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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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Judging classics by their covers

James Hess, Assistant Opinion Editor October 16, 2021

Despite their archaic grammar, complicated prose and out-of-date representation, classic novels continue to find themselves on our curriculum and bookshelves. We spend much of our English courses reading...

Illustration Credit: Sydney Fener

Restore women’s right to choose

Daphne Davies, Assistant Opinion Editor October 14, 2021

Six weeks ago, a text message from a classmate broke the news to me: Texas legislators enacted a new law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. More texts and calls lit up my phone screen,...

Elections, Claire-ified

Claire Conner August 26, 2021

When students submit their ballots for prefect elections in the spring, they will make two reasonable assumptions: their votes will be counted, and the candidates with the highest number of votes will...

Maximizing Minimum Wage Momentum

Claire Conner June 15, 2021

Much has happened since July 24, 2009. Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs; America elected its first Black president to a second term; same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states; 195 nations...

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Packing in hyperpartisan politics

James Hess March 30, 2021

In his 2017 opening statement to Congress, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, a staunch Conservative appointed by former President Donald Trump, outlined the role of the Supreme Court. “If Judges were...

Max Silver 20 observes his frozen-over campus at Southern Methodist University during the power outages in February.

Frozen in Time

Kate Burry March 26, 2021

    Waking up to a bright, snowy landscape on Presidents’ Day, Allison Park ’21 was baking brownies and playing outside with her cousin when, suddenly, the house went dark. Upon learning that Texas...

When students aren’t back in in-person classes, parents have to make a choice between working or quitting their jobs to stay home.

Calling on Californians

Jack Coleman, Guest Editorialist March 25, 2021

Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed Californians. It's time to say goodbye. On March 11 last year, we left school for what most believed would be a two-week experiment with online learning. As two weeks turned...

After participating in a political debate during a Community Flex Time earlier this school year, Liam Sullivan 23 found himself connecting with his teachers because of his conservatism rather than being targeted for it.

Silent or Silenced: Viewpoints of Conservatives on Campus

Alec Rosenthal March 24, 2021

During the 2020 Presidential Election cycle, Ryan Mashian '21 frequently found several of his classes discussing politics. However, Mashian knew that introducing his conservative opinions on issues such...

(From left to right) Atticus Tyagi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Lavinia Tyagi ’23 embrace with a smile as they pose for a photo.

Diplomacy at the dinner table

Fallon Dern, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

It’s half past six on a Wednesday. A family of five places plates on a table, grabbing cups, silverware and helpings of shepherd’s pie. It smells like home, and it looks like any other family eating...

Credit: Caroline Jacoby

‘Patriot Games’

Editorial Board December 11, 2020

As the dust (mostly) settles after a tumultuous and divisive election season, the conversations about political division and national unity that began before have persisted. In the months leading up to...

Vice President Kamala Harris is the first woman, African-American and Asian-American to hold this high elected office.

Making Herstory

Kate Burry December 9, 2020

After days of eagerly awaiting the results of the election, Matthew Lee ’21 jumped off his couch when he heard CNN’s Wolf Blitzer announce that Kamala Harris had been elected as America’s next...

Students discuss politics in new club

Lucas Cohen D'Arbeloff October 22, 2020

The Political Discussion Club serves as a space for students to discuss current and recent events on Friday afternoons. Co-Leader Josie Jun '21 said that several topics they covered in the club included...

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