 2022

In Ancient Rome, Jan.1 served as an occasion to honor the god Janus with offerings and promises to act more virtuously than in years past, according to The Atlantic. Throughout its history, New Year’s...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: Under the Mistletoe

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor December 13, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience. None of the articles in this column are representative of the opinions of The Chronicle...

Holiday Happenings

Sydney Fener December 11, 2020

“My family and I get a tree every year. We have a holiday tradition where we play remixes of holiday songs on the way there and back, and at home we name the tree something cute. I also have to carry...

Illustration by Hannah Mittleman

White Christmas

Jordan Murray December 12, 2018

When Angie Vasquez ’19 was a child, she became used to Santa Claus, the holiday figure she loved, as only being white. However, she said her perception of the jolly man in the red suit changed as she...

Illustration by Hannah Mittleman

Sleigh or Nay

Sarah Reiff December 12, 2018

As Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock,” began playing on her car radio, Izzy Yanover ’19, creator and co-leader of the Jewish club, felt a wave of annoyance wash over her. It was the time of the year...

RJ Schreck 18 and Ryan Stanford 19 make sandwiches for the homeless during WinterFest. Credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle

Students celebrate holidays with winter festivities

Luke Casola December 9, 2017

Students, faculty and staff celebrated the winter season with themed dress days and holiday activities during WinterFest, which was organized by Prefect Council. On Monday, students and faculty wore ugly...

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No homework holidays: all work and no play

Alena Rubin November 29, 2016

I still remember how restless I was that Monday night, my mind anxiously recounting my day the way it tends to when I stare too long at the ceiling about my bed. I retrospect, it was a perfect type of...

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