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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

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Leading Ladies: women take initiative on campus

Harry Tarses August 30, 2021

Two single-sex schools came together in a long-anticipated merger to form a single coed institution in September 1991. Thirty years later, at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, an email addressed to the student...

Seniors to face no consequences for skipping class Coachella Friday

Lindsay Wu April 9, 2019

Due to joint planning between Prefect Council and the school, seniors will not be punished for missing class April 12, which is both “Coachella Friday” and this year’s Senior Skip Day, Head of Upper...

Seniors elect faculty speaker for Senior Ceremony for first time

Sofia Heller August 29, 2018

Science teacher Nate Cardin will speak at Senior Ceremony Sept. 16 as part of a new tradition in which the graduating class selects their closing speaker. President Rick Commons traditionally gave  the...

Head Prefect Ryan Stanford '18 speaks about courage at convocation. Credit: Noah Aire/Chronicle

Prefects emphasize self acceptance, courage at sixth annual all-school convocation

Ethan Lachman and Lucas Lee August 27, 2018

Head prefects Ryan Stanford ’19 and Kevin Chen ’19 spoke about the importance of courage and being comfortable with oneself as middle and upper school students joined at the sixth annual all-school...

First and Third Assembly schedule to change for upcoming school year

Lindsay Wu May 2, 2018

"First and Third Wednesday" assemblies will follow a different schedule next  school year, Assistant Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken announced at the final assembly of the year. Instead...

(Left to right) Bradyen Borquez '19 and Jack Riley '19 compete in the 200-meter race in the race against Loyola. Photo Credit: Ryan Kim/Chronicle

Athletes surpass Loyola to take Mission League title

Ryan Kim April 26, 2018

The boys’ track and field team is still undefeated with a win against rival Loyola April 19, with the girls’ team improving to a record of 5-1. The boys’ team defeated Loyola 74-53 for the first...

Ryan Stanford '19 adresses juniors and sophomores about why she should be Head Prefect. Credit: Casey Kim/Chronicle

Sophomores, juniors elect next year’s Head Prefects

Casey Kim March 21, 2018

Ryan Stanford ’19 and Kevin Chen ’19 will serve as Head Prefects for the 2018-2019 school year. Results were announced after school on Thursday in an email. Although one male and one female were still...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller and Nicole Kim

Report to HQ: Is HQ a distraction in the classroom?

Ryan Albert February 13, 2018

Ryan Stanford ’19 had a secret weapon for the HQ Trivia Christmas round: her grandma. Anticipation built as she and her sisters approached the game’s 12th and final question. Finally, the question...

Website ranks school statewide, nationally

Jenny Li November 16, 2016 named Harvard-Westlake the best private high school in California and the fourth best in the nation for 2017. According to the website, the rankings were calculated based on several factors,...

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