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Bachelorette of the Month June 2017: Victoria Vaughn

Name: Victoria Vaughn Grade: 11 Likes: Hanging out with friends, cats, ice cream, and theater. Dislikes: Running and cherries. Favorite Hangout Spot: Sweet Frog. Favorite Subject: Math because I love math. Spirit Animal: Black cats because I am protective of my friends and family and am always wearing black. Favorite Artist: Skylar Grey. Favorite Food:… Read More Bachelorette of the Month June 2017: Victoria Vaughn

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Former Editor College Essays: Jason Zhang (A&E Editor 2016-2017)

“That’s so childish,” my mother chided as I sat hunched in front of my computer, anxiously counting down the seconds until eleven o’clock. It was 10:58 a.m. “Your obsession with sneakers is weird. They’re just shoes. It’s a beautiful day; why don’t you go play outside?” she said. Shaking my head, I tried my best… Read More Former Editor College Essays: Jason Zhang (A&E Editor 2016-2017)

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Former Editor College Essays: Thea Toocheck (RIPE Editor 2016-2018)

Junior Ricki Lane is taking an unconventional approach to high school by graduating a year ahead of her fellow juniors and joining an exciting gap year program, City Year, in San Jose, California. City Year is part of AmeriCorps, a national service program with an emphasis on providing education services to communities in need. As… Read More Former Editor College Essays: Thea Toocheck (RIPE Editor 2016-2018)

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Former Editor College Essays: Jessica Liu (Editor-in-Chief 2016-2017)

The first time I set foot in Philter Coffee, I was instantly mesmerized by the owner, Chris’, seemingly effortless grace. Wide-eyed, I marveled at the way he flitted elegantly between the register and the espresso machine, never losing a drop of coffee–or charm–as he poured flowers out of steamed milk and coaxed small-talk out of… Read More Former Editor College Essays: Jessica Liu (Editor-in-Chief 2016-2017)

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Wacky Museums

After much fanfare, House Republicans narrowly passed their version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act in May 2017. The bill received intense criticism from both the right and the left—and justifiably so. The American Health Care Act could undo the most popular provisions of Obamacare, cause more problems than it would solve, and… Read More Wacky Museums