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What’s in a Name? Students should appreciate the heritage, culture of others.

What’s in a Name? Students should appreciate the heritage, culture of others.

Heidi Peng, Feature Editor

January 25, 2018

For years I have battled with the question of “Who am I?” According to my bloodline, I am Chinese; according to my citizenship, I am American. According to those who know me, however, I am an “ABC”- American Born Chinese- or Chinese-American. Nevertheless, people continually question my iden...

Kitchen Traditions

Kitchen Traditions

Lin-Lin Mo and Lilly St. Angelo

December 12, 2016

HiLite Baking Contest Winner Sophomore Sydney Jones said she has been making and eating lemon bars during the holidays since childhood. Her family received the recipe when they traded their recipe for artichoke dip for their family friends’ lemon bar recipe. According to Jones, they’ve made t...

Black History isn’t black and white

Black History isn’t black and white

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January 21, 2016

Freshman audrey   Satchivi said her parents are from Africa and because of that, her family still strives to discuss their culture. “We always make an effort to talk about the history of Africans in America,” Satchivi said. African-Americans are the second largest non-white ethnic group in...

Fewer Jewish Americans identify with their religion, still connect to culture

Fewer Jewish Americans identify with their religion, still connect to culture

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January 23, 2014

Every Sunday from first grade to 10th grade, junior Courtney Glait attended her Jewish Sunday school, and every Wednesday from third grade until sixth grade, she went to Hebrew school. These were just two of the many activities Glait participated in to keep in touch with her religion and culture. She...

Lost in the Melting Pot

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November 20, 2009

Second-plus generation immigrants are losing their heritage in modern American society, especially the ability to speak another language By Rebecca Xu <rxu@hilite.org> The music blares. People sing. It’s Indian dance class where junior Perky Bhargava has attended every Sunday for 13 years. Howeve...