Lucy Kim ’19 studies political uprisings in South Korea

In an effort to discover South Korea’s history and learn more about the culture that her family grew up in, Lucy Kim ’19 traveledmet Na Kyung Taek, a famous photographer who risked his life to take photos of the Gwangju Uprising, and interviewed Spokesperson Kim Hyun, who was a major figure for the Democratic Party […]

Tuning into Korean Culture: Exploring the Effect of K-Pop on Korean-Americans

Tuning into Korean Culture: Exploring the Effect of K-Pop on Korean-Americans

At the first ever school-wide multicultural fair last year, the Asian Students in Action club blasted Korean pop music, or K-Pop, through huge speakers on the quad. As the foreign music, characterized by catchy hooks and punctuated with random English lyrics, played on, students started to dance along. ASiA leader Lucy Kim ’19, a first […]

Ni-hao: faculty

Three administrators traveled to East Asia during spring break to promote the school and meet with alumni and parents. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, head of external relations Ed Hu and director of Kutler Center and summer programs Jim Patterson spent 15 days in China, Japan and Korea. While on the trip, the faculty members […]

Senior showcases biographic

After traveling to Korea last summer, Chronicle Sports Online Editor Connor Reese ’17 created a HW Go!-sponsored film illustrating the life and achievements of his great-grandfather Chu Yohan which he screened Jan. 26. With funds granted by the Asian Initiative Fellowship, Reese spent 10 days in and around Seoul conducting interviews and primary research, followed […]

Student screens HW Go! film

Student screens HW Go! film

After traveling to Korea last summer, Chronicle sports online editor Connor Reese ’17 screened his HW Go!-sponsored film Jan. 26 illustrating the life and achievements of his great-grandfather, Chu Yohan.   With funds granted by the Asian Initiative Fellowship, Reese spent 10 days in and around Seoul conducting interviews and primary research, followed by two […]

Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Made in Korea: Reflecting on Multiculturalism

Winter break is a time for rest and travel. As I am enjoying my staycation, I will write about my favorite place to travel to while pondering about the culture that comes with it: I was born in Los Angeles. I am an American. My parents were born in South Korea. They are Korean. It […]

Natalie Choi ’18 finds a home away from home

Natalie Choi ’18 finds a home away from home

As Natalie Choi ‘18 sat on a warm patch of grass with her friends after school, she took a deep breath, smiled, and said she felt truly at home. After moving over five thousand miles from the city where she grew up, she said she has let go of her worries and is now enjoying life in […]

Justyn Chang ’18 brings K-pop to Los Angeles

Justyn Chang ’18 brings K-pop to Los Angeles

His heart was beating out of his chest and sweat was dripping from his forehead. Justyn Chang ’18 had never been more nervous. He considered running out of the small, damp room, but running out of the room would also mean running away from his dream, which was only an arm’s length away.  Singing was […]

16 teachers receive grant to visit Korea

Sixteen members of the faculty were granted fellowships to take a trip to Korea this summer, from June 11-23. The trip, funded by the Gunter Gross Global initiative and Gyu Si and Min Sun Suh (Andy ’18), will include travel to Seoul and Jeju Island. “As educators, we recognize the importance of having a ‘global […]