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Cindy Guo

Cindy is senior at Henry M. Gunn High School and is incredibly honored to be a part of the Rising Star Magazine team. She enjoys belting out Disney songs, playing piano, watching Chinese dramas, and babysitting. Cindy serves as California DECA's VP of Silicon Valley and is also the singing teacher at FCSN and the President of HEARTS Nonprofit. She can be contacted at cindy@risingstarmagazine.com

Blue Stars

By Anonymous You’ve probably seen beautiful pictures and lovely videos of glowing, blue “stars” in the ocean. Have you ever wondered what they were? Look no further: The glow is caused by bioluminescent (light generated by living organisms) producing plants and organisms. …

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No Bees, No Food

Submitted by: Eileen Guo Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the lucerne used to feed dairy cows. What happens if …

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These Four Years

By Cindy Guo Seniors have recently heard back from all, if not most, of the colleges they applied to. These seniors were born in the year 2000, making competition more insane than it has ever been before. It’s okay to be upset, …

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SoCal Air Pollution

Submitted by: Eileen Guo More than 1,300 lives are cut short each year in the Los Angeles area because of air pollution. Now, after years of work, regulators are getting ready to adopt their most substantial plan in more than a decade …

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Truth Behind Food Waste

Submitted by: Stephanie Zhang Food waste—no, we’re not talking about rotten food—we’re talking about fresh, good food. Bins of fresh food are locked in a box and sent to the landfill. 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted each year. Food waste …

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Build the Wall?

Submitted by: Lauren Watt What if Trump ends up building the wall? Texas’ 1,200 miles of border with Mexico will be separated, ruining habitats and damaging the ecosystem. Biologists are very concerned about the impact this will have on the high biodiversity …

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Behind the Scenes at the Olympics

Submitted by: Iris Yuan While you were cheering for your favorite Olympic athletes, dogs were, and still are, being slaughtered for their meat. In South Korea, there are over 17,000 dog meat farms. Before they are killed, the dogs live brutal lives. …

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