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Volume 30

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The P.E. Teacher Did It

Caroline Cosgrove, Freelance Reporter | November 7, 2022

Students gathered at the middle school campus for many Halloween inspired activities on Friday, Oct. 28. Each year, the student council hosts a fall event showing a movie, serving dinner and hosting various...

Ambassadors sit on the lower lawn to dig in to their In-N-Out and Rice Balls of Fire dinner after training on Sept. 27.

N. Faring hosts student ambassador dinner

Annabelle Cheung and Darya Ghassemieh | October 3, 2022
More than 300 students gather for Student Ambassador training, dinner
Courtney Corrin ’16, Girls Soccer and Track & Field; Lucy Davis ’11, Equestrian; 
Terry Elledge ’85-14, Coach; Alexandria Florent ’15, Track & Field; Arden Pabst ’13, Baseball

Hall Of Fame inducts five

Ezekiel Baum, Reporter | September 29, 2022

It’s almost Homecoming, and that marks the next set of entries into the Harvard-Westlake Athletics Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees Courtney Corrin ’16: Since graduating from Harvard-Westlake...

Returning to a new norm

Returning to a new norm

Camryn Banafsheha, Reporter | September 8, 2022
Parents gathered Wednesday to hear from President Rick Commons in the first in-person State of the School announcement in over two years.

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)...

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