May Ruiz

Is A Four-Year Degree Worth The Investment?
Education

Is A Four-Year Degree Worth The Investment?

By May S. Ruiz All across the United States college students are graduating, alive with the ideals of youth and armed with a four-year degree. They are eager to make a contribution to the world using the knowledge they acquired and the skills they have developed. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that colleges…

May College Search Guide
Education

May College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Your kids have reached the homestretch! Freshmen are looking forward to their last month, relieved that they are almost done with 9th grade. Meanwhile, it is a bittersweet time for seniors as they anticipate the end of their high school career and spend the last remaining weeks…

Broadway’s Susan Egan Performs with CSArts-SGV Students at Fundraiser
Arts & Entertainment

Broadway’s Susan Egan Performs with CSArts-SGV Students at Fundraiser

By May S. Ruiz Susan Egan, musical theatre, television and film star, will delight audiences during a night of Broadway at the California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley’s (CSArts-SGV) inaugural fundraising celebration, ‘Unplugged with Susan Egan.’ A cabaret-style show, ‘Unplugged’ will also feature 17 CSArts-SGV’s bright and talented students as they perform songs from…

April College Search Guide
Education

April College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children used their spring break actually getting some rest. As parents it’s our responsibility to look after our kids’ physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I know that today’s high schoolers have so much going on that I’m really surprised they can think straight. As…

Arcadia Poetry Slam Tackles Social Issues
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Arcadia Poetry Slam Tackles Social Issues

By May S. Ruiz Arcadia High School students will call attention to social issues, including poverty and homelessness, at the Arcadia Poetry Slam which will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 29, at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center (APAC). To benefit Foothill Unity Center, it will also serve as a launching ground for…

Four SGV Students Recognized with the Congressional Award Medal
Education

Four SGV Students Recognized with the Congressional Award Medal

By May S. Ruiz Four high school students from the San Gabriel Valley were given the Congressional Award by Representative Judy Chu at a presentation ceremony held at noon last Thursday, March 29 at the Pasadena office of Congresswoman Chu. “The Congressional Award program is a private–public partnership created by the United States Congress in…

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