Helaine Zhao

Helaine Zhao

Helaine Zhao is a freshman at Orange County School of the Arts in the Piano conservatory. During her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, singing, reading, and writing stories.
Opinion: Are the Chinese people heartless?

Opinion: Are the Chinese people heartless?

BBC News reports that in October 2011, a young two-year-old Chinese girl was run over by two vehicles in Guangdong. BBC News reports that for seven minutes, 18 people walked straight around her body, ignoring her as the little girl slowly bled to death. Almost 10...

Column: Live life at 2x the speed

Column: Live life at 2x the speed

Everyone wakes up having the same amount of time in a day, but it is up to each person to decide how they will use their 24 hours. Life is definitely unfair, but there is one major aspect of life that is fair: time. One of my biggest goals recently is to save time....

Review: A Steinway & Sons Piano is the cost of a luxury car

Review: A Steinway & Sons Piano is the cost of a luxury car

When my parents purchased our first Steinway & Sons piano for about $50,000 back in September 2018, my dad’s favorite line to say was, “This piano is the cost of a Mercedes.” It was understandable since Mercedes was and still is his favorite car brand, and having...