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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

Student to work, teach, volunteer on 4 continents

Morganne Ramsey June 4, 2014

Instead of traveling to New York this fall to start at Cornell University, Eojin Choi ’14 will travel to Nepal to start her gap year. Choi, who is one of the winners of this year’s Brownstein Fellowship,...

Confessions of a lifelong learner

Morganne Ramsey May 31, 2014

To my future self, This is the fourth one of these that I’ve written (the first ones were in sixth, eighth and 10th grade), and the first one that other people will read. I think that’s better, though,...

Election season

Morganne Ramsey May 28, 2014

When Amelia Miller ’15 got home one day last week, she found a group of people admiring temporary tattoos that said “Matt Miller for Congress, Endorsed by the Los Angeles Times.” Miller’s father,...

Hinden to retire after 23 years

Morganne Ramsey April 30, 2014

After 23 years at Harvard-Westlake, science teacher David Hinden will be retiring at the end of this school year. When Hinden first arrived at the school, he only taught Biology and Biology Honors. However,...

The Bully Pulpit

Sarah Novicoff March 21, 2014

We believe in democracy. We’re both in AP Government and Politics and believe in the importance of our civic duties. We believe that our school has a duty to educate us not only in academics, but in...

Department to host ‘Moby Dick’ reading

Morganne Ramsey March 19, 2014

The second overnight read-aloud of “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville hosted by the English department is set for April 17. Instead of spanning a weekend as it did last year, the reading will begin Thursday...

Major Fans

Morganne Ramsey March 19, 2014

While stuck in a wheelchair after a swimming accident two summers ago, Dora Palmer ’15 entertained herself by sitting on her porch and drawing the people who walked by. After encouragement from her mother,...

Slam group to perform for new Poetry Week

Morganne Ramsey February 12, 2014

The Get Lit Players, a performance poetry group of Los Angeles high school students is performing this week at sophomore and junior class meetings as part of Poetry Week, hosted by the English and Visual...

Overcoming the past

Morganne Ramsey December 18, 2013

Had Lucas Hernandez ’14 stayed in public school after graduating from middle school, he would have attended Leuzinger High School or Lawndale High School, the two high schools in the Centinela Valley...

Casting by color

Morganne Ramsey November 13, 2013

On the first day of rehearsal, performing arts department head Rees Pugh waited for silence before addressing the 50-person cast of “Hairspray,” this year’s fall musical. “I hope that this show...

Spanish teachers attend AP seminar

Morganne Ramsey October 15, 2013

Teachers attended a seminar last Friday titled "Vertical Teaming and Scaffolding of Instruction" given by Laura Zanke, the College Board’s co-chair of AP Spanish Language and Culture development. Due...

Bharata natyam: a story through dance

Morganne Ramsey October 15, 2013

After six months of lengthy rehearsals, Amita Pentakota ’14 stepped on stage to perform in “MARA” at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood Sept. 21. In preparation for the show, a classical Indian dance...

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