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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Prefect Council moved College Sweatshirt day from May 1 to May 20 to due to FAFSA delays.

Prefect Council postpones College Sweatshirt Day due to FAFSA delays

Erin Ryu, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

The Senior Prefects postponed College Sweatshirt Day, a tradition where seniors wear merchandise from the college or university they will attend, from May 1 to May 20 due to delays in the Free Application...

Prefect Council hosts annual Spring Market

Audrey Kim, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

Prefect Council hosted the annual Spring Market on the Quad during lunch for student vendors to sell homemade goods to members of the community on April 30. The event had five booths set up by students...

Prefect Council announced the new policy regarding absences on the weekends of Coachella Music Festival. Students can either miss the Friday or Monday of the weekend as an excused absence.

School announces new Coachella policy

Erin Ryu, Staff Writer April 13, 2024

The school is enforcing a new attendance policy proposed by Prefect Council during the weekends of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21. The new policy will allow...

Aghnatios and Borris give speeches at Head Prefect elections to sophomores and juniors. They both currently serve on Prefect Council as Junior Prefects.

Aghnatios and Borris elected as Head Prefects for 2024-2025 year

Erin Ryu and Celine Wang March 29, 2024

Junior Prefects Ellie Borris '25 and Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor Sasha Aghnatios '25 were elected as Head Prefects for the 2024-2025 school year by sophomores and juniors after winning a runoff...

Prefects decide to revise Honor Code

Prefects decide to revise Honor Code

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

Prefect Council will update the language of the current Honor Code to modernize it and lessen ambiguity following preliminary discussions with members of the administration, according to Upper School Dean...

Environmental Club members engage with students in their setup on the Quad. Throughout War on Waste Week, they raised awareness about plastic waste on campus.

Environmental Club fights plastic waste with new week of awareness initiatives

Erin Ryu, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 26, 2024

The Environmental Club partnered with Prefect Council to host War on Waste Week, an initiative dedicated to reducing plastic and waste at the school Feb. 12-15. Throughout the week, the club screened a...

Shake Shack, which is about a 10-minute walk away from campus, opened its new Ventura location in the month of January. There were also a number of renewed discounts, which includes a list of over 10 restaurants in the area.

New discounts feature Shake Shack and Sweet Butter Kitchen

Analeigh Nava, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Prefect Council announced student discounts at Shake Shack and Sweet Butter Kitchen on Jan. 17, with 10% discounts at both restaurants. The two discounts follow 11 other discounts announced in October. The...

A chess board is shown with someone moving a chess piece. The tournament started on Jan. 29 and will end on Feb. 2.

Prefects host chess tournament

Lyla Kavanagh, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Prefect Council partnered with Chess Club to organize a chess tournament during lunch Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. Students will compete for a chance to win a new chess board. Sophomore Prefect Robby Louie...

Sophomore Prefect Caroline Cosgrove 26 passes out chicken and fries from Raising Canes during Field Day.

Community and Prefect councils organize first Field Day of the year

Jayan Kandavel and Jack Ryan November 15, 2023

Prefect Council and Community Council collaborated to host a Field Day event during lunch on Ted Slavin Field Nov 10. Field Day included a burger grill, food fromRaising Cane’s, an ice cream sundae...

Prefects Gideon Evans ’25, Nyla Shelton ’24, Caroline Cosgrove ’26, Sarah Anschell ’26, Print Managing Editor Davis Marks ’24, Assistant A&E Editor Sasha Aghnatios ’25 and Ellie Borris ’25 pose at Big Bear Lake.

Councils bond and prepare for the year at retreats in Big Bear

Samuel Glassman and Camryn Banafsheha August 27, 2023

Prefect Council and Community Council traveled to Big Bear Lake for their annual retreats on Aug. 10-12 and 12-13, respectively. Head Prefect Bari LeBari ’24 said the purpose of retreat is to help...

Nyla Shelton 24, Elizabeth Johnstone 24, Glory Ho 24, Ryan Cheng 24, Print Managing Editor Davis Marks 24 and Bari LeBari 24 stand on the Convocation stage after being robed.

All-school Convocation marks beginning of new school year

Everett Lakey, Assistant News Editor August 25, 2023

Students and faculty assembled on Ted Slavin Field for Convocation on Aug. 23 to welcome in the 2023-2024 school year. The event included the robing ceremony for both Senior and Head Prefects elected for...

Students elect Prefects for the 2023-2024 school year

Alex Lee and Nathan Wang May 28, 2023

Following a series of elections and runoffs throughout March, April and May, the student body elected the Prefect Council for the 2023-2024 school year. Sophomores and juniors elected Bari LeBari '24 and...

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