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Allison Jia

Allison Jia is a freshman at The Harker School. She loves science, especially biomedical research and neuroscience, traveling, watching movies, and playing volleyball. She is involved in many STEM clubs at her school, including Science Research, Math, and Medical, and currently serves as an officer in her school's DECA program.

Find the Work You Like, or Like the Work You Find

Wan Shui, based on Memory of Kazuo Inamori Nowadays, it’s not uncommon that many young people complain about their work.   They feel they suffer every day and aspire to find the work they like.    This sounds very attractive, but how likely they’d …

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Bitcoin – Future Currency for Payment?

By Kevin Yang Bitcoin is no doubt one of the biggest hypes in 2017. According to bitcoin.com, bitcoin price increased from $1,011 in Jan 2017 to $19,191 in Dec 2017, a jaw-dropping jump of 1800% in just one year! Keep in mind, …

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Debate on Gun Control

By Vincent Huang After the tragic incident that occured in Parkland, Florida, many people, as well as the federal government, reignited the gun control debate. There are many pros and cons for tighter gun control. One point made to support the gun …

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Online Colleges

By Allison Jia Many of us have grown up solely focused on trying to gain admission to the top colleges, so much so that we fail to see another alternative: online college. While many people are skeptical of these online courses, there …

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Internet and Renaissance

Written by: Shui Mu Ran The new world with the the Internet is like Europe during the Renaissance. The Renaissance allowed the Europeans to be free from religious doctrines and precepts and found that human beings were not the brainless followers of …

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What Makes People Mediocre

Written by: Quan Wai We tend to ask for advice from friends and family when we encounter problems. Many people are willing to give us answers and suggestions as a way to show care and compassion.      The truth is, when …

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Are You Ready for Precision Medicine?

Written by: Kui Jia Can you imagine a day where people can receive personalized drugs and medical treatment tailored to their individual patient information such as genetic content, sex, ages, and even their own lifestyle history? Well, this is the concept of …

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Community College: The Smart Way to Go

Previously published in The Saratoga Falcon Written by: Leena Elzeiny   Any University of California school costs about $30,000 per year with room and board. And that cost is an insignificant mosquito compared to the elephant prices of Ivy League schools. Yet …

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Mistakes as Lessons

By: Allison Jia My first ever Chinese-style chiffon cake was a nightmare. I, a self-confident third grader, had marched into the kitchen, absolutely convinced that I had an undiscovered talent for baking and determined to make the finest cake my mother had …

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Body Image

By Angela Jia Body image has always been a real problem. In the 1820’s, women in the United States wore whalebone corsets to squeeze their waists in an effort to look “prettier.” Society causes the problem of body image since it promotes …

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