The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Jet lag, culture lag

September 5, 2012

By Alex McNab I was the kid who spent his recesses desperately scraping at the ground hoping to one day see a dragon or Mulan popping out of the sand. Now, with the help of the high school foreign exchange...

Signing off on your honor

September 5, 2012

"On all my work my name affirms my honor." This fragment of our Honor Code is often all that remains in our minds as our eyes glance their way toward the space for our signatures. The rest is, at best,...

Signing off on your honor

Aaron Lyons September 5, 2012

"On all my work my name affirms my honor." This fragment of our Honor Code is often all that remains in our minds as our eyes glance their way toward the space for our signatures. The rest is, at best,...

Your plans aren’t set in stone

September 5, 2012

By Tara Stone On July 21 at about 5 a.m. I was ready to go, wearing a tired smile and my favorite fleece jacket, with two heaping suitcases at my feet. My plane was bound for Ann Arbor, Mich.,...

Everybody loves a hero

September 5, 2012

By Jack Goldfisher If you ask a comic book fanboy where Superman was born, he’ll dutifully lecture you about Krypton, Superman’s father Jor-El and the years Superman (then Kal-El)...

Reintegration: surprising struggle

September 5, 2012

By Ally White There is no possible way someone who wasn’t there could understand. No matter how many stories people allow you to tell, generally three or four, they cannot possibly comprehend...

Global citizen

September 4, 2012

By Allana Rivera Cultural immersion, the anthem of the year, played itself boldly across glossy welcome packets and brochures: School Year Abroad, Spain. "Become part of the warm, rich Spanish culture."...

Plays should count as art

May 29, 2012

By Claire Goldsmith Flipping through the course catalog, I circled several electives that intrigued me, only to realize I couldn’t take any of them because I was required to take an art class....

Forgetting the stereotype

May 29, 2012

By Alex McNab I am going to China to be a better black man. In America, I am trapped by expectations that I have to live up to. I am expected to be black. White kids tell me black is ghetto. Black is...

Latin: a dead but relevant language

April 24, 2012

By David Lim and Michael Rothberg Our friends take "practical" languages that they can "speak" with living people. They travel abroad to immerse themselves in living cultures. Their languages can be tools...

Finding my forte in second semester

April 24, 2012

By Anabel Pasarow I thought second semester senior year would be one big messy free-for-all. I would be the absentee punk kid opting for surf lessons with cool college-drop-out instructors by day and pulling...

Facebook: a ‘double-edged sword’

April 24, 2012

By Elana Zeltser Recently, my sister forwarded me an interview with college student Jake Reilly, who embarked on what he called his "Amish Project." For 90 days Reilly didn’t use TV, cell phone...

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