• Raising A Rennu: What ‘Genius Kids’ Founder Wants Parents To Know
    PLEASANTON, California — Genius Kids founder Rennu Dhillon says our greatest fear after death is public speaking — unless we make some incremental changes in our education system while we’re alive.  “Confidence is critical,” Dhillon says. “You have to learn how to take control of your life. Compassion, communication , eye contact — these are […]
  • The Scandal Behind Disney’s New Live-Action Mulan
    Art by Kalyani Valiyaveettil
  • Escapist Fantasy Books to Read During Quarantine
    Since we’ve all been unable to step outside the limits of our homes for the past six months or so due to Covid–and more recently due to the Californian wildfires–I’ve been reading a lot of high-fantasy lately to mentally transport myself to other places. Just mentally, since I highly doubt I’d be able to survive […]
  • Salman Rushdie’s Fifth Novel And the Legacy of Storytelling
    Dal Lake in Kashmir, India. This was featured in the book Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Source: Eshani Mathur.
  • A Legacy That Belongs to all of us
    For years, Asian-Americans donned a cultural Invisibility cloak before Western audiences. And although undiscovered, their stories have unfolded silently and beautifully from generation to generation. That’s why the five-part documentary series, Asian Americans, created by an all-Asian American team of filmmakers, plays such a critical role in chronicling the immigrant experience.  Narrated by Daniel Dae Kim and Tamlyn Tomita, Asian […]
  • “Never Have I Ever” and the importance of representation
    As we all struggle through quarantine, one thing has become abundantly clear to all of us–––streaming services have become essential to our strange new lives.  And while Disney+ is gaining traction and Amazon and Hulu continue to enthrall, no other service has benefited from quarantine as much as Netflix. The platform’s ever-expanding selection of media […]
  • Tech News Summary: May 2020
    On May 7, Apple announced the new 2020 revision of the 13 inch Macbook pro. This laptop features all of the Keyboard changes which occurred to the 16 inch Macbook pro in 2019. This means Apple switched from the butterfly keys to their new Magic Keyboard and added a physical escape key among other things. […]
  • 3 Quarantine Must-Reads!
    Fairytale-Inspired Books to Eat During Quarantine Sometimes it feels like being at home all day is boring, dull, and the entire world seems to be squished down to the size of your house. Yeah, I get that feeling too. I’ve compiled a list of wonderfully-interesting pageturners that take the reader away to a different world, nestled […]
  • The Power of Habit
    Have you ever wondered what triggers you to perform an action and what motivates you to keep performing an action day after day? In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg analyzes how habits form and he presents a simple yet transformative way to replace bad habits with good habits. Although each habit has its unique path […]
  • DropKick Murphy: Boston Blowout!
    Ahoy! It’s me, Manthan, and it’s time for another article. I’m writing about my most favorite band, the Dropkick Murphy Ever since 2000, they’ve had a tradition of playing on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether they played in Boston (most of the time), Dublin (2013), or New York (one of their earliest shows I think). For […]
  • Fabulously Fun Reads for February!
