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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Community reflects on pandemic

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 31, 2022

Since the school first closed because of COVID-19 on March 11, 2020 over two years ago, the community has undergone several stages of lockdown, online learning and safety protocols. With over one million...

Dr. Robert Gilchick explains COVID data as part of a slideshow presented to students, as Head of the History Department and Interdisciplinary Studies Department Larry Klein and Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Ari Engelberg 89 look on.

LADPH official speaks to Directed Study class

Davis Marks October 6, 2021

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) Official Dr. Robert Gilchick spoke to students in the Directed Study: The Pandemic on Friday, Oct. 1. Directed Studies are specialized courses that...

In light of student isolation as a result of the pandemic, the school has made efforts to host speakers, such as Tony Award-winning actor Ben Platt ’10 and Jackie Greenberg ’19, who talked about their own experiences with mental health.

Teens in Teletherapy

Quincey Dern and Mia Feizbakhsh March 24, 2021

When Upper School Psychologist Sophie Wasson recommended to Lauren Lee ’20 that she meet with a therapist, Lee initially felt resistant to the suggestion. She said she had adopted the common...

An illustration included in the Society section of the Westlake School for Girls 1919 newspaper, the Vox Puellarum, which depicts a soldier and a Westlake student.

Two Pandemics: From the Past to the Present

Katharine Steers March 23, 2021

Every morning at 7:45 a.m., Sofia Llevat ’22 wakes up to her phone alarm. She stands in front of her closet, contemplating what to wear to virtual school. While Llevat resists the urge to stay in her...

School refunds $1,000 per student, provides over $1 million in financial aid for community members

Ethan Lachman February 8, 2021

*Correction: The school has given only a small fraction of the financial aid to employees. Almost all of the money has gone to families. Board of Trustees Chair Alan Wilson (P ’10, ’13 and ’15)...

Credit: Alexa Druyanoff/Chronicle

COVID-19 cases surge in L.A.

Josh Silbermann December 11, 2020

A recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County has led to more restrictions for citizens and local businesses, especially restaurants. The United States leads the world in total cases and deaths,...

Studio City businesses struggle amid pandemic

Liam Razmjoo October 14, 2020

Five months after restaurants reopened for outdoor dining in Los Angeles, the economy is slowly climbing back to where it was before the pandemic. Yet with many shops and offices closed, widespread layoffs...

Illustration by Alexa Druryanoff

Unmasking the Environmental Disaster

Mia Feizbakhsh October 14, 2020

As Emma Donnelly ’21 longingly looked down at her feed on Depop, an app for buying and selling clothing, she wistfully recalled a time when being eco-friendly did not entail putting her health at risk. “I...

Zooming to University

Zooming to University

Tanisha Gunby June 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have been making significant changes to the admissions process. So far, the change in policy to optional standardized testing has sparked controversy....

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