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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

Wang Hall opens, classrooms converted

Layla Moghavem September 1, 2015

The new Wang Hall is open at the Middle School after a year of renovations. Wang Hall, previously Reynolds Hall, has a new eighth grade lounge. In years before the renovation, eighth grade students spent...

Teachers visit Korea despite MERS scare

Layla Moghavem September 1, 2015

Fifteen faculty members visited South Korea in June to learn about Korean culture and history in the midst of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the country. MERS is a viral respiratory...

Website ranks teachers best in U.S. private schools

Layla Moghavem July 29, 2015

Rankings for 2015 on Niche.com placed Harvard-Westlake teachers at number one in U.S. private schools. Niche.com, which was started by Carnegie Mellon University students in 2002, provides reviews and...

Two student films win at South Bay Film Festival

Layla Moghavem May 27, 2015

Two student films on genocide and domestic violence, "Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes" and "The Monster Within," won awards at the South Bay Film Festival, which took place at Mira Costa High School May...

Administration bans anonymous polling app

Layla Moghavem April 29, 2015

Due to complaints of bullying, the administration blocked the location-based, anonymous polling app What’s Goodly from the school Wi-Fi network April 16. Students have still been able to access the app...

Students win at film festivals

Layla Moghavem March 18, 2015

Student films exploring the topics of genocide, gun violence and daily life won awards at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, the Pacifica Screen Film Festival, the Sun Valley Film Festival’s...

Photo illustration by Leily Arzy and Aimee Misaki

One Call at a Time

Layla Moghavem March 18, 2015

“Hi, this is Teen Line, my name’s Lily,” Alexa Nourafchan ’17 answered the phone, giving a fake name, as is Teen Line policy. She arrived at the offices in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for her weekly...

Hamburger Hamlet to host event benefitting endowed funds

Benjamin Most February 18, 2015

A fundraising event hosted by the restaurant Hamburger Hamlet Feb. 23 will benefit the Michael Segal '75 Family and John Amato Family Scholar Endowed Funds. Twenty percent of proceeds from 5 p.m. to 9...

Quarters for a Cause deadline extended to Feb. 23

Layla Moghavem February 18, 2015

The Quarters for a Cause fundraiser deadline has been extended to Feb. 23 in an effort to raise more money for Laundry Love. As of the 1st and 3rd Wednesday assembly today, students and faculty had donated...

Charity event to benefit Laundry Love

Layla Moghavem February 13, 2015

The Community and Character Committee is holding the Quarters for a Cause fundraiser to benefit Laundry Love, an organization that helps the homeless by doing their laundry. Deans will have jugs in their...

Model UN students win at LAIMUN

Layla Moghavem January 14, 2015

Elliot Kang ’15 and Carolyn Hong ’17 won awards at a conference the Model United Nations Club attended at Mira Costa High School Dec. 6 - 7. Novices went to the first day of the Los Angeles Invitational...

Assault against women topic at Wednesday assembly

Layla Moghavem December 3, 2014

Grace Gerber ’15 talked about her experience being sexually assaulted and shared statistics on rape and sexual assault at the 1st and 3rd Wednesday Assembly Dec. 3. Gerber began her announcement by...

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