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The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Teachers’ Testimony

Julian Andreone May 28, 2021

Teachers and students were working with less than thirty minutes of class remaining when The City Journal published “The Miseducation of America’s Elites” on March 9. In the article, journalist Bari...

Connections Cut Off

Connections Cut Off

Kate Burry October 14, 2020

  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, French teacher Amandine Nelaton began every class by stopping at her students’ desks and conversing with them about their goals, passions and lives. Using her positive...

A Big Request: Teacher Recommendation Letters

A Big Request: Teacher Recommendation Letters

Tammer Bagdasarian May 2, 2019

When Luke Rowen ’19 first picked up a deck of “Magic: The Gathering” cards as a junior in math teacher Andy Stout’s Design and Data Structures class, he was not thinking about college recommendations....

Chronicle Staff Writer Jaidev Pant ’21 observes the faculty artists’ artwork displayed in Feldman-Horn Gallery. The opening reception for the display took place March 4.  Credit: Lucas Lee/Chronicle

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Eugene Wyman March 21, 2019

Faculty artists displayed their artwork, sculptures, photography and paintings at the Visual Arts Department Faculty Exhibit in Feldman-Horn gallery. Jesse Chehak ’97, Claire Cochran ’06, Cheri...

Photo Illustration by Jeanine Kim and Kyra Hudson.

By the Book: Fitting Teachers’ Expectations

Casey Kim February 28, 2019

Alexa* let out a sigh of disappointment as she trudged out of the English department office with a page of edits in one hand and a laptop in another. After meeting with her teacher about an upcoming...

U.S. History and AP U.S. History students work in pairs to research about the candidates of their assigned districts for the midterm elections. Their predictions for the outcome of the race were shared to the rest of the class. Staged photo by Lindsay Wu and Luke Schneider/Chronicle

Teachers address midterms in class

Casey Kim November 15, 2018

During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the history department prepared in-class activities and discussions for students regarding possible outcomes of the race. The late-start block...

Degrees of Separation: Addressing the diversity of degrees teachers have on campus

Degrees of Separation: Addressing the diversity of degrees teachers have on campus

Danielle Spitz September 1, 2017

After another long day of testing and note-taking, Diego Ayala ’18 faced his most challenging task at home: telling his mom what he learned in school. Reflecting on lectures from his science, history...

Photo illustration by Pavan Tauh and Kitty Luo

The Chosen Ones: Students Request Certain Teachers from Deans

Sammi Handler September 21, 2016

After Sophie Tippl ’17 received her full schedule with teachers for her junior year, she could not help but worry. Her friends had warned her about one teacher who had a reputation as one of the most...

Illustration by Alena Rubin; 
Map Image Taken From Pokémon Go App, Graphics Assisted by Nicole Kim

New Pokémon Go App Is A Summer Trend

Kitty Luo September 7, 2016

When Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken received a call from her sister-in-law, she was expecting a casual chat about family and friends, she said. Instead, her sister-in-law informed...

Teacher assignments leaked on The Hub

Danielle Spitz August 23, 2016

Upper school students found their teacher assignments on The Hub Tuesday morning, making this the second year in a row that The Hub has prematurely released teacher names and then promptly removed them...

Image taken from hw.com

Giving a grade to grade transparency

Hannah Cho May 31, 2016

Rachel Lee ’17 impatiently waited as the clock counted down the minutes until 6 p.m. on March 22. Three minutes later, she logged onto the Harvard-Westlake student portal and accessed her long-awaited...

Credit: Mady Madison/Chronicle

A lot to be thankful for at Harvard-Westlake

Chronicle Staff November 24, 2015

Henry M. Gunn and Palo Alto high schools in Silicon Valley are situated near train tracks. Most students, when they come to the tracks, know the drill; they wait until the train passes, and then they cross. But...

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