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Bernice Chen

Bernice Chen, Opinions Editor

This is my second year on the student press staff and first year as an opinion editor. Aside from writing stories and taking photos for press, I spend my time reading through my Twitter feed, listening to music, doing homework, or preparing for my next debate tournament.

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A team in the gingerbread house contest poses with their finished product. After voting from all the ambassadors, the team was crowned the winner of the competition.

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February 11, 2020
Srivaishnavi Marreddy '22 throws a ping-pong ball while playing fish pong. Small prizes were given to students who scored points in the activity.

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February 11, 2020
Vani Shah '20 draws a snowflake on a graham cracker with icing. Along with other ambassadors, she participated in a gingerbread house competition.

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February 11, 2020
Sitting on blankets, students eat and chat. Blankets donated by students were used for the social and given to a veterinarian's office afterwards.

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February 11, 2020
Lily Sayre '21 and Sophia Bombach '21 welcome everyone to the social. Sayre and Bombach were on the Winter Social Planning Committee and helped organize the event.

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December 5, 2019
In between rounds, Asa Kay '22, Devon Russin '23, and Imran Sohail '21 watch other players. The competitors were allowed to take breaks before their next rounds to get ready.

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November 24, 2019
Brady Richards '23 and alumni Hamza Ulla compete against each other in the first round. Ulla won the match by a score of 2-1.

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November 24, 2019
Players sit in front of projectors to compete. Three projectors and a computer were set up before the tournament to display the games.

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November 24, 2019
Before the games begin, seniors Erika Yao, Olivia Bowen, and Purva Kantawala take a photo together. Yao and Bowen participated in the tournaments while Kantawala watched.

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November 24, 2019
Spectators and competitors in the Smash Tