The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Saying goodbye

Julia Aizuss May 28, 2014

When I came home this past Saturday night, having eschewed a kickback in favor of a quiet night to get down to work and finally write this column, I was greeted instead by dozens of cars parked curbside...

Latin teacher to join English Department

Julia Aizuss May 28, 2014

In 1999, Harvard-Westlake was advertising at Stanford University for an English teacher opening while Latin teacher Paul Chenier was at graduate school there for classics. Figuring that his literature-based...

Take a stand against rape culture

Julia Aizuss April 30, 2014

When I first saw miniature pairs of jeans cut out from denim dangling from the second story of the Munger Science Center, I did a double take. Then I remembered Denim Day. When I walked further into campus...

Discipline problems plague spring trips

Jensen Pak April 29, 2014

Although various school trips over spring break were plagued by similar issues with drug and alcohol use, the extent and nature of the disciplinary action has varied. Five seniors caught drinking on the...

Self-defense classes planned for Denim Day April 21

Julia Aizuss April 15, 2014

Self-defense classes and a panel of rape experts will  number among the activities intended to celebrate Denim Day April 21. Trishta Dordi ’15 has organized Denim Day on campus for the past two years,...

OFFBEAT: Student writes “rise,” “subvert” messages

Julia Aizuss March 19, 2014

The third time wasn’t quite the charm for Teddy Leinbach ’15 when his latest exploit with chalk on the upper school campus resulted in a week’s worth of detention. He first struck with a few monograms...

GLI delegates speak at UN convention

Julia Aizuss March 19, 2014

Three girls from the Harvard-Westlake chapter of girls’ rights organization Girls Learn International spoke at and attended events at the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations...

Author to speak at BLACC assembly today

Julia Aizuss February 19, 2014

When Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and entrepreneur Wes Moore opened the newspaper one day, a familiar name jumped out at him — his own. This Wes Moore, however, was convicted of murder and would...

BLACC assembly to feature author

Julia Aizuss February 12, 2014

When Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and entrepreneur Wes Moore opened the newspaper one day, a familiar name jumped out at him — his own. This Wes Moore, however, was convicted of murder and would...

Allow yourself to appreciate the unexpected novel

Julia Aizuss February 12, 2014

When I looked at the syllabus for my AP Lit class back in August and saw "Mrs. Dalloway" wasn’t listed, I thought I knew exactly why I was so distraught. I’ve considered it one of my favorite novels...

Students mimic dance video game routines to celebrate end of school week

Sydney Foreman February 12, 2014

Once the clock strikes 2:35 on Friday afternoons, not every classroom gets a full weekend’s rest. Instead, the English classrooms in the Rugby annex welcome students once more, but not for poring over...

Honor Board introduces class meeting discussions, eliminates email case reports

Julia Aizuss February 12, 2014

In an effort to make the Honor Board more transparent and centralize its place in the community, all Honor Board cases will continue to be presented and discussed during class meetings, as they were in...

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