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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Einstein and Shakespeare box each another.
Illustration by Iris Chung

Bar Charts vs. Liberal Arts

Zoe Goor August 26, 2023

As Lauren Park '25 made her course selections last March, she scrolled through the curriculum guide, seeing offerings like Slam! Spoken Word Poetry and Mass Entertainment in America and Principles of Engineering....

A student stands in front of a bookshelf that represents courses at the school. There is a lack of humanity opportunities for students to choose from.

Remove all AP classes

Jade Harris, Assistant Opinion Editor January 3, 2023

The school has decided to slowly shift away from Advanced Placement (AP) courses, beginning mostly with the humanities. While the removal of APs is beneficial to students, the current methodology will...

Jacky Zhang ’21, Anjee Feng ’20, William Tao ’21 and Sebastian Li ’20 answer questions about STEM-related topics, including biology, energy and physics, during the Science Bowl on Feb. 22. Credit: Heather Audesirk

Science Bowl team places fourth

Hannah Han March 5, 2020

Science Bowl Team A, co-captained by Sebastian Li ’20 and Tyler Weigand ’21, earned fourth place out of 42 teams in the Regional High School Science Bowl on Feb. 22, while Team B, led by Micah Gold...

Hackathon organizer Lukas Seklir ’21 relays the details of his Hackathon project to Leader of HW Venture Coco Kaleel ’20. Seklir won first place for his app, Melodica, which generates a song with violin and flute accompaniment after the user hums a melody. Credit: Ethan Lachman/Chronicle

Entrepreneurs tackle STEM issues

Ethan Lachman March 4, 2020

After receiving positive feedback from students, the school hosted its second Hackathon of the year where students applied programming skills to creative projects Feb. 15 to 16 in the Mudd Library, Hackathon...

The value of the humanities

The value of the humanities

Hannah Han and Ethan Lachman October 4, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving. Distant relatives, now reunited, scoop sweet potatoes onto paper plates and slather gravy on slices of turkey. They dance around each other, moving from one trivial conversation...

Photo Illustration by Sam Ko

Off Balance

Kristin Kuwada October 16, 2017

Paging through the curriculum guide the spring before freshman year, Diego Ayala ‘18 was disappointed with what he found. Ayala, who said he prefers the social sciences, couldn’t sign up for honors...

Brittany Hong/Chronicle

Fixing our STEM Curriculum to Inspire Curiosity

Alena Rubin May 31, 2017

She was a fourth grader I met at an after-school science workshop, a ten-year-old, and she was better at physics than me, a junior in AP Physics. In a matter of minutes, the most advanced model bridge...

La Femme Speaker Victoria Fox discusses the importance of stem cell research and the significance of women being represented in STEM fields with Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts before the official La Femme meeting Jan. 9. Credit: Printed with permission of Daria Arzy

La Femme speaker discusses women in STEM

Sofia Heller January 11, 2017

Stem cell researcher Dr. Victoria Fox was set to speak to members of La Femme about her experiences as a woman in science and the importance of stem cell work Jan. 9, as of press time. Fox is the CEO of...

Project Girl to Girls holds first workshop

Sofia Heller November 25, 2016

Project Girl to Girl had their first workshop at the elementary school Carpenter Community Charter School on Nov. 17. The club aims to decrease the gender imbalance in STEM fields. The Chronicle Assistant...

Photo illustration by Josie Abugov

The Root of the Problem: Gender Imbalance in STEM Fields

Josie Abugov October 10, 2016

As Kat Edminston ’17 scanned her Advanced Placement Microeconomics and Macroeconomics class on the first day of school, she realized she was one of three girls in the class. A few weeks later, the other...

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