December 12, 2017

Freshman Eagle Scout reaches out to community

Plans missionary trip to Romania while gaining world perspective by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor While many may travel during summer vacations, spend time with friends, or sleep more, Charles Guest, freshman, will travel to Romania in order to provide families in need with medical and school supplies. Assisting Romanian families C. Guest, along with other religious missionaries, helps plan trips to Romania that will provide disadvantaged families with supplies, food and anything they need. “The plan is to help kids, so they go to the school for free and they get  two meals a day there, they get good teachers,…

Taiwan – June 27

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor I’m currently in Taiwan, and it’s very different from the Philippines.  For one thing, everything’s in Chinese.  For another, it’s less humid, although it is still hot.  It’s hard to believe that yesterday morning I was in the Philippines.  I had breakfast, and afterwards, I did last-minute packing and said good-bye to my aunts, uncles and grandma.  My uncle dropped me off at the airport.  Checking in and going through immigration actually took a very short time because my uncle checked me in online, so until boarding the plane at 12:45 p.m., everything…

The Philippines – June 25

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor It’s been a very busy week, mostly consisting of going out with my aunt and also seeing other family members.  On Tuesday, Auntie Myra and I went to Makati, a newer and more modern city near Manila.  She showed me around Ayala Avenue and a park called Ayala Triangle, and then had breakfast at Jollibee’s, a major fast food chain in the Philippines.  After that, we visited a new children’s museum called the Mind Museum, and many schoolchildren were there on a field trip.  In the Philippines, students begin school in June and…

The Philippines – June 18

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor I feel so tired, though I’m not sure whether it’s jet lag or the fact that the past few days have been packed with activities with the family.  But it’s been fun.  Last Saturday, I went with some of my relatives to the “Masters of Illusion Live” show, which featured many magicians doing different types of tricks, such as disappearing acts and tricks with fire.  It was highly entertaining, and I enjoyed the show.  Later that night, my dad’s entire side of the family went out to eat at a fancy restaurant called…

The Philippines – June 15

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor At 12:35 a.m. earlier today, I arrived in Manila, Philippines.  I flew from Chicago to Hong Kong, and from Hong Kong, I connected flights to Manila.  I almost did not get a seat on the plane because apparently, the flight was overbooked.  Luckily, I did, and flying went well overall. As I sat in the plane, an approximately 15-hour flight, I felt strangely lonely.  I had always flown with family, but this was my first time traveling alone.  I read the book “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth until the plane turned off all the…

Bender takes year off college to travel to Israel

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Adam Bender, senior, will take a year off college to travel to Israel, where he will  participate in a youth leadership program and take classes to learn Hebrew. He will spend eight and a half months in Israel and will not come visit family and friends in the U.S.  for holidays. Additionally, he will meet 12 of his friends in Israel so he will not be “completely isolated,” and he plans on visiting parts Europe during his winter break, including England, France and Italy. “I think it’s (not coming back for holidays) gonna be tough…