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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Introverted, not incapable

Maddy Daum November 21, 2017

With 30 students crowded into an English classroom, I felt like everyone was looking over my shoulder. In each of our dean meetings, we were completing a personality test, trying to identify our traits...

History teachers win grant to study American history

April 24, 2012

By Maddy Baxter The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History granted upper school history teachers Celia Goedde and Ken Neisser fellowships to study American history this summer. Goedde will attend...

Back to class

April 24, 2012

By Maddy Baxter and Gabrielle Franchina In Upper School English teacher Isaac Laskin’s ’98 sophomore year, performing arts teacher Ted Walch cast him as Big Julie, a husky character,...

History teacher visits South Africa with Chorale to help raise money

September 7, 2011

By Maddy Baxter History teacher Ken Neisser accompanied his wife, a member of the Angel City Chorale, to South Africa to help raise money for the Amy Biehl Foundation this summer. The 15-day-long trip...

71 students fail to complete annual service requirement

May 24, 2011

By Maddy Baxter and Eli Haims Seventy-one upper school students who failed to complete their community service by the May 2 deadline still hadn’t fulfilled the requirement by May 18, Head of...

Dancers strive for physical perfection

March 22, 2011

By Maddy Baxter Aside from the physical strains that dancing can have on one’s body, the emotional pressures can take an equally effective toll. Such pressures include competition, stress, weight...

Change in e-mail system to protect student privacy

September 1, 2010

By Maddy Baxter In order to protect the privacy of students and update the school’s software, a new e-mail system has been implemented, Director of Computer Services Dave Ruben said. All student...


Chronicle Staff March 26, 2010

By Maddy Baxter and Cami de Ry Justin Bretter ’11 took a win on for sticking with CoCo. Bretter humiliated rival talk show host Jay Leno to support talk show host Conan O’Brien,...

Students access schedules on parent portal

September 8, 2009

By Maddy Baxter Harvard-Westlake sent out student schedules and conflict cards online this year. In past years, the school printed roughly 950 schedules, conflict cards, labels, and stuffed envelopes....

Plays announced for Playwrights Festival

February 23, 2009

By Alexia Boyarsky Plays selected to be performed in the Playwrights Festival this May were announced by Performing Arts teacher Christopher Moore on Saturday. These were the plays selected:   “A...

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