Dong Wan Kang

Dong Wan Kang

Dong Wan (Daniel) is a junior at Arnold O Beckman High School, and he is an editor for the multimedia platform Beckman Beat. Also a part of the print journalism team, Beckman Chronicles, Daniel mainly enjoys writing feature and editorial pieces.
Orange County COVID-19 cases reach record high

Orange County COVID-19 cases reach record high

Since the start of COVID-19 back in March, California’s cases have been slowly growing alongside other states. According to the L.A. Times, California reported 4,291 additional cases as of June 18. California surpassed New York, the state with the highest number of...

UC regents unanimously reestablish affirmative action

UC regents unanimously reestablish affirmative action

Affirmative action was outlawed at public campuses, including the University of California institutions over two decades ago, according to the L.A. Times. It was Proposition 209 in 1996 which banned preferential treatment solely based on race, ethnicity, or sex, and...

Opinion: Schools should not reopen just yet

Opinion: Schools should not reopen just yet

According to the California Department of Public Health, California currently has 148,855 cases of COVID-19, as of June 13, with L.A. County having daily increases of more than 1,000 cases. Despite these numbers, Los Angeles County on Wednesday, June 5, announced that...

Opinion: My experience with at-home AP testing

Opinion: My experience with at-home AP testing

Advanced Placement testing ended May 22. Students, including myself, have invested hundreds of hours preparing for these examinations, arduously practicing and studying over the course of a year. We even paid $105 for every exam we took. Unfortunately, this year, we...

TUSD announces changes to the grading system

TUSD announces changes to the grading system

With numerous uncertainties rising alongside COVID-19 cases, students were struck with school closures and cancellations the last month. However, how the grading system will function in the spring semester of the 2019-2020 school year also has been a concern for both...

UC colleges go test-optional in consideration for COVID-19

UC colleges go test-optional in consideration for COVID-19

On April 1, the University of California institutions announced that the application requirements for the class of 2021 will be eased by the elimination of SAT or ACT scores as well as the minimum GPA requirement. This was due to the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19...