The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

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

Torn Between Two Worlds

Torn Between Two Worlds

Mia Feizbakhsh May 30, 2021

On her first day of seventh grade, Alex Mieszala ’20 was met with the same question every time she introduced herself to someone: “What are you?” When she told them, she would always receive the...

Commons addresses anti-Asian hate crimes in all-school email

Fallon Dern March 22, 2021

President Rick Commons sent an all-school email regarding school openings, COVID-19 protocol and the rise in anti-Asian sentiment March 19. The email, titled “Plans for School after Spring Break,”...

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,...

Appreciating my ethnicity

Appreciating my ethnicity

Hannah Han November 15, 2019

Eight years ago, in the mornings before school, I brushed my teeth with Colgate toothpaste and glanced at my reflection in the bathroom mirror, lips stinging from the cold mint. I imagined myself morphing...

Represent-Asian

Represent-Asian

Caitlin Chung August 29, 2018

Over the summer, a colorful poster splattered with blue, red and yellow, two Asian actors and a bold title grabbed the public’s attention on billboards and movie theatres alike. The movie “Crazy Rich...

Crooked coverage: the Olympics

March 21, 2018

The Olympic Games, more so than any other sporting event, aim to connect people from all around the world. The opening and closing ceremonies conducted at every Olympics allow host nations to showcase...

Graphic by Nicole Kim

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

Nicole Kim November 29, 2016

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...

Don’t let labels limit your personal growth

Marcella Park February 13, 2015

Pandas irritate me. It’s not the animals themselves, or even the abundance of Internet GIFs they occupy. It’s the species’ close, tangled connection to Asian stereotypes that irritates me. Pandas...

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