The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

There are places I remember

Michael Rothberg May 29, 2013

I have come to associate landmarks and sites in my life with memories, and having spent three years on the Studio City campus of Harvard-Westlake, I have become particularly fond of a few spots on campus. Some...

First online character education course to launch this summer

Michael Rothberg May 29, 2013

The preliminary trial run for Harvard-Westlake's first ever online course will begin this week. The course called Optimal Living 101, which will cover character education, is scheduled to launch this summer,...

Senior to intern, code for Yahoo!

Michael Rothberg May 29, 2013

Working well past midnight on a weeknight, Austin Chan ’13, typed a long series of symbols and letters into his Mac laptop. His heart was beating fast with the Red Bull pumping through his body, but...

New president meets students, promises changes

Michael Rothberg March 14, 2013

Rick Commons, the next president of Harvard-Westlake, visited campus on Monday, and though he was glad to see that the school hadn’t changed much since he left 15 years ago, he said that it, like all...

In a trance

Michael Rothberg March 14, 2013

Amateur hypnotist David Goldberg ’15 needs no gimmicks. No watch dangling from a gold chain swaying slowly from side to side. No snapping of fingers. All he needs is a quiet room and a willing subject. Goldberg...

Chinese instructors observe AP curriculum

Michael Rothberg February 13, 2013

Teachers from The High School Affiliated to Fudan University and The Beijing Number 12 High School visited Harvard-Westlake to observe various departments’ AP curricula and teaching styles. The visitors...

Lacrosse players to participate in study

Michael Rothberg February 13, 2013

Lacrosse players will have the opportunity to take part in a lifelong study beginning this spring season to test the long-term effects of concussions. The Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine...

Honor Board applies new review procedure

Michael Rothberg December 19, 2012

The Honor Board has reviewed three cases of Honor Code infractions this year in accordance with the new format of joint deliberation between the Prefect Council and members of the administration. Under...

Kutler Center to add 3 courses

Michael Rothberg December 19, 2012

The Brendan Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research will offer three new classes next year, department chair Larry Klein said. "Unconventional Leadership," a course that will...

Under the Radar

Michael Rothberg December 19, 2012

For many years, colleges and universities have factored grades, teacher recommendations, test scores and essays into their admission decisions. However, according to a 2012 poll by Kaplan Test Prep of...

Technology is not responding: but we can

James Hur November 8, 2012

So much depends on my computer. All my English essays, study guides, music, pictures, and college applications live within that four-year-old laptop. For a few hours, all this was gone. A few weeks ago,...

1-1 plan to begin this fall

Aaron Lyons November 7, 2012

The “One-to-One” initiative, which aims to enable every student at the Middle School to have their own computing device, is on course to be implemented in fall of 2013, Director of Studies Liz Resnick...

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