The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

Don’t Be Afraid

Zoe Dutton May 27, 2015

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” Kurt Vonnegut supposedly said that, and once a friend of an aunt of a friend at a family gathering quoted...

Levin steps down as CFO, will continue to teach classes

Zoe Dutton May 27, 2015

David Weil ’93 will take over as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rob Levin, who is stepping down after 30 years to focus on teaching, President Rick Commons announced May 4 to faculty and staff online...

Chronicle adviser retires after 192 issues

Zoe Dutton May 27, 2015

Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer will retire this summer after 24 years at the school. “What she has built during her time here is incredible,” President Rick Commons...

Levin to step down as CFO

Zoe Dutton May 4, 2015

David Weil '93 will take over as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rob Levin, who is stepping down after 30 years to focus on teaching, President Rick Commons announced this morning to faculty and staff...

School policy changes following Cuba trip

Zoe Dutton February 13, 2015

An investigation into student complaints about the digital storytelling trip to Cuba over semester break, though disputed by organizers, has led to changes in school policy for trips. The administration...

Levin returns after school clears allegations

Zoe Dutton January 14, 2015

Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin returned to the classroom Jan. 5 after an investigation cleared him of anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. Levin had been on a leave of absence from teaching while...

Investigation clears Levin

Zoe Dutton December 18, 2014

An investigation found allegations of sexual misconduct by Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin to be unsubstantiated, President Rick Commons wrote in an email to the community Thursday. Levin has been...

Neighbors protest construction

Zoe Dutton November 19, 2014

"NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!" is a recurring phrase in a list of 70 comments on a recent Los Angeles Times article. The story is about the school’s proposed construction of a three-story parking garage and...

Assembly honors science teacher with videos and song

Zoe Dutton November 19, 2014

Science teacher Jim Brink, who died in a car accident on Nov. 12, was honored with videos, pictures and songs during the 1st and 3rd Wednesday Assembly on Nov. 19. Students and faculty stood and sang...

Commons sums up mission in 26 words

Zoe Dutton September 3, 2014

The new mission statement emphasizes the importance of "joyful" learning in addition to academic excellence. President Rick Commons spoke about the statement at Opening Convocation on Tuesday. He first...

Promote and preserve

Scott Nussbaum August 27, 2014

When the administration recently rewrote the mission statement to make it more accessible for the student body, they recognized that while content always comes first, the manner in which it is communicated...

Going public

Zoe Dutton May 28, 2014

As a freshman at UC Berkeley, Solange Etessami ’13 regaled her friends with tales of her high school cafeteria. For many of those students who had come from public high schools, the idea that a cafeteria...

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