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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

Our generation is doomed

Our generation is doomed

By Amelie Zilber December 14, 2018

Energy dominance: it’s a defining phrase of the Trump presidency. Emphasizing the expansion of coal and oil production, the doctrine actively weakens attempts to curb the growing threat of global warming....

Stewart to move back to Seattle, will teach chemistry

Madison Huggins June 1, 2018

Science teacher Chelsea Stewart will leave the school to continue her passion for teaching Chemistry at Lakeside School in her hometown of Seattle, Wash. "I have had a fantastic time at the school and...

Schuhl to teach, coach at Thacher School

Sarah Reiff June 1, 2018

After 16 years of teaching at the school, science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will be leaving Harvard-Westlake at the end of this year to work at the Thacher School in Ojai, Calif. At Thatcher, he will coach...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

Cheating the System

Lucas Gelfond April 26, 2018

Every time Rodney* ’19 received an essay assignment in his sophomore English class, he would go home and share the prompt with his tutor, who would write the essay in front of him on his own computer...

Feulner to leave science department

Sophie Haber May 31, 2017

After 37 years at the school, physics teacher John Feulner will retire to the Pennsylvania countryside. In addition to teaching physics, during his time at the school, Feulner has been Chair of the Building...

The Universal Language of Science

The Universal Language of Science

Saba Nia April 29, 2017

I was failing English. My five-year-old self (excuse me, my five-and-a-half-year-old self) had guessed as much as I watched my grumpy, frail kindergarten teacher pull my mother aside that chilly spring...

Rocket launched with student experiment onboard

Sofia Heller February 23, 2017

SpaceX launched a rocket Feb. 19 containing an experiment in paper chromatography that Samuel Buckley-Bonanno ’19 designed. The experiment tests the effect that gravity has on chromatography and how...

Science teacher Narae Park. Credit: Nathanson's

Science department changes chemistry course

Noa Schwartz August 30, 2016

Chemistry students will learn from an entirely redesigned curriculum, which includes less content and more homework and labs, beginning this year. Chemistry team leader Narae Park, Head of the Science...

Carmen Levine '17 writes a message to pay tribute to science teacher Jim Brink on the anniversary of his passing. Credit: Jesse Nadel/Chronicle

Students, faculty pay tribute to science teacher

Jesse Nadel November 12, 2015

Members of the school community paid tribute to science teacher Jim Brink on the anniversary of his death, Nov. 12, by writing letters and messages to his family. "The unfortunate passing of Mr. Brink...

Chelsea Stewart: Science

Elly Choi September 1, 2015

Chelsea Stewart will join the upper school science department and teach chemistry this year after instructing Pharmaceutical Biochemistry to graduate students at the University of California, San Diego. Stewart...

7th annual STEMfest features apps, social research, free food

Jean Sanders May 20, 2015

Nitrogen-infused ice cream, smartphone apps, robotic presentations, statistical research projects and free tacos were highlights of the seventh annual STEMfest held on the quad during a special activities...

Students observe partial solar eclipse

Benjamin Most November 6, 2014

The Astronomy Club, science teacher John Feulner’s 7th period physics class, and other students observed the partial solar eclipse on October 23. Some students brought their own telescopes, and others...

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