May 2012 Archives

Sharee Lopez

Predicting Success By Test?

By Sharee Lopez, May 31, 2012 5:26 PM

Is the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), really the best indicator of college success? I propose that college acheivment can be measured by success in the classroom itself. It seems unfair that a test can dictate your future and intimidate students who are deciding to apply to schools. Student’s, who are intelligent, but not savvy to the SAT, are getting left behind.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

On Birthday Parties, Tiger Aunties, and jailed Texan honor student Diane Tran

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, May 30, 2012 9:24 AM

My daughter Hao Hao turned 16 on Saturday. Sweet 16.

She put on my tiara that I wear for my most serious writing, and she asked eight-year-old Little Brother if he had anything to say to her, expecting him to say, “Happy Birthday.” Instead, he answered, “Swagger.” (Swag 16!)

Valerie Klinker

Second Chance at Prom Night

By Valerie Klinker, May 25, 2012 11:47 AM

As a teenager in high school, I never went to prom. I didn’t know at the time just how much I would come to regret that decision.

Leslie Berestein Rojas

Is It Time for a Term to Replace 'Minorities?'

By Leslie Berestein Rojas, May 25, 2012 9:00 AM


Sometime in July 2010, non-Latino white babies in the United States ceased to be the majority of new births, with children born to black, Latino, Asian and other parents of color accounting for more than 50 percent of children younger than one last year.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Catalyst to Action-Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and National Bike Month!

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, May 24, 2012 9:48 AM

How did that happen?

I thought I took precautions! I was careful!


Biker’s tan.

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