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Discovering my multicultural identity

Understanding my cultural identity required adjusting to social norms and

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2016

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

Elisabeth Siegel (12) is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Winged Post. This is her fourth year in Journalism, and she especially loves production nights and bonding with the rest of her staff. In previous years, she was Winged Post news editor, copy editor and reporter.

by Elisabeth Siegel, Editor in chief

March 4, 2016

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

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

While history textbooks do cover significant historical events from across all cultures, they often undercover the events considered significant by non-Western cultures and provide greater depth of analysis to Western topics.

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

February 2, 2016

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

In the cartoon above, two women exchange conversation about certain forms of traditional women's headwear. All women have the right to their bodies and the choice to wear what they please, traditional or not.

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

November 21, 2015

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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