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Career Path Seminar

Career Path Seminar

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Introduction      This assignment is going to shade more light on greatest dreams in my life. Apart from that, the assignment will also highlight the contribution that I want to make to my family and community. I will also talk about the best way to harness and distribute the revenue gotten from the natural resources…
This Land Was Made for You and Me

This Land Was Made for You and Me

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This week, we are publishing the work of all the winners and runners-up in the high school and middle school categories of our Seventh Annual Student Editorial Contest. You can find them all in this column. “This Land Was Made for You and Me”By Nicole Tian, age 15, The Harker School, San Jose, Calif.“Welcome home!”…
Word + Quiz: ad hoc

Word + Quiz: ad hoc

ad hoc ˈad-ˈhäk , -ˈhōk , adjective and adverbadjective: for or concerned with one specific purposeadjective: often improvised or impromptuadverb: for one specific case_________The term ad hoc has appeared in 168 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 6 in “Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many…
Word + Quiz: flak

Word + Quiz: flak

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flak ˈflak noun1. artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes2. a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer3. intense adverse criticism_________The word flak has appeared in 49 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 14 in the Opinion essay “When Coronavirus Lockdowns Go Too…
Word + Quiz: blasé

Word + Quiz: blasé

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blasé blä-ˈzā adjective1. nonchalantly unconcerned2. uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence3. very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world_________The word blasé has appeared in 41 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Feb. 25 in the Opinion essay “Wall Street Gets Worried About the Coronavirus”…
Film Club: ‘Here I Am’

Film Club: ‘Here I Am’

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Find all our Film Club films here.“Here I Am" is a eight-minute film that touches on themes of love, sexuality, stigma and acceptance. In the video, Mengwen Cao, a queer Chinese photographer, watches on FaceTime as her parents view her video letter coming out to them.What are the possibilities and challenges of coming out to…
Word + Quiz: limn

Word + Quiz: limn

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limn ˈlim verb1. make a portrait of2. trace the shape of_________The word limn has appeared in eight articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 17 in “More and More Children Are Feeling Anxious. This Graphic Novelist Is Trying to Help” by Scott Stossel:Children are struggling. Over the last decade, cases…
5 Ideas to Keep You Busy During the Quarantine

5 Ideas to Keep You Busy During the Quarantine

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With the situation around the world changing so rapidly, we often feel a little bit lost and terrified. Believe me, I was there too! It is important to keep going and find something that will keep us busy. I want to help and show you some quarantine ideas for when you need to stay at…
Word + Quiz: quid pro quo

Word + Quiz: quid pro quo

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quid pro quo ˌkwid-ˌprō-ˈkwō noun: something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something done, given or promised_________The term quid pro quo has appeared in 376 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 2 in “Union Official Resigns Over Handling of Plácido Domingo Inquiry”…
Mall Rats

Mall Rats

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For decades, shopping malls were a bustling gathering place for millions of Americans. But 21st-century shopping habits have had a deteriorative effect on them, according to a recent Times article that reports on a spate of retail store closings nationwide.How often do you go to the mall? What places do you visit when you go?…

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