Education

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

In April of 2021, I started using an application called Yeolpumta, (열품타) developed by UnCheon Baek, on a daily basis. In Korean, the application name is an abbreviation for "Yeoljeong pumeun taimeo" (열정 품은 타이머), which means "Enthusiastic timer" in literal translation....

Virtual learning didn’t stop L.A. Braille Institute

Virtual learning didn’t stop L.A. Braille Institute

What used to be a classroom full of enthusiastic students has now turned into a screen featuring boxes of students’ faces. But, the energy in the room is the same nonetheless. Since its founding in 1919, the Braille Institute has established seven centers around...

Column: Practicing mindfulness this school year

Column: Practicing mindfulness this school year

The 2021-2022 school year has begun. Whether you became an 8th grader, a high school senior, or an incoming college freshman, we all feel the same at some point — nervous, if not stressed out. It might be because it’s your first year in a new school or because you...

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks is the Los Angeles Times HS Insider’s first-ever medical column by Sriya Datla. It highlights the role of medicine and discusses various medical specialties with a focus on their impact on modern life. In this week's article, Datla reflects on her experiences...