May Ruiz

Alternative Baseball Batting for a Home Run in Pasadena
Sports

Alternative Baseball Batting for a Home Run in Pasadena

By May S. Ruiz Baseball has long been hailed as America’s favorite pastime. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s website, its history dates back to the 1840s. Years later Civil War soldiers on both sides played it as a diversion from the grimness of their circumstances. And, depending on whom you…

October College Search Guide
Education

October College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The road to college involves four years of complicated planning and complex scheduling. High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. As if all that weren’t difficult enough, they have to make sure they…

Pasadena Playhouse Launches PlayhouseLive
Arts & Entertainment

Pasadena Playhouse Launches PlayhouseLive

By May S. Ruiz Theatre saw its early beginnings over two thousand years ago in Athens, Greece when festivals were held in March to honor Dionysus. Today, this art form is staged all year around the globe. And it can be argued that nowhere is it performed more at its magnificence than at the Pasadena Playhouse,…

Arcadia High School Sophomore Advances in Competition
Education

Arcadia High School Sophomore Advances in Competition

By May S. Ruiz Fifteen-year-old Weber Lin was an Arcadia High School freshman when schools closed their campus in March and resorted to virtual learning. One day he and his parents read a CNN online article about a group of people in Montana who were making 3D-printed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help with disposable…

A Salute to the USPS and its Employees
Community, Featured

A Salute to the USPS and its Employees

By May S. Ruiz Benjamin Franklin appointed the first postmaster general in 1775 but it wasn’t until the passage of the Postal Service Act in 1792 that the post office department was created. In 1970, it became what we now know as the United States Postal Service (USPS). For all the noble purposes its creation…

September College Search Guide
Education

September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is upon us, marking the end of summer. With the pandemic and the resulting lockdown, your children have been learning from home since March. Online classes for the fall term have begun mid- or late August and no one knows…

August College Search Guide
Education

August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz For the August College Search Guide,  I would customarily write that I hope your children got the chance to decompress and savor the summer break. These are extraordinary times, however. Our usual activities have been upended and we’re constantly challenged to get to a place of normalcy…

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