Opinion

Should You Take the AP Exams?

Should You Take the AP Exams?

The end of the school year is slowly approaching, and the beginning of AP Exams looms on the horizon. The AP Exams take place in May and cover subjects ranging from Chemistry to European History. But are these AP Exams really necessary? Although the AP program might help to better prepare students for college, these […]

SAT or ACT: Take the Right Test

SAT or ACT: Take the Right Test

For many students, choosing between SAT and ACT may be a grey area because all the traditional standards and lack of self-awareness. There is a lot of controversy about whether or not students should dedicate themselves to one test. For many years, taking the SAT has been the norm in the minds of parents and […]

Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

“Kick the Bucket,” is an english idiom meaning “to die” originating from the notion that people hanged themselves by standing on a bucket with a rope around their neck and then kick the bucket away. It led me to question, “Will people regret their life the second before they die?” According to “The Top Five […]

Community, School, and Church

Key Club Holds Its 71st Annual DCON

Key Club Holds Its 71st Annual DCON

During the first week of April, Key Club held its 71st annual California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention, also known as CNH DCON. This was a three-day convention in which Key Clubbers from all over California, Nevada, and Hawaii gathered together to bond, celebrate, and learn what it means to be a true Key Clubber and give back […]

The Effectiveness of Cumulative Testing

The Effectiveness of Cumulative Testing

With the end of the term approaching, instead of relaxing and enjoying the warm weather many students stress over the imminent looming cloud of darkness, the end of term exams commonly known as finals. Many students experience heavy anxiety and experience symptoms akin to sleep terrors due to these exams and the pressure they bring […]

KIS Holds Annual Fine Arts Week

KIS Holds Annual Fine Arts Week

Korea International School (KIS) Pangyo campus students tackled the idea of inspiration as it held its annual Fine Arts Week from April 10th to 13th. Focusing on the theme of ‘inspiration’ this year, students were given the opportunity to celebrate the arts. KIS faculty from various subject areas, including English, Maths, Physics, and Design Thinking, […]

Society, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle

The Effect of Music on Millennials

The Effect of Music on Millennials

Everywhere I go, I hear it. No matter where I may be, whether it is at school, a restaurant, the mall, and even my home, there’s no escaping it. For many, music is a daily part of life, especially for millennials. According to Digital Music News in 2016, “Millennials listen to 75% more music than […]

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

As a policy that seeks to correct for past wrongs by doing something in the present, affirmative action has been controversial since its inception 25 years ago. That controversy continues today as it comes once again under judicial review and under the scrutiny of general public. Some argue that though the pursuit of racial justice […]

The Importance of Customer Service

The Importance of Customer Service

United Airlines has been under fire for its upsetting customer service. On Sunday April 9th, 2017, Doctor Daniel Dao was one of the many passengers boarded on an overbooked flight to Louisville, Kentucky. Seats were needed for four United Airlines employees and three passengers complied without any objections. However, Dao was singled out and was […]

Korea, Koreans, and Korean Americans

Greengates’ South Koreans Go International

Greengates’ South Koreans Go International

The long wait had finally come to an end with Greengates School’s 40th International Fair coming to a grand inauguration. The time had finally arrived for Greengates School’s international sensation to flourish once again. The International Fair – an event dedicated to highlight the sense of international community within the school radius – was open […]

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Korea Spurring Festivals

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Korea Spurring Festivals

Spring is one of the best seasons to explore Korea, with many different exciting outdoor events. As a result, many tourists from around the world travel to Korea. The most popular events that marks the changing of the seasons are the spectacular Cherry Blossom Festivals. In spring, there are many places all over Korea where […]

BTS Shakes Anaheim

BTS Shakes Anaheim

With the rising international popularity of the Kpop group BTS, known for their spectacular choreography and upbeat songs, fans were thrilled at the news that the group was coming to the United States for their BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour. Tickets were sold out in the first couple of minutes, ultimately requiring […]

Media, Sports, Food, and Entertainment

LACMA’s Recent Renaissance Exhibition

LACMA’s Recent Renaissance Exhibition

Recently, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has brought European masterpieces to Los Angeles to commemorate the 500 years since Martin Luther pinned his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenburg. The exhibition “Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach” features key pieces of German art […]

Japanese Fencing: Kendo

Japanese Fencing: Kendo

On April 15, 2017, a kendo promotion test took place at West Covina, California. People of a wide range of ages and levels came to take their examination. This examination, occurring twice a year in April and October, can promote the athletes from one level to the next one. Kendo is one of the many […]

Movies Take Over SCV

Movies Take Over SCV

For a quiet, routine suburb, the Santa Clarita Valley is in the spotlight quite often. Recently, the town has been the site of many new filming ventures, which has affected the lives of local residents. As the most blatant instance of Santa Clarita’s moment of fame, the horror-comedy Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet features many […]

Science, Technology, Health, and the Environment

World Water Day: Did You Know?

World Water Day: Did You Know?

Water is one of the most important factors of our lives. Activities such as washing, gardening, and swimming would not be available if there is no water; Life without water cannot be imagined. In industrialized countries, industries consume more than half of the water supplies for human use. For example, Belgium uses 80% of the […]

Overuse of Antibiotics Causes Backfire

Overuse of Antibiotics Causes Backfire

The invention of antibiotics was a major breakthrough. It allowed for the vaccination for protection against otherwise fatal disease, and it saved millions of lives while preventing and eradicating diseases. But is it really 100% beneficial? Recent studies argue not. As the world became increasingly dependent on antibiotics, the resistance that humans have gained towards […]

CRISPR Research Returns Promising Results but Remains Controversial

CRISPR Research Returns Promising Results but Remains Controversial

After several years of diligent research on a prospective field of bio-engineering, scientists have discovered an entity that might render human genetic modifications safer in the future. Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have reinvigorated the prospect of genetic inquest by unveiling a protein segment that can activate or deactivate the CRISPR […]