Stephanie Kiang

Stephanie Kiang

Stephanie is a junior at La Canada High School, where she is the Features editor for her school's newspaper, The Spartan. She enjoys writing about her favorite topics, languages and linguistics, for her beat articles.
Opinion: Why I like Tibetan throat singing

Opinion: Why I like Tibetan throat singing

The first time I heard Tibetan throat singing, I was completely blown away. According to Britannica, Tibetan throat singing is a particular style of throat singing that usually involves chanting and takes place during certain rituals. Some, but not all, of its...

Opinion: What I think of the fat acceptance movement

Opinion: What I think of the fat acceptance movement

The fat acceptance movement is a movement which seeks to eliminate the negative stigma surrounding people who are unhealthily overweight and suffer from health problems as a result by making statements like, “a person can be healthy at every size.” This movement has...

Dyirbal: A language feature

Dyirbal: A language feature

You could argue that Glottochronology, the branch of linguistics that uses statistical data, is unique solely for its ability to determine when languages evolved and formed on their own. Glottochronology helps linguists answer one essential question: how long does it...

Woman woke up and couldn’t speak English

Woman woke up and couldn’t speak English

Hannah Jenkins lost her ability to speak English after a bicycle crash, according to BBC. After waking up in the hospital, she was unable to understand anyone who spoke English to her. It was as though she had forgotten how to speak English entirely and her English...