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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

Stress should not be in style

Stress should not be in style

Jessa Glassman December 12, 2019

It was Black Friday, and with dozens of tabs open on my overheating laptop, I scoured my favorite online shops for the best deals. In my hunt for savings, I noticed a troubling trend—more troubling...

Artwork-ing Off Stress

Artwork-ing Off Stress

Celine Park November 14, 2019

Art allows students to escape from the responsibilities of school For Mimi Offor ’21, working on art portfolios or setting up a photoshoot in Feldman-Horn allows her to focus on what she loves, while...

An open letter to our parents

An open letter to our parents

Chronicle Staff December 15, 2018

Dear Parents, Last year, middle and upper school students took a survey about their experiences at Harvard-Westlake. The results are in, and we feel compelled to share them with you. Students who felt...

Faculty and staff engage in goat yoga for their annual health and wellness week Oct. 19. Credit: Caitlin Chung/Chronicle

‘Greatest Of All Time’: Faculty, staff participate in goat yoga

Zoe Redlich October 24, 2018

To better improve their physical and mental health, members of faculty and staff participated in goat yoga outside of Rugby as part of their annual health and wellness week Oct. 19 . According to the...

Dear Saba: Stop Stressing

Dear Saba: Stop Stressing

Saba Nia October 4, 2018

Dear “Stressed Out” Saba, Today is the one-year anniversary of my grandfather’s death. I had my first history test of the year, so naturally, my focus was directed toward this perceived “life-or-death”...

Illustration by Samantha Ko

ASMR You Satisfied?

Sarah Reiff October 4, 2018

The crunch of an apple. The tapping of a pencil. The whisper that “everything will be okay.” While these sounds are seemingly random, they have one thing in common: they are all a part of one of the...

Photo Illustration by Ryan Albert, Jenny Li and Spencer Klink

Beyond the Books: Placing More Emphasis on Student Wellness

Kendall Dees September 4, 2018

“I geek out over all of this.” Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher and Counselor Michelle Bracken smiled as she reached above her desk to find a three inch binder given to her...

Stressing students’ well-being: Survey measures stress at school, home

Zoe Redlich March 26, 2018

Upper school students participated in the Challenge Success survey conducted by the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. The survey was part of a national study focusing on the experience...

Sophomores compete in the tug-of-war challenge during the third annual Spring Festival. Credit: Astor Wu/Chronicle

Spring Into Action: Community bonds over third annual Spring Festival

Saba Nia March 24, 2018

Students and faculty members participated in a variety of competitive events including dodgeball, table tennis and Wii karaoke, and ate In-N-Out Burger during Community and Character Committee’s third...

Prefect Council provides massage therapists during midterms

Luke Schneider December 16, 2017

LA Massage Factory provided students with massages Tuesday and Thursday in Chalmers East. The Upper School administration said that they recruited massage therapists to combat the stress and anxiety that...

Mady Madison/Chronicle

No homework holidays: all work and no play

Alena Rubin November 29, 2016

I still remember how restless I was that Monday night, my mind anxiously recounting my day the way it tends to when I stare too long at the ceiling about my bed. I retrospect, it was a perfect type of...

Image taken by Sophie Cohen and Claudia Wong.

Library Stress Relievers

Jackson Novick May 21, 2016

Students visiting the front desk of the Mudd Library in the last few months may have noticed a whiteboard covered with quotes, goofy drawings, opinions and responses to current events. They might also...

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