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THE SUMMER SCOOP: Junior learns about different cultures, responsibilities of teaching as literature teacher at Breakthrough

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Junior learns about different cultures, responsibilities of teaching as literature teacher at Breakthrough

Jack Christian, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2018


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This is the sixth installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are doing this summer. From June 25 to Aug. 3, junior Héloïse Schep taught two seventh-grade literature classes as a teaching fellow at Breakthrough Sacramento’s summer program.   Q: What dr...

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior interns at Clark Scholars Program, writes 25-page research paper

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior interns at Clark Scholars Program, writes 25-page research paper

Keshav Anand, Reporter

August 15, 2018


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This is the fifth installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are taking this summer. Senior Jack Christian has been interning with Dr. Karina Alvina, a neuroscientist from Texas Tech University. The focus of her research is to understand how the hippocampus is a...

MUSINGS FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: Atheist propaganda doesn’t mean religion’s been squashed

MUSINGS FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: Atheist propaganda doesn’t mean religion’s been squashed

Chardonnay Needler, Editor-in-Chief

August 13, 2018


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Some people call me a “Chinaboo”; I prefer the term “sinophile.” I’ve been to China twice: from mid-July to mid-August in 2017 and then July of 2018. This year I went to Dalian to teach English, but I ended up spending more time being taught about the religious and cultural complexities...

Q&A: Senior plays in 70-person Stanford Summer Orchestra, enjoys differences from high school orchestra

Q&A: Senior plays in 70-person Stanford Summer Orchestra, enjoys differences from high school orchestra

Sarina Rye, Page Editor

August 6, 2018


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Senior Allison Zhang was a part of the Stanford Summer Orchestra while she was there working in the Weissman research lab for a second summer. The orchestra was led by Paul Phillips, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies. Rehearsals were held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7:...

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior gets used to micro dissections while interning at neurophysiology lab

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior gets used to micro dissections while interning at neurophysiology lab

Ming Zhu, Media Department Staffer

August 3, 2018


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This is the fourth installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are taking this summer. Senior Jacqueline Chao has been interning with Dr. Michael Wright, a neurophysiologist at Sacramento State University, since the beginning of June. Wright’s primary goal is to un...

Alumnus lands in hospital with broken leg after skydiving experience goes wrong (full story)

Alumnus lands in hospital with broken leg after skydiving experience goes wrong (full story)

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

July 27, 2018


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“I feel like skydiving is still a pretty safe-ish sport,” Manson Tung, ’16, said. “Granted, I’m also bed-bound for over a month, so what do I know?” On July 22, Tung braked too early while skydiving at SkyDance Skydiving in Davis, landing him in the hospital with a broken leg. “I’m a very squeamish person...

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior goes from volunteer to Volunteer Coordinator at Breakthrough, loves ‘being in charge’

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior goes from volunteer to Volunteer Coordinator at Breakthrough, loves ‘being in charge’

Sarina Rye, Page Editor

July 25, 2018


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This is the third installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are doing this summer. Senior Brandy Riziki is the Volunteer Coordinator for Breakthrough Sacramento’s summer program, which goes from June 25 to Aug. 3. Breakthrough provides year-round, tuition-free col...

Alumnus injured after skydiving accident

Alumnus injured after skydiving accident

Larkin Barnard-Bahn, Business Manager

July 23, 2018


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While skydiving on July 23, Manson Tung, '16, was in an accident and ended up in the emergency room. Click here for more details....

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior discovers vast number of possibilities in art-based careers through internship with M5Arts

THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior discovers vast number of possibilities in art-based careers through internship with M5Arts

Mehdi Lacombe, Editor-in-Chief

July 21, 2018


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This is the second installment of a series on internships, jobs and classes that students are doing this summer. After the encouragement of art teacher Andy Cunningham, senior Bella Mathisen decided to pursue her love for art in the working world this summer. Mathisen started working for Seuma...

Alumna forms online ‘Intro class to Dallas’ after discovering difficulties for city newcomers

Alumna forms online ‘Intro class to Dallas’ after discovering difficulties for city newcomers

Keshav Anand, Reporter

July 18, 2018


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  After moving to Dallas, Texas, in 2015, Lily Kramlich-Taylor, '10, former editor-in-chief of the Octagon, started a new business with friend Kara Shannon entitled Dallasites101. Dallasites101's goal is to bring together and introduce newcomers to the culture, events and friendship of Dalla...