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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

Illustration by Alena Rubin; 
Map Image Taken From Pokémon Go App, Graphics Assisted by Nicole Kim

New Pokémon Go App Is A Summer Trend

Kitty Luo September 7, 2016

When Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken received a call from her sister-in-law, she was expecting a casual chat about family and friends, she said. Instead, her sister-in-law informed...

Waze Around It

Waze Around It

Carly Berger March 18, 2015

Rachel Persky ’15 rushes out the door and into her car to drive to her friend’s beach house, pulling up the navigation app Waze on her iPhone. She is running 10 minutes late and is stressed that she...

Hold the phone

March 13, 2013

It is halfway through the period when Rosie* slides her black iPhone out of her  Jansport backback. She turns the volume off and lowers the brightness so the light from the screen doesn’t illuminate...

Driving Distracted

April 24, 2012

By Megan Ward Jenna* was cruising to school for the first time in her brand new Volkswagen Jetta, taking a new route, when her built-in GPS stopped working. Instead of pulling over, she took out her phone...

Middle school news magazine wins Best of Show at convention

April 17, 2012

By Claire Goldsmith The Spectrum won the Best of Show award for junior high newspapers at the National Scholastic Press Association’s Spring Convention in Seattle April 12-15. Adviser and English...

8th grader releases app, donates profit to researcher

March 15, 2012

By Michael Rothberg Cameron Cohen ’16 released his second iPhone application, AnimalGrams, in December 2011. He is currently donating a portion of the profits to fund pediatric oncologist Dr....

Improvements come with distractions

April 27, 2011

By Eli Haims Consider the technology that we considered to be cutting edge just five years ago. The iPhone had just begun development, the MacBook was introduced and the Wii was released. In five years,...

Computer Science Club competes for $1 million prize

Chronicle Staff March 26, 2010

By Claire Hong A $1 million prize will be awarded to the person who can create a program replicating the board game Go, where the computer can beat a human player. Members of the Computer Science Club...

All’s a-twitter

April 28, 2009

By Derek Schlom Bobby Kazimiroff ’09 is being followed. Forty-two people are acutely aware of his activities all day, every day. For instance, they know that on April 20 his breakfast consisted of...


October 1, 2008

By Lauren Seo With four iPhone applications under his belt and one more pending, Ian Cinnamon ’10 has taken his love for programming to the bank. One of his more successful creations is CarFinder. "It’ll...

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