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Newsom announces new guidelines for youth sports

February 22, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom announced new thresholds that counties have to meet in order to resume outdoor youth sports Feb. 19. According to the new guidelines, schools can resume outdoor sports once COVID-19...

Varsity Runner Daniela Quintero '22 warms up before her race. Credit: Justin Goldstein/Chronicle

School hosts first Cross Country meet since pandemic

Liam Razmjoo and Justin Goldstein February 17, 2021

The Cross Country team participated in the first competitive sporting event held since the school cancelled all athletic activities due to the pandemic on Mar. 11. The Wolverines faced off against Loyola...

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On- And off-Court Prowess: Tennis program head Bo Hardt trains on a red clay court with his coach and hitting partner during the summer.

COVID-19 influences athletic coaches’ lifestyles

Ryan Razmjoo January 4, 2021

When tennis program head Bo Hardt checked his email and saw that the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) had announced the cancellation of the spring season, he was overcome by emotion. “As...

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Stealing the Spotlight from Performing Arts

Justin Goldstein December 9, 2020

On a late Wednesday afternoon, Shanti Hinkin ’22 listened to the combination of voices that comprised the Chamber Singers as they sang Brahms's "Der Gang zum Liebchen." However, this year, something...

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Daniela Quintero ’22 and Natalia Quintero ’21

Ryan Razmjoo December 9, 2020

Daniela Quintero '22 Soccer was our first sport for a long time. Natalia and I started playing when we were 3 and 4-years-old and later decided to join a club running team when we were 7 and 8 respectively....

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

A child’s role model: do as I say, not as I do

Liam Razmjoo December 9, 2020

With the rise of social media activism, athletes feel increasingly pressured to be leaders on and off the court. This past year, many NFL and NBA athletes, including Malcolm Jenkins and LeBron James,...

COVID-19 CONCERNS: Despite the football team's efforts to conduct socially distanced practices, the school is still reevaluating participant safety.

As cases rise, future of on-campus athletics appears to be in jeopardy

Amelia Scharff December 9, 2020

With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high in California according to the Los Angeles Times, new restrictions may affect on-campus sports practices. In an all-school email sent by President Rick Commons,...

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Wolverines Only

Fiene Oerlemans October 14, 2020

How can I explain to the Harvard-Westlake community what field hockey means to me? Well, that is a difficult question, since not a lot of people are familiar with the sport. Not only are people unfamiliar...

UNITED FRONT: Editor-in-chief Ethan Lachman '21 and Assistant Sports Editor Ryan Razmjoo '22 watched the Lakers in the Finals. Credit: Ethan Lachman/Chronicle

Students unite in hopes of winning championships for City of Angels

Justin Goldstein and Liam Razmjoo October 14, 2020

On a dreary Wednesday afternoon in the middle of  quarantine, Collin Assil ’22 sat down in front of his computer to cheer on the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs with his best friends. As he watched...

Valentina Gaxiola ’21 edits her iMovie about Italian women’s soccer. Credit: Valentia Gaxiola, used with permission.

Valentina Gaxiola researches gender inequality in Italian sports

Liam Razmjoo August 27, 2020

Junior Summer Fellowship recipient Valentina Gaxiola '21 researched gender inequality in sports this summer. While on a trip to Italy a few years ago, Gaxiola said she was inspired to study sexism in...

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Alexa Druyanoff

Pandemic impacts college recruitment

Amelia Scharff August 27, 2020

When Williams College commit Gabby Odoom ’21 got the notification that her spring track and field season was canceled, fear rushed through her body. She wouldn't be able to compete and would lose the...

Illustration by Evie De Rubertis

Nostalgic for a world of sports normalcy

Jaidev Pant June 3, 2020

On a mundane Tuesday afternoon during spring break, we both found ourselves sick of binge-watching Netflix shows and were looking for something new. After all, quarantine left us with nothing to do, and...

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