“A” is for Asian?: Impact of the “model minority” myth

“A” is for Asian?: Impact of the “model minority” myth

When Steven Zhao ’19 left his English class holding a graded essay, his friend took a quick look at the “B+” scrawled on a margin, cracked a smile and said, “you dishonor your family.” Zhao pretended to laugh along, though he didn’t really find the comment funny, he said. For Zhao, who is a first […]

Words come with impact

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language regarding race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at assembly Nov. 2. Student club leaders presented the video to spread awareness of microaggressions on campus and start a movement to stop derogatory language. Leader of the Latino-American Student Organization Carmen Levine ’17, Black Leadership Awareness […]

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Following last week’s all-school assembly, in which advocacy clubs screened a video highlighting instances of racist, sexist and homophobic language on campus, faculty and students continued their discussion of microaggressions in Ahmanson Lecture Hall during Activities Nov. 7. Student leaders from the Latino-American Student Organization, Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club, La Femme and Gender-Sexuality […]

Hicks to serve as new executive assistant

Juliana Hicks will serve as the executive assistant to the Head of Athletics for the upcoming school year after she officially assumed her position Jan. 3. She was previously the head coach for the JV girls’ volleyball program and the assistant coach for boys’ and girls’ varsity volleyball teams. “I’ve been here for the past […]

Juniors win Miranda Rights essay competition

Dani Mirell ’17 and Serena Davis ’17 won first and second place, respectively, at the district level in the 2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest sponsored by the Ninth Circuit Courts and Community Committee. Mirell’s essay will automatically be submitted into the Ninth Circuit Civics Contest along with winners from other districts. Students wrote essays or […]

Basketball team, senior class honored in assembly

Basketball team, senior class honored in assembly

The final First and Third Wednesday assembly honored departing faculty members, the CIF-winning varsity boys’ basketball team and the graduating senior class. Head Prefects Grace Pan ’16 and Hunter Brookman ’16 commemorated departing Head of Upper School Audrius Barzdukas’s time at the school. Barzdukas also spoke. “These have been the best years of my life, […]

Ethics Bowl wins second place

Competing against 330 teams, Harvard-Westlake students won second place in their first trip to the National High School Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina April 14-17. Cameron Cabo ’16, Su Jin Nam ’16, Nathan Lee ’16, Jessie Pfeifer ’16, Aidan Luscinski ’17, Kat Edminston ’17 and Elly Choi ’18 researched and discussed 15 […]

School selects 7 applicants for summer abroad fellowships

Seven students will travel abroad this summer as recipients of HW Go! Student Summer Fellowships. The program supports projects designed by students to investigate the histories and traditions of foreign countries to promote students’ cultural persepctive and global responsibility. Alison Oh ’19, Carmen Levine ’17 and Alitzel Villanueva ’17 received Latin-American and Iberian Studies Fellowships. […]

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