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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

Editors-in-Chief Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra stand next to each other during the first Chronicle layout.

Letter from the Editors: Encouraging a new mindset

Tessa Augsberger and Milla Ben-Ezra May 27, 2022

As teenagers living in the world today, we are inundated with pressure to improve ourselves. With social media hounding us about the importance of self-care and our high schools consistently emphasizing...

Understanding Ukraine

Understanding Ukraine

Daphne Davies March 28, 2022

On a Friday afternoon, an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics class sat in its Seaver classroom, deeply immersed in a discussion about the events that had transpired the day before: Russian...

Illustration by Caroline Jacoby

My Russian identity in a time of crisis

Sandra Koretz, News Editor March 25, 2022

Russian melodies and whispers escaped through the open doors as the smell of my grandma's authentic Russian cooking seeped out of the house. Rich bowls of borscht and blinchiki welcomed me as I walked...

James Hess/Chronicle

Reframing Ukrainian News

Editorial Board March 24, 2022

Six thousand miles away, we watched the first few days of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on our TV screens. We saw powerful images of and read worri- some articles about...

A sign at a gas station in Studio City reflects the recent rise in fuel prices in Los Angeles, as well as throughout the nation.

Rising gas prices follow sanctions

Lily Lee March 20, 2022

California’s average price per gallon of gasoline ascended to $5.91 March 18, signaling record high prices for the country, according to NBC Los Angeles. The U.S. enacted sanctions on Russian oil and...

Community Council members pose for a photo by their booth, where they raised over $1000 for Ukrainian refugees.

Bake sale raises funds for Ukrainians

Iona Lee March 13, 2022

Community Council sold Zooies cookies on the Quad to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees on Mar. 11. Proceeds were donated to Lifting Hands International (LHI), a nonprofit organization that provides war...

We must make it clear that while the U.S. is unwilling to acquiesce to Russia’s threat-backed demands and thereby legitimize violent, coercive tactics, Americans will consider reevaluating the status quo to avoid war.

Ukrainian conflict, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor February 16, 2022

As over 130,000 Russian troops flanked the Ukrainian border last week, President Joe Biden issued a dire warning to American citizens living in the Eastern European country: leave, immediately. The...

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