Clare Hong

Clare Hong

Clare is the editor-in-chief for the student newspaper, The Optimist, at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor. Outside of journalism, she plays the cello—which she harbors mixed feelings for—and leads her school’s literary arts magazine, IMPACT. In the future, she’d like to travel to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland even though she dislikes plane rides (a lot).
Column: The visor for your eyes: blue light glasses

Column: The visor for your eyes: blue light glasses

In the era of screen-staring for eight hours prolonged by school Zoom calls and the onslaught of online assignments, blue light glasses have been a rising savior to protect the withering eyes and headaches of countless online souls.  And for the curious souls, I...

Giving Voices: How a student is connecting her community

Giving Voices: How a student is connecting her community

Sophomore Rebecca Wang’s typical quarantine days used to be ordinary in routine: Waking up, going for a jog, having breakfast and fulfilling the dutiful wishes of Google Classroom. Afterward, her schedule would be blank, absent of events and activities. “I would have...