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Evita Griskenas describes her journey to the Olympics during a Zoom call conducted on June 16, 2021.

Evita Griskenas perseveres on her way to the Olympics

Boomika Velineni, Staff Writer June 23, 2021

In September 2019, Evita Griskenas finished 8th All-Around in the 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, thereby securing one of two spots for the United States in the Olympics.  In...

“GenShe has helped me hone in on all my passions.

“GenShe has helped me hone in on all my passions.”

Nikita Bankar, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

Sindhoori Kalavacharla: “GenShe is a great place to network and meet new people, whether it's online, or at their in-person marathons. In all their events they have sessions for people to bond, work...

“I felt a sense of belonging and accomplishment in the music community.”

Jennifer Sheng, Staff Writter May 26, 2021

Donovan Tong: “I heard about the bassoon first from my dad. He had met a music professor on a flight back from one of his business trips, and they had many conversations about the unique instruments...

“[The] competition and the experience has taught me a lot.”

Megan Dhillon, Public Relations Manager May 26, 2021

Prayrak Bajaj: "The Dougherty team actually won the Ocean Science bowl at the regional level against about 15 other schools, where we went head to head with other teams, and whoever got the highest score,...

“The truth of what is happening in Palestine has spread more in the last few weeks than it has in the past 73 years, and it’s about time.”

“The truth of what is happening in Palestine has spread more in the last few weeks than it has in the past 73 years, and it’s about time.”

Erika Spargo, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

Omar Slayyeh: "Israel has been occupying Palestinian land since 1948 and violently expelling and killing innocent Palestinian people. This is not a war, or a clash, or a conflict, this is a genocide on...

“Having a rival is the best way to improve.”

Olivia Phongsa, Staff Writter May 17, 2021

Yifan Tong: "Ever since I was young, I was always really competitive. I hated when someone was better than me at something I cared about and it gave me the drive to improve. It could be something small,...

“I want to enjoy whatever I do.”

“I want to enjoy whatever I do.”

Shreya Jagannathan, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

Ojal Dhar: I actually grew up in India for 11 years, so that is where I started and I started track when I was in 5th grade. It was one of the few sports my school in India supported, along with swimming...

“Cooking has allowed me to be creative in my own space.”

“Cooking has allowed me to be creative in my own space.”

Nikita Bankar, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

Vidya Chimata: “My love for cooking started from my love for eating. As a kid, I always would watch Food Network, and would always want to try so many different foods. As I grew older, I realized that...

“Being surrounded by medicine inspired me to start Project MedMagnified.”

“Being surrounded by medicine inspired me to start Project MedMagnified.”

Jennifer Sheng, Staff Writter May 17, 2021

Pooja Ramadas: “Throughout my childhood, I was surrounded by medicine and medical technology. My brother, grandfather, and aunt all have hearing impairments and wear hearing aids to improve their hearing....

“I have been able to use my passion in art to make a difference.”

Charvi Magam, Staff Writter May 10, 2021

Sandhya Anand: “I’ve always loved art, ever since I was little I used to go to art classes a lot. And then after COVID happened I stopped, and my art studio shut down. But after not doing art for a...

“It’s really nice to take a break, go outside, and hang out with animals.”

“It’s really nice to take a break, go outside, and hang out with animals.”

Anaisha Das, Staff Writter May 10, 2021

Kiara Parker: I started riding horses at a friend’s place in November 2020, as she began teaching me simple things like mounting and steering. There are two styles of equestrian riding: English, which...

“There’s no one way to dance, and that’s why I love it.”

“There’s no one way to dance, and that’s why I love it.”

Grace Yang, Staff Writter May 10, 2021

Eunice Mok: “Especially these days with everything going on, dancing has been my escape- it's something that I genuinely enjoy doing. Dance is very free; there's no pressure for me to hit everything...

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