Volume 30
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New Chronicle adviser wants journalists to get ‘inner view’

Amayrani Ordonez and William Tang July 14, 2022

Billy Montgomery values curiosity from his journalists.  Montgomery will be the adviser of the upper school student newspaper The Chronicle and also the teacher of some journalism courses. In addition...

Summer SLIDEs By

Summer SLIDEs By

Tali Gurule, Summer Staff July 7, 2022

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Leadership Development Program (SLIDE LDP) is composed of three days of leadership development activities at the upper school and two nights at the UCLA...

Members of alLive present their project to a panel of judges on Saturday, June 18 in Rugby Theater.

alLive you, HW Inc.

Amber Zhang, Summer Staff July 6, 2022

Even before it was announced that they won, members of alLive embraced each other and celebrated their achievement. The four person team, comprised of Angela Ren ’26, Grace Kim ’26, Katelynn You ’26...

Tenth Muse, Vox Populi out this week

Tenth Muse, Vox Populi out this week

Staff June 6, 2022

After months of staff meetings, the middle school's literary and art magazine present their digital publication. The 14-page magazine includes poems and student artwork. Editors-in-Chief Hannah...

Sophomore Prefect Results Announced

Hannah Shahidi, Staff May 4, 2022

On Wednesday, May 4, 9th graders elected Daisy Pritzker ’25, Victor Suh ’25, Eric Lee ’25 and Ellie Borris ’25, according to an email from Head of Student Affairs Keith Jordan. Two rounds of...

Harvard-Westlake announces mask mandates to be reduced

Connor Tang, Writer April 28, 2022

Harvard-Westlake (HW) has reduced the mask guidelines regarding the requirements of wearing a mask indoors, said an e-mail sent by the HW Community Health Office (CHO) on March 9. On March 11, Governor...

Students Saddened by Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

Jack Ryan, Reporter April 22, 2022

On the morning of Feb. 24, Harvard Westlake (HW) students joined billions across the globe in their shock at the violent war erupting between Russia and Ukraine. HW as a school was quick to react, with...

Holi is holy

Jayan Kandavel, Staff April 12, 2022

Some students may be left confused, after receiving an email from school chaplain Anne Gardner on Friday, March 18. The email, titled Observance of Holi, began with “today at sundown (Friday, March 18)...

Robotics dominates

Robotics dominates

Everett Lakey, Staff March 18, 2022

Over the past month, Harvard Westlake (HW) middle school robotics teams have not only won in the school’s first home tournament, but also the VEX Robotics California State Championships. After a tense...

Eric Chang ’25 and Avery Kim ’25 pose maskless in the Horn Commons following new guidelines.

COVID-19 masking protocols change with positive rate ‘well under 1%’

Connor Tang and Justin Tang February 23, 2022

In an email sent by the Community Health Office Wednesday, Feb. 16, it was announced to the Harvard-Westlake (HW) community that the school’s COVID-19 protocols regarding masking would be reduced. About...

SAT test goes online

Nathan Wang, Writer February 23, 2022

If you’ve already decided to take the dreaded three hour scantron SAT, you might have to reconsider. The College Board made changes on Jan. 25 to the SAT regarding time length, score delivery time and...

A parent donated Ram-themed Super Bowl rally towels to students ahead of the big game.

Students ecstatic after hometown Super Bowl win

Jack Ryan, Staff February 15, 2022

On Sunday, Feb. 13, with one minute and 25 seconds left in the Super Bowl, Rams fans were giddy with excitement, as the Rams pulled ahead with a one yard touchdown reception by future Super Bowl MVP Cooper...

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