2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

What do you want to be remembered as by the end of senior year?


"Personally, I don't really care whether I'm remembered or not but if I were to be remembered as something, I would want to be remembered as genuine. I want to be seen as someone who was true to herself and never changed herself for the validation of others, to be seen as someone who was honest about how she felt no matter how vulnerable it made her. I want to be seen as someone who always spoke her mind and was unapologetic about it. A girl whose confidence sheered through her smile and illuminated the room, someone who was always kind to others even if the day wasn't so kind to her."



Sadia Mohamed(Senior) of Northwood High School





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Friday, December 22, 2017

How do you relate what you learn in school with everyday life?


“I find what I learn at school to be deeply relevant to our everyday lives. For instance, one day, I realized that my friend’s skin became dry and red dots appeared. At first, I thought it was because of an illness. However, I soon remembered what I learned in biology class. It came out that some of my friend’s skin cells were “hypertonic” and shriveled up. In order to assuage the phenomena on her skin, she began applying a skin care product that has “lipids.” Also, I learned about the price of meal in a buffet. In economy class, I learned that people are generally less satisfied with more abundant supply, so they wouldn’t eat as much in buffet as they expected. All these relationships between academics and everyday life makes me interested at what I learn at school.”



Sumin Kim (Senior) of Seoul Scholars International



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Friday, December 15, 2017

What are you most excited about now that you have been accepted to college and what will you miss most about high school?


"I am really excited to have the opportunity to explore my interests and passions in a new environment with new people and new opportunities in college. I’ll definitely miss my teachers who have helped me these past years and of course my friends who have supported and challenged me to become a better person every day."





Camille Zeraat (Senior) of Chantilly High School








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Friday, December 8, 2017

Dangers of deforestation


"It’s hard to believe that much of the earth was once covered with forest, including majority parts of U.S, Canada, and Europe. Today, there are only 22 percent of the forests remain. Deforestation help human’s life more comfortable by paving the ways, but it also carries many dangers to the environment and humans as well. One of the most serious problems is the habitat Loss. More than half of the animals that are near extinction are living in the forests, hunting for foods. However, with the invasion of human into their natural habitats, endangered species are suffering in order to get their basic needs, such as shelter and sources of food and water. By this, decreasing of animal’s viability and mass extinction events are the result. Humans should not destroy the forests just because of their profit. Those species in danger have rights to live in peaceful habitats where not much of deforestations are occurring. Since deforestation carries many of great damages, we should reduce the amount of destroying forests."









Jeong Yune Kim ( Freshman ) of Yeoksam School









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Saturday, December 2, 2017

My New School Life


"It is great! I like the fact of how the students get along with each other, even if they are in different grades. It is uncommon in Korean schools, since we have division between grades and call the older grades by “Hyeng” which means brother. Also, the teachers are very kind to us. There are many students who cannot speak english fluently, so the teachers sometimes help us after school with our assignments. Lastly, I think the food is good. The quality is better the ones in my previous Korean School."




Yoo Hwang (Sophomore) of Fayston Preparatory School of Seoul















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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Who am I ?


My name is Daniel Kwon

I am currently studying in California

Waiting for the senior year to end


I am….


D    Dirty in room but organized in task-task

A    Active in Working

N    Nice and Generous in Helping others

I    Imaginative Person who thinks in other way

E    Excellent in Math and Science

L    Laughing...may be too much? But still makes people smile


K    Korean (obviously) South

W    Workman

O    Objective; if I set a goal I go with it until I accomplish it

N    Nutritious; I care A LOT about my health 


 Daniel Kwon (Senior) of Bishop Montgomery High School 







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Friday, November 17, 2017

Favorites?


Favorite hobby?
“I like reading adventure books and watching movies with my mom. The most recent
movie I watched was Thor: Ragnarok, and I really enjoyed watching the movie because
of the humor. It brought a cheerful mood to me, and I was able to relax and have fun
while watching it.”

Favorite place?
“I recently converted my living room table into a desk. It’s in front of the fridge, and I
placed a chair on one end of the table. I study there, do homework there, and watch
movies and shows on the table. It’s a very special place to me because I have never had a
personal desk before, and it’s nice to have a place where I can study or relax.”

Favorite music?
“I enjoy listening to the 80’s music and songs from musicals. Currently, my favorite
musical is Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda.”


Asia Tooki (Senior) of Yongsan International School of Seoul (South Korea)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

How’s your sophomore year so far?


“Overall my sophomore year was hectic, because for international track, we need lots of stuff to do such as SAT, GPA, extra curriculums, and etc. Also, just as the other schools, sophomores are in charge of various club activities. So far, I spent a busy year, but it was satisfying. I met a lot of friends than what I actually have thought, participated flag football competition, which was so fun – and I also have another one this Sunday!– received some awards in several competitions, and these days, I’m preparing a theater performance for ‘drama night’ held in December. I can surely say my sophomore year led me grow one step further for contribution to our society.”


Sonia Hwang (Sophomore) of Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies








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Saturday, November 4, 2017

What makes your high school life beautiful?


"I would have to say that ultimately, my friends are what make my high school life beautiful. This is because they are the ones who uplift me even when I am having a bad day and make me feel like I have people who I can count on when school treats me badly. Not only can I count on my friends when school treats me poorly but also when other people apart from my friends treat me poorly as well. "



Sydney Hsu (Senior) of Northwood High School 







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Saturday, October 28, 2017

What's an achievement you are proud of?


“I wrote a journal about neuroscience on Public Library of Science(PLOS) with my team, composed of other students and a teacher to guide us. We are students and we had limited resources, so we gathered data through internet and developed a theory, rather than conducting experiments ourselves. After the journal was submitted, all I felt was a relief that the work is finally over.
To other students who want to write academic journals on PLOS, I want to say that putting high effort will get the readers interested in the journal.”



Yoonsung Roh (Junior) of Seoul Scholars International




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Friday, October 20, 2017

Has senioritis hit you yet and what motivates you to keep going despite it?



“I don’t think senioritis has kicked in yet for me. There are definitely days that I don’t want to get out of bed and would rather stay home and cook. However, my classes this year such as AP US Government and AP Art are a lot of fun and are giving me a little something to look forward to each day. What ultimately motivates me are my parents and a future college education. I’m a first generation student whose parents unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to earn a four-year degree. Their past made them realize that if they couldn’t get a college education, then their 4 daughters must. Their journey in the States hasn’t been easy but they’ve persisted through challenges so that they could send all four daughters to college. They’ve been successful with two, so only two more to go! I’ve realized that me going to college is in a way repaying my parents back for all that they’ve done for me. I’m fulfilling a dream that they once had. So, this is why I get up everyday and go to school. It’s my duty to make the most out of the public education system.”



Rachel Jeong (Senior) of Chantilly High School







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Friday, October 13, 2017

Are we too dependent on computers?


"Appearance of cellphones caused decline of usage of computer among people. Therefore, I don’t think we are too much dependent on computers. Although computers are widely used for many handful functions such as online shopping and gaming, as cellphones technology developed and more gadgets are added, there is no doubt that people use cellphones than computer because of its convenience. Lastly, people tend to prefer to use cell phones than computers for various reasons. For instance, computer's size and lack of mobility. It is true that computers are widely used around the world. Computers, however, have many disadvantages than cellphones and leads to the conclusion that people are not dependent on computers, but they are dependent on cell phones."



Um Sunho (Freshman) of Yeoksam School






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