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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Put a Ring On It

Put a Ring On It

Ella Yadegar August 27, 2022

The sun beamed down on the North Faring campus as Head of School Nathan Reynolds spoke proudly about the achievements of the Westlake School for Girls class of 1992. Pacing excitedly in the dress she had...

Sprinter and jumper Zane Danton 22 cheers as he completes a triple jump in a meet against Crespi Carmelite High School.

Senior athletes reflect back on their time as teammates

Leo Saperstein, Assistant Sports Editor January 19, 2022

As an eighth grader at Noble Charter Middle School, Dahnte Russell ’22 sat on the bleachers in Taper Gym, watching the boys basketball team compete against St. Francis High School. When Russell caught...

Daniela Quintero 22 smiles while holding a burrito from Poquito Mas, complimentary of the HWPA.

HWPA holds third senior appreciation event

Iona Lee December 3, 2021

The Harvard-Westlake Parent's Association (HWPA) offered free mini burritos from Poquito Mas to seniors in honor of the third Senior Appreciation Day on Dec. 2. The first Senior Appreciation Event celebrated...

HW Parents Association members gather to take a photo at the Senior Appreciation event.

HW Parents’ Association hosts second Senior Appreciation Event

Tate Sheehy October 30, 2021

The HW Parents' Association hosted their second Senior Appreciation Event, offering senior sweatshirts and free donuts to the Class of 2022 outside of Munger on Tuesday. The first Senior Appreciation...

2022 National Merit Scholars from Harvard-Westlake are listed.

2022 National Merit Semifinalists named

Kriste An October 14, 2021

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists across the country, including 44 members of the Class of 2022, based on students’ SAT or PSAT/NMSQT scores. Semifinalist...

Upper School Dean Sara Miranda describes the factors that make up each college or universitys ranking.

Deans host Family College Night

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff September 23, 2021

The Upper School Deans hosted a virtual College Night for seniors and their families Tuesday, featuring a presentation about the admissions process in general as well as workshops on individual topics. Upper...

Clockwise from bottom right) Felicity Phelan ’21, Ford McDill ’21, Will Lake ’21, Matthew Lee ’21, Alexandria Lange ’21 and Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Ethan Lachman ’21 eat a socially-distanced meal together and chat about their senior year experiences on the bleachers next to Ted Slavin Field on Nov. 13. 
Photo Credit: Hannah Han/Chronicle

On-campus social events suspended after 10 days due to COVID-19 surge

Hannah Han December 13, 2020

Members of the administration and Prefect Council worked in conjunction to host a series of optional on-campus social activities from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20 on weeknights. Because of rising coronavirus case...

Credit: HW Communications Department

Community Council organizes Thanksgiving drive for at-risk seniors

Will Sheehy December 13, 2020

The HW Community Council organized a toiletry drive in conjunction with the Valley InterCommunity Council (VIC) to assist at-risk seniors in the San Fernando Valley on Nov. 7 and 14. Students donated...

Searching for Solidarity

Eli Nickoll December 10, 2020

There is a social phenomenon called the “Tall Poppy Syndrome.” It's the tendency for humans to criticize high achievers, hoping to pull them down. The name originates from the farming practice of...

Mohona Ganguly ’21 receives a floral wreath from upper school dean Celso Cárdenas from inside her car. The celebration was held for seniors as a drive-thru due to the coronavirus Sept. 13.
Credit: Crystal Baik

Seniors celebrate annual ring ceremony

Tanisha Gunby September 17, 2020

In keeping up with an 87-year-old tradition, the school celebrated the seniors' last year of high school with a drive-thru ring ceremony Sept. 13. The senior ring ceremony, which started in the fall of...

A Grateful Goodbye

A Grateful Goodbye

Chronicle Staff May 31, 2019

It’s easy to read this paper and imagine a few reporters and editors in Weiler late at night writing, editing and designing the entire paper. We work in a hierarchical staff structure, and, as such,...

59 seniors to be inducted into Cum Laude Society

Saba Nia April 22, 2019

59 seniors who are in the top 20 percent of the graduating class’ grade point average will be inducted into the National Cum Laude Society on May 20. The seniors are as followed: Cum Laude Society,...

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