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Eat to live, live to eat

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

March 30, 2019

Today for lunch I’m going to eat a cucumber sandwich with hummus on white bread. I should have packed whole grain, but I’m allowing myself to eat white in exchange for cutting out any meats. Then for dinner... I think I’m going to eat some rice, maybe some sausages, kimchi, hopefully some stir-fried vegetables. And what...

A Snake’s Soliloquy

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

March 5, 2019

The 12 animals of the lunar cycle in order are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. As my family waits for our food, I trace my finger in a circle along the animals displayed on a thin sheet of paper used to protect the restaurant’s glass tables from steaming bowls of noodle...

In the dark

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

February 4, 2019

I am not afraid of the dark. Most of the time, anyway. Usually, I’m the kind of person that can only sleep when my room is completely dark. I invite the darkness. But sometimes, on nights when I’ve drank too many caffeinated drinks and can’t seem to fall asleep, the dark calls to mind too many thoughts I’ve tried...

With all our might

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

December 29, 2018

All hail our school, NCHS! We’ll sing your… crazes? Phases? Dazes? I don’t know the lyrics to the school song. Every school assembly, when it’s time to stand up from the bleachers and sing the song at the top of our lungs, I get ready to feign interest while mouthing the words and swaying with the rest of my clas...

What we do see

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

November 28, 2018

I know this isn’t a sports column, but for the first time ever, I want to talk about basketball.  Specifically, I want to talk about Kevin Ware, the basketball player who went viral for his leg injury that happened during a game against Duke University in 2013. I didn’t watch the actual game...in fact, I’ve never wa...

Put the work in

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

October 29, 2018

“Yoo Young.” I heard my name being called sternly from across the lunch table, and I stopped in my tracks. In eighth grade, I had been introduced to concepts of racism and race issues in society through social media and the Internet, and I always had a new topic to talk about at lunch. That day, I had been complaining about the w...

On different wavelengths

Yoo Young Chun, Head Photo/Art Editor, Features Editor, Features Columnist

September 28, 2018

What do you picture in your head when you hear “fire truck?” You probably see a big truck, sometimes with a ladder on the left and sometimes on the right, and maybe there are words inscripted on the sides, saying, “God Bless”, or the name of the town on the front in fancy calligraphy. All fire trucks are differe...