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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

Midterm exams cancelled

Sandra Koretz December 15, 2020

Due to the updated school schedule, teachers will not be assigning cumulative midterms this year before winter break. Instead, classes will take place as they normally would and teachers may assign regular...

School to revise 2020 testing requirements

Ethan Lachman December 13, 2019

Beginning next year, the school will eliminate the mandatory mid-year assessment testing week and will allow teachers of specific Advanced Placement courses to decide whether their students must take...

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Emmanuel Zilber November 16, 2018

As election results across the country continue to be reported, one thing is very clear: Democrats have won the House, and Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate. Regardless of political...

Mistreatment of the majority

Luke Schneider November 16, 2018

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves...

Alumnus runs for House

Lindsay Wu November 15, 2018

Democratic House of Representatives candidate Sanjay Patel ’95 lost Florida’s 8th Congressional District election to five-term incumbent Republican Representative Bill Posey despite posing a serious...

Students react to the outcome of midterms

Saba Nia November 15, 2018

Students discussed the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections and their interpretations of the California propositions. Peter Sykes ’19, a first-time voter, said that he appreciated being able to directly...

Balancing beliefs

Casey Kim November 15, 2018

As the political climate in our country continues to spiral towards what seems like a never-ending abyss of a two-party controversy, students have naturally become more active in voicing their opinions...

Discussing our disagreement

Discussing our disagreement

Tammer Bagdasarian November 15, 2018

American society is at a breaking point. In our living rooms, schools and streets, disagreement rears its ugly head, dividing Americans into polarized factions. But it is not disagreement that has created...

Photo Illustration by Spencer Klink

We Want Change: The Perspectives of Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative Students

Spencer Klink November 15, 2018

As the U.S. midterm elections drew closer, Will Berlin ’19 said he was becoming nervous. Despite a number of new candidates rising to prominence, none of them seemed to have moderate tendencies. For...

U.S. History and AP U.S. History students work in pairs to research about the candidates of their assigned districts for the midterm elections. Their predictions for the outcome of the race were shared to the rest of the class. Staged photo by Lindsay Wu and Luke Schneider/Chronicle

Teachers address midterms in class

Casey Kim November 15, 2018

During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the history department prepared in-class activities and discussions for students regarding possible outcomes of the race. The late-start block...

Illustration by Sam Ko '19

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Lauren Nehorai November 15, 2018

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and...

Voting patterns shift in election, ‘blue ripple’ to affect future policy

Sophie Haber November 15, 2018

In a “blue ripple,” the Democrats took the House of Representatives and many contentious governor races in the midterm elections Nov. 6. Following a two-year period of a Republican-dominated legislature...

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