The 1st International Festival at EHS

From March 28 to April 1, the Cultural Ambassador Committee at Episcopal High School hosted the 1st International Festival to appreciate the cultures of 15 countries represented by our students. After three months of bringing different student clubs, contacting to performance groups outside of school, and planning decorations and activities, we could create an event that provides the school community to enjoy various cultures and promote diversity. Take a look at our video! EHS Website Article on the International WeekRead more

A Synonym for “Less American”

Let me tell you a few things. I’m 40% Korean, 40% Japanese, and 20% American. This does not mean I’m a descendent of Jeremy Lin nor I speak Mandarin. My mom has a last name Kim and first name Miyuki. This does not mean she is a chinc or a tiger mom. My grandmother is Japanese American, and she has a strong accent. This does not mean she is not American enough nor she should feel the shame of beingRead more

EHS International Week (3/27-4/2)

The Cultural Ambassador Committee is hosting the 1st International Festival from 3/27 to 4/2 on campus to appreciate the cultures of 13 countries Episcopal students come from. Each day of the week is assigned to each continent, and we’ll celebrate the art, food, and music of the countries represented by our students. We hope this to be an event that raises awareness on diversity, and give a voice to all students with various backgrounds.Read 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

What is ‘LAON’?

In the beginning of the year, I became a part of a group called ‘LAON Culture’, a student-run online magazine on Korean culture. Run by Korean students studying in the US and in Korea, LAON aims to explore various aspects of Korean culture such as history, music, art, and food. We write articles with various themes that reflect the views of Korean students, and try to promote Korean culture to the world. I’m currently working as the Art & SocietyRead more

Haegum Chapel Performance “Destiny”

On October 14th, I performed a Korean traditional song called “Destiny” with the Haegum during student-run chapel at Episcopal High School. I believe this chapel performance became a great opportunity for me to share my cultural values with the school community and appreciate traditional music.Read 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

“Kosian? Korean!”

I live in a country that is often referred to have a racially homogenous population with only 3% of the entire population being foreign residents. In such a place where the majority of the population share the same regional background, it has been regarded as peculiar to have a family from a place other than Korea or to have a different skin color than the majority. In recent years, the previously racially homogenous nation started to face an influx of immigrants fromRead more