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Writing Contest 2016 Winners Announced!

Thank you to all our contestants for entering Rising Star Magazine’s Annual Writing Contest for 2016! We really appreciate all of your entries. The winners for this year’s contest are: 1st Place: Shannon Yan 2nd Place: Xu Qiu Yang and Korina Lu 3rd …

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I Am Hobbit Assassin Miner

By Jerome Wu I’m standing with a group of hobbits, dwarves, centaurs, and a haunt in a semicircle around a hobbit prince, deep in a dungeon far from home. A few dark heros and skeletons canter into the dungeon. I ready my …

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The Perks of Having a Hobby

By Jocelyn Li Teenagers are constantly being pestered by their parents to find a hobby or a sport that provides adequate amounts of exercise. Ever since first grade, my parents pushed me to find a sport that I would be willing to …

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Are You Over-Exercising?

By Tiffany Teng For the gym-nuts out there, it may be helpful to take all the Instagram pictures of buff muscles, 6-packs, and bench lifts with a grain of salt; there is a point when physical motivation crosses into the area of …

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Why Everyone Should Be A Feminist

This Tuesday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. Women all over the globe posted smiling selfies on Instagram and used filters saying “I’m Proud to be a Woman” on Snapchat in a global effort to make social media an awareness platform. It …

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What is Cultural Appropriation?

By Tiffany Teng What is Cultural Appropriation? Why is it so bad for a white person to wear his hair in dreadlocks? How come fans are outraged that Beyonce recently donned a Bollywood-inspired outfit in a new Coldplay music video? And what …

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How to Optimize Your Time When Studying

By Bianca Zhou Many students find it hard to stay focused and productive while studying, but try these tricks next time you grab your textbooks, and with any luck, you’ll be whizzing past the chapters like nobody’s business!   Study in 15 …

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PRICE: Steps to Treating a Sports Injury

When playing sports, it is common for injuries to occur, be it a sprained ankle, a pulled muscle or an overworked shoulder. To prevent and treat injuries like these, practice the acronym PRICE – prevent, rest, ice, compress, and elevate. Prevent: The …

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