The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Prom Pride

Sydney Foreman May 29, 2013

Jack Wilding ’13 and Adam Lange ’13 pinned boutonnieres on each other’s lapels and posed with their arms around each other at pre-prom, but Wilding said he doesn’t think any parents at the event...

Passionate procrastination

Rachel Schwartz May 29, 2013

Procrastination has been a defining feature of my time in high school. I could blame all of those times during junior year when I collapsed into bed at 3 a.m., finally having printed my lab on an overwhelming...

Asking tough questions

Rachel Schwartz April 25, 2013

When my moms and I landed in Tel Aviv last year over winter break I met an old man in traditional Orthodox Jewish garb in line at the airport cafe. He saw me looking at the ice cream flavors and said to...

Seniors finalize college decisions

Rachel Schwartz April 24, 2013

Ben Gaylord, The Athlete Although Princeton University doesn’t have a pre-med concentration, Ben Gaylord ’13 plans to take all of the classes necessary to qualify for medical school in the next four...

En Pointe

Rachel Schwartz April 24, 2013

By Rachel Schwartz After two hours of rehearsing the wedding pas de deux variation from "Sleeping Beauty" and a solo from "Diana and Acteon," Kaitlyn Yiu ’13 munches on a handful of almonds before getting...

‘Conscientious teacher’ Shield to leave after 24 years

Rachel Schwartz March 13, 2013

After her 24th year of teaching French at Harvard-Westlake, Marilyn Shield will retire to participate in her Unitarian Universalist Church choir and spend more time with her husband and their dog Sammi. "I...

Sex educator advises parents

Rachel Schwartz March 13, 2013

At a conversation open to parents of middle and upper school students, sexuality educator Deborah Roffman told parents not to be surprised by anything their children ask. In Rugby Auditorium, around 50...

Seniors anticipate final decisions

Rachel Schwartz March 13, 2013

Phillip* The Athlete Phillip is finally done with the college process, as long as he doesn’t suddenly drop to an F average or commit a felony, he said. Last Saturday, he received what is colloquially...

Girls gone greek

March 12, 2013

Teachers use formulas, scales to adjust AP course grades

Rachel Schwartz February 13, 2013

Grading midterms, teachers must not only work through piles of blue books and scantrons, but also determine how to adjust students’ raw scores. Some departments use scales, some use formulas, some use...

Oh Baby

Rachel Schwartz February 13, 2013

When AP Chemistry teacher Krista McClain found out she was pregnant, her greatest worry was not the prospect of becoming completely responsible for another person. "My biggest concern wasn’t about becoming...

Three-minute midterm

Rachel Schwartz February 13, 2013

Props in hand, students in the Kutler Center’s Philosophy of Art and Science class stepped onto the dimly lit stage of Rugby Auditorium for their three-minute long semester exam. "Part of the Kutler...

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