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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

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Restore women’s right to choose

Daphne Davies, Assistant Opinion Editor October 14, 2021

Six weeks ago, a text message from a classmate broke the news to me: Texas legislators enacted a new law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. More texts and calls lit up my phone screen,...

Illustration by Sophia Musante

Leading Ladies: women take initiative on campus

Harry Tarses August 30, 2021

Two single-sex schools came together in a long-anticipated merger to form a single coed institution in September 1991. Thirty years later, at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, an email addressed to the student...

Silhouette of a women featuring playboy magazine covers sexualizing women

Let’s Talk About Sexualization

Mimi Landes and Caitlin Muñoz March 24, 2021

“I’m not looking, are you looking?” “They looked at me first, I swear.” Women experience oversexualization from men in the media When Ash Wright ’22 opened the comment section of a TikTok...

Defining Empowerment

Kate Burry December 10, 2020

To a certified feminist seven days a week, the lyrics of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit “WAP” (an acronym for “Wet Ass P**** ”) invite the discussion of modern day female empowerment...

Evie de Rubertis ’21 builds a model for her studies on the representations of the female form. Credit: Evie de Rubertis, used with permission

Evie de Rubertis studies women in art

Harry Tarses August 30, 2020

Evie de Rubertis ’21, one of the seven recipients of the Junior Summer Fellowships, used her resources to explore the history and evolution of women in art and examine how these feminist works relate...

Abort Mission: Newest Abortion Laws

Abort Mission: Newest Abortion Laws

Kyra Hudson May 28, 2019

After realizing that the guy she had just had sex with didn’t use a condom, Piper* ’20 had to take Plan B One-Step. The emergency contraception kept Piper from facing an unwanted pregnancy, but under...

Illustration by Samantha Ko.

More than Words: Exploring Microaggressions on Campus

Alison Oh March 20, 2019

As Xenia Bernal ’19 flipped through the pages of the 2017 yearbook, she was taken aback. Alongside silly photos of seniors in heart-shaped sunglasses and cheetah-print hats was a large photo of a group...

Illustration by Spencer Klink

Wonder Women: Exploring the increasing female presence in Advanced Placement courses

Lindsay Wu January 30, 2019

On the first day of her senior year, Tivoli Nguyen ’17 entered her Advanced Placement Physics C class and chose a desk between two boys already seated. After the rest of Nguyen’s classmates filed...

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