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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

Foot in the Door

Foot in the Door

Tanisha Gunby March 4, 2020

Diversity in the Cast When Greta Zumbrunnen ’21 was cast to play Billy in “Stage Door,” they said that they were prepared to play the character as a male, just as the writers Edna Ferber and George...

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...

“And what’s that got to do with us?”

Sarah Lee November 21, 2017

People who know me are more than aware that, despite not actually being in the cast or crew, I have not been able to stop talking about “Cabaret” for the past two months. It’s one of my favorite...

Students sport rainbow stickers to show their support for the LGBTQ community. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Students show their support for the LGBTQ community

Sophie Haber May 18, 2017

Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, students and faculty showed their support for the school’s LGBT community with rainbow hearts on their chests. Gender Sexuality...

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Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin and Josie Abugov

Proud to be LGBT: Profiling GSA and P10

Alena Rubin April 1, 2017

On the night of the election, upper school science teacher Nate Cardin and his husband looked solemnly at each other. Their searching eyes asked each other the same question: “Will we be able to stay...

Actors in the production perform as they are filmed. Printed with permission from Ed Krieger.

Weekly productions on AIDS in the LGBTQ community taking place

Jenny Li February 2, 2017

Sophie Kim ’19 and Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke will be performing in a production commenting on the legacy of AIDS in a group of LGBTQ writers called QueerWise every Saturday and Sunday,...

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