Angela Liu

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Personal Perspective: Angela Liu

When I was little, I thought my parents had the answers to all of my questions, like most kids do. As I’ve grown up, while I have learned that my parents do not, in fact, know everything, my respect and admiration for them has not changed. I know, it sounds like I’m just saying this to kiss-up to my parents, and you might be thinking I chose to write about them only because I had no other ideas of what to talk about in this article that’s supposed to be about me. But if you know me, you know that I am, and pretty much always have been, very close to my parents, something I admit to basically anyone. As I’v...
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CCA Hosts 7th Annual Writer’s Conference

Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club will host its seventh annual Writers’ Conference on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Canyon Crest Academy from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to club co-president Sophie Camilleri, the conference is exclusively for high school students. The club has sponsors and holds fundraisers throughout the year to ensure everyone can attend the conference for free. “[This conference] is the only free writers’ conference for high school students in the country,” Camilleri said. “We are very thankful to have CCA administration and CCA ASB support us to hold this eve...
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Shake Shack

Ever since I heard Shake Shack had opened its newest location in San Diego, I wanted to visit and see for myself if the chain’s famous burgers and shakes are as great as everyone says. The Shake Shack I visited in the Westfield UTC shopping center was the first of two San Diego locations; the other will be in Mission Valley. I managed to find the crowded restaurant with no empty tables either on the patio area or inside. A huge glass wall separated the outside from the inside, allowing natural light to enter, making it bright and welcoming. All of the tables and benches were wooden, adding to the rustic atmospher...
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Let’s Break It Down: Climate Change and Wildfires

Beginning in October 2017, a total of 9,054 wildfires burned across the state of California, making the 2017 California wildfire season the most destructive on record. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, 1,381,405 total acres were burned, costing California over $13 billion. The fires first ignited in Northern California in October, before spreading to southern California in December 2017, with some fires reaching full containment only this month. Much of the recently burned areas in Southern California were cleared of vegetation, making the area prone to the mudslides that occurred after heavy...
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Chuseok

As Sua Kim (10) walked through the doors of her grandmother’s traditional Korean-style house in South Korea at age seven, she was immediately overwhelmed by the loud chatter of many conversations between all of her relatives, creating a memory vivid enough for Sua to remember to this day. Although she was overwhelmed by the gathering, Sua felt at home, where she was surrounded by family members whom she had not seen since moving to the U.S. when she was three. Sua’s family was gathered to celebrate Chuseok, a celebration observed by Koreans on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar on the fu...
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Kick Pho Hope holds fundraiser to support children in Vietnam

Members of the Kick Pho Hope club sold Krispy Kreme donuts as their first fundraiser on Nov. 14 at TPHS, raising $144 to make care packages with soccer equipment for underprivileged children in Vietnam, according to Club President Annabelle Pham (10). The fundraiser was held before school, and members sold donuts both in front of the B building facing the drop-off area at the front of TPHS and at the top of the ramp connecting the student parking lot to campus. According to Pham, a total of 144 regular glazed donuts were sold that day for $1 each.  Pham also sold about two boxes of remaining ...
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STAFF EDITORIAL: Sanctuary Cities Make us Safer and Benefit the Economy

California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 54 on October 5, making California a sanctuary state for those who have entered or reside in the U.S. in violation of civil or criminal law. A sanctuary state is one that limits who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer in helping the federal government enforce immigration law, but does not prevent the federal government from entering county jails to question immigrants and conducting regular deportation raids. In other words, the bill, which will take effect on January 1, does not get rid of cooperation between local and federal law enforc...
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