To Play is To Learn

Recently, I watched a TEDx Talk detailing the decline of play  — play as in spending time with peers of the same age, using toys and exploring the world, and being able to express oneself in any given manner. One of the claims the talk made was that play is healthy, as it is natural…

Grades Fade

In this generation, school has become more competitive and more focused on than ever before. This is one of the reasons students have had less time to play and do other activities that teenagers in the past would normally do. Grades are typically the focus of every student, and for good reason, as grades are…

The Pursuance of a Musical Dream

Mentioned in an earlier post, my friend, Paul Vu (Ebmarah), has been producing music for the greater part of this year. His goal is to become a well-known DJ in the electronic music community. Unlike many other people who are pursuing a dream, Paul refuses to give up regardless of how many people actually listen…

Break and Escape

It’s common to see a great deal of people you know being put under constant stress and anxiety. Financial problems, relationships, losses, etc. Stuff happens, and sometimes people deal with them by having an escape.     Be it through music, friends, or vacationing, there are tons of way to take a break from the…

Ani(me) – Continued

Until recently, I was on a break from all things Anime, TV, or likewise. That break would end just two days ago, when I watched, in my opinion, the best animated movie of all time: Your Name (Kimi no Na wa). i In short, this anime depicts two star-crossed lovers who learn about each other…

The New American Dream

An honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. That’s how it used to be. Pick grapes, collect oranges, construct buildings… no more. Thanks to the technology and communication of this age, many have begun looking into occupations that shy away from manual labor, and it’s apparent in today’s society.     The emphasis on…

Speling Errors

A sole letter has the ability to alter the complete meaning of any given word. But can turn into butt, public into pubic, and so on and so forth. With the new president being relatively active on Twitter, many have seen the many spelling errors Mr. Trump has made. This raises the question of whether…

Little Time

Time is taken for granted. Everyone nowadays seems to be saying they have no time or there’s not enough of it or time limits them on what they can do. In reality, time is there, it just depends on how you use it.     Time management has always been a hot topic concerning high school…

Ani(me)

As of recent, I’ve begun to notice many of my friends beginning to watch anime of all types (myself included). Something I’ve taken from this is that certain friends tend to watch certain types of animes. My friend, Nick Lee, enjoys watching animes that make him think and explore the deeper meaning behind the main…

The Journey Has Just Begun

Three years ago, I came to my very first Divisional Council Meeting for Key Club. This is an event in which students from a multitude of schools come to a sole place and do Key Club related things whether it be volunteering, conversing, bonding, etc. There was one person leading this whole thing, and it…

Seeing is Not Believing

A week ago, my teacher showed my class a picture. In short, he told us to figure out if the picture and the header were real or fake. Shockingly, a large portion of the students in my class thought it was real, despite the picture giving off no telltale signs of the situation being real…

Fervent Beliefs

I recently saw on the news about Indians protesting. It is not uncommon for protests nowadays, but with the construction of a new pipeline in North Dakota, Indians have been fighting for their land. Again. Back in the late 1830s, Andrew Jackson ordered Indians to move out to make way for the settlers rapidly moving…