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  • Upper school parents take self-serve refreshments provided by the school.


    Upper school hosts Parents Back-to-School day

  • Varsity boys’ basketball small forward Nicholas Khamenia ’25 dunks the ball in a game during his sophomore season.

    In Brief

    Junior to attend Gonzaga University’s Kraziness in the Kennel event

  • Printed with permission of the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

    In Brief

    School announces participation in ‘Alive Together’ walk

  • The HW-INC Team meets once a week from 3:15-4:15 PM to work on their yearly summer program.

    In Brief

    HW Inc Seeks New Applicants

  • The starting defensive lineup for the varsity football game Sept. 22.

    In Brief

    Varsity football loses to Northview

  • Junior mental health alliance leaders Dennett Stibel 25, Rachel Reiff 25, Sunny Lu 25 and Micah Parr 25 pose together.


    Student mental health alliance formed

  • Head Prefect Bari LeBari 24 poses with Head of School Laura Ross for a picture after receiving his senior class ring during the annual Senior Ceremony.


    Seniors gather for 90th annual ring ceremony

  • Administrators speak about student wellbeing at State of School Address

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    Administrators speak about student wellbeing at State of School Address

  • Girls volleyball wins against Marlborough

    In Brief

    Girls’ volleyball wins against Marlborough

  • A student pushes a recycling bin onto campus.


    Policy Against Pollution

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Emdin speaks to parents, faculty and students about diversity and how to facilitate acceptance of people of color in schools. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Sophie Haber February 16, 2017

Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin urged educators, parents and students to appreciate the diverse challenges and backgrounds that students of color bring to school at the Southern California...

Graphic by Nicole Kim

“A” is for Asian?: Impact of the “model minority” myth

Nicole Kim November 29, 2016

When Steven Zhao ’19 left his English class holding a graded essay, his friend took a quick look at the “B+” scrawled on a margin, cracked a smile and said, “you dishonor your family.” Zhao...

Brentwood video spurs discussion about diversity

Brentwood video spurs discussion about diversity

Jesse Nadel May 25, 2016

After a video surfaced last week of some white students from Brentwood School singing a rap song with the n-word, upper school deans decided to open up a conversation about racial insensitivity among Harvard-Westlake...

Josie Abugov

In response to #OscarSoWhite

Josie Abugov February 11, 2016

At the dinner table a few weeks ago, my mom told me about a little known director named Colin Trevorrow, his only film experience a low-budget movie in the Sundance Film Festival. Steven Spielberg noticed...

Indu Pandey

Opening our arms after attacks

Indu Pandey November 24, 2015

I breezed through airport security with only minor hitches with TSA. Once past security, I felt marginally calmer, but it wasn’t over yet. This time it wasn’t a “random” pat down and double screening...

Zachary Harleston

What it means to be black

Zac Harleston November 24, 2015

Yes, technically speaking, I am of African-American descent. But I am not black. Or at least that is what I am told. It must be because I can’t dance. Or because I can't sing. Or maybe because I try...

Credit: Sharon Chow/Chronicle

Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

When Katie* ’14 was in high school, she used to use a glue strip on her eyelid to create a temporary crease and to boost her self-confidence. Without the artificial double eyelid, she felt "ugly" and...

Best of two worlds

April 27, 2011

  By Justine Goode   When taking a standardized test, bubbling in personal information generally requires little to no thought on a student’s part. Age, grade, gender, race —...

BLACC event to feature civil rights advocate

December 13, 2006

By Annie Belfield Constance Rice, second cousin of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will speak Feb. 12 at the African-American History Assembly.  As an experienced campaigner and all-around civil...

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