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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Why students are visiting psychics

Why students are visiting psychics

Alden Detmer and Saisha Kumar February 1, 2024

Sitting in a cramped and slightly foggy booth on a plush leather chair, Librarian Kacie Cox let out a heavy sigh as she looked around. Crystals of all shapes and sizes rest on every surface. Fluorescent...

Students discuss the commercialization of Christmas, impacting other winter holidays and emphasizing materialism.

Selling Our Spirit

Davis Marks and Iona Lee December 14, 2022

As Jewish Club leader Charlotte Newman ’24 drove home from diving practice, she shuffled through her holiday playlist  and added “Santa Baby” by Ariana Grande after seeing an Instagram Reel featuring...

Reverend Anne Gardner smiles as she poses with her debut book, And So I Walked. Her novel focuses on her travels as she journeyed across the Camino, and touches on topics like faith and resilience.

Chaplain publishes debut book

Vasilia Yordanova March 25, 2022

Reverend Anne Gardner published her debut book, “And So I Walked,” on March 1. In her book, Gardner recounts her 500-mile journey across the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and discusses...

Saint Saviours Behavior

Saint Saviour’s Behavior

Harry Tarses December 25, 2021

In 1914, Saint Saviour’s Chapel was constructed on the corner of Western Avenue and Venice Boulevard at Harvard School for Boys. Twenty-three years later, it was taken down and moved to Studio...

Students religious festivities differ from traditional ways of celebrating.

Fading Faith

Emmy Zhang December 17, 2021

On Christmas Eve, Goldie Grube ’23 said she casts aside her usual attire of sweatpants and graphic t-shirts in favor of a formal black dress for Christmas mass. Every year, she and her family attend...

Anne Gardner becomes new chaplain

Will Sheehy August 27, 2020

After leaving her position of 12 years as the Protestant Chaplain and the inaugural Director of Spiritual and Religious life at Phillips Academy, a boarding school in Andover, Mass., Reverend Anne Gardner...

Illustration by Anna Gong

Letting Go of Religion

Sofia Heller February 27, 2018

Jane’s* ’18 head was pounding as she made her way into the kitchen in the afternoon. She was about to take her first a bite of food that day when her dad came into the room, yelling that she needed...

Musing of a Mormon 2.0

Claire Keller November 21, 2017

Four-thirty a.m. I roll off my bed and onto the floor. I slam my hand on the snooze button, a habit I have not and will not break. 5:00 a.m. I stumble to the shower, following my usual routine as I get...

Graphic by Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Looking back at how the school has handled diversity issues this past decade

Katie Plotkin March 29, 2017

On March 13, 2007, the administration suspended two sophomores who sent an email with a “diss tape” they had made that threatened violence and aimed homosexual slurs at other students. Ten years later,...

Photo by Sacha Lin/Chronicle

Students Who Observe Lent

Sharon Chow March 9, 2016

Every year when Ash Wednesday comes around, people emerge from St. Saviour’s Chapel after a service with the ashes of palm leaves on their foreheads, marking the start of the Lent. There are both religious...

Illustration by Anna Gong/Chronicle

The Real Terror: Islamophobia on campus

Lauren Kim January 20, 2016

At Virginia Tech, graffiti was written on the walls of a bathroom that read “I will be here 11/11/2015 to kill all muslims [sic].” At American University, threatening posters were hung with one that...

Photo by Jonah Ullendorff/Chronicle.

Some students, faculty turn to atheism

Benjamin Most November 24, 2015

Math teacher Kevin Weis was 12 years old when he realized he didn’t believe in God. He had stopped attending Sunday school church lessons several years before, but now he was ready to fully commit to...

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