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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Deans change spring college tour itinerary

Sara Segil March 22, 2023

The school adjusted the annual spring break college tour itinerary, replacing the Southern college tour with a New England tour. The Midwestern tour, which is still available for students, has also been...

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Spring Break-Down: Farmer’s Markets

Becca Berlin March 24, 2022

Instead of sleeping in until 11 a.m. on Sundays, which is tempting, I rush to get dressed and walk to my local farmers market before they run out of cinnamon raisin brioche. Farmer's markets were a...

Students pose at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Members of the civil rights movement tour visited different historical locations across several southern states.   Credit: Ethan Lachman/ Chronicle

Students participate in first civil rights tour

Jaidev Pant May 1, 2019

In order to experience the history of the civil rights movement firsthand, 16 upper and middle school students took part in the school’s first civil rights tour, which Director of Diversity Janine Jones...

Students visit a historical site in Laos, where they created short films over spring break.  Credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Jessa Glassman April 11, 2019

Students traveled to Laos over spring break as part of an HWGO! Digital Storytelling trip. Planned in collaboration with Peace Works Travel, the trip allowed student to experience Southeast Asian culture,...

Students violate trip policy

Jean Sanders April 26, 2017

Roughly half a dozen students violated the Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking Policy on school trips over spring break, President Rick Commons said. The school’s policy as written in the Student Parent Handbook...

Jean Sanders July 1, 2016

Lola Clark ’17 steps on a bus, ready for a six-hour drive to Clemson University in South Carolina. While many of her peers are spending their spring breaks resting at home or traveling, Clark is preparing...

Spanish classes go on school trip to Spain

Indu Pandey April 27, 2016

A group of 18 Spanish language students along with three faculty advisors traveled to Spain for educational immersion March 24 to April 10. Participants spent their first weekend in Madrid before attending...

Business of Life teacher Rob Levin and science teacher Nadine Eisenkolb participate in a Frisbee throw on the field during the Festival of Spring Thursday. Credit: Nicole Kim/Chronicle

Students, faculty play games at first Festival of Spring

Alena Rubin March 24, 2016

Community and Character Committee hosted the first Festival of Spring Thursday between fourth and fifth periods in an effort to build a sense of community and help students relieve stress before Spring...

Spots filled for Spain Spring Break trip

Hannah Cho January 17, 2016

Spots are filled for the Spain trip over spring break, led by Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and three other chaperones. The trip will take place from March 25 to April 10. Nineteen middle and upper school...

Deans and students evaluate changes in school-sponsored college tour

April 17, 2011

By Lara Sokoloff This year’s Spring Break college tours did not include a Northeast tour for the first time, Upper School Dean Jon Wimbish said. The school instead offered a Southern tour and...

School completes senior parking lot renovation

April 17, 2011

By Lara Sokoloff The renovation of the senior parking lot was completed over Spring Break, Head of Campus Operations JD DeMatte said. The renovation began during winter break and lasted about three...

Too early to tell

November 10, 2010

  By Rebecca Nussbaum As early applications are being submitted, college is a main topic of conversation on campus. The seniors’ energy has changed noticeably over the past six months....

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