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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

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It’s a first for everyone: Making up for lost time

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

As a new ninth grader who came to the school without the friendships and memories usually forged in seventh and eighth grade, I’ve always perceived the upper school campus as a place to make up for lost...

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It’s a first for everyone: Embracing uncertainty

Sarah Mittleman, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021

When students departed for what we expected to be a two-week quarantine, I was a sophomore who had yet to experience a full year at the Upper School. I hadn’t started behind-the-wheel driving lessons,...

Thanking the opinion section

Thanking the opinion section

Jessa Glassman June 3, 2020

For the duration of my time as a Wolverine, the opinion section has been my home. I’ve taken refuge in its presentation of unabashed student perspectives and found solace in its inky pages filled with...

Dear Saba: A New Start

Dear Saba: A New Start

Saba Nia March 20, 2019

Dear College Freshman Saba, Today, I applied to work at my summer job for the last time. I expect several more lasts this year–my last night at home, my last stroll through the Quad–but this last...

Putting Name* on trial

Putting Name* on trial

Tammer Bagdasarian March 20, 2019

Louis, Megan, Lauren, Gordon, Phoebe*. A name and a star, the Chronicle’s method of citing anonymous quotes, can elicit powerful reactions within the school community. When a source who criticizes the...

Accept competition

Accept competition

Jessa Glassman March 20, 2019

Competition will inevitably thrive between actors auditioning for the same lead role in the school play, baseball players turning as many double plays as they can to make the Varsity team and yearbook...

Dear Saba: Call me by my name

Saba Nia March 1, 2019

Dear Sixth Grade Saba, Today nobody said my name. I’m used to it – the mispronunciations and wooden tongues trying to make sense of my “exotic” name, the pauses in roll call and hapless eyes...

Letting youth lead

Amelie Zilber March 1, 2019

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Parkland. The locations of great American tragedies; the locations of the sorrowed and the grieving, where so many hearts met their undeserved fates. A mere...

Don’t parade your grades

Don’t parade your grades

Spencer Klink February 2, 2019

Students should remain civil rather than cutthroat following the release of semester grades. Harvard-Westlake is a community that thrives thanks to its academically rigorous environment. After all, our...

Why I love sports

Why I love sports

Lucas Gelfond April 28, 2018

One year ago I was your average sport-hater. I had never watched a full football game other than the Super Bowl. I regularly declined invites to basketball and baseball games. I had never made a...

Photo Illustration by Sam Ko

J’aime, La Croix

Indu Pandey February 27, 2018

They say French is the language of love. Something about Casablanca, the Eiffel Tower and baguettes just ooze romance. I never understood the connection that so many wax poetic about. That was, of course,...

Ignorance Isnt Bliss: Stepping into a Murky World of Gray

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Stepping into a Murky World of Gray

Saba Nia February 27, 2018

I am a hypocrite. I try to remain firm as I explain to the blubbering child how he has broken camp rules, but I can’t help feeling a twinge of sympathy and even a little guilt. Though the boy has clearly...

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