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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Oceangate media

Oceangate media

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor August 25, 2023

When Oceangate’s Titan submersible lost contact with its mothership on June 18, news outlets around the world were constantly publishing updates, captivating viewers globally. The entire world shifted...

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Reframing Ukrainian News

Editorial Board March 24, 2022

Six thousand miles away, we watched the first few days of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on our TV screens. We saw powerful images of and read worri- some articles about...

Lying on her bed, the Mittle-Man contemplates whether romance is the genre of her story.

The Mittle-man on Campus: Jumping Genres

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor November 19, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience. None of the articles in this column are representative of the opinions of The Chronicle...

Coming Out

Sydney Fener April 28, 2021

When Jamie Kim-Worthington ’22 checked Instagram and saw all of the support and positivity that actor Elliot Page received after coming out as transgender, he said he felt very reassured. The response...

Silhouette of a women featuring playboy magazine covers sexualizing women

Let’s Talk About Sexualization

Mimi Landes and Caitlin Muñoz March 24, 2021

“I’m not looking, are you looking?” “They looked at me first, I swear.” Women experience oversexualization from men in the media When Ash Wright ’22 opened the comment section of a TikTok...

Tucker Carlson is a Fox News commentator who appears nightly on his own prime-time show.

A call for journalistic integrity

Julian Andreone February 14, 2021

As I left Zoom French class Jan. 6, I learned that rioters had stormed the United States Capitol building. Our cherished icon of American democracy suffered this intrusion from insurrectionists who pillaged...

Problematic portrayal of police in the media

Sydney Fener August 4, 2020

If you watch TV, you’ve seen it: the “loose cannon” cop who doesn’t play by the rules and sticks with their hunch until they get the criminal, no matter whose rights they have to violate to get...

Consequential Communications

Consequential Communications

Chloe Schaeffer June 3, 2020

Honest News Coronavirus became front-page news for American media outlets mid-February, just as cases were cropping up around the United States. However, Diego Ahmad ’20, whose parents are both medical...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

A Complex-ion Issue: Colorism

Jordan Murray March 1, 2019

As Lauren Mc Gee ’20, the only African-American girl in her 6th-grade class, sat at her desk having a conversation with a friend, a classmate came up to her and called her the n-word out of nowhere....



Joanna Im November 15, 2018

Laughter blared in the background as Ava Benavente ’20 watched the latest episode of Saturday Night Live come to a close. Before the screen went black, a key figure caught her eye: Alec Baldwin, covered...

Illustration by Spencer Klink 20.

Tuning into Korean Culture: Exploring the Effect of K-Pop on Korean-Americans

Alison Oh September 5, 2018

At the first ever school-wide multicultural fair last year, the Asian Students in Action club blasted Korean pop music, or K-Pop, through huge speakers on the quad. As the foreign music, characterized...

Illustration by Vivian Lin/Chronicle

Virtual Venom: The effects of cyberbullying

Angela Chon January 13, 2016

"Fat," "ugly" and "slut" burn into Lola’s* ’18 mind as she scrolls through a Facebook page with line after line of scathing attacks. As a seventh grader reading comments suggesting she should kill...

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