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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

Emdin speaks to parents, faculty and students about diversity and how to facilitate acceptance of people of color in schools. Credit: Sophie Haber/Chronicle

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Sophie Haber February 16, 2017

Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin urged educators, parents and students to appreciate the diverse challenges and backgrounds that students of color bring to school at the Southern California...

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...

Brentwood video spurs discussion about diversity

Brentwood video spurs discussion about diversity

Jesse Nadel May 25, 2016

After a video surfaced last week of some white students from Brentwood School singing a rap song with the n-word, upper school deans decided to open up a conversation about racial insensitivity among Harvard-Westlake...

Josie Abugov

In response to #OscarSoWhite

Josie Abugov February 11, 2016

At the dinner table a few weeks ago, my mom told me about a little known director named Colin Trevorrow, his only film experience a low-budget movie in the Sundance Film Festival. Steven Spielberg noticed...

Indu Pandey

Opening our arms after attacks

Indu Pandey November 24, 2015

I breezed through airport security with only minor hitches with TSA. Once past security, I felt marginally calmer, but it wasn’t over yet. This time it wasn’t a “random” pat down and double screening...

Zachary Harleston

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...

Credit: Sharon Chow/Chronicle

Changing Faces: “Westerning” Facial Features through Surgery

Angela Chon April 29, 2015

When Katie* ’14 was in high school, she used to use a glue strip on her eyelid to create a temporary crease and to boost her self-confidence. Without the artificial double eyelid, she felt "ugly" and...

Best of two worlds

April 27, 2011

  By Justine Goode   When taking a standardized test, bubbling in personal information generally requires little to no thought on a student’s part. Age, grade, gender, race —...

BLACC event to feature civil rights advocate

December 13, 2006

By Annie Belfield Constance Rice, second cousin of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, will speak Feb. 12 at the African-American History Assembly.  As an experienced campaigner and all-around civil...

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