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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Novelist Jesmyn Ward (top left) speaks with Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) leaders Sirus Wheaton ’19, Makeda Neavill ’21, Cameron Herring ’21 and Asian Students in Action (ASiA) member Neha Tummala ’23.

Award-winning novelist Jesmyn Ward discusses works with student body

Leo Saperstein June 2, 2021

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward spoke to the community about her work in an event organized by the Upper School English Department on May 19. Ward’s visit began with a virtual meet-and-greet...

“Supermodel Minority”—A Film by Fallon Dern

Fallon Dern May 30, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzDpE2-tw1U View more at supermodelminority.carrd.co By Fallon Dern '23 with ASiA and The Chronicle

ASiA Club Leaders present on APAH month and introduce video presentations.

ASiA celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern and Leo Saperstein May 6, 2021

The Asian Students in Action (ASiA) Club led an all-community celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage (APAH) Month at Community Flex Time May 4. Club leaders Mia Shelton ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21,...

ASiA sent a school-wide email addressing recently recorded instances of racially motivated crime against Asian Americans on March 16.

Anti-Asian hate crimes fuel outrage

Quincey Dern and Caitlin Muñoz March 25, 2021

Six Asian American women were killed during multiple shootings in Atlanta on March 16. The attack occurred between three different Asian-owned spas, and eight people suffered from fatal bullet wounds....

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex present history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black History Month.

BLACC Co-Chair and ASiA members present during Community Flex Time

Fallon Dern February 12, 2021

Members of Asian Students in Action (ASiA) and Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) Co-Chair and Diversity Coordinator Yutopia Essex presented history and celebrations about Lunar New Year and Black...

Asian Students in Action holds all-community reflection

Fallon Dern March 19, 2020

The Asian Students in Action (ASiA) club hosted an all-community reflection in response to the uptick of anti-Asian hate crimes Friday. The affinity group, lead by Mia Shelton ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21,...

Lisa See spoke to the school community regarding the importance of being open to a more fluid interpretation of race and conversations about diversity. Credit: Ryan Albert/Chronicle

‘See’-ing diversity in action: Author speaks to school about cultural identity

Casey Kim October 1, 2018

The Asian Students in Action club invited New York Times Best Selling author Lisa See to speak about her family history and struggles with identity Monday. See is the first all-school assembly speaker...

Illustration by Spencer Klink '20.

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

Alison Oh September 5, 2018

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...

Student leaders share experiences with faculty

Anusha Mathur March 22, 2018

Students and faculty participated in student-led discussions about fostering more effective and inclusive learning in the school community March 13. Faculty across all departments and student leaders...

Therapist Jacqueline Liebman-Gentile answers a student's question during the discussion. Credit: Saba Nia/Chronicle

Therapist speaks to ASiA club about mental health

Saba Nia January 22, 2018

Marriage and family therapist Jacqueline Liebman-Gentile visited ASiA club to speak to students about mental health. Club leaders said they decided to host Liebman-Gentile’s visit in light of the recent...

A Far East feast: ASIA club hosts culture day

Emory Kim June 1, 2017

The Asian Students in Action club set up tables with Asian snacks, clothing and instruments for Asian Culture Day on Friday during fourth and fifth periods. The club held the day to celebrate May, which...

Blogs: Summer Fellowships

July 12, 2012

Ten juniors will travel abroad this summer as recipients of either the Junior Summer Fellowship or the newly established Gunter-Gross Asia Fellowship. 

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