Blackstone Academy Student-run Magazine, NQW

In January 2021, we formed a collaboration with a public charter school, Blackstone Academy, to offer our Chinese program for their high school students. On this page, we feature one of the students’ magazines called Not Quite Wednesday (NQW), which is a magazine founded by a group of creative students at Blackstone Academy.

Without further ado, please click on the following icons to view and read the creative writings and progressive ideas of these high school students, our youngest writers at the organization.

Click here to access the April 2021 Issue

This is the Launch issue since NQW just started.

Please click here to access the June 2021 issue.

The theme for June issue is PRIDE since it’s PRIDE month.

Click here to access the May 2021 issue.

The theme for May is mental health.


For sixteen weeks, from Feb. 1 to Jun. 10, Blackstone high school students learned Chinese once a week as part of their Community Improvement Program (CIP). This video captures and documents the things they learned in Chinese. See how quickly and how much they learned in these short 16 weeks.

Cultural Society has a unique way of teaching Chinese that appeals to all learning styles and makes Chinese an accessible language to all no matter what your background, age, or learning style is.