AHS Alum Obama comment response


Ryan Liu, an Arcadia High School Class of 2013 alumni and Pasadena City College Class of 2015 Valedictorian, has recently been making headlines with President Obama’s Senior White House staffers for his community college advocacy. Liu is a political science major and first-generation college student who will be continuing his studies at Yale University this fall. He recently urged President Obama to renew his commitment to community … [Read more...]

Arcadia’s Leadership Academy


The second City of Arcadia Leadership Academy ran from May to July this year, and I had the privilege of participating in it. This free, nine-week interactive civic education program for Arcadia residents 18 and over was initiated by City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto and has been a great platform for informing residents about the City’s operations and processes while also allowing city staff to gauge and respond to their concerns. I signed up … [Read more...]

Chu Biz Person of Year: Hettrick


A well-deserved honor was awarded to the founder of Arcadia's Best and Arcadia Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Hettrick on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Temple City Historical Society and Woman’s Club. A familiar face at hundreds of events around the city and also a selfless, caring person to all, Scott was honored at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s 6th Annual DiverCities Congressional Awards Ceremony with the Business Person of the Year … [Read more...]

AHS winner now World Champ


Andrew Leung a 2015 graduate of Arcadia High School, teamed up with Saratoga High School grad Bruce Lou to sweep this past week's International History Olympiad at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The recent AHS National Quiz Bowl Champion is now also a World Champion. The International History Olympiad is designed to bring top history students from around the world together to test their knowledge in various … [Read more...]

Transcript Delay Costs AHS Students


Imagine spending the past twelve years in school. You stayed up late nights to study and finish assignments and dedicated countless hours towards your causes. After four long, grueling years of high school, you graduated. You’re going to college! Only one thing left to do before you can officially enroll for the fall… send in your final transcript. I was at this point about a month ago with my fellow Arcadia High School graduates. Having … [Read more...]

Conquering College Apps, Part II


After completing the research and planning based on “Conquering College Apps, Part I,” what should be done next? Essay writing and interviews are some of the most difficult parts of the application, so part two of my college application advice addresses these concerns: Essay Writing College essay topics vary widely depending on the colleges you choose. However, there are some general questions that could help with your writing. Similar … [Read more...]

Conquering College Apps, Part I


College applications are often the bane of high school students’ existence. Tons of paperwork, essays and payments ominously await incoming seniors and their parents. Though it seems daunting, the process is not that difficult if you plan ahead and start early. Here is part one of my college application advice: Start in the Summer College applications take a lot of brainpower. The prompts are quite challenging, so starting early will give you … [Read more...]

The Truth about AP’s Part II


Nearly four years ago, I wrote “The Truth about AP’s,” which sparked quite a bit of conversation about the emphasis placed on those exams. Some readers were concerned about my lack of experience in taking those courses and tests because I was a freshman. Now that I am a senior at Arcadia High School and an incoming freshman at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, I am revisiting that article and observing how it has applied to my high school … [Read more...]