The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Race to College

Sacha Lin November 21, 2014

During a September dean meeting to discuss college prospects, Melody* ’15 was told that college admissions officers would hold her grades and test scores to a higher standard because she is Asian. "So...

Toxic Turf?

Benjamin Most November 20, 2014

Every time field hockey player Caitlin Neapole ’16 removes her shoes after practice, tiny pieces of ground-up tires fall out. Field hockey player Alexandra Grande ’16 is also intimately familiar with...

Under Control

Carly Berger November 19, 2014

Jane* hears her phone alarm ring while sitting with a friend at her house. She grabs it and reads the alert on the screen: "You know what this is," then jets into the bathroom. She takes out the circular...

Under Control

Jake Saferstein November 19, 2014

Club to sell holiday cards to raise money for charity

Izzy Wiesenthal November 19, 2014

The Velvet Daisies Club will sell student-made holiday cards on the quad two weeks before winter break to raise money for the Children’s Institute Inc., a foundation helping underprivileged children. A...

Take time to remember

November 19, 2014

Rush to class. Rush through notes. Rush out. Rush to practice, then rush home for work, then rush to bed. Repeat. It seems like all we ever do at Harvard-Westlake is rush through our day. Students run...

Producer tells La Femme club to accept challenges and move forward

Lexi Bowers November 19, 2014

Ellie Wen ’05 told La Femme club members at their meeting Nov. 17 to accept their challenges and to move on. The Alumni Office recommended Wen to speak to students about optimism, the fifth goal in the...

Physics professor presents on AIDS

Tiffany Kim November 19, 2014

UCLA Physics and Astronomy Professor Robijn Bruinsma lectured students Nov. 17 about the recent research from the physics community on the behavior of the AIDS virus. Bruinsma described the behavior of...

Languages department expands honors classes

Angela Chon November 19, 2014

The Upper School World Languages department will offer Spanish and French II Honors starting next school year to “better prepare students for three honors and for [the] AP program.” Upper school students...

Team competes in CIF Finals, captures 7th league title

Bennett Gross November 19, 2014

After capturing the Mission League title for the seventh year in a row, the girls’ varsity tennis team is preparing for the CIF Individuals tournament after success in preliminary CIF matches. Of the...

Musicians prepare for fall concert

Aleksei Aguero November 19, 2014

Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings, and Symphony will headline the Fall Instrumental Concert on Friday, Nov. 21. The concert will feature more than 100 students, and will additionally incorporate multiple...

Students to select courses for next school year online

Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski November 19, 2014

Green signup sheets for next year’s courses are a thing of the past, as students will be able to choose next year’s courses online. The change will save time and reduce human error, Upper School Dean...

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