Arlington Arts Center: Curators Spotlight

From January 21 to March 26, AAC (Arlington Arts Center) is hosting the ‘Curators Spotlights’ that exhibits artwork of professional local artists. Last week, I helped my Adv. Art teacher Mrs. Dixon installing her work with cocoons and butterfly wings. Mrs. Dixon is a highly experienced artist who works primarily with living organisms. She incorporates her art with entomology, and her work reflects the beauty of nature. It is so grateful that I am able to seize all these opportunitiesRead more

2016 ISSCY Publication

My paper on “The Development of Multicultural Education in the 1960s” is now published on 2016 ISSCY online journal! ISSCY (International Social Science Conference for Youth) is an international research competition for high school students that selects around 50 finalists who showed understanding in humanities and social sciences. Selected journals have a variety of topics in a number of fields such as history, philosophy, and politics. My research focused on the setbacks in creation and development of multicultural education inRead more

Amnesty International sponsors ‘One Day One Goal’ soccer game on the International Peace Day

On September 21th, the EHS chapter of Amnesty International sponsored the ‘One Day One Goal’ soccer game between Episcopal High School and Landon School in celebration of the International Peace Day. More than 30 students got together to play and cheer for the two teams, joining the worldwide movement in spreading peace and encouraging students to pay attention to human right issues happening right around us. We believe that the soccer game became a great opportunity for everyone to got together andRead more

Nostalgia

Imagine you are walking along the streets of downtown Seoul, enjoying the usual scenery of the city: skyscrapers piercing the sky, metro stations connecting everywhere, and people busily walking with Starbucks Americano in their hands. You would probably pass by towering, fancy buildings that share the same look, people strolling in the park listening to K-POP with their Samsung phones, and kids playing with their I-pads at a café. After getting the general feel, it wouldn’t take long to realizeRead more

Korea Day at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

It was another balmy spring day in Washington DC. Hundreds of visitors were lining up in the front garden of Sackler Gallery, holding fans and kites with Korean traditional decorations. It was the ‘Korean Day’ of the year, an annual family festival that introduces Korean traditions through various cultural activities. This year, the gallery prepared a wide spectrum of activities from hands-on art program to Gayageum (가야금, Korean traditional music instrument) performance, to increase awareness on Korean cultures. As aRead more

A deep look into the civil rights movement

  I still remember when I encountered the civil rights movement for the first time back in 4th grade, reading a history book for kids. Skimming through a twenty page long text about Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, I learned that the civil rights movement in the 1960s was an enthusiastic social movement lead by a few African American civil rights activists who voiced out for equality for all. What I learned a few years later as a high school studentRead more

“It’s not the Sea of Japan. It’s the East Sea.”

“As you guys can see on the map, the Korean peninsula here was divided between a Soviet-blacked government in the North and an American-blacked government in the South…” It was another typical day at Episcopal, and I was sitting in my AP US History class, gazing at the map on the screen. Mr. Reynolds was pointing at a map that shows the Korean peninsula, the place where I come from, while explaining the containment policy during the Cold War. IRead more