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From my POV: Family is never lost

From my POV: Family is never lost
April 29, 2020

Family is most commonly defined as a group of people united by the ties of marriage, blood or adoption. When one talks about their family, it usually consists of their spouse, parents, children or siblings....

From my POV: Dear quiet people

May 30, 2019

Quiet people are quiet for different reasons. Some people suffer from anxiety that lead to their unconsented stifled voice. Some simply may not desire to talk. Others are somewhere in between, a blend...

The incurable disease of senioritis

May 2, 2018

T here reaches a point in every teen’s life when one realizes their high school is ending. This is called senioritis, and it might as well be an actual, clinical disease. The early symptoms seem...

From my POV: Rose Parade

Performing in the Pasadena 129th annual Rose Parade
January 17, 2018

Hearts racing, we waited on the streets in the cold. In just a few minutes, we would step onto Colorado Boulevard. Waiting for us would be thousands of pedestrians and millions of viewers watching from...

From my POV: The Great American Eclipse

The moon covers the sun as totality nears in solar eclipse
August 22, 2017

I traveled a round trip of 1,575 miles in four days to see two minutes of total darkness in late August, for the first total solar eclipse in America since 1918. And I almost didn’t go. Don’t get...

From my POV: Down in the dumps

APES students get a tour of SMaRT facility
APES field trip to Sunnyvale waste plant opens eyes
March 25, 2017

I nstead of going to class this morning, I saw a herd of goats grazing peacefully on a hill. It may have seemed cute, but the grassy hillside was covering something people don’t normally think about:...

From my POV: Building an iPhone Game

From my POV: Building an iPhone Game
How I uploaded my game to the app store in 8 weeks, and how you can too
November 6, 2016

When you tell people you’ve built and launched a game onto the App Store, you’re often associated with the words “nerd” or “geek.” But, in reality, there’s so much more to being a iPhone...

From my POV: Being adopted in the Silicon Valley

October 13, 2016

  When you think of ‘minority,’ think of me. People associate the word ‘minority’ with being from a foreign country or of an uncommon race. What people do not take into consideration...

My POV: Living off the grid

How I survived a week without the internet
May 13, 2016

If I could advise anyone to take some time away from the Internet, I’d say go for it. But I would also say it is nearly impossible. I challenged myself to go a whole week without using the Internet,...

From my POV: Growing up under a dictator

From my POV: Growing up under a dictator
April 27, 2016

I If I tell people, “I grew up in a dictatorship,” they’re usually confused and don’t believe me at first. Well, I grew up in a country literally labeled “Europe’s Last Dictatorship.”...

From my POV: What it means to be transgender and what it means to speak up

February 4, 2016

I owe a lot to The Epitaph, but I think my largest debt is that I figured out that I was transgender from an article. Emi Kamezaki’s article, “The ‘T’ is not silent,” published in November...

From my POV: Being a human Etch-A-Sketch

Photo by Jeanna Totah
The search for control over my sensitive skin
February 3, 2016

For many children, going for a swim during a hot summer day is a normal activity. For someone who struggles with sensitive skin, like myself, the consequence of going into a chlorine-filled pool is...

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