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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Reflections on the Women’s March From the Organizers

Alex Goldstein February 7, 2019

As Deena Katz (Cami ’19) stood on stage dancing to “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge, surrounded by her sisters, daughter and 91-year-old father, staring out at 800,000 marchers, she knew she was...

A male protester, donned in a statement dress with anti-Trump messages, participates in the third annual Womens March Saturday.  Credit: Caitlin Chung

A Fight for Equality: Activists, politicians participate in third annual Women’s March

Caitlin Chung January 21, 2019

Thousands of people hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles sporting pink hats and rainbow flags to participate in the third annual Women’s March Jan. 19. Similar rallies were also held in Washington...

Photo illustration by Alison Oh

Striking up a Conversation: Discussing the Relevance of Teacher Strikes

Alison Oh June 1, 2018

Feb. 22, it was West Virginia. April 2, it was Kentucky and Oklahoma. April 26, it was Arizona. April 27, it was Colorado. May 16, it was North Carolina. In each of these states, striking teachers walked...

Students walk out onto the quad to protest gun violence. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

National school walk out calls for change

Sophie Haber April 25, 2018

For the second time this year, students put down their pencils and walked out of their third period classes when the clock struck 10 a.m. to protest gun violence last Friday. They made their way to the...

Students attended the March for Our Lives protest in Pershing Square March 24. Credit: Saba Nia/Chronicle

Enough is Enough: Students advocate for gun control at March for Our Lives

Saba Nia March 26, 2018

As Angela Tan ’19 wove through the crowd with her friends, she felt a rush of excitement. Clutching her handmade poster, she looked at the sea of people before her and smiled. Among the towering buildings...

To see some real results

Ellis Becker March 21, 2018

On March 14, I stood up at 10 a.m. and walked out of my Business of Life class. I made my way to the field, where I stood with fellow members of my community to honor those lost in a similar one. While...

Activism from the heart

Saba Nia March 21, 2018

I had never seen them so quiet. There was something haunting about the way the children clutched their poster boards and stared straight ahead. They were like the statues of the Founding Fathers we had...

Raise Your Voice

Chronicle Staff March 21, 2018

For 17 minutes last week, faculty and administration joined us in solidarity. For 17 minutes, we honored the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. For 17 minutes, we imagined the change...

Protesters stand on the corner of Coldwater Canyon and Ventura with her poster. Neighbors gathered to protest the construction of the proposed parking structure. Credit: Save Coldwater Canyon

Neighbors increase action in opposition to parking structure

Kaitlin Musante October 10, 2017

"Hey hey, ho ho, this bad project’s got to go," neighbors chanted during one of the two protests held this month against the school’s proposed parking structure. This recent uptick in opposition follows...

Neighbors protest new parking structure

Sophie Haber October 4, 2017

Neighbors protested the school’s proposed parking structure this morning at the intersection of Dickens Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue. The protesters, who came in support of Save Coldwater Canyon,...

Asher Lowe 17 protests Donald Trumps victory in the presidential election. Printed with permission of Liz Yount

Presidential election reveals school strife

Emily Rahhal November 23, 2016

In a mock election conducted by AP government students, 72.19 percent of 543 Harvard-Westlake students polled voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, while 14.73 percent of 543 HW students polled voted...

Photo Illustration: Sabrina de Brito and Sacha Lin/Chronicle

Alums respond to college campus racial tension

Sammi Handler November 24, 2015

Alex Copeland ’15, a freshman at Yale College, said his immediate instinct is to say that he has not experienced racism at the campus in New Haven, Conneticut. But then he thought for a moment. "I really...

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