Nadia Chung

Nadia Chung

Nadia is currently a junior at La Cañada High School. She enjoys competing in Speech and Debate and loves writing. She is also passionately involved in the arts, especially classical ballet.
Opinion: Why predictive policing is fundamentally unjust

Opinion: Why predictive policing is fundamentally unjust

What happens when we give technology the power to magnify and hyper-exploit our biases?  The question of algorithms outpacing their utility and perpetuating structural violence is no longer a dystopian hypothetical, but rather a terrifying reality of contemporary...

Opinion: Taxation for the purpose of redistribution is just

Opinion: Taxation for the purpose of redistribution is just

It's October 2020 and 14-year-old Kyah made her bed for the night: a blanket folded on the floor in the shape of a mattress. When morning comes, she’ll fold the blanket back up and repeat the process, living out of only what she can fit in a packed bag because “at...

Column: How COVID-19 changed dance for me

Column: How COVID-19 changed dance for me

Broadway: Closed until 2021. The seasons of “Means Girls”, “Beetlejuice”, “Waitress”, and other popular musicals cut short or canceled. The New York City Ballet: performances canceled until 2021 — the first time the nutcracker has been called off since 1954. Schools...

Twyla Tharp: a choreographer and a visionary

Twyla Tharp: a choreographer and a visionary

On July 1, 1941, Lecile Tharp named her newborn daughter “Twyla” with the vision of those five letters shining brightly on a marquee someday in the future. Lecile even wrote “she’ll grow up to be famous,” on the announcement. Seventy-eight years later, having...

Opinion: Voting should be compulsory

Opinion: Voting should be compulsory

“I’d bet my life on Michael Phelps taking the Gold again”. “I swear on my life: there isn’t a single city that outdoes New York City”. “I’m dead serious. This is the best ice cream I have ever tasted ... trust me on my life bro”.   In day to day conversations...