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After Assault

Marcella Park March 25, 2015

For months, she didn’t know anyone else who had gone through what she had. Samantha* was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance at a friend’s house after a party last April, she said. “No,” she...

School offers measles vaccination to faculty

Aaron Lyons March 18, 2015

Ten faculty members were vaccinated for measles at both the upper and middle school campuses March 11. Following the measles outbreak last December that spread throughout the country after originating...

Musicians play in jazz concert

March 18, 2015

At the Jazz Band’s “Evening of Jazz Combos” show on Friday and Saturday night, more than 35 songs were played by eight combos. “It was a great experience getting to play in a small group and...

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,’...

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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...

School mandates daily lunch periods in schedules

Scott Nussbaum March 18, 2015

Students will be required to completely block periods four, five, six or seven starting next year in an effort by the school to make sure students will be able to eat lunch during frees in the middle of...

6 delegates win awards at MUN conference

Tiffany Kim March 18, 2015

Six delegates from the Model United Nations club won awards within their committees at a conference at Marymount High School March 14. Megan Cohen ’17 won the best delegate award in the Novice Earth...

Students named Spotlight semifinalists

Connor Reese March 18, 2015

Two upper school students were named semifinalists for the Los Angeles County Spotlight Awards, both in the Jazz Instrumental category. Roughly 1,500 high school students auditioned for the awards this...

MathCounts is 15th in state math contest

Benjamin Most March 18, 2015

The Harvard-Westlake Middle School MathCounts team earned 15th place in the March 14 state MathCounts math competition at University of California, Irvine after earning third place in the chapter division...

Debate team continues streak of success

Katie Perrin March 18, 2015

The debate team received an invitation to participate in the Old Parkland Debates, an invitational World Schools event, in Dallas March 28-29. In the high school division, five debaters will compete against...

(bottom left) Tiana Coles ’16 is the youngest of five siblings, some of whom already have children.
(bottom, right) Jenna Thompson ’16 is younger than her two sisters, both of whom live in other cities.
(top right) Siblings of Henry Platt ’17 returned to Harvard-Westlake to watch Platt’s performance in the upper school musical “Company” last fall.
(top, left) Jona Yadidi ’16 and Noa Yadidi ’14, right, sightsee in Jerusalem with their baby brother Seth Yadidi. Printed with permission of Jenna Thompson, Jona Yadidi, Henry Platt and Tiana Coles

Bridging the Gap

Sharon Chow March 18, 2015

As the youngest of three children, Jenna Thompson ’16 first noticed the age gap between herself and her sisters when she was six years old. She and her middle sister stopped playing together because...

Looking beyond the bubble

Chronicle Staff March 18, 2015

The first line of the school Mission Statement reads: "Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community." Lately, we have found ourselves thinking a lot about what that means. Issues of...

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