Counterpoint

It's true, ten steps are all it takes to get into the college of your dreams

10 steps to get your child into the college of your dreams: It’s so simple

By Anja Peterson | April 1, 2021

It’s never too early to nurture the mind for a higher IQ. Classical music should be played at all times while your child is in the womb to ensure that synapses are being formed in the earliest stages...

Those two words have much more meaning than what meets the eye.

Email sign-offs and how to interpret them

By Kelly Yang and Baylee Ha | April 1, 2021

A guide to interpreting classic email sign-offs: If you feel targeted, good. Best regards They don’t actually care that much but are wishing you the best to be courteous. Be warned. Sincerely A...

In need of some co-curricular activities to pass some time? Top-notch clubs only offered at Castilleja.

Newest clubs at Castilleja

By Emily Bock | April 1, 2021

In this difficult time, we could all use some fun new clubs to help take our minds off of the many fires burning around us. I know I could use a fun new hobby or group. I have contacted many of the club...

Job opportunities are rare, qualified applicants are rarer

Job posting: Entry level and perfect for high schoolers and college students

By Paige Lai | April 1, 2021

Description: If you are looking for a step up into the competitive world of business and finance, look no further! This unpaid part-time internship is a great opportunity to add experience to anyone’s...

The untold truth of writing essays is finally revealed

Recipe: My homemade English essay

By Masako Yang | April 1, 2021

Ingredients: 1 You 1 Computer At least 9 Furiously typing fingers 2 Eye bags 1 Slouched back Instructions: Think of the things that interested you most in the novel that you barely...

To follow or not to follow? That's the question.

Why you should follow your parents on social media

By Yonu Oh | April 1, 2021

Parents these days—they aren’t what they used to be. Remember when moms used to pin their hair in curls and wear those adorable polka-dot dresses? Oh! And the dads! Their neatly shaved mustaches and...

Having a life? True Silicon Valley teens have never heard of it.

Local teen declared failure

By Sara Baudler | April 1, 2021

A local teen was declared a failure by the Silicon Valley Youth Value Council as they round out their school year without running a 501(c)(3) non-profit, starting two school clubs, and being nationally...

All it takes is your basic art supplies to be featured in the Met's next exhibition.

How to DIY famous art pieces

By Emily Chan | April 1, 2021

Have you ever been in a museum standing in front of an art piece and said to yourself, “I could do this too”? If you have, continue reading to learn how to DIY these pieces at home. Art has often been...

Everything's Fine in the K-Pop Industry

Everything’s Fine in the K-Pop Industry

By Claire Wong, Staff Writer | April 1, 2021

If you haven’t heard of k-pop, you’ve been living under a rock. Within recent years, the massive popularity rise in k-pop groups like BTS and BLACKPINK has caused Korean culture and music to skyrocket...

Two protesters drawn with signs reading #stopasianhate and #hateisavirus, trending social media hashtags on the topic of violence towards Asian Americans.

The Normalization of Hate

By Kelly Yang | March 25, 2021

“Ching chong nee how ma!!” The words were terse and scornful. The empty park echoed these slings, and my face burned as I looked over at my brother, hoping I had misheard. The bewildered expression...

As Covid vaccinations roll out across the country, many a person wonder who is next?

“Keeping equity at the forefront”: Inequalities in vaccine distribution

By Loralei Rohrbach | March 25, 2021

It’s no secret that we’ve all been praying for an effective vaccine to come out to solve all of our COVID-19 problems. However, now that the vaccines are out, our problems haven’t magically vanished,...

2020, despite very secluding, opened our minds to new genres and flavors of music.

Soundtrack of my COVID year: Quarantine favorites

By Jesse Gross | March 25, 2021

Through this insanely isolating and seemingly never-ending year, I myself have been searching for creative ways to stay sane. Along with all of the free hours that the pandemic has gifted me, I’ve discovered...

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