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How to Relieve Stress

By: Dominique Huang Stress. Everyone has felt it at one point or another; it seems as if no one can escape from stress. We will always have deadlines to complete, work to finish, issues to deal with. There are, however, steps we …

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Going Beyond the Textbook

By Albert Zeng Traditionally, teachers teach their class through a textbook, but one teacher from Monta Vista High School in California goes beyond that. Business teacher Carl Schmidt from Monta Vista High School shares how he teaches by allowing his students to …

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Benefits of the SAT and the AP

As a student, you may have heard of the numerous rumors behind why you should or should not take AP courses or the SAT. Perhaps you are considering AP courses or the SAT just because everyone else is as well. Perhaps the …

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DECA: The experience of a lifetime

DECA is a student organization of over 200,000 members internationally and over 4,500 members here in California. It prepares its members for careers in business fields and integrates classroom instruction to the real world in order to prepare the next generation to …

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Stanford University Student: Ray Zhou

Ray Zhou graduated valedictorian of his 2012 class at Amador Valley High School and is currently a sophomore at Stanford University. In the season of college applications and acceptances, Ray gives some advice for high school students. 1.  What do you think …

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Mr. Matt Finders: Advice to Future Musicians

Matt Finders is a trombonist and former member of Jay Leno Band on Tonight Show. He performed in several big bands and major musical productions on Broadway. I decided to interview Mr. Finders as a successful musician to understand more about music …

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Personal Story on Learning Chinese

Hi! I’m Jay, a 16 year old senior at Homestead High School in California. My experiences learning Chinese are much shorter than most, only 3 years. However, in those 3 short years, I have learned a lot more than just a new …

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Zhong Dian Ban (重点班)

By: Jay Kamat  In China, there is a system called “zhong dian ban” that allows high performing students to have access to better educational resources. While similar to Advanced Placement courses in America, and International Baccalaureate classes elsewhere, “zhong dian ban” is …

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A Glimpse of a Student’s Educational Life Today

What Makes an Effective Teacher? From the ages of five to eighteen, a student’s life is mainly focused on learning and absorbing more knowledge. But are students really getting the education they expect? Are their brains challenged enough or are they attaining …

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Technology – Weigh the Scale

By: William Zeng School, for a long period of time, has always been a relatively simple matter. Back when the world was slightly less developed, the topic of education was a more trivial one, and mostly disregarded. Recently, however, education has become …

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