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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Harvard School cadets pose with rifles during the 1923-1924 school year.

War Games: New Marching Orders

Zoe Goor September 21, 2023

On a sun-drenched morning at the end of the 1960s, as war raged across the Pacific and Beatlemania spread stateside, the Studio City fire department received an unusual call. There had been a brush fire...

Enlisting for an Education

Enlisting for an Education

Dylan Graff and Karsten Cole March 22, 2023

In her third grade classroom, Natalia Johnson ’23 said she was always amused by her teacher’s antics. Every time she got a name wrong, Ms. Anderson would drop to the floor and do thirty five push-ups....

We must make it clear that while the U.S. is unwilling to acquiesce to Russia’s threat-backed demands and thereby legitimize violent, coercive tactics, Americans will consider reevaluating the status quo to avoid war.

Ukrainian conflict, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor February 16, 2022

As over 130,000 Russian troops flanked the Ukrainian border last week, President Joe Biden issued a dire warning to American citizens living in the Eastern European country: leave, immediately. The...

Lieutenant Earle LeMasters ’04 and Captain Colin Weidmann ’08 answer Reverend Anne Gardner’s question about what an average day looks like for a member of the U.S. military. Both said the day-to-day experience is more mundane than most people think.

Veteran alumni discuss paths to military careers

Will Sherwood November 18, 2021

In honor of Veterans Day, the school hosted two alumni to share their military experiences. Reverend Anne Gardner interviewed Captain Colin Weidmann ’08 and Lieutenant Earle LeMasters ’04 in Taper...

Illustration by Vivan Lin/Chronicle

Armed with Knowledge: Veterans Who Teach

Benjamin Most April 29, 2016

On his first day at the Officer Candidates School in Quantico, Va., math teacher Kent Nealis feared that he had made a grave mistake in his life choices. He had joined the Reserve Officers’ Training...

Danielle Spitz

The other war for equality

Danielle Spitz February 11, 2016

When I learn about war in history class, I am taught about the brave men who serve their country and risk their lives for the freedom of others. When I read stories about military activity in the news,...

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