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

Melissa Wantz: Communications

Liz Yount September 1, 2015

Melissa Wantz will make the commute from Ventura County to Harvard-Westlake each day to lead the upper school communications department, serve as the Chronicle and Big Red adviser and teach journalism...

Department heads to leave middle school

Liz Yount May 27, 2015

Three middle school department chairs will leave the school at the end of the year. Spectrum adviser and English teacher Steve Chae will replace Middle School Communications Department Chair Jen Bladen,...

Advanced Performance Studies to perform 100-character production ‘Under Milk Wood’ with 13 actors, 1 prop

Liz Yount May 27, 2015

Advanced Performance Studies will present Dylan Thomas’ "Under Milk Wood" in the Drama Lab May 31 at 4 p.m. Performing arts teacher Ted Walch will direct the play, and no tickets are required. "Under...

Underclassmen salute graduating class

Liz Yount May 18, 2015

Students and faculty lined up along the fire road Monday to applaud and salute the seniors as they walked towards the quad after the year’s final 1st & 3rd Wednesday assembly, creating what the school...

Smoothie samples receive mixed reviews

Liz Yount May 11, 2015

Soupure, a sports health drink company, served samples of smoothies on the quad and sold smoothies in the cafeteria on May 11 to test whether the cafeteria should add them as a permanent item. The smoothies,...

Teacher to program for startups

Liz Yount April 29, 2015

Computer Science teacher Jason Fieldman ’98 is leaving after two years of teaching to resume his previous career as a professional programmer for startups. Fieldman has taught Design and Data Structures...

All-gender bathroom stirs opposition

Liz Yount April 29, 2015

Replacement of the sign on the boys’ single-stalled restroom on the first floor of Mudd Library with an all-gender sign to accommodate transgender or gender non-conforming students is creating backlash...

12 acts in 13 quotes

Liz Yount March 18, 2015

13 students talk about the 12 plays they wrote to be performed April 24-26 at the Playwrights’ Festival. Sabrina Batchler ’15 “Bromeo and Julius” “It is a parody of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’...

GSA to pay for all-gender bathroom signs

Liz Yount March 18, 2015

The Gender-Sexuality Awareness Club will use money received from a club grant to change the existing signs on the doors of two single-stalled restrooms on the first floor of Mudd Library and the third...

Special Olympics reps challenge students to stop using R-word

Liz Yount March 16, 2015

Representatives of the Special Olympics of Southern California challenged sophomore students during class meeting to stop using the word “retarded” as an insult. Special Olympics Regional Director...

Walch to teach films to adults

Liz Yount January 14, 2015

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch is launching "Sundays with Ted," a nine-part film class for adults to watch and discuss movies, on Jan. 25 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Elia Kazan’s "East of Eden." The...

New chemistry teacher will teach spring classes

Liz Yount January 14, 2015

Heather Audesirk will take over teaching Jim Brink’s four chemistry classes during the spring semester Jan. 21. She is currently working to earn her teaching credential from Azusa Pacific and has been...

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