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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

Chamber Singers perform at Dodgers game

Michael Sugerman June 3, 2013

The Chamber Singers sang the National Anthem at the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres June 3. The game aired on Fox Sports West. The ensemble wore "Justin Carr Wants World Peace"...

I wouldn’t change a thing

Michael Sugerman May 29, 2013

As a ninth grader on the Spectrum, I wrote a monthly column called “What Grinds My Gears.” I still get jokes about it, which is only to be expected given that the subject matter fluctuated from siblings...

School named best place to work in LA

Michael Sugerman May 29, 2013

A survey conducted by the Los Angeles Newspaper Group and WorkplaceDynamics ranked Harvard-Westlake "the best place to work in the Southland" in a LA Daily News article, April 29. "I think a lot of it...

Bombings cancel college welcome days

Michael Sugerman April 24, 2013

Hank Gerba ’12 was sitting in his Northeastern University dorm room when a notification popped up on his iPhone. "Are you blown up?" read a text from his friend. "He said that there were just two explosions...

Anonymous student launches prom date-finding service on Facebook

Michael Sugerman April 23, 2013

Sarah Shelby '13 was skeptical when "Aych Doubleyou Prom" friended her on Facebook early last week. She found the not-so-subtle pseudonym humorous, but was amused by little else. "Whoever is behind this...

Justin’s Legacy

Michael Sugerman March 14, 2013

The sudden death of Justin Carr '14, who died of cardiomyopathy during swim practice Feb. 22, has led the administration to convene a panel of medical experts to consider a detection program for heart...

Tasting second semester

Michael Sugerman February 14, 2013

A few weeks ago, some friends and I celebrated becoming second semester seniors by exploding a watermelon. We used only rubber bands to do it. It was awesome. The sweet taste of victory (and, after it...

Educator talks to faculty about use of technology

Michael Sugerman February 13, 2013

Tom Vander Ark, the author of "Getting  Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World," was to visit campus and speak to faculty on Tuesday afternoon. After extensive research, Director of Studies...

Music Man

Eojin Choi February 13, 2013

Whether he’s mandating proper abdominal breath, teaching sopranos their part by singing it for them or replicating accompaniment sounds with seeming ease, Rodger Guerrero is constantly at work. Guerrero,...

Anonymous Bloggers

Michael Sugerman February 13, 2013

The “Them HW Kids” Tumblr  has had more than 180,500 hits since its inception, gets 13,000 hits per month and 650 hits per day. Its leaders insist that the account stands for “Them Homework Kids”...

Road to realization

Michael Sugerman December 19, 2012

Last weekend, I was driving east on Sunset Blvd. in Beverly Hills. As I passed through an intersection, a car driven by an elderly woman accelerated out of a side street. In an attempt to avoid an accident,...

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