Noah Somphone

Noah Somphone

Noah is the editor-in-chief of Sunny Hills High School's newspaper The Accolade and is in his senior year. If you can't find Noah refreshing his grades every 5 minutes, you can locate him at the nearest boba shop or discover him watching Gordon Ramsay's tutorials on how to fillet an Alaskan salmon on "MasterChef."
Q&A: College admissions officer debunks common questions

Q&A: College admissions officer debunks common questions

During a stressful college application season, I went to Andrew Alsoraimi-Espiritu, an admissions officer at the University of San Diego, and asked him a few questions about the college application process. Here are some of the answers he gave me. Q: What advice would...

Opinion: It’s time to keep our voices the closest

Opinion: It’s time to keep our voices the closest

You may have heard the phrase, “Google is always listening.” Or, “Big Brother is watching you.” Some believe it has already come true. In my AP Literature class, we’re reading 1984, a classic dystopian novel by George Orwell that describes a totalitarian state in the...

Opinion: It doesn’t matter where we go to college

Opinion: It doesn’t matter where we go to college

Look, I get it. College is the literal epitome of what many high school students have been working for, probably during the last four years of their lives, if not more. We spend hundreds of hours studying for standardized tests and then we work during the school year...

‘Cat Condo’ is a waste of time if played incessantly

‘Cat Condo’ is a waste of time if played incessantly

After spending a consecutive two hours on my phone, I felt the need to rethink how I spend my time; my eyes were glazed over and my thumbs ached because of the constant tapping on my screen. I was playing “Cat Condo,” an addictive puzzle game in which the ultimate...