The Octagon

Ming Zhu
Ming is a freshman and new to the Octagon and journalism in general. He moved to Sacramento from Beijing three years ago and has been at Country Day ever since. He has many interests, including music, computer programming, wood crafting, badminton, video games and, of course, writing. If he had free time, he would practice the clarinet and the erhu. He is a hard worker and gets things done on time, for the most part. But when he loses track of time when doing something, things get a bit more … panicky. Contact at

Ming Zhu, Reporter

Aug 03, 2018
THE SUMMER SCOOP: Senior gets used to micro dissections while interning at neurophysiology lab (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
Q&A: Senior’s family farm featured on ‘Bizarre Foods’ episode; stressful filming turns fun after night of eating, talking (Story)
Jul 08, 2018
AP Aftermath: Junior reflects on exam after taking Country Day’s first AP Music Theory class; senior well-prepared for Biology exam (Story)
Jun 24, 2018
MY ANGLE: Should semester one finals be moved to before winter break? (Story/Media)
Jun 13, 2018
‘Hermit’ leaves shell to be StuCo adviser (Story)
May 20, 2018
Out with vans, in with Suburbans; school vehicles get luxury upgrade (Story)
May 07, 2018
High school chamber group wows judges, has perfect performance at state competition (video of prize-winning performance included) (Story)
Apr 28, 2018
‘Fortnite’ vs. ‘PUBG’: two most popular battle royale games go head to head (Story)
Mar 21, 2018
Alum sells organic kale, celery, spinach after converting home into farm (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
Piano trio tangos its way to state competition at Golden Empire Festival (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
Connor Burns Recording Studio opens by recording two Country Day groups (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
MY ANGLE: iOS 11 creates more problems than it solves (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Fred Xu, ’17, enjoys UC Santa Cruz’s extracurriculars but not its old, dirty dorms (Story)
Sep 30, 2017
Q & A: New Spanish teacher worked at international wineries before settling in Sacramento (Story)