The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

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COVID-19 cases surge in L.A.

Josh Silbermann December 11, 2020

A recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County has led to more restrictions for citizens and local businesses, especially restaurants. The United States leads the world in total cases and deaths,...

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Same city, completely different worlds

Milla Ben-Ezra December 10, 2020

Although many perceive Los Angeles as a diverse and culturally welcoming city, we Angelenos face a critical problem: we are segregated into geographically distant communities based on race and socioeconomic...

Finding L.A.s hidden beauty

Finding L.A.’s hidden beauty

Jessa Glassman March 3, 2020

The clock strikes four and an orchestra of horns starts to blare loudly, drowning out thoughts and radio static with harmonic familiarity. But this tune, while certainly impassioned, is not the work of...

Student activists hold up signs in Pershing Square to raise awareness about climate change and advocate for more government legislation addressing the environmental crisis. Credit: Siobhan Harms/Chronicle

Students leave school early to attend Global Climate Strike

Sarah Healy October 3, 2019

Upper school students skipped class to join the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20 at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles, raising their voices against lack of government and business action regarding...

State halts high-speed railroad plan

Jessa Glassman March 24, 2019

With roughly 120 miles of track already under construction in the Central Valley of California, Governor Gavin Newsom decided to halt plans to build a high-speed railroad that would have spanned from...

Storm systems cause heavy rains, snow

Lindsay Wu March 4, 2019

Drenched from the pounding rain, Daniel Arriaza ’19 stood on the corner of Halkirk and Coldwater Canyon, staring in disbelief at the flood of water rushing down the street before him. With only five...

The La Femme Club leaders pose with Jasmine Elbarbary, who educated them about skills necessary for holding Pubic Office positions.  Credit: Annie Beckman

Project Coordinator speaks to La Femme

Annie Beckman January 14, 2019

Jasmine Elbarbary, a Project Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles, spoke to La Femme Monday to educate students with the skills needed to run for public office and to discuss the youth programs that...

Admissions director weds former mayor

Alexandra So February 23, 2017

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan married Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory on Feb. 19 after a three-month engagement. Riordan was the 39th Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993 to 2001 and served...

Photo illustration by Eshanika Chaudhary

Seeking Safety: Students and Teachers Reflect on Syrian Refugee Crisis

Danielle Kaye October 7, 2016

Only hours after signing a contract with their landlord, Fadia Afashe and her husband Jay Abdo lay shivering on the floor of their new apartment that they had found on Craigslist. Beside them stood two...

Picture published with permission of Kat Calvert.

Pros of staying close for college, despite ‘eastern-centric’ culture

Sabrina de Brito January 31, 2016

When Kat Calvert ’15 was accepted to UCLA, she was at first a little hesitant about the prospect of attending a college less than 25 minutes from her house. Both of her parents went to the school, and...

Students run marathon in extreme heat

Aleksei Aguero March 18, 2015

Students ran through extreme heat conditions in the 26.2-mile Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 15. To avoid high temperatures, the marathon’s start time was pushed back 30 minutes, beginning at...

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