Published Writing


Junior Stephen Ting Places Top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad
Stephen Ting
A news feature on Stephen Ting and his chemistry-related successes.
Published: May 20, 2012,
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Alumni Join Occupy Movement on UC Campuses
A news feature on MVHS alumni participating in the Occupy movement at their college campuses. Co-written with Aafreen Mahmood.
Published: Dec. 5, 2011,
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Twice Fought, Hard Won: A Struggle against Ocular Melanoma

Sports feature on athlete Jordan Sheade and his battle against cancer.
Published: Sept. 21, 2011, print
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Mary Ann Bouchard: A Graduating Staff Member

News piece that highlights the career of staff member Mary Ann Bouchard.
Published: June 1, 2011, print
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Cafeteria hires professional Frank Lihn

News feature that elaborates on the changes that professional cook Frank Lihn aims to enact.
Published: Oct. 13, 2010;
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Breakdown of Parent-Child Communication
Breakdown of Parent-Child Communication
An exploration of the impact that a lack of communication has upon a family, and the possibility of repairing relationships with such a lack. Co-written with Sara Yang.
Published: March 12, 2012;
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A Broken Childhood
A broken childhood
A look at the hidden toll of severe physical discipline on the individual and family. Co-written with Sara Yang.
Published: March 12, 2012; El Estoque print magazine
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English Teachers Javier and Vanni Transferred Involuntarily
English Teachers Javier and Vannie Transferred Involuntarily
An article investigating the reasons behind the transfers of two English teachers and reporting student reactions. Co-written with Anushka Patil.
Published: June 16, 2011,
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Drugged for the SAT: Student Dealers Provide Peers with ADHD Pills

Second and final part of a series that explores the issue of students dealing ADHD prescription medication. Pending nomination for NSPA Story of the Year. Co-written with Kevin Tsukii.
Published: April 25, 2011,
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Students Use Performance-Enhancing Drugs for SAT

Part one of a two-part series that take an in-depth look at MVHS students’ abuse of ADHD prescription medication.
Published: April 10, 2011,
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Cyberbullying on Tumblr

News article that delves into a local incident of cyberbullying. Co-written with Laura Yang.
Published: Jan. 31, 2011,
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U.S. News & World Report Ranks MVHS Nationally

News article detailing the ranking process followed by U.S. News & World Report and providing faculty’s opinions on MVHS’ rank.
Published: Oct. 7, 2011,
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Youth Turnout Falls in Nov. 2 Election

News article that analyzes the youth turnout in the Nov. 2 midterm elections, both on a national and a local scale.
Published: Nov 14, 2010,
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Where Does ASB’s Money Go?

News article that dissects financial reports of MVHS’ ASB.
Published: Oct. 4, 2010;
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Environmental Report Discusses Impact of Athletic Renovation

News article that explores the contents of an environmental report which expounds upon the consequences of a potential Monta Vista renovation project.
Published: Aug. 30, 2010,
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PE Requirements Should not Be Extended

Opinion piece that analyzes the reasons as to why PE requirements ought not to be extended further than the mandatory two years.
Published: April 08, 2011,
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Military Justified in Recruiting at Schools

Opinion piece that analyzes the military’s legal and moral claims to recruitment on public high school campuses.
Published: Dec. 7, 2010,
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LimeWire is Dead, Piracy Lives On

Opinion piece that analyzes the effect the injunction on LimeWire will have on the music industry.
Published: Nov. 13, 2010,
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Video Games Have Rights Too

Opinion piece about California’s attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors.
Published: Oct. 4, 2010;
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Cr-48 Chrome OS Notebook Lacks Function

Entertainment review that dissects the Chrome OS Notebook in its pilot stage.
Published: Jan. 25, 2011,
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Treyarch Fulfills its Duty with ‘Black Ops’

Entertainment review of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Published: Nov. 22, 2010, www.
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Halo Reaches New Heights

Entertainment review of Halo: Reach
Published: Sept. 26, 2010;
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Fall Marching Band Season to End with Two November Competitions

News article that lays out Marching Band’s upcoming competitions and provides context about the group’s performance throughout the season.
Published: Nov. 11, 2011,
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Campus-Wide Recycling Program Launched

News article that explicates the lack of recycling at MVHS and details the installment of a recycling program.
Published: Nov. 11, 2011,
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Students Hold Counter-Protest to WBC in CHS Quad on Oct. 19

Breaking news article about a student-organized demonstration against the Westboro Baptist Church’s presence in Cupertino. Collaboratively written with Lisa Zhang.
Published: Oct. 19, 2011,
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Students Asked to Stay Home on Oct. 5 due to “Police Activity”

Breaking news article regarding a shooting at the Lehigh Cement Plant. Collaboratively written with Christophe Haubursin, Karishma Mehrotra, Anushka Patil, Kevin Tsukii, Yaamini Venkataraman, and Sara Yang.
Published: Oct. 5, 2011,
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Students nominate their Homecoming Court

News brief outlining the nomination process for Homecoming Court.
Published: Sept. 25, 2011,
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Bull Spirit Rallies Together Fans for Sept. 9 Football Game

News brief detailing a Bull Spirit event.
Published: Sept. 7, 2011,
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Senior Finals to be Scheduled by Subject

News article that details the changes to the structure of senior finals.
Published: May 27, 2011,
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Assorted News Briefs

News briefs that inform readers on a Freeman memorial and Purple and Gold Awards.
Published: May 11, 2011, print
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Class Office Winners announced

News brief that announces the winners of the 2011 class office elections.
Published: April 13, 2011,
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Class Office Elections to be held April 11-13

News brief that informs the readers of class office elections.
Published: April 10, 2011,
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ASB Officers Elected, State Goals

News brief that informs the readers of the newly-elected ASB officers’ goals for the next school year.
Published: April 02, 2011,
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Study Buddies Encounters Temporary Tutor Shortage

News article that analytically explains the scarcity of tutors available during second semester.
Published: March 13, 2011,
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Faulty Equipment Triggers Fire Alarms

News brief that explains the occurrences of multiple fire alarms.
Published: March 12, 2011,
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World Studies to Launch Next Year

News article that covers the commencement of a new integrated class for sophomores.
Published: Feb. 22, 2011,
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Band to Perform Feb. 9

News brief that informs readers of a band concert.
Published: Feb. 08, 2011, ,
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College Board to Restructure AP Program, Less Focus on Memorization

News article that informs the audience of planned changes to College Board’s AP program.
Published: Jan. 26, 2011,
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Future of Winter Ball Uncertain

News article that presents tentative changes to next year’s Winter Ball.
Published: Jan 25, 2011,
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FBLA Partners with Nika Water

News article that explores FBLA’s partnership with Nika Water.
Published: Nov. 3, 2010,
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ASB Releases Homecoming Score Sheets

News articles that covers ASB’s release of the Homecoming scores.
Published: Oct. 22, 2010;
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Star Scores Reveal Improvement

News brief that details Monta Vista’s 2010 STAR test scores
Published: Sept. 2, 2010,
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