The California Scholastic Press Association Journalism Workshop is a hidden gem. Here’s how it changed my outlook on journalism, life and my own abilities.Read More How CSPA changed my life
Preface: As the editor of the Isle File, Channel Islands High School’s student newspaper, as well as a strong proponent of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, I believe it is my right to voice my opinions on this highly controversial issue. I understand many students and school administrators may disagree with the claims […]Read More Valedictorian criteria and selection process must change at CIHS.
I’m in a really awkward stage in my life. I like to call this feeling “the middle.” In the middle of youth and adulthood, in between high school and college, and simultaneously wanting to stay and wanting to move out, I’m confused. My mind is overwhelmed with emotions that can only be described as “bittersweet.” […]Read More High School to College: Feeling Stuck In “The Middle”
How I earned nearly $5,000 in scholarships – and how you can, too!Read More Tips on Applying for Scholarships
Today is my 18th birthday! I am so incredibly grateful to have such loving friends and family who have helped me grow into the diligent, selfless woman I am today. It definitely took a village to raise me (and a large one at that), and I’m thankful for every single component of said village. That […]Read More 18 Lessons I’ve Learned Throughout 18 Years
The ups and down I’ve experienced throughout my senior year.Read More Reflecting on My College Admissions Journey
Senior year is an incredibly exciting time for high schoolers – you’ll be applying for colleges, attending your last prom and homecoming, take your senior portraits, and graduate! However, another inevitable (and excruciating) factor of senior year is a condition that all seniors seem to be afflicted with toward the beginning of second semester (or […]Read More How I Handle Senioritis