Holly Bae

Holly Bae

Holly Bae is currently a senior at La Cañada High School. She enjoys writing about her community and new interests she discovered.
Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

In April of 2021, I started using an application called Yeolpumta, (열품타) developed by UnCheon Baek, on a daily basis. In Korean, the application name is an abbreviation for "Yeoljeong pumeun taimeo" (열정 품은 타이머), which means "Enthusiastic timer" in literal translation....

Column: A hobby for you to try: window art paint

Column: A hobby for you to try: window art paint

At the initial onset of the pandemic, people had no option but to stay indoors or at their homes. Many people found hobbies that truly interested them, and out of which I was one. I tried a variety of new things, from cooking to diamond art painting. I decided that...

Column: A new hobby discovered — diamond painting

Column: A new hobby discovered — diamond painting

For the past few months that I have been at home, I found new activities to do for enjoyment or to simply pass time. During the summer of last year, I loved cooking a variety of desserts and meals, trying out new recipes from TikTok, and crocheted several plush dolls....

A simple dessert to make when craving sweets

A simple dessert to make when craving sweets

Lately, due to COVID-19, there have been restrictions on going outside of the house. There are fewer visits to restaurants and more home-cooked meals. However, when hungry, it may be difficult to wait an hour, or even thirty minutes, to prepare the food. This...

How to make Dalgona Coffee

How to make Dalgona Coffee

Are you staying in your house and thinking of what to do next? Why not sit and stir something 400 times? Actually, more like 4,000 times to make Dalgona coffee: the newest viral coffee trend. You can trust me on that number because I have tried it seven times with my...

Review: SuperM lights up The Forum

Review: SuperM lights up The Forum

SuperM, known as the "Avengers of K-pop," is a South Korean boy band that debuted in America on Oct. 4, 2019. Their "We Are The Future" Tour in North America started on Nov. 11, 2019 and ended on Feb. 6, 2020. SuperM performed live on stage ten times, stopping in...

Opinion: How I cope with distractions

Opinion: How I cope with distractions

How long does it take to do your homework? A very long time. When do you sleep? Late. I used to answer these questions with an immediate “quickly” or "early" but not anymore. It has not been long since I changed my working habits and schedule, and it took many long,...

Opinion: We should choose our foods wisely

Opinion: We should choose our foods wisely

We have all heard of the statement at least once in our lives: “We are what we eat.” But, is that true? Sadly, the truth must be told, and yes, we are what we eat. Like all living creatures, we need food to survive. We can eat what looks delicious or what can keep the...

Opinion: Why everyone needs a dog

Opinion: Why everyone needs a dog

When I arrive home, I always have someone waiting for me: my dog. She stands before the door, wagging her fluffy, white tail and sticking her long, pink tongue out. Her actions overflow with excitement and make me want to play with her daily. When I am sitting down on...

Opinion: Influences of mobile phones on people’s lives

Opinion: Influences of mobile phones on people’s lives

Nowadays, mobile phones are seen in people’s daily lives. As people live in the technological world, the devices have become a necessity in every human being. Just like the surroundings around people, such as friends, mobile devices have both positive and negative...