Tina Takhmazyan

Tina Takhmazyan

Tina Takhmazyan is a senior at Herbert Hoover High School and member of the HS Insider Student Advisory Board. In her free time she does ballet, watches Friends reruns and bakes.
Guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Korean pop culture is big, but South Korea is about to host an even bigger attraction—the 2018 Winter Olympics. The games are starting February 9 and ending February 25, and it’s going to be 17 days of excitement. Everything's coming together steadily, and there are...

Gymnasts bring justice to renowned Olympic physician

Gymnasts bring justice to renowned Olympic physician

Over 140 female athletes have held their silence about being sexually harassed for over 20 years, but their perpetrator is finally being put to justice. Former USA Gymnastics and sports medicine physician Larry Nassar was a celebrated and reputable figure that many...

Rest in peace, Kim Jonghyun

Rest in peace, Kim Jonghyun

Kim Jonghyun was 27 years old. He was part of a successful Korean boy band named SHINee for more than nine years. He was also an accomplished solo artist. But success doesn’t mean happiness. On December 18th, Jonghyun committed suicide. Kim was found unresponsive in a...

Immigration & literature: Sun Yung Shin’s perspective

Immigration & literature: Sun Yung Shin’s perspective

Following my previous article, here is another author's perspective on how immigration affects literature. Sun Yung Shin is the author of "Unbearable Splendor," a collection of essays and poems that captures her thoughts on immigration. Q: How do you think "Unbearable...

Immigration & literature

Immigration & literature

Literature has an amazing ability to portray all sorts of ideas in precise, captivating words. The stories that are told through literature have the ability to motivate and inform in a way readers could not have fathomed. Writers bring together their opinions and the...

‘The Futures’: A relatable masterpiece

‘The Futures’: A relatable masterpiece

Anna Pitoniak’s "The Futures" follows the story of Julia and Evan, college sweethearts who try to make a new life for themselves in New York. Although the two are undergraduates and emerge into the world as adults, their story is relatable to readers of all ages. In...

Opinion: Is school spirit worth participating in?

Opinion: Is school spirit worth participating in?

We see it all the time in movies. Teenagers with painted faces cheering for their school’s football team, everyone rushing to participate in school events, and so on. But let’s take a moment and think here. Does school spirit really matter? What if we didn’t have pep...

‘The Alice Series’: Honest and frank

‘The Alice Series’: Honest and frank

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written all sorts of books for people of all ages. But one series has particularly touched the hearts of many. Following the ups and downs of a girl named Alice McKinley, "The Alice Series" is quite a slice of life. The series starts off...

2017 Internship: In a nutshell

2017 Internship: In a nutshell

I grabbed my friend’s arm and shook the life out of him when I found out. I’d been in the backseat of my journalism advisor’s car, on the way back to school, when Kyle called me and congratulated me on getting the internship. Emails were then sent, applications were...