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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

Students view films made by their classmates in Ahmanson Theater, which was one of the activities available during Community Time.

Student and faculty artistic talents showcased in Community Time

Madison Baffo September 16, 2021

Upper school students gathered on Monday, Sept. 14 for an interactive event where they had the opportunity to experience the creative talents of the school community. In the Feldman-Horn gallery, art...

From right to left: Wearing costumes they got from the giveaway, Hunter Griswold 22, Will Cramer 22, Ty Gatins 22, Santiago Kelly 22, Tosa Odiase 22, Oliver Wyman 22 and Assistant Features Editor Harry Tarses 23 pose for a photo.

Performing Arts Department organizes costume giveaway

Natasha Speiss and James Hess September 7, 2021

The Performing Arts Department hosted an impromptu costume giveaway in Rugby Auditorium in order to manage their limited storage space Friday. Prior to the event, many of the department's costumes were...

Performing Arts Performance Links

June 26, 2021

DANCE:  Remote/Reflect:  https://vimeo.com/553842909/fbf05c69b2 Preview: https://vimeo.com/542414450/f6c795582e Windows: https://vimeo.com/503226528/ea2b8d878e MUSIC: Winter Choir Concert 2020: https://vimeo.com/563452788/41f092f073 Spring...

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...

Departing Teacher: Cynthia Winters

Natalie Cosgrove June 1, 2021

After 37 years at the school, Performing Arts Teacher and Director of Dance Cynthia Winters will retire. During her career, Winters inspired students to reach out of their comfort zones and explore movement...

Departing Teacher: Shawn Costantino

Lucas Cohen-d’Arbeloff May 30, 2021

Upper School Performing Arts Chair Shawn Costantino will depart after 14 years of teaching instrumental music to become the founding Head of Arts at Ransom Everglades School in Miami. Costantino directed...

Assistant Features Editor Milla Ben-Ezra 22, Taylor Dees 21, Ford McDill 21, Maddie Boudov 21, Emery Genga 21 and Alon Moradi 21 strike poses outside out Munger Science Center following their successful production.

Advanced Performance Studies showcases students’ acting talent with in-person performance

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 27, 2021

Student actors in the Advanced Performance Studies course performed Act 1 of  “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” outside Munger Science Center on May 26. Written by Christopher Durang, the Tony...

Everett Tolbert-Schwartz 22, CC Mesa 22 and Ash Wright 22 deliver an unscripted performance inspired by audience suggestions.

Improv groups host interactive virtual performance

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff May 15, 2021

The school’s improvisation groups hosted one-hour performances over Zoom May 14. The Jackanapes, made up of sophomores and juniors, went live at 5 p.m., and the Scenemonkeys, composed of mostly seniors,...

Eva Salas 22 and Eve Levy 22 discuss Salas inspiration behind her oil painting Warmth.

Visual and performing art students present at Arthouse

Caitlin Muñoz May 6, 2021

The Visual Arts department hosted its third virtual Arthouse of the school year May 5. The exhibition, entitled Wolvstock, was organized over Zoom to allow level two art students working across a variety...

Students enrolled in various visual arts courses reconnect with their peers in the same classroom on campus again, but this time requiring masks and social distancing.

Visual arts students come back to campus for classes

Keira Jameson March 28, 2021

As the rest of the community has begun its return to campus, the school has welcomed back visual and performing arts students. Those taking performing arts have had the opportunity to return to campus...

Westflix hosts first virtual premiere event

Natalie Cosgrove March 27, 2021

Westflix members hosted the first virtual Westflix Film Festival for students in Southern California using the virtual screening platforms BingeWave and Zoom on Friday and Saturday. Golden Globe Award-winning...

From Left: Quinn Callaghan 21, Maddie Boudov 21, Alon Moradi 21 and James Johnson Brown 21 pose in their choir classroom.

Zooming into the Classroom

Julian Andreone and Ryan Razmjoo March 25, 2021

Alon Moradi ’21 opened his computer Feb. 23 to an email from President Rick Commons announcing that students would be allowed to return to campus March 9. Mixed reactions echoed throughout the school...

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