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Le strengthens community by leading clubs, tutoring refugees

By Will Schubert ’15

When he’s not helping lead the Covert Politics club he is helping out the community by participating in the Gardening Club, helping out in Best Buddies, tutoring or writing for The Wrangler.

Alex Le ’15 is the only child of two Vietnamese refugees who fled to the United States in 1986 and 1989.

Le is currently one of the presidents of the of the Covert Politics club with the help of leaders A.J. Brown ’15 and Jake Price ’16, and the help of their moderator  Mr. Lane McShane ’82.

“We’re Mr. McShane’s puppets; we help organize the meetings, run errands, run crowd control and in general try to make the club more engaging and accessible to the club members by gathering their feedback on discussions,”  Le  said.

The Covert Politics club meets every Thursday in Brophy Hall to discuss the activities of the government, military and secret intelligence agencies and their involvement in events such as the JFK, RFK, MLK, John Lennon and other assassinations, and  their role in regime changes such Panamá, Iran, Chile  and others.

“I personally chose this club because I am intrigued in the covert side of history that people rarely discuss in mainstream society,” Le said.

Le is working on creating an Asian Student Alliance at Brophy. He said main idea behind the Asian Student Alliance is to create a better cultural awareness of Asian Americans and Asians in general.

Le’s classmates say positive things about him.

Alex is always there for people when they need it and he is always really positive and fun to talk to,” said Anthony Ianitti ’15.

This past summer Le helped tutor a refugee named Omar from Somalia.  “I initially chose this project because I could identify with his plight, as my own family had been refugees from Vietnam,” Le said.

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