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Diversity in Our Natural Spaces

By Hamsavardhini Thirunarayanan As I walked through under the canopy of the coast redwoods, with the sensations of cleanliness and rejuvenation, I listened to Hector, one of the interpretive rangers at Muir Woods, explain his personal connection to this forest, and the …

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The Seatology: The Science Behind a Seating Chart

by: Leena Elzeiny Desks have been symbolic of the quality of education since the beginning of time, and not every country mirrors an American’s average desk. In Egypt, overcrowded schools force children to work on their laps, whereas in China, students receive …

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Trump Administration Pulls Back on School Nutrition

Last year, the Trump administration pulled back on standards that promoted nutritious foods in schools. The administration allowed schools to serve refined grains, such as white bread, biscuits, and white pasta. This weakened previous standards which were aimed at creating a more …

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My School in Shanghai

By Alex Bao I have been studying in Shanghai High School international division for almost a year. During this period, I have experienced a challenge with high school study methods that I have come to appreciate. On one hand, our school is …

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We Need Change

By Dana Lau       Humans, self-centered, self-serving, self-consumed. Why is it that in so many situations, we put ourselves first, as top priority? Why can we not think beyond, why can we not easily empathize with our fellow inhabitants and be SELFLESS? …

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French Fries

By Serena Fox News put it cleanly: “You’re not going to win any fans by taking a side against French fries.” A study published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that not only do people in America eat disproportionately …

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Reflections on Reports from Chai Jing

Author: Fan Zhihua (Tina Fan) Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the United States Environmental Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine, has been involved in the EPA air quality standards. Education: Applied Chemistry, Peking University – Bachelor of Environmental Chemistry, Master of …

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We Need Sleep

By Serena In our busy high school lives, we are used to cramming class after class, activity after activity, extracurricular after extracurricular. This seemingly endless work pushes us to become workaholics – addicted to somehow running nonstop on quickly diminishing energy. As …

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Dia de Los Muertos

By Michelle Hua Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday, also known as the Day of the Dead. This holiday is celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd. It is said that during these days, spirits cross over from the land …

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