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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

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...

Students are able to sign up for time slots and share music with their peers through the schools radio station, KHWS.

Celebrating 10 Years of KHWS

Fallon Dern March 11, 2021

With one click to, you are greeted with a gif of Bart Simpson jamming out to music and the club’s name formed out of white computer mice. The front page holds a setlist from April 2020,...

Teachers’ Tastes in Music

Leo Saperstein March 4, 2021

Faculty members took time to reflect on music through their lives, both during COVID-19 and leading up to it, revealing what it has meant for them on a grander scale. Science Teacher and Coordinator...

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