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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...

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What it means to be black

Zac Harleston November 24, 2015

Yes, technically speaking, I am of African-American descent. But I am not black. Or at least that is what I am told. It must be because I can’t dance. Or because I can't sing. Or maybe because I try...

Third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge hosted by the African-American Alumni Network

Benjamin Most February 27, 2015

The African-American Alumni Network welcomed guests into the Feldman-Horn Gallery Feb. 25 for its third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge with jazz standards performed by the Jazz Explorers band and foods...

BLACC screens ‘Dear White People’

Sammi Handler February 11, 2015

The BLACC will screen the satirical film “Dear White People,” which focuses on a group of four black students attending a primarily white college, from 2 – 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ahmanson Lecture...

To celebrate or not to celebrate: Kwanzaa

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

What is Kwanzaa? In a poll of 388 Harvard-Westlake students, 59.5 percent didn’t know. "I’m not sure if it’s just for people from Africa or African-Americans in general," Aliyah Daniels ’14, who...

Staying connected through Harvard-Westlake

Kyla Rhynes September 25, 2013

Earlier this month, I had a very personal and inspiring conversation with Harvard-Westlake trustee Joni Hamilton. Upon discovering she was an alumna of Westlake school, I was immediately curious about...

Don’t stereotype my identity

Alex McNab September 25, 2013

I am mixed race, or, at least, I am trying to be. It is not easy when everyone around me expects me to be black. I walk around school with a red, black and green Africa necklace hanging down to my belly...

Notre Dame sweeps volleyball

Luke Holthouse October 10, 2012

The atmosphere in the Sept. 27 varsity girls’ volleyball game was different than most, in part because of the screaming Notre Dame fans crammed into the Notre Dame gym to watch their team play. "Both...

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