Simone Chu

Simone Chu

Editor-in-Chief of The Apache Pow Wow; Apache News content creator; Foodie; incoming freshman at Harvard University! (Arcadia High School, I'll always love you.)
2CELLOS electrifies the Greek Theatre

2CELLOS electrifies the Greek Theatre

“This is not a classical concert,” cellist Luka Šulić declared to the crowd gathered at the Greek Theatre. Someone who has never stumbled across a 2CELLOS music video on YouTube would have been surprised at that statement. Electric cellos in hand, bows poised, sharply...

The president, the press, and the pressure between

The president, the press, and the pressure between

On Feb. 24, several media outlets—including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Politico, BBC, and CNN—were barred from attending a press briefing in Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s office. Any outlets not on a list of pre-approved attendees (on the approved list:...

Thanks, Obama

Thanks, Obama

Jan. 20, 2009. I was in fourth grade at the time, craning my head so I could see the staticky classroom TV monitor better. My teacher was far more excited than my classmates were to watch the inauguration—history was happening. I was a little bit confused as to what...

Thanks, Obama – Join Us!

Thanks, Obama – Join Us!

With only a matter of weeks left in the Obama presidency, many young people look toward the president-elect’s inauguration with unease. This is in part due to the fact that most teens today were still in elementary school when Barack Obama first took office in January...

My message: Bridge the divide

My message: Bridge the divide

Dear Future President, I'm a hyphenated American. I was born in this country, but my culture is forever a part of the way I identify myself. Chinese comes before American, as though all the things that make me different come before my love for my nation. As though...

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists announced

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the 16,000 Semifinalists of the 2017 program Sept. 14. About 90 percent—15,000 students—of those Semifinalists are expected to qualify to be Finalists, eligible for the 2,500 National Merit-sponsored $2,500...

Footvolley flies to SoCal Coast

Footvolley flies to SoCal Coast

There’s a new sport on the West Coast scene: footvolley. As the game’s portmanteau of a name suggests, it combines elements from soccer and beach volleyball to make something new. Footvolley takes the most difficult variables of both sports to create a fast-paced,...

How much do you usually spend on an outfit?

How much do you usually spend on an outfit?

It's back-to-school season, and that means that it's time for back-to-school shopping. So we want to know: Stay tuned for the results of our survey, and keep your eyes peeled for some exciting, fashion-forward stories!

Week 5: Pedal to the metal

Week 5: Pedal to the metal

With enterprise deadlines rapidly approaching and other projects on their minds, there was hardly an idle moment for the interns this week. Interns Rebecca Castillo, Simone Chu and Michael Meeks headed to the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park to snap photos of the...

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing makes waves at Huntington Beach

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing makes waves at Huntington Beach

Surfers across the nation (and the globe) are competing in the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, hosted in Huntington Beach, Calif., through July 31. All week, teen surfers will brave the waves and show off their skills. Surfers are scored on their speed, how innovative...