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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

Upper school students crowd around the booth outside Chalmers to complete their registration and receive Dunkin Donuts, with their Social Security numbers in hand.

Seniors organize voting registration booth

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Chloe Park September 17, 2021

Several upper school students affiliated with the organization Redefy California ran a booth for peers to register or pre-register to vote Tuesday. They offered donuts to each student who participated...

Governor Gavin Newsom appears at a campaign rally with President Joe Biden in Long Beach, California.

Newsom survives recall election

Davis Marks September 16, 2021

California Governor Gavin Newsom has prevailed in the recall attempt to remove him from office with major news networks calling the race for Newsom on Tuesday night. Over 9 million Californians voted in...

In order to allow students to participate in the upcoming election, the monthly Flex Day was moved to Nov. 3.
Credit: Alexa Druyanoff

Students have Election Day off to vote, volunteer at polls

Will Sheehy October 16, 2020

In an effort to allow students and teachers to vote and volunteer at polling stations more easily, the administration decided to give Election Day on Nov. 3 off to upper school students for the first...

Compromising on controversy

Compromising on controversy

Spencer Klink October 4, 2019

T he 2020 presidential election will most certainly be divisive.Liberals have already demonstrated a lack of unity for this upcoming election, with 19 Democratic candidates in the running. Beyond the...

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Let’s get real: Emotion does belong in politics

Jessa Glassman November 15, 2018

The 2016 presidential election marked a fundamental shift in the psychology of politics. Campaign policies, promises and debates used to be openly discussed at our dinner tables. Since Donald Trump and...

Illustration by Sam Ko 19

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Lauren Nehorai November 15, 2018

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and...

Electing to Make Change

Electing to Make Change

Chronicle Staff November 15, 2018

As students joined the long lines outside of their local schools and community centers, they prepared to vote. After long months of waiting and scanning news articles, they were finally ready to engage...

Midterms 2018: Guide to Californias Propositions

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

Jenny Li November 2, 2018

This year, many seniors will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 United States midterms election. Here is a non-partisan guide to the 11 ballot propositions:   Proposition 1 approves $4 billion in...

Credit: Lauren Nehorai/Chronicle

Integrating Immigration: Anti-Immigrant Policies and Rhetoric Hit Close to Home

Sophie Haber August 29, 2018

Blue, red and white lights flashed in front of Xenia Bernal ’19, blurred by the tears that swelled in her eyes. Bernal, a first generation Mexican-American, was in the backseat of a car driving through...

Club members to hold voter registration drive

Indu Pandey October 5, 2016

The Junior State of America club will host a voter registration drive throughout the school day and after school Oct. 17. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. "We hope to register...

A typical voting booth. Image licensed for reuse with modification from Wikimedia Commons.

New To Voting

Sophie Cohen May 20, 2016

As the California primary election draws near, many seniors at Harvard-Westlake say they feel prepared to vote knowledgeably for a presidential candidate, but some juniors who will turn 18 before the June...

Infographic art by Alexa Zuriff/Chronicle

Some students suppress their politics on campus

Katie Plotkin May 5, 2016

Amid controversial political statements from presidential candidates this election season, conservative and liberal students say they feel pressured to suppress their opinions for fear of retaliation,...

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