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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

Torn Between Two Worlds

Torn Between Two Worlds

Mia Feizbakhsh May 30, 2021

On her first day of seventh grade, Alex Mieszala ’20 was met with the same question every time she introduced herself to someone: “What are you?” When she told them, she would always receive the...

HW Parents DEI Association hosts “Why We Hate” discussion

Fallon Dern February 2, 2021

The HW Parents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Association held their first cinematic group to discuss the fifth episode of Discovery documentary "Why We Hate" on Jan. 9. The documentary’s director,...

Uprooting anti-Blackness in Asian America

Hannah Han July 25, 2020

Black people are protesting for the right to breathe in a society that has been slowly constricting their airways, suffocating them through racialized tactics: redlining, blockbusting, police brutality...

The account's first post outlined its goals for the initiative. There are currently 28 posts total.

Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Ethan Lachman July 13, 2020

Class of 2019 alumni founded an Instagram account named “blackathw” June 21 to highlight the experiences and injustices Black students and people of color face at the school. The account is one of...

Alumni, students send letters to the school requesting internal action to help attain racial equality

Alumni, students send letters to the school requesting internal action to help attain racial equality

Ethan Lachman June 3, 2020

In response to nationwide protests against racial injustice, alumni sent two letters to the administration this week asking the school to more directly address racism within the school community and play...

Fleeting Dreams

Fleeting Dreams

Hannah Han December 11, 2019

Immigrant staff members reflect on their cultural heritage and upbringing. When cafeteria staffer June (last name held upon request) thinks of home, she pictures rows of closely spaced houses, swarms...

Eighty students at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York lock themselves inside of a building to protest bias, bigotry and racism on campus in light of the administration’s response to a racist video that surfaced this month. Printed with permission of Zoe Casdin.

High schools nation-wide grapple with racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

Sophie Haber March 21, 2019

Sixty African-American and Puerto Rican students barricaded themselves inside the administration building at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York on March 23, 1970. The students protested...

Illustration by Samantha Ko.

More than Words: Exploring Microaggressions on Campus

Alison Oh March 20, 2019

As Xenia Bernal ’19 flipped through the pages of the 2017 yearbook, she was taken aback. Alongside silly photos of seniors in heart-shaped sunglasses and cheetah-print hats was a large photo of a group...

A map of recent hate crimes in each state. Photo illustration by Sarah Healy and Astor Wu.

The Hate They Give

Sophie Haber December 12, 2018

Harsh red swastikas covered the walls of an unassuming Columbia professor's office Nov. 28. Scrawled in spray-paint, the word “Yid” was plastered above her computer screen. NYPD is investigating the...

Crooked coverage: the Olympics

March 21, 2018

The Olympic Games, more so than any other sporting event, aim to connect people from all around the world. The opening and closing ceremonies conducted at every Olympics allow host nations to showcase...

Walking a fine line

Walking a fine line

Chronicle Staff May 25, 2016

Diversity has become the “it” word on private school campuses. Five of our eight front covers this year have included a story about diversity, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are...

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...

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