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Column: A COVID-19 summer in bear country

Column: A COVID-19 summer in bear country

On a hot summer day, you stand waiting in a seemingly endless line of people for a scoop of ice cream at a local’s favorite. But wait, they aren’t 6-feet apart? You sneak a look behind you and find yourself staring bug-eyed at a blaring rock concert that's packed with...

Review: You need these artists in your summer playlist

Review: You need these artists in your summer playlist

Summer seems to be slipping away faster than sand through my fingers on the beach. Desperate to achieve my main-character-in-a-coming-of-age-movie summer dreams, I scoured the depths of Spotify’s “New Releases,” “Charts” and “Rising Artists” playlists to find the best...

Column: Let the summer begin

Column: Let the summer begin

One day before the end of elementary school, on a carpet that smelled of leftover pizza and lint, my fifth-grade class reminisced on the nature of grade school and shared our summer plans.  Sixth grade was on the horizon, after all, and everyone had ambitions to...

Mindfulness Matters: How spending $1 changed my life

Mindfulness Matters: How spending $1 changed my life

Mindfulness Matters is a column by Vivian Wang that highlights the simple ways that she maintains mindfulness and self-care through the treacherous, life-changing journey of high school. In this week's article, Wang discusses her daily journaling routine. One of my...

My experience at AI4ALL: more than a summer camp

My experience at AI4ALL: more than a summer camp

Programming artificial intelligence is no simple feat. Thus, on the drive up from Los Angeles to Palo Alto, Calif. to spend two and half weeks of summer living and programming AI on the Stanford campus, I couldn’t help but feel intimidated. I expected classes and...

COSMOS Summer Program: A win for everyone involved

COSMOS Summer Program: A win for everyone involved

From music and technology to synthetic biology and robotics engineering, COSMOS has everything STEAM has to offer. This summer program is a four-week camp featured at four different college campuses: UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and UC San Diego. There, high...

Farewell summer, hello school

Farewell summer, hello school

Trading in beach blankets and flip-flops for pencils and paper signifies the conclusion of summer break and the beginning of a new school year. Goodbye lazy summer days spent on family vacations, sleeping-in close to noontime, and hanging out with friends at the beach...