The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, members play golf while taking in the Studio City views. With its status as a Historic-Cultural monument, more aspects of the original park will be preserved in the River Park.

Weddington property designated a Historic-Cultural Monument

Kriste An September 19, 2021

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee voted to recommend designating the Weddington Golf & Tennis property in Studio City a Historic-Cultural Monument,...

President and Head of School Rick Commons describes the extent of the security breach in an email addressed to parents and alumni. Current students were not affected, as the school stopped using Naviance, the platform that was hacked, in 2020.

Hackers access alumni college application records

Lily Lee September 5, 2021

In a breach of electronic security, unidentified hackers accessed the school’s former online college counseling platform, Naviance. Current parents alerted the school after receiving emails disguised...

A Daily Dose: Chandace-Akirin Apacanis ’21 gives her nasal swab to Upper School Nurse Becca Pilgrim for pooled testing outside of the Munger Science Center in adherence with COVID-19 protocols before her class.

Students attend school on campus together for first time in over a year

Tessa Augsberger May 29, 2021

The school welcomed sophomores, juniors and seniors back to campus May 17 after conducting most of the 2020-21 school year virtually. The school’s decision to reopen campus at full capacity came as...

Juniors (L-R) Matteo Dall'Olmo '22, Assistant Sports Editor Justin Goldstein '22, Ely Dickson '22, Jack Lesinski '22, Zane Danton '22 and Assistant News Editor Will Sheehy '22 smile for a photo after hearing about the return during lunch.

School announces every day return to campus for all grades starting May 17

Ava Fattahi and Will Sheehy May 10, 2021

Following Los Angeles County’s transition into the yellow tier for COVID-19 cases, the school will welcome all students to campus every day Monday, May 17. Current safety and testing protocols will remain...

In a Zoom breakout room hosted by an administrator, students discuss their thoughts on DEI's progress.

DEI Office hosts virtual student focus groups in new phase of climate assessments

Amelia Scharff May 5, 2021

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) conducted student focus groups as a part of its second DEI climate assessment via Zoom May 3 and 4. Students met in small groups with a leader from...

Seniors will have the option to pass through the halls of Seaver Academic Center on their way to classes every day starting March 3, while juniors and sophomores will be able to attend classes in person for three days out of the six-day cycle.

Commons announces more opportunities for students to learn on campus

Tessa Augsberger April 26, 2021
Sophomores will attend classes in person on Days One, Four and Six, while juniors will do so on Days Two, Three and Five starting May 3. Seniors will have the option to attend school in person every day for the rest of the year.

Los Angeles County enters COVID-19 red tier

Natalie Cosgrove March 27, 2021

Los Angeles County entered the California-enforced Red Tier on Monday, meaning COVID-19 safety protocols for the county will loosen. Indoor dining, museums and gyms are permitted to open with proper precautions...

President Rick Commons sent an email to the school community Friday in response to the media attention from the past week.

National media outlets publish articles critical of school’s DEI initiatives

Ethan Lachman and Kyle Reims March 13, 2021

Media outlets such as City Journal, Newsweek, Fox News and The Atlantic published articles criticizing the school over the past week, with much of their focus on the community’s anti-racism and Diversity,...

Commons announces that students can return to campus to attend online classes

Hannah Han and Ethan Lachman February 23, 2021

This is an ongoing story subject to updates. President Rick Commons announced in an email Tuesday that students will have the option to return to campus for classes starting March 9 because of a...

Campus re-opens for artists and individual grades

Ava Fattahi and Melody Tang February 3, 2021

After an increase in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County prompted a complete school closure Jan. 8, on-campus  activities returned, with athletic practices starting Feb. 1 and weekend social activities...

Commons releases update regarding return to school

Sandra Koretz and Fallon Dern January 28, 2021

In an email sent to the school community Thursday, President Rick Commons said he is optimistic about a possible return to campus for students and faculty. Commons said that although COVID-19 cases within...

School suspends on-campus activity for three weeks

Tessa Augsberger December 23, 2020

In an email Thursday, President Rick Commons announced the closure of both the upper and middle school campuses for three weeks from Saturday to Jan. 10. Both campuses will be closed over winter break...

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