Here Comes the Signs: Protests of the 60s Compared to Now

Here Comes the Signs: Protests of the 60s Compared to Now

When Francine Werner ‘68 thinks back to her years at the then-Westlake School for Girls, she said she recalls the cultural phenomenon of the Beatles and the British Invasion, the counterculture movement and the anti-war protests. “Back then, it was our brothers and boyfriends who were getting killed, so I had to get more politically […]

Alyse Tran ’18 studied herbal medicine in Vietnam

Alyse Tran ’18 studied herbal medicine in Vietnam

After receiving the Asia Initiative Fellowship, Alyse Tran ’18 studied herbal medicine in Vietnam this summer for her HWGo! project. Tran said that she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to connect to her heritage while pursuing one of her interests. Though Tran spent the majority of her trip in Ho Chi Minh City, […]

Students present digital stories in showcase

Students present digital stories in showcase

Students from the HW Go! Vietnam trip displayed their final film and photography projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on May 18. In January, a group of 16 students traveled to Vietnam with Upper School Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke. Each student selected an aspect of Vietnamese culture or history to study and on which […]

Learning Through the Lens: Students journey to Vietnam

Learning Through the Lens: Students journey to Vietnam

When Kinly McCaffery ’18 saw a wall filled with photos of bombing victims of the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, she realized that any one of those victims could easily have been her mother. McCaffery’s mom immigrated from Vietnam to the United States with her family when she was only nine […]

Students on Vietnam trip to run social media accounts

Students going on the HW Go! Vietnam Digital Storytelling trip Jan. 15-24 will run Instagram and Snapchat accounts so students can stay updated with those on the trip. Those interested in social media updates can follow the Instagram account hwphoto2 and the Snapchat account hwvietnam. With trip leaders Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke and upper […]

‘Hardships only temporary’ says former refugee

‘Hardships only temporary’ says former refugee

Author and former Vietnamese refugee Le Ly Hayslip spoke to students Monday about her challenging upbringing and how it has shaped who she is as a person. The San Diego resident, whose life was inspiration for the 1993 Oliver Stone film “Heaven & Earth,” shared her story with students who will take part in the […]