The Race Matters column spoke to WW-P students about their experiences with stereotypes and assumptions in the classroom. Here’s what they had to say.
The thoughts and feelings our Asian-American sophomores are displaying are overwhelmingly similar. With all reporting some form of a stigma towards mental health in the Asian community, many North students indicate feeling as though their mental health is not prioritised enough. With this in mind, perhaps there is a larger issue at hand: cultural factors are influencing the way children view their mental health and its importance.
For the past two months, student leaders and volunteers from North and South have been preparing a series of events for May’s Pan-Asian American History Month, a celebration intended to recognize the history, achievements, and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders.
In the new reality that we are all facing, North students and staff members alike have needed to make many adjustments. The Knightly News spoke to different staff members across different departments to get some of their experiences and perspectives on teaching and working through the new, mostly virtual environment.
For much of his career, Mr. Anthony Jones, WW-P’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, has focused on amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities and groups. In the last several months, that goal has become especially relevant in the WW-P community.
The Knightly News is highlighting nine Black and African Americans across various fields who have broken barriers and distinguished themselves through their lives and careers.
Due to the current pandemic, the future of the SAT is being threatened. The on-going quarantine has opened up a window of inspection for the real purpose of SAT scores in college applications. As of right now, since many people are uncomfortable going out to attend test sessions, plenty of colleges have turned the requirement of standardized test scores into an optional choice or have gone “test-blind”.
After years of perseverance and passion, Li stands as an established artist at High School North.
WW-P has taken commendable action to approach this underlying issue permeating our district by giving every student at WW-P the option of “free meals”.
I’ve never met Alex Trebek, but after all those years seeing him on my TV, the news of his death struck me as if he were part of the family.
By: Ria Prasad As November 3rd approaches, undecided voters are left with a few days to make their choice. In a “normal” election year the stakes would not be as high as a global pandemic, the replacement of a Supreme Court justice, and ending institutional systemic racism, among other pressing issues. In a “normal” election year, the static demographic of non voters would consist largely of American youth. However, if 2020 has taught us anything, it is that this is by no means a normal election year. The Pew Research Center predicts that Millennials and Generation Z are expected to count for one in every ten votes in the upcoming election. In mainstream media, these generations are often referred to […]
By: Megan Leung & Aashika Mehta Royster with students at an event. He has been part of North’s faculty since the school originally opened 23 years ago. Photo Credit: Mark Royster Q: What’s your official title? A: Security. At one time I was called “Chief of Security,” but it was really just a thing that they say. There has always […]
By: Josh Chait & Anusha Bapat Parashar, who “always knows how to make the team laugh,” takes a fighting stance as she prepares to duel a teammate. Photo credit: lorsstudio.com Senior Ananya Parashar captains the girl’s saber squad; a renowned veteran fencer, she was the recipient of the sportsmanship award in her sophomore year. Despite her evident affinity for the sport, […]
By: Ananya Dondapati & Nona Saharan All-American sprinter Ahmed Elmogi runs in a meet. Individually, Elmogi holds the 400 meter dash school record. Provided by: Ahmed Elmogi Success is no stranger for Senior Ahmed Elmogi, an athlete on North’s soccer and track teams. The Johns Hopkins commit has broken multiple school records, and just this past season has become an All- […]
By: Ananya Dondapati & Ananya Sathish This year, High School North’s spring musical is Mary Poppins. The cast has entered “hell week” as students now spend hours after school practicing the show in preparation for opening night on Thursday, February 27th. Rehearsals for this year’s spring musical are well underway and the show will undoubtedly be a highlight among the […]
By: Ananya Dondapati and Nona Saharan Tributes to Kobe and Gigi Bryant decorate the whiteboard in UDH. The drawings were originally started by Senior Marcus Sabian Santiago but other students have come forward and added their own contributions to the growing mural. Art by: Marcus Sabian Santiago (Kobe in black hat) and Ani Two weeks after the private memorial service […]