Charter Oak High School

Discovering my roots in Vietnam

Discovering my roots in Vietnam

My identity fits messily into the space of a hyphen. Increasingly as I’ve grown older, I’ve wondered if the hyphen between Asian-American* made me any less of either, or perhaps neither. Identity is a fickle matter. It shifts allegiances as it sees fit, hopscotching...

Agnes Tran wins a trip to Vietnam

Agnes Tran wins a trip to Vietnam

“I can smell the McDonalds on you,” my aunt joked when we picked her up from Los Angeles International Airport. I am the Southern Californian stereotype -- obscure slang, In-n-Out junkie, and snow jackets once the weather hits below 80 degrees. But beyond my supposed...

Affects of high school friendships

Affects of high school friendships

According to The Huffington Post, only two percent of marriages are “high school sweethearts.” Although teen romances do not tend to last, high school relationships help mold teenagers’ perspective about what they want in a future spouse. Since teenage friendships are...

SB LII: New England vs Philadelphia

SB LII: New England vs Philadelphia

The New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars fought the good fight in Gillette Stadium for a spot to compete for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LII. To kick off Championship Sunday, the Patriots received the ball to start off the game. Future Hall of Fame...

North and South Korea reconciliation

North and South Korea reconciliation

At the end of April, the leaders of North and South Korea agreed to work on removing nuclear arms from the Korean Peninsula and to officially resolve continued tensions from the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. The historic summit meeting occurred in South...

2018 NFL Draft recap

2018 NFL Draft recap

It’s that time of year again when all 32 teams in the NFL pay attention to college football’s greatest athletes who have the desire to continue their career in the League. As always, there’s tons of talent to be evaluated, and tons of room for improvement for some...

How to take a break

How to take a break

Maybe you found out that you just got rejected from your dream college. Maybe you want more job experience, or just want to take a break from school. If so, taking a gap year between the end of your high school career and going to college may be the right option for...

The enigma of time crystals

The enigma of time crystals

According to Gizmodo.com, “Time crystals [are] systems of atoms that maintain a periodic ticking behavior in the presence of an added electromagnetic pulse, […]”. If studied correctly, time crystals can be used for quantum technologies. Time crystals are found in...