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Discovering my multicultural identity

Discovering my multicultural identity

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2016


Filed under Columnists, Elisabeth Siegel, Opinion, Winged Post

The value of heritage was first impressed upon me because of how I lacked it. Firstly, I’m multiracial — “half Asian-American, half white” according to government and forms. It’s a little more complicated than that when you get into it:  50 percent Chinese and 50 percent some White ...

The case against picking favorites

The case against picking favorites

by Elisabeth Siegel, Editor in chief

March 4, 2016


Filed under Elisabeth Siegel, Opinion, Winged Post

Luckily, the question first struck me during the college applications process, and it didn’t manage to catch me by surprise during an interview or something. Nonetheless, though, this was the hardest question out of all of the ones offered to me so far on this supplement. What’s your...

Letter to the Editor: History Department responds to curriculum debate

Letter to the Editor: History Department responds to curriculum debate

by Upper School History Department

February 2, 2016


Filed under Elisabeth Siegel, Opinion

The letter below is the Upper School History Department's response to Elisabeth Siegel's (12) piece in Winged Post Issue 4 titled "History Curricula reveal several Western biases" Dear Editor, The Opinion section of the most recent issue of the Winged Post, contains a column suggesting that history curricula in general but purportedly ours at the Harker School reveal significant West...

History curricula reveal significant Western biases

History curricula reveal significant Western biases

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 2, 2016


Filed under Elisabeth Siegel, Opinion, Winged Post

I’ve never been in a history class that covered the Three Kingdoms War, the Qing conquest of the Ming Dynasty or the Taiping Rebellion in great detail, events that are respectively the third, fifth and sixth bloodiest conflicts ever in human history. These oversights exemplify the Eurocentric nature...

Debate on headwear highlights cultural double standard

Debate on headwear highlights cultural double standard

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 21, 2015


Filed under Elisabeth Siegel, Opinion, Winged Post

Model Mariah Idrissi caused a stir last month when she appeared in an H&M ad campaign wearing a hijab, causing a controversy over the use of hijab in fashion and the acceptability of hijab in western society. Wear what you want — a statement that most people take to heart as part of freedom of e...

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