May Ruiz

CSArts-SGV Welcomes its First Group of Incoming Students
Education

CSArts-SGV Welcomes its First Group of Incoming Students

By May S. Ruiz  August 14, 2017 marks a milestone for the Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) when CSArts-SGV officially opens its doors to admit the first group of incoming students to the Art School.  A welcome festival on August 18 will celebrate this much anticipated event. An off-shoot of the Orange County School of…

August College Search Guide
Education

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Summer break is close to an end for some kids; August usually heralds the start of another school year.  If your children are heading back to class this week, I hope they had the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now…

July College Search Guide
Education

July College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring in the triple digits. I hope you and your children are finding fun ways to beat the heat. Summer was traditionally when teen-agers found jobs flipping burgers at fast food joints, cashiering at retail stores, or working as…

June College Search Guide
Education

June College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  June typically marks the end of another school year.  In my days, the onset of summer meant taking a break from the harried pace of schoolwork, extra-curricular activities, and academic clubs events.  But increased competition to gain admission to very selective universities has forced teens to…

The Adventures of Sherlock Afoot at The Arboretum
Arts & Entertainment

The Adventures of Sherlock Afoot at The Arboretum

By May S. Ruiz Anyone familiar with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle expects nothing short of the impossible from his legendary creation through the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Fans will not be disappointed when Unbound Productions’ Mystery Lit staging of ‘Holmes, Sherlock and the Consulting Detective’ comes to the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia.  It…

May College Search Guide
Education

May College Search Guide

By May S. Ruiz This is it – your children 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…

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