The Student-Run Magazine of the Harvard-Westlake Chronicle




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Capturing the past: How photographer Emma Spencer commemorates the Vietnam War

Kaitlin Musante February 28, 2018

Echoes of the Vietnam War lingered inside the crumbling walls of the Veterans Administration as Emma Spencer ‘18 stepped through the overgrown grass of an empty lot, camera in tow. “It felt like...

Photo Illustration by Sam Ko

J’aime, La Croix

Indu Pandey February 27, 2018

They say French is the language of love. Something about Casablanca, the Eiffel Tower and baguettes just ooze romance. I never understood the connection that so many wax poetic about. That was, of course,...

Photo Illustration by Sofia Heller

Art Over Artist?: The moral implications of separating art from artist

Sofia Heller February 27, 2018

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Woody Allen, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, Matt Lauer. Before those names filled our news feeds, their movies and TV shows monopolized our screens. Today,...

Dynamic Duo: An Interview with English Teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Jocelyn Medawar

Dynamic Duo: An Interview with English Teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Jocelyn Medawar

Noa Schwartz February 27, 2018

“I mean…I hear we’re pretty good,” English teacher Jeremy Michaelson said, laughing, when we asked him and English teacher Jocelyn Medawar: “You guys have to know the mutual reputation that you...

Photo Illustration by Alena Rubin

Where does the future of Greek life lie?

Alena Rubin February 27, 2018

It was summer when Wilder Short ’18 first visited Bowdoin College. He had already visited a handful of schools, but when he toured Bowdoin’s campus in Maine, it felt different. As his student-led tour...

Illustration by Anna Gong

Letting Go of Religion

Sofia Heller February 27, 2018

Jane’s* ’18 head was pounding as she made her way into the kitchen in the afternoon. She was about to take her first a bite of food that day when her dad came into the room, yelling that she needed...

Photo Illustration by Alison Oh

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Stepping into a Murky World of Gray

Saba Nia February 27, 2018

I am a hypocrite. I try to remain firm as I explain to the blubbering child how he has broken camp rules, but I can’t help feeling a twinge of sympathy and even a little guilt. Though the boy has...

Photo Illustration by Nicole Kim and Alena Rubin

United We Dream: In the In Between

Alena Rubin February 27, 2018

Máté Major ’18 likes routine. During the school week, he wakes up at 6 a.m., battles traffic on the 101 in his 2007 Honda (“the village donkey”), goes to his classes and goes home. He might go...

Photo Illustration by Jenny Li

#The Struggle is Real: the West and the White Savior Complex

Jenny Li February 27, 2018

Superhero movies are always the same. Powerless, struggling characters are in trouble and only the superhero has the ability to save them. The protagonist defeats the villain, saves the helpless characters...

Photo Illustration by Jenny Li

Leveling the Playing Field: Talking to Learning Specialist Grace Brown

Sam Ko February 27, 2018

Matthew Berg ’19 grimaced as his teacher handed his algebra test back to him. His eyes fixated on the red B- and he couldn’t help frowning as he turned the page, the grade bleeding through the paper....

Photo Illustration by Alison Oh

Divorcing the Stigma: Listening to the Stories of Children of Divorce

Kristin Kuwada February 27, 2018

Emotionally drained from the previous night, I deliberated whether I should really go to school such a fragile state. But anything was better than staying at home. Walking into school with my earphones...

Photo by Nicole Kim

Street Styles: Documenting streetwear in Los Angeles

Nicole Kim February 27, 2018

One November afternoon, a few hundred people stood in line outside Undefeated, a sneaker and streetwear retailer on La Brea Avenue. August Roth ’19 wasn’t one of them: he walked out the doors of Undefeated,...

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