May Ruiz

April College Search Guide
Education

April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This time last year, what we were all talking about was the college bribing scandal that rocked the country’s educational system. Today our concern is the COVID-19 outbreak, which has wreaked havoc in everyone’s life. Suddenly, the world we knew very well has been turned into something…

Altadena Arts Magnet School Aspires to Greatness
Education

Altadena Arts Magnet School Aspires to Greatness

By May S. Ruiz Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena is Altadena Elementary School, established in 1903 from what used to be a trolley stop for the Mount Lowe Trail. Known today as Altadena Arts Magnet School, it is the premier dual language and arts school in the San Gabriel…

March College Search Guide
Education

March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It has been feeling like summer the past couple of weeks but we’re only approaching spring and I’m sure your children are already looking forward to spring break. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also a chance to evaluate where they are…

February College Search Guide
Education

February College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz  With winter break in the rearview mirror, your children’s emphasis should have shifted back to school work. Hopefully, they have also done well in their first semester and are actively involved in this phase of their learning. FRESHMAN Your children are well into the second semester of…

‘The Father’ Astounds at the Pasadena Playhouse
Arts & Entertainment

‘The Father’ Astounds at the Pasadena Playhouse

By May S. Ruiz If audiences who are watching ‘The Father’ at the Pasadena Playhouse are dazed and bewildered, then it would have spectacularly accomplished showing us what goes on in the mind of someone afflicted with dementia. Written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton, ‘The Father’ has been  acclaimed on two continents….

January College Search Guide
Education

January College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Happy New Decade! 2019 was quite eventful for college admissions, with the bribing scandal dominating the news for months. This brought into light the inequity in the process – not only are students from wealthy backgrounds able to take SAT prep courses, they can also hire counselors…

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