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Born Into One Culture, Raised Among Others

Born Into One Culture, Raised Among Others

March 16, 2019

At one point in our lives, we will all ask ourselves “So, who am I really?” Now, as a child of immigrant parents and being a first generation American myself, I’ve spent countless, unimaginable hours contemplating this infamous question. Although my age is at a mere 15 years, I have spent the majority of that time stuck between two worlds, a polarization of my identity. I have never fe...

My Senior Trip Experience

My Senior Trip Experience

March 14, 2019

When it came to the decision about where the 2019 senior class should go for their annual trip, the class officers voted on San Francisco. Because I am from California, I thought it would just be stepping back into my SoCal lifestyle, but it was a 3 day and 4-night trip that consisted of jam-packed activities I didn’t know I was in for. Day 1: It’s 4 am and I’m about to meet up wi...

The Love of a Family

The Love of a Family

February 11, 2019

When I was younger, I didn’t get to see my parents too often considering they were busy with work. Instead, a majority of my childhood was spent with my doting grandparents, who, more or less, spoiled me with me with toys and candy whenever I asked. That was my first definition of what family was. People usually look at families as blood relatives and parents, but little realize that this stereotypi...

My Trip to Disney with Marching Band

My Trip to Disney with Marching Band

January 16, 2019

Over Christmas break,the marching band went to various Disney parks and Universal Studios to march in the “Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas time” parade at Magic Kingdom. Before we left on Friday, we had three practices. During these practices, we practiced the piece “Freedom,” which is what we played during the parade and marching for long periods of time, so we would get a feel for what...

My Journey with Rania

My Journey with Rania

December 14, 2018

I recently got a brand new puppy and her name is Raina. She is an Australian Shepherd and a Blue Heeler mix. She has loads of energy and is very smart. Right now I’m at the stage of crate training and potty training Raina. This has been a learning experience for both her and for me. In the past I have helped potty train other dogs, but never my own. Let me tell you, it is hard at first...

Texas A&M v. LSU

Texas A&M v. LSU

December 12, 2018

For Thanksgiving break, I went to Texas to visit my family and attend the Texas A&M vs. LSU game. My father’s side of the family consists of many former students of Texas A&M. Every time we visit Texas, we always visit significant historical markers, like the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, one of my sister’s favorites.  College Station, Texas, is like another home of mine. This trip my Uncle W...

This will get you ready for YOUR college interview

This will get you ready for YOUR college interview

December 10, 2018

There’s nothing more stressful for graduating students than the idea of college. Where do they want to go? What scholarships should they investigate? What college is the best fit? Without a doubt, stress is on the rise. When I recently applied to college, I thought the stress would have ceased after clicking the submit button. However, a couple weeks after I submitted the application, I checked...

Horse and Goat: An Unlikely Friendship

Horse and Goat: An Unlikely Friendship

December 3, 2018

I've grown up around horses, and I have always been fascinated by them. My father is the one to blame for this. He would always take me to the stables and teach all about the sport. And, to this day, it's one of our favorite pastimes. Every time I would go to the stables, I would always see some horses with a small companion… a goat. I always wondered “Why in the world are there goats on a hor...

No Halloween Masks Allowed

No Halloween Masks Allowed

October 30, 2018

While many high school students have given up on the notion of going door to door getting candy from neighbors, some still have a desire to keep Halloween a playful and fun experience, while others feel they have outgrown the tradition. “I'm staying home because I think that going out and asking for candy is silly, given that I don't even like candy that much,” sophomore Ben Chen said.  Ac...

Indian Boy: I Tore It Up

Indian Boy: I Tore It Up

May 29, 2018

High school is coming to a close. This not only concludes these past four years but the long chapter of my life from growing up in the ‘desi’ culture to having to adapt with it in America. Throughout these years, my accomplishments would not have occurred if I was simply American nor if I was simply Indian. It was the combination of these two sides of my world. The culture of masala curry, Hinduism ...

Chinese Government Bans Peppa Pig and Pooh

Chinese Government Bans Peppa Pig and Pooh

May 15, 2018

Ever since Chinese President Xi Jinping began his second term in office, his strict restrictions regarding content posted online have only made citizens frustrated. The latest ban the government enforced was on Peppa Pig, which originally aired in China in 2015. China has banned several other things from appearing online as well. In July of 2017, Winnie the Pooh was banned for being compared to the ...

Learning Something New…Again

Learning Something New…Again

April 8, 2018

Motivation to learn, for me at least, tends to come in periodic bursts. Something has to happen to kick it off and usually, it comes as a class requirement, like a vocabulary test (that is coming soon and I neglected to study for, so now I have to cram). In reality, though, I’m a huge nerd, so I found studying on Quizlet to actually be pretty fun once I got the hang of the words. I now try to ...