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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Confronting xenophobia in light of coronavirus

Lauren Cho April 12, 2020

As I scroll through news articles to find updates about the coronavirus, I pass countless stories about xenophobic behavior toward Asian-Americans, prompting me to adjust my behavior in public. Even I...

Illustration by Samantha Ko.

More than Words: Exploring Microaggressions on Campus

Alison Oh March 20, 2019

As Xenia Bernal ’19 flipped through the pages of the 2017 yearbook, she was taken aback. Alongside silly photos of seniors in heart-shaped sunglasses and cheetah-print hats was a large photo of a group...

All school assembly speaker Rosetta Lee addresses the issue of microaggression. (Credit: Crystal Baik /Chronicle)

Speaker discusses methods to address microaggressions

Casey Kim March 8, 2019

In an effort to spark conversation about the impact of microaggressions, educator and diversity speaker Rosetta Lee spoke in an all-school assembly March 8. In addition to debunking myths regarding microaggressions,...

Words come with impact

Danielle Spitz November 22, 2016

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...

Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken leads a discussion about microaggressions Nov. 7. Credit: Nicole Kim/Chronicle.

Community continues to discuss microaggressions

Nicole Kim November 10, 2016

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...

Carmen Levine '17, Daniel Varela ’18, Sohni Kaur '17, Anya Andrews '17 and Dana Anderson '17 (left to right) present a video including anonymous quotes heard around campus that use offensive language. These students are working to combat this kind of language on campus. Credit: Maddy Daum/Chronicle

Advocacy clubs strive to combat microaggressions

Danielle Spitz November 2, 2016

Anonymous quotes heard around campus involving offensive language toward race, gender and sexuality flashed against a black screen at Wednesday’s assembly. Student club leaders produced the video to...

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