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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Local clothing brand creates Weddington collection for wear

Hannah Shahidi November 16, 2022

Los Angeles-based clothing company AG Jeans designed a “Save Weddington” collection to protest the school’s plan to develop Weddington Golf & Tennis into the River Park athletic campus. Save...

Before homecoming, signs objecting to the River Park recreation project appeared along streets near the Upper School. It is unclear whether each sign was placed by a different community member or whether the local campaign was the work of a single activist.

Administration faces backlash over River Park

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff October 3, 2021

Members of Save Weddington placed signs along Coldwater Canyon Avenue to protest the school’s River Park plan. The organization, whose goal is to preserve Weddington Golf & Tennis, posted signs to...

At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, members play golf while taking in the Studio City views. With its status as a Historic-Cultural monument, more aspects of the original park will be preserved in the River Park.

Weddington property designated a Historic-Cultural Monument

Kriste An September 19, 2021

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee voted to recommend designating the Weddington Golf & Tennis property in Studio City a Historic-Cultural Monument,...

PARKS AND RECREATION: At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, Studio City residents use the driving range to practice golf on a summer’s day. This property was purchased by the school and will be converted into the River Park athletic facility, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

River Park athletic facility in works

Will Sherwood August 30, 2021

The school hopes to begin construction to create the $100 million River Park athletic facility, a 16-acre athletic property complete with environmentally friendly features. After a summer of preparing...

Varsity golf team members practice alongside community members after school at Weddington.

Studio City community discusses historical status of Weddington

Julian Andreone June 1, 2021

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission officially recommended that the Los Angeles  City Council consider designating Weddington Golf & Tennis a historic monument April 15. Such a designation...

School prepares environmental impact report for river park property

Tessa Augsberger March 26, 2021

The school is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report for its proposed River Park athletic and recreational facility after applying to the City of Los Angeles for a Conditional Use Permit last...

WALK IN THE PARK: The school unveiled plans to turn Weddington Golf & Tennis into River Park in a realistic computer generated design. In the proposed plan, the new facilities will include an athletic center, multiple fields and eco-friendly green spaces.

School announces plans for River Park

Lindsay Wu August 28, 2019

After a year-long design process, the school has released draft site plans for its River Park campus, which will offer athletic and recreational facilities to both the Harvard-Westlake and Studio City...

Illustration By Hannah Mittleman

Weapons of Mass Construction

Casey Kim August 28, 2019

“Do they really need another giant pool?”As lifetime Studio City resident Pam Friedman listened to school representatives describe the new construction plans for the school’s proposed River Park,...

Casey Kim returns as Campaign Director

Caitlin Chung September 14, 2018

Casey Kim, who worked in the Office of Advancement from 2007 to 2016, returned this year as the new Campaign Director. For the last two years, Kim served as an Associate Director of Advancement at Windward...

Employees, neighbors react to Weddington purchase

Sofia Heller August 29, 2018

Nicole Robbins has been a tennis coach at Weddington Golf and Tennis for 19 years, so when she found out that Harvard-Westlake had purchased the property and would be reserving the tennis courts she typically...

Photo Illustration by Sam Ko

Like a Good Neighbor: Neighbors discuss previous expansion concerns

Jenny Li November 21, 2017

Bruce Killlingsworth never thought he would be placing signs protesting Harvard-Westlake on his lawn. As a child, he would routinely walk the two minutes up to Harvard School for Boys for a game of baseball...

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Aaron Park November 21, 2017

By the time Ashlee Wong ’18 finishes basketball practice, it’s already dark outside. Even after a two-hour-long practice, Wong’s night is just beginning. She still has a full schedule of homework...

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