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The struggles of second-generation immigrants in the college application process

Senior Umeera Farooq goes through college application papers with her parents at the dinner table. Farooq’s parents, who immigrated to America, struggled with assisting her through the application process. “My parents have not attended college, and I’m a first-generation college student,” Farooq said. “it’s gotten easier especially because I know now I’ve grown so I can help myself.”

Sara Albarcha, Conversions journalism writer

January 27, 2020

Acronyms like ACT, SAT, FAFSA and CSS are overwhelming, especially for those whose parents are non-native English speakers. For seniors Umeera Farooq and Nayeon Ryu, this is a struggle they have dealt with throughout their academic journey, and it’s just another step in their college application pr...

JV girls’ golf faces undefeated season

Chipping her ball at a target, junior Ava Pfeil shows off her skills at Red and Blue night. This is her first year on the team, one of six new people on JV. “I decided to join [golf] because I wanted to do another sport in the fall [in addition to cheer] and golf seemed like the most fun one because you can chill with friends and relax,” Pfeil said. “My favorite part of the season has been the team bonding because since we’re a small team we can get really close.”

Dani Fischer, Managing Editor in Chief

September 20, 2018

With only three matches left in the season, the junior varsity (JV) girls’ golf team remains undefeated with an 8-0 record. There are 10 girls on the JV team, a somewhat large number compared to their seven-player team from last season, but a small team compared to other sports. Overall, there...

Juniors Umeera Farooq and Alexis Nadreau explore medical field at UC Berkeley

Watching her group member suture a chicken breast, junior Umeera Farooq learns more about the medical field of surgery. Being able to do hands-on work helped Farooq solidify her passion for medicine and learn about different aspects of the field. “I want to go into medicine for sure. This camp opened my eyes to the variety of opportunities in the surgery field. Instead of just being interested in being a surgeon, now I’m thinking of anesthesiology or being an OBGYN,” Farooq said.

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC

August 22, 2018

Attending the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) July 15-23, juniors Umeera Farooq and Alexis Nadreau learned about medicine and healthcare through lectures and hands-on work. “I'm really interested in going into a job in the medical fie...

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