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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Asian Students in Action (ASiA) members hand attendees cultural foods and baked goods.

SLIDE organizes Multicultural Fair

Davis Marks May 10, 2022

Members of Student Leaders for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SLIDE) hosted Multicultural Fair on the Quad during Community Flex Time on Thursday. Students had the opportunity to learn, try food and...

Photo Illustrations by Alexa Druyanoff of representations of culture groups on campus.

Appreciation or Appropriation

Allegra Drago and Georgia Goldberg March 24, 2022

As Savannah Shaub ’23, who identifies as white, examined this year’s new clubs list, she  said she noticed few spaces for students to discuss Chinese culture at the Upper School. Seeing this as an...

SLIDE organizes town halls for student input on DEI

SLIDE organizes town halls for student input on DEI

Kriste An and Chloe Park March 8, 2022

Student Leaders for Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (SLIDE) organized town halls for students to reflect on the school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work Feb. 28 through March 4. Empower,...

Dr. Emmett G. Price III ’92, the the inaugural Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music, recalls core memories from his time at the school, including harrowing experiences of racism on campus.

Alumnus and scholar speaks during Community Flex Time webinar

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff February 12, 2022

Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted educator, musician and speaker Dr. Emmett G. Price III ’92 in a webinar honoring Black History Month on Feb. 7. Price, who serves as the inaugural...

Members of Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) and ASiA (Asian Students in Action) pose after their discussion of cultural appropriation in the Drama Lab.

BLACC and ASiA hold crossover event

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff January 25, 2022

The Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club (BLACC) and Asian Students in Action (ASiA) hosted a crossover event to discuss cultural appropriation Jan. 24. The meeting took place after school in...

Not Your Costume

Not Your Costume

Fallon Dern October 17, 2021

Indian American student Anika Kumar ’23 said she never understood why some students choose to wear other cultures’ garments as Halloween costumes. Kumar said, given the  variety of options to choose...

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...

English department holds virtual showing of documentary “When the Levees Broke”

James Hess and Annabelle Nickoll May 11, 2021

The Upper School English department screened Spike Lee’s film documentary "When the Levees Broke" on Zoom May 8. The event served as contextual material for Jesmyn Ward’s novel "Salvage the Bones,"...

Dr. Bettina Love speaks on Black creativity and hip-hop at BLACC lunch

Ava Fattahi May 9, 2021

Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted scholar, Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Education at University of Georgia and activist Dr. Bettina Love for a conversation about racial justice...

Kutler Center Scholar in Residence Stephanie L. Batiste 90 shares her personal story regarding Hurricane Katrina and how her family was affected by it.

Kutler Center Scholar in Residence leads community discussion about Hurricane Katrina’s legacy

Natalie Cosgrove May 9, 2021

Following the English II faculty screening of Spike Lee’s documentary film "When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts," Associate Professor of Black Studies and English at University of California...

Co-leaders of BLACC Khyra Stiner ’21 and Ash Wright ’22 introduced a series of videos about Black culture, achievement and remembrance.

BLACC presents on Black History Month at Flex Time

Black Leadership and Culture Club (BLACC) hosted a virtual event celebrating Black History Month during Community Flex Time on Feb. 23. Co-leaders of BLACC Khyra Stiner ’21 and Ash Wright ’22 introduced...

The theme for this years Black History Month is the Black family, representation, identity and diversity.

Black History Month: Its Past, Present and Future

Sydney Fener February 23, 2021

February is Black History Month, a time to honor Black culture and accomplishments. This month is also devoted to acknowledging the deep injustices that Black Americans have historically endured and overcome....

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