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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Life is Goodo

Jack Goldfisher May 31, 2014

I’ve written quite a few columns over the past couple of years, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing and editing most of them. There have been ones that have been done weeks ahead of our press deadline,...

Award-winning biographer urges students to discover their passions

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg implored students to follow their academic passions and act upon the knowledge they gain from these pursuits in an upper school assembly April 28. The author,...

Stop and listen to advice

Jack Goldfisher April 30, 2014

A few years ago, I watched an episode of “Suits” with a friend of mine who was an avid fan. I wasn’t particularly fond of it, but perhaps that was because it had been hyped up so much. Harvey’s...

Brown assembly to feature biographer

Jack Goldfisher March 19, 2014

A. Scott Berg, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning biographer whose writings on various subjects and personal life have made him capable of speaking on a wide array of topics, will be featured...

There’s no shame in sitting

Jack Goldfisher March 19, 2014

Last year, the student body struggled mightily with being mature and respectful during assemblies. The problem didn’t stop there. During dance performances, plays and class meetings the glare of phone...

Commons visits headmasters meeting

Jack Goldfisher February 12, 2014

President Rick Commons met with New York area alumni, trustees and donors before attending a Headmasters Association meeting in Philadelphia last week. The alumni came from Harvard and Westlake graduating...

Commons to rewrite mission statement

Jack Goldfisher December 18, 2013

President Rick Commons has decided to rewrite the school’s mission statement to be more memorable and reflective of Harvard-Westlake’s core values. The current mission statement emphasizes the opportunities...

Philomatheans screen “Strangers on a Train”

Jack Goldfisher November 25, 2013

The Philomathean Society hosted its first movie screening of the year after school Monday in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The club, which organizes screenings of classic films and holds discussions about the...

Commons to speak to alumni, parents

Jack Goldfisher October 15, 2013

President Rick Commons will address alumni and their parents Oct. 16 at the middle school at an event titled "Meet the President." The event already has 300 RSVPs from families and alumni. Commons said...

Journal publishes teacher’s research

Jack Goldfisher October 15, 2013

Though science teacher Antonio Nassar has had 56 research papers published in physics journals during his career at Harvard-Westlake and the University of California Los Angeles, he considers his latest...

Commons, Huybrechts share hopes for new school year at first annual parent meeting

Jack Goldfisher September 25, 2013

President Rick Commons and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts told stories about the beginning of the school year and their hopes for the rest of the year to parents at the first Parents’ Association general...

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