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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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Breaking the Silence

MeJo Liao, Assistant Features Editor February 1, 2024

When she had found out her Honors English III: Imagining America class would be reading "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) leader Tiffany Armour ’25 was...

Einstein and Shakespeare box each another.
Illustration by Iris Chung

Bar Charts vs. Liberal Arts

Zoe Goor August 26, 2023

As Lauren Park '25 made her course selections last March, she scrolled through the curriculum guide, seeing offerings like Slam! Spoken Word Poetry and Mass Entertainment in America and Principles of Engineering....

A student stands in front of a bookshelf that represents courses at the school. There is a lack of humanity opportunities for students to choose from.

Remove all AP classes

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor January 3, 2023

The school has decided to slowly shift away from Advanced Placement (AP) courses, beginning mostly with the humanities. While the removal of APs is beneficial to students, the current methodology will...

The value of the humanities

The value of the humanities

Hannah Han and Ethan Lachman October 4, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving. Distant relatives, now reunited, scoop sweet potatoes onto paper plates and slather gravy on slices of turkey. They dance around each other, moving from one trivial conversation...

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Off Balance

Kristin Kuwada October 16, 2017

Paging through the curriculum guide the spring before freshman year, Diego Ayala ‘18 was disappointed with what he found. Ayala, who said he prefers the social sciences, couldn’t sign up for honors...

Provide more opportunities for the study of humanities

Claire Goldsmith August 27, 2013

I did not spend my summer working in a lab at UCLA, but that doesn’t mean what I did with my time was worthless. If you’re passionate about the sciences and you work as a research assistant, that’s...

Support system

Lucas Gelfen May 29, 2013

Every Monday at 5:15 p.m., 250 sophomores, juniors and seniors fill up Chalmers awaiting the pizza and soda that have become a trademark of the Upper School Peer Support program. After 30 minutes of slurping,...

Kutler Center construction could begin by summer break

March 24, 2011

By Daniel Rothberg Construction of the Kutler Center could begin at the end of the school year, Director of Campus Operations JD DeMatté said. The targeted opening date for the Kutler Center...

Peer Support leaders speak to sophomores

March 24, 2009

By Marni Barta Throughout the last two weeks of March, Peer Support leaders have been and will continue to speak to Choices and Challenges classes, covering issues concerning academics and social situations....

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