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IN THE RICE BOX: Once Upon a Time

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief At one point in my life, children’s books were all I knew. I spent my summer days scouring the library, collecting books to read in my favorite corner in the children’s section. I remember singing the rhymes and laughing at the characters’ obliviousness. Eventually, though, …

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WRITE OR WONG?: Unfair Wages Endure

KAYIU WONG Staff Writer Despite all the progress that has been made in women’s rights over the past century, there is still one measure of inequality that stands out: females still earn less than males who work in the same professions. Over 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy passed …

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TEA TIME WITH TINA: First and Last Generation

TINA CHEN Opinions Editor Many people would label students like me the “First Generation”—the first ones to attend college—but I believe the term “first” is misleading. Instead, I call myself and those like me the “Last Generation,” the last ones troubled by poverty. My mother, who I affectionately refer to …

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Justice for Jamie, Injustice for AHS?

SUSANNA AIGA TINA CHEN Opinions Editors Attracting attention from ABC News, CNN and Pasadena Star News has always been a dream of ours. It was lovely to be greeted by cameras being shoved in our faces and having newscasters ask about a situation that we know as much about as …

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TEA TIME WITH TINA: Following Gestalt’s Theory

TINA CHEN Opinions Editor Sometimes, as I walk through a convenience store, I forget to say thank you to the clerk. Sometimes, when my uncle calls me, I find excuses not to talk to him. Oftentimes, I become so immersed in my own thoughts and playing catch up that I …

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IN THE RICE BOX: Numbers Game

OLIVIA CHEUNG Editor in Chief Anyone who tells you that balance is easy is a liar. As teenagers, we know of the failed attempts at balancing our academic, social and personal lives all within 24 hours. As students, we are encouraged—if not conditioned—to tip the balance scale in order to …

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WRITE OR WONG?:From Shirt to Gun Control

KAYIU WONG Staff Writer On Sept. 19, 16-year-old Haley Bullwinkle wore a National Rifle Association (NRA) t-shirt to her school, Canyon High, and was forced to remove it. School officials believed that the shirt depicted violence and dealt with it as a dress code violation. Outraged, her parents demanded an …

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TEA TIME WITH TINA: Just Be You

TINA CHEN Opinions Editor One hour, two hours and the clock continued ticking. For the past months, sitting in front of my laptop while goggling at a blank word document has become part of my routine. I then proceeded to write a masterpiece that would define me in 650 words, …

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WRITE OR WONG?: Being a Teen in the Eyes of Adults

KAYIU WONG Staff Writer When you think of the word “teenager,” what words come to mind? To adults these days, the first thoughts would be negative, characterizing teens as wild, irresponsible and immature. While these complaints about future generations are prominent among our predecessors and nothing new, this intensity of …

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TEA TIME WITH TINA: Childhood Disaster

TINA CHEN Opinions Editor Growing up, I loved playing with my collection of Barbie dolls and Polly Pockets, but when I came across a clip of TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” on YouTube, I was immediately intrigued by how kids are taking dress-up to a whole new level. The hit reality …

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