Tina Takhmazyan

Tina Takhmazyan

Tina Takhmazyan is a senior at Herbert Hoover High School and member of the HS Insider Student Advisory Board. In her free time she does ballet, watches Friends reruns and bakes.
Opinion: Take us seriously

Opinion: Take us seriously

Cell phones, social media and slackers. Welcome to Generation Z. Or at least what they say we are. On February 14, 17 students were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The aftermath of the event was fueled with the passionate activism of...

Hey, Listen Up: Trailer

Hey, Listen Up: Trailer

Introducing "Hey, Listen Up," the first podcast that invites teens to join the conversation. Every word that is spoken will be as honest, raw and authentic as the way we all speak when we’re passionate about something in the world we live in, and each second of every...

Opinion: What Roy Moore’s defeat means

Opinion: What Roy Moore’s defeat means

In a surprising outcome, Doug Jones has won the Alabama special election, being the first Democrat from this state elected to the U.S. Senate in 25 years. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore, who made headlines after the Washington Post reported on the stories of four...

Opinion: We must protect public broadcasting

Opinion: We must protect public broadcasting

To say that public broadcasting has changed my life would be a complete understatement. Even before I started pre-school, I could recite the entire alphabet, count to 50, and tell you who Yo Yo Ma was. I have Elmo, Count Dracula and Arthur to thank for this. Although...

Reflection: Learning to fix myself

Reflection: Learning to fix myself

I just thought my life wasn’t exciting enough. I read about it in books and articles, see it in documentaries and movies; people who do the impossible and get an article published or movie made in their honor. I was inspired, but not truly touched because I could...

Halfway through high school: A reflection

Halfway through high school: A reflection

I don't like checking in. I feel as if I should be checking things off a list that doesn't exist and doing things that I'm not. However, this check in is the one that lit a fire inside me. It's the one that made my fingers start clicking again and made my brain start...