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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

Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge

Alden Detmer and Alex Dinh September 21, 2023

It is 1:30 a.m. in Palmdale, CA. Head of Upper School Security Earl Saunders’ day just began. Before Saunders hops on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle an hour later, he checks in with his wife about their...

Student defends themselves in the face of gun violence, standing in front of a crumbled American flag.

Lives on the Line

Natalie Cosgrove February 17, 2022

Palisades Charter High School (PCHS) senior Maya DeGanyar ’22 turned in her seat to see the whiteboard more clearly. She scribbled down notes and then opened "To Kill a Mockingbird" to the assigned page...

School engages in ALICE protocol during drill

Claire Conner and Natalie Cosgrove December 11, 2021

Following several school shooting threats throughout various Los Angeles high schools, students participated in an active shooter drill Dec. 10. Palisades Charter High School (PCHS), Santa Monica High...

Manager of Security Mark Geiger checks classroom doors during the security staff’s first active shooter drill, which involved the entire campus. Students and faculty were instructed to lock doors, turn off lights and remain silent inside their classrooms.

Security staff leads school in active shooter drill

Jenny Li January 31, 2019

Security guards in tactical gear joined the rest of campus in a lockdown drill Feb. 23 to ensure that students and faculty members were aware of appropriate and secure locations in the case of an active...

Head of Upper Schol Laura ross talks to community after security threat leads to school closure. Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Ross informs community of increased security, student resources after security threat

Sophie Haber February 26, 2018

In light of a threatening social media post that caused school to close Friday, Head of Upper School Laura Ross addressed students and faculty about increased security on campus, resources for students...

Photo Illustration by Eshanika Chaudhary

Ready for Anything: Some Students Learn Self-Defense

Eshanika Chaudhary February 20, 2017

No longer willing to put up with being bullied in preschool and elementary school, Kathryn Tian ’17 and her family looked to martial arts as a way for her to defend herself when she was seven years old.   “One...

Security has new leads in search for thief

Emily Rahhal February 15, 2017

Security continues to investigate the recent series of thefts in Chalmers primarily affecting the cheerleading squad. After a confirmed seven cheerleaders’ valuables were stolen during several practices...

Thefts lead to tighter security at home games

Lauren Kim September 24, 2014

Security at home games will be tightened after members of a visiting sports team were caught on videotape stealing cameras from unlocked lockers last week, Head of Security James Crawford said Wednesday. Crawford...

Auction site experiences security breach

Zoe Dutton March 9, 2014

The Harvard-Westlake Parents' Association Party Book fundraising website experienced a security breach last week, compromising bidders’ credit card information, President Rick Commons notified parents...

New cameras surveil former construction areas

Aaron Lyons September 5, 2012

Forty cameras were installed on campus over the summer to increase security and will remain on campus, Head of Security Jim Crawford  said. "Most of the cameras are visible and will be used to keep intruders...

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