    For many of us, the first thing that we think of when it comes to February is love and romance. This month, I’ve kept with that theme and compiled a list of some of my favorite YA Romance books.  1. Geekerella “Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite.” Geekerella by Ash Poston is a retelling of classic […]
  • Supercharging The Effort To Change Our Charging Cables
    The EU parliament has officially voted to push the standardization of mobile device chargers in the EU despite Apple’s protests. All mobile devices, whether made by Apple, Huawei, or anyone in between needs to have the same charger. Currently it is unclear whether the EU wants to standardize the charger itself and allow different ports on […]
  • Rise of Skywalker – A Review
    Hello there everyone! My name is Manthan Shah, and today I’ll be writing about something different. Normally, I’d write about something musically-related, but today I’ll be writing about my most favorite franchise – Star Wars. More specifically, I’ll be writing about the 2019 movie Rise of Skywalker – the conclusion of the Skywalker saga. I’ll keep it […]
  • Top takeaways from CES 2020
    CES 2020 has come and gone and a lot of potentially groundbreaking announcements have been made. For those who are unaware, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the world’s largest international tech show. Hosted in Las Vegas, the show brings in most major companies from around the world and can lead people to see a snapshot […]
  • Frozen 2 — A Review
    Produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2019, Frozen II is a 3D computer-animated musical fantasy movie. As the sequel of the famous 2013 movie Frozen, Frozen II grabs lots of audiences’ attention once it released.      Frozen II mainly talks about the story after Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven started the journey […]
  • Five Fashionable Fads of 2019
    By: Sonali Mudunuri Animal Print! This year, fashion went wild. Celebrities and influencers alike were seen in bright animal print, especially leopard print. This bright print was amplified with hues of bright orange, or muted with accents of soft tan. Animal print was featured on coats, skirts, pants, and tops — some of which were […]
  • A Bang For Your Buck: Christmas Edition
    Thanksgiving has passed and so has Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Does this mean that you can’t get good deals on Christmas gifts on Amazon? No, Amazon is just getting started with its holiday deals. As of writing (12/4/19), most Amazon deals relate to tech, but there are also some relating to toys.Firstly, Amazon has deals […]
  • Warriors Home Game: A Review
    On November 11th, I went to go watch the Warriors game. This was the first time I went to a Warriors game at the Chase Center. As soon as I got outside the building I noticed a difference. The front entrance was wider and more spacious. They had a large shot of the lush green […]
  • Tech News Recap
    Late October proved to have a lot of news, with the announcement of new tech and news of VPNs being hacked. These are some of the major news: NordVPN Hacked On October 21st, NordVPN, a popular VPN service announced that they had been attacked a few months prior to the announcement. The company states that […]
  • Maybe We’re The Punchline of Todd Philips’s Joker: A Review
    “You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! I just do things. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to show schemers how pathetic their attempts to show things really are. ”  Since its explosive […]
  • Computer Applications to Boost Your Productivity
    With more and more content uploaded on the internet every minute, it is easier for one to be distracted easily by the internet. Within a brief moment, 2 hours have already passed and you wonder how did 1 click lead to an internet rabbit hole. But don’t lose hope. I will mention some useful applications […]
  • Five Fabulous Reads For Fall
    1. Marissa Meyers’ Renegades Trilogy   First up on the list is a new release of this fall, the conclusion to the amazingly written Renegades Trilogy by Marissa Meyer. Renegades opened up the futuristic world where a portion of the population are prodigies who possess super powered abilities and there is an ever present conflict between the Renegade […]
  • AirPods Pro-“It’s Magic Like You’ve Never Heard”
    Apple.Inc announced the launch of AirPods Pro on October 28th, 2019, which is a new and updated design of the existing AirPods. AirPods Pro seeks to improve the noise-canceling technology and water resistance level. The overall appearance of the AirPods slightly changes; the silicone tips in the front are designed to make listeners more comfortable. […]
  • How Are Video Games Made?
    Video Games at this time and age, are played by everyone spanning all ages. There are games made for all audiences. You like puzzles? Try Tetris. Puzzles boring? Add some action with first person shooters like Overwatch. Want something scary? How about Resident Evil. Video games span almost every genre possible. However, have you ever […]
  • The iPhone 11
    On September 20th, Apple. Inc released three new iPhones, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. For iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, one new color was released, midnight green. This color unexpectedly attracted lots of people’s attention. There are also three new colors for iPhone 11, such as […]
  • A Day Trip to Poplar Beach, Half-Moon Bay
    Photo Credit: Anoushka Prashanth As we continue deeper and deeper into the new school year, naturally, we get more involved in our academics, schoolwork, and extracurriculars. For many students, it can be hard to get some time away from the chaos of the daily grind. Taking a day trip to the beach may be the […]
  • Of Bleak Futures: Marie Lu’s Legend Quartet
    Original Art by Izzy Chiang June: “I never did ask you about your street name. Why ‘Day?’” Day: “Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. You try to walk in […]