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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Halloween highlights

Halloween highlights

October 15, 2021

"Girl vs. Monster" "It's a modern classic that deserves credit for its incredible soundtrack. I watch it every October." - Keira Jameson '22 "The Nightmare Before Christmas" "Always and forever...

Outside AMC Century City 15, Los Angeles residents congregate before their movie viewings.

Los Angeles movie theaters reopen

Davis Marks September 18, 2021

Los Angeles (LA) movie theaters are again open following a year and a half of closure due to COVID-19. Despite the reopening, box office returns have still been down compared to previous years. According...

Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff & Sophia Evans

Netflix Revamped

Becca Berlin August 25, 2021

Upon the release of the first “Twilight” film in 2008, millions of moviegoers across the world packed theaters, eager to indulge in the film’s forests, vampires and soundtrack. Although teenagers...

Respect review

“Respect” review

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff August 25, 2021

“Respect," the new biographical film depicting the life of singer Aretha Franklin, is fantastic, balancing both originality and historical accuracy with a keen storytelling eye. Actress Jennifer Hudson...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: A Review of the 2020-2021 School Year

Sarah Mittleman May 24, 2021

‘The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience that will appear in The Chronicle once every two weeks. None of the articles in this...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: High School How-Tos

Sarah Mittleman May 7, 2021

'The Mittle-man on Campus’ is a satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience that will appear in The Chronicle once every two weeks. None of the articles in this column...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

The Mittle-man on Campus: An Open Letter to Mr. Commons

Sarah Mittleman April 23, 2021

'The Mittle-man on Campus' is a new satirical column centered around high school clichés and the teenage experience that will appear in The Chronicle once every two weeks. None of the articles in this...

Stream Wars

Sydney Fener December 11, 2020

The Company That Changed the Game When Netflix was originally founded, it struggled to the point where the company was almost forced to sell to the doomed Blockbuster. Now, just two decades later,...

Relating movies to life: enduring quarantine through film

Relating movies to life: enduring quarantine through film

Annie Beckman June 3, 2020

Growing up, I was always a TV show kind of gal. My parents never encouraged me to watch movies as a young child. My first PG-13 movie was actually at age thirteen and it was “The Devil Wears Prada.” Although...

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Tall Girl: from the perspective of two minorities

Jordan Murray October 2, 2019

After watching an embarrassing number of viral TikToks centered around the new—and highly controversial—Netflix film, “Tall Girl,” we were confused about the phrase “men’s size 13 Nike’s”...

Based on a Not-So-True Story: A Reaction to High School Movies

Based on a Not-So-True Story: A Reaction to High School Movies

Zoe Redlich October 4, 2018

Michael Lehrhoff ’20 emerged from the AMC 7 after watching the high school coming-of-age film, “Love, Simon” with an empty popcorn bag and a mind full of ideas ready to be shared. However, when he...

Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Caitlin Chung August 29, 2018

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich...

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