Opinion

Column: Fighting hate with optimism

Column: Fighting hate with optimism

As a little girl, my grandfather would read me fairytales every night before bed. I was transported out of our lonely apartment in the bustling city to a magical princess fairyland where anything was possible. As I've gotten older, the only aspect of my life that has...

Column: Finding out who I am

Column: Finding out who I am

What rules do you follow as you live your life? If you’re thrown into a freezing ocean, do you try to survive as long as you can or attempt to get out of it? What if you were too far from the coast, would you still try to reach the shore? Growing up, I was always told...

Column: Finding out who I am

Old soul

Ever since I was little, I have been described as an “old soul.” For example, I have always had a deep connection with senior citizens. I can reminisce about President Truman’s approval rating for hours, and I love a good bowl of soup. At night you can find me...

Stanford’s spin on the college application

Stanford’s spin on the college application

Stanford University has a different take on what currently consumes high schoolers' lives: the college application. The prestigious, highly selective private Ivy League university in Palo Alto, California is known for its low acceptance rates--this year hit a record...