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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The incorporation of creative activities helps diversify the learning experiences of students.

Cultivating Creativity

Fallon Dern, Assistant Features Editor February 18, 2022

My father’s father always told him the biggest room is the room for improvement. I’d argue it’s the Forum, or maybe the Taper Gym, but I understand what my grandpa was getting at. The school, for...

Student Ambassadors examine the middle school campus map that the school’s Admissions Office offers to prospective families. The map features all academic centers and common areas.

Admission Office hosts self-guided campus tours

Davis Marks January 20, 2022

The Admission Office has hosted a total of 2,000 visitors on campus for self-guided tour events since the beginning of the school year, as of Jan. 8. The events, which took place on various weekdays after...

Middle School students gather on Sprague field after evacuating from a gas leak that occurred at a nearby construction site.

Gas leak causes school evacuation

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Davis Marks January 15, 2022

A gas leak near the Middle School caused a campus-wide evacuation to Sprague Field on Jan. 12. Alarms across campus triggered the evacuation. Students spent four hours on the field before entirely evacuating...

Students accompanied by faculty members visited Eagle’s Nest, Adolf Hitler’s secret hideout in the Berchtesgaden, Germany.

Upper, middle school students visit World War II monuments in Europe

Celine Park August 28, 2019

Students and teachers from both campuses traveled to Europe from Jun. 9 to 22 to experience historical World War II landmarks first-hand. The group began its journey in London, where attendees visited...

Students contract whooping cough

Casey Kim December 19, 2018

Eight students across both the middle and upper school campuses were diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Community Health Officer Milo Sini said in an email Dec. 18.  The school...

Middle schoolers face discipline for selling, using vape devices on campus

Sophie Haber December 17, 2018

Middle school students faced disciplinary consequences for buying and selling vaping devices and cartridges on campus, as well as vaping on campus, President Rick Commons announced in an email to parents...

School uncovers middle school students vaping, may take disciplinary action

Sophie Haber December 16, 2018

Middle school students will likely face disciplinary measures after a number of students were found using vape devices, President Rick Commons said. Commons said he does not have an estimated number of...

Chenier to depart US, move to MS campus

Zoe Redlich June 1, 2018

After 11 years on the upper school campus, English teacher Paul Chenier will be returning to the middle school history department next year. When Chenier originally began working at the school in 1999,...

Artist to showcase work at MS gallery

Kaitlin Musante August 31, 2017

Artist Basil Kincaid will present his work in the Arlene Director Schnitzer ‘47 Art Gallery at the Middle School on Sept. 18. Schnitzer, who made the largest alumni donation in school history, made the...

Student wins North American School Scrabble Championship

Kaitlin Musante May 10, 2017

Zach Ansell '22, along with partner Jem Burch, won the 15th annual North American School Scrabble Championship on April 23 after defeating dozens of teams. In recognition of their successes against the...

Community to bury 25th anniversary time capsule

Sofia Heller January 11, 2017

Students, faculty and staff members are collecting memorabilia that represent the 2016-17 Harvard-Westlake school year for a commemorative time capsule. The time capsule project is part of the administration’s...

Musicians to perform last concert

Elly Choi April 29, 2016

The Spring Instrumental Music Concert at Saperstein Theater on May 6 will be the last concert of the year for the Middle School ensembles. The concert will highlight the skills the ensembles have worked...

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