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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Flipping the Switch

Flipping the Switch

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor May 29, 2024

Just down the street from the Koreatown H Mart is St. James Episcopal School, where elementary school aged kids say goodbye to their parents, run around with their friends and share snacks before class...

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Ella Yadegar, Assistant Features Editor February 8, 2023

As Clara Berg ’25 walked through campus during the lunch period, she noticed a lesbian couple holding hands at a Quad table. Berg’s eyes darted between the couple and her classmates, some of which...

SPREADING AWARENESS: Carter Staggs ’23 performs in the “Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,” shedding light on LGBTQ rights.

Shepard Foundation speaks at HW

Nathan Wang November 17, 2022

Matthew Shepard Foundation Executive Vice President Jeff Mack and Associate Louis Sisneros spoke to students over Zoom in Rugby Theater Oct. 25. They discussed Matthew Shepard’s story, the history of...

An illustration depicts a same-sex couple with a child, celebrating Pride Month together. Approximately 114,000 same-sex couples are currently raising children in the U.S., according to the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute.

Parenting with pride

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 27, 2022

When asked by her fourth-grade teacher to write about her favorite weekend activity, Shoshana Bernstein ’22 chose to describe how she enjoyed cooking with her moms. The teacher, assuming Bernstein had...

Foot in the Door

Foot in the Door

Tanisha Gunby March 4, 2020
Delving into themes of representation and love, students and director of “Stage Door” discuss the play’s impact on them.
Non-binary activists Jacob Tobia and Tyler Ford engage in a conversation about gender and sexuality Nov. 6 in Taper Gym. Both speakers encourage students to overcome the stigma associated with “coming out” and transcend gender stereotypes. Credit: Crystal Baik/Chronicle

Non-binary activists discuss gender identity

Tanisha Gunby November 15, 2019

Non-binary activists Jacob Tobia and Tyler Ford discussed their experiences as gender-nonconforming individuals at the first all-school assembly of the year Nov. 6. To begin the assembly, Tobia read a...

Pollyanna Conference members discuss sexuality, gender norms

Caroline Jacoby November 5, 2019

Upper school faculty members attended the third annual Pollyanna Conference at the Middle School Nov. 2. In accordance with this year’s theme, “Everybody, Everybody: Reimagining Gender and Sexual...

GSA raises awareness through Rainbow Skate night

Marina Nascimento October 23, 2019

The Roy G. Biv Social Committee had their first opportunity to attend Rainbow Skate Night, a social event designed to unify the LGBTQ+ community and allies. The Moonlight Rollerway held Rainbow Night,...

Write of Passage

Write of Passage

Saba Nia August 29, 2018

Sophie Kim ’19 smiled against the bright lights as she took the stage. After working with the LGBTQ+ performance group QueerWise and serving on the school’s slam poetry team, Kim had become accustomed...

Senior named LA County Youth Poet Laureate

Lindsay Wu June 27, 2018

Sophie Kim ’19 was selected as the 2018 Los Angeles Country Youth Poet Laureate from a record number of applicants.  Over the course of the next year, Kim will also work with Penmanship Books to...

Students make app for censored teens to express thoughts, stories

Kaitlin Musante April 25, 2018

Huddled around their computer, Ari Sokolov ’19 and Izzy Reiff ’18 smiled at each other and clicked the mouse, officially launching the beta for the Trill Project, a safe, anonymous network for LGBTQ...

Word Wizard: Cardin creates LGBTQ crossword puzzles, raises money for charities

Alexandra So April 25, 2018

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and science teacher Nate Cardin created Queer Qrosswords, an organization that raises money for LGBTQ charities and encourages inclusivity of the LGBTQ...

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