By Dylan Lee. Christopher Columbus is our national contradiction: a man simultaneously lauded for his determined spirit of exploration and reviled for unabashed imperialism. His status of aberration, however, makes the holiday named in his honor a polarizing topic among those who disagree on his connotation in history. Columbus Day should not be a celebration … Continue reading Calling Columbus Day Indigenous Day is not just a preference.
”Pour ce qui est de l’avenir, il ne s’agit pas de le prévoir, mais de le rendre possible. “ – Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Citadelle, 1948 By Dylan Lee The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Pour ce qui est de l'avenir, il ne s'agit pas de le prévoir, mais de … Continue reading The Seine basin: the effects of climate change are already here.
L’Arc de Triomphe Hidden Behind the Christo’s Fabric and Rope! by Dylan Lee Arguably the most important art event this year is the wrapping of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Christo had the plans ready to wrap it for over 60 years but now finally some years after his death, it has been executed … Continue reading THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE, WRAPPED 1961 – 2021
by Dylan Lee and Darioush Mostoufi On Friday, September 24th, members of the Bay Area Students Activists chapter at our school (BAStA-WSP) led middle school and high school students of Waldorf School of the Peninsula (WSP) in the Mountain View campus to walk out of their classes to protest inaction by political leaders on climate … Continue reading BAStA-WSP joins global climate strike protest. #UpRootTheSystem
#UPROOTTHESYSTEM Sponsored by Bay Area Student Activists (led by Dylan Lee, Darioush Moustoufi and Issa Chang) For the last four years, I have congregated in front of city halls of Oakland and San Francisco to demand our governments acknowledge Climate Change as the threat it really is. We made noise that would be heard across … Continue reading Call to Action – GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE!!! Sept 24th, 2021.
by Dylan Lee Image source: Gary Hershorn 2021 When I sat down to write this piece, I was struck by the gravity of the task set before me. To convey the horror and grief that accompanies the date of Sept. 11 is a task of incredible magnitude. Although I was not alive at the time … Continue reading 9/11 remembered, but not lived.
by Dylan Lee. How will people change and grow in the wake of the pandemic? We don’t yet know the answer – and, in some respects, we don’t even know the right questions to ask. The pandemic continues to dramatically affect our lives, including our relationships with other people in our communities, our families, our … Continue reading Class of 2022 brought “togetherness” to annual high school retreat.
by Dylan Lee. Image Courtesy of KTLA 5 Vice President Kamala Harris, former Senator for California, visited the Bay Area on September 9th, speaking at a rally in support of the governor in an effort to increase voter turnout and enthusiasm. California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a recall election on September 14th, potentially removing … Continue reading Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Bay Area In Support Of Governor Gavin Newsom, Facing Recall.
by Dylan Lee I have been learning French since I was 15 months old. Between my parents, there are seven languages in total that they speak. However, they decided that French, a language neither of them understood, will be their offsprings’ second language. My first teacher was the late Madame Catherine Jolivet who had been … Continue reading A Tribute To My First Teacher