Ailun Shi

Ailun Shi

Ailun Shi recently withdrew from UC Berkeley in order to go on a gap year for the adventure of her life. Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and published in Helen: a literary magazine, Germ Magazine, the Apprentice Writer, and more.
Opinion: the epidemic of giving up activities we’re not good at

Opinion: the epidemic of giving up activities we’re not good at

I’ve always been terrible at track. Perhaps that was a bit misleading — yes, I’m slightly faster than the average person within my age group and gender, but compared to the sort of people that are found on the track team, “faster than the average person” generally...

Opinion: Overcoming the stress of expectations

Opinion: Overcoming the stress of expectations

Junior year is arguably the hardest year in high school, and despite being barely one month in, I can say I already feel the pressure. It has nothing to do with classes, and everything to do with my parents. With the PSAT just a few short weeks away, the expectation...