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Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle’s Column: Reflection

Kyle Chen

June 13, 2018


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The boy sat in the corner of the library, his gaze fixed on the computer screen in front of him. Various books, binders and papers littered the table. From time to time he would pick one up, scan through its contents, then toss it back haphazardly onto the desk. The boy closed his computer, leaned bac...

Kyle’s Column: Memorial Day – More than just a time for gratitude

Kyle’s Column: Memorial Day – More than just a time for gratitude

Kyle Chen

May 30, 2018


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This past Monday, I attended the annual Memorial Day celebration held in the Lakeview Cemetery. Despite a morning of overcast skies, a pretty large group of townspeople showed up, occupying the rings of grass and the asphalt walkways surrounding the center of the cemetery. A line of police officers stood...

Kyle’s Column: No joking matter

Kyle’s Column: No joking matter

Kyle Chen

May 15, 2018


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The field house throbbed with a din of voices, fueled by the steady stream of students spilling into the gymnasium to watch an all-school assembly in response to the racist graffiti found on the Timeline Tunnel. In the center of the basketball court mingled a large group of teachers, most of whom were eng...

Kyle’s Column: Voices of the Future

Kyle’s Column: Voices of the Future

Kyle Chen

April 28, 2018


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We touched down around nine in the evening. The plane glided over the tarmac as the captain’s voice crackled through the intercom - “ladies and gentlemen, welcome to San Francisco.” As we reached the gate, the plane eased to a stop in front of the expansive airport windows. A collective meta...

Kyle’s Column: A Revelation

Kyle’s Column: A Revelation

Kyle Chen

April 6, 2018


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Last Saturday morning, I woke to the rude beeping of my alarm clock. Pushing aside my blankets, I squinted at the crisp LED display resting on my nightstand - 10:30 a.m. Stretching leisurely, I slowly elevated myself from the warmth of the covers. My feet padded over the soft wooden floors as I saunter...

Kyle’s Column: Marginalized March Madness

Kyle’s Column: Marginalized March Madness

Kyle Chen

March 22, 2018


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It’s that time of year again. The time for brackets to be made, for upsets to occur, and for madness to reign supreme. March is here and with it, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is once again in full swing. For the large majority of my friends and peers, the first thing that comes to mind w...

Kyle’s Column: Today’s teenagers – the catalysts for gun control reform

Kyle’s Column: Today’s teenagers – the catalysts for gun control reform

Kyle Chen

March 6, 2018


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On April 20, 1999, two students walked into Columbine High School armed with guns and explosives. They proceeded to murder 13 people and wound 20 more in a massacre that would be remembered as the beginning of a long history of school-based mass shootings in the United States. The events of Columb...

Kyle’s Column: The respect they deserve

Kyle’s Column: The respect they deserve

Kyle Chen

February 14, 2018


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In Wellness class, we recently finished a series of classes discussing various mental disabilities and the effects they can have on people’s lives. To conclude the unit, Mr. Berry had us team up in groups, research certain mental disabilities that are prevalent in society today and then teach the rest o...

Kyle’s Column: Midterms

Kyle’s Column: Midterms

Kyle Chen

January 22, 2018


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A student sits on the edge of a chair with his head down, staring at the test on his desk as if the intensity of his glare would somehow miraculously bubble in the answer sheet for him. His brain races as he twirls his pencil restlessly. In less than 12 hours, I will be standing (or should I say sitti...

Kyle’s Column: Making a difference, one driving lesson at a time

Kyle’s Column: Making a difference, one driving lesson at a time

Kyle Chen

January 9, 2018


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For high school students, the last bell on Dec. 22 is usually a joyous moment of celebration and of reveling in the freedom and liberty that Christmas break affords. But on the last day before break, I closed my notebook and shoved my computer into my bag with a heavy sigh, knowing that the following...

Kyle’s Column: Review – “The Last Jedi”

Kyle’s Column: Review – “The Last Jedi”

Kyle Chen

December 19, 2017


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Warning: This article contains some considerable spoilers. Star Wars season is officially back, folks. The eighth episode in the Star Wars canon, dubbed "The Last Jedi," finally hit the theaters last Thursday. The long-awaited sequel to "The Force Awakens" has finally arrived. Let me just say...

Kyle’s Column: An Asian-American student’s path to an elite college

Kyle’s Column: An Asian-American student’s path to an elite college

Kyle Chen

December 5, 2017


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I was scrolling through my inbox the other day when I encountered an email from a college searching website called Cappex. The message urged me to create an account and find the right college for my future. Since I figured it was never too early to start this kind of thing, I clicked on the link in the...

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