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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Cover design for Player. Written and produced by Sarah Parmet 25

Junior releases debut single “Player”

Hannah Shahidi and Sabrina Hamideh October 21, 2023

Sarah Parmet ’25 released a debut single titled “Player” on all music streaming platforms Oct. 16. Parmet wrote and produced the song, and collaborated with her brother James Parmet ’27 for instrumentals...

Jessica Thompson 23 poses with DJ Khalil.

Junior Fellowship: Jessica Thompson

Connor Tang September 1, 2022

Jessica Thompson ’23 visited New York to learn about the Black community’s impact on the music industry. Thompson interviewed Atlantic Records Vice President Riggs Morales, hip-hop star DJ Khaled and...

Bari LeBari 24 plays the violin in the Chamber Music Concert.

Upper School musicians perform in Chamber Music Concert

Vasilia Yordanova February 27, 2022

Camerata Strings and Symphony performed in the 2022 Chamber Music Concert on Feb. 25. The concert took place at the Feldman Horn Plaza, Art Gallery and St. Saviour’s Chapel. Camerata Strings cellist...

Cover of Mitski’s recent 2022 sixth studio album “Laurel Hell ”,  symbolizing her ambition to create artistic fulfillment.

“Laurel Hell” by Mitski Album Review

Sydney Fener February 23, 2022

On the stunning first track of “Laurel Hell,” entitled “Valentine, Texas,” Mitski sings, “Who will I be tonight?/ Who will I become tonight?” This is a fitting start to the spellbinding album,...

Students at the CAIS festival sing six songs, including John Donnes At the Round Earths Imagined Corners and Javier Bustos Esta Tierra.

Singing for Success

Averie Perrin and Ella Yadegar February 17, 2022

Several Chamber Singers members participated in the 2022 California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Honor Choir Ensembles at Viewpoint School on Feb. 5. The CAIS festival featured students...

Rockin Around

Rockin’ Around

December 16, 2021

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” By Barenaked Ladies “This song is a modern, yet grounded approach to a timeless classic. It’s full of beautiful harmonies and vocal techniques. It has a wonderful...

During the Community Flex time, students watch  a projected Zoom meeting where Maxey and Colson expand on DEAFinitely Dopes mission.

Community hosts ASL interpreters

Natasha Speiss December 7, 2021

DEAFinitely Dope Founder Matt Maxey and Brand Representative Martise Colson shared their experiences as members of the deaf community and described their work as American Sign Language (ASL) music interpreters...

Various alumni showcase their work inspired by different endeavors
pursued at the school.

Stardom Young

Allegra Drago, Assistant Features Editor November 18, 2021

Overwhelmed by the chatter of his childhood friend and the cacophony of cicadas, alumnus Nick Lee quietly sat at the breakfast table. Jaw agape, he stared in disbelief at the Instagram notification that...

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...

Singer-songwriter Kiki Cooper 23 performs at the Hynes Convention Center pop rock jam session in Boston.

Summer Spotlight: Kiki Cooper ’23

Natasha Speiss August 27, 2021

Deep in thought, Kiki Cooper ’23 sits at her piano and distractedly taps out notes. The faint sounds of the keys echo throughout the room. When surrounded by music, Cooper said she feels at home and...

Happier Than Ever review

Happier Than Ever review

Natalie Cosgrove August 25, 2021

From Billie Eilish’s first EP at 15, to her latest album at 19, Eilish’s fans have watched the singer evolve with every piece of work she releases. Her listeners have followed her transformation from...

The spotlights focus in on Brandon Liang 21 as he performs onstage with the schools Jazz Band.

Senior Star: Brandon Liang

Vasilia Yordanova June 3, 2021

When saxophonist Brandon Liang ’21 stepped on stage to perform at the 2018 Worldstrides Heritage Festival in Seattle with his fellow Jazz Band musicians, adrenaline rushed through his veins. As the...

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