Legato Lingua: Learning Languages

Legato Lingua: Learning Languages

For high school seniors Anvee Bhutani and Ishaan Nandwani, studying and learning language is just as important as studying STEM-related subjects. Especially with the Silicon Valley’s significant immigrant population, there is a wide and diverse array of languages...
Advice I shouldn’t have to give you

Advice I shouldn’t have to give you

High school is rough. For freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, every school year presents new struggles and threats to the state of our mental and physical health. The American school system, to very loosely quote my favorite Prince Ea video, is incredibly...
What Does 17 Mean?

What Does 17 Mean?

I found out about the Parkland shooting the way I usually do –  through the notifications on my phone. I remember waiting in my AP U.S. History classroom for class to start, and my phone buzzed with a CNN news alert “Florida school shooting: At least 17 dead.”...
Sunday Morning News Feed Stopper: Aziz Ansari

Sunday Morning News Feed Stopper: Aziz Ansari

Sunday morning, I woke up to a barrage of notifications from social media and news outlets, part of my regular news feed. Receiving sobering news stories from around the world may not be the best way to wake up, but it keeps me informed and I get to know about what’s...
Indian Monsoons in California: A Time to Celebrate?

Indian Monsoons in California: A Time to Celebrate?

Usually I love the rain––I love how it washes everything away, how it makes new buds pop up from the ground, the smell of wet dirt after the first rain of the season––but this year, it’s different. This year, that smell is laced with the smell of smoke. This year,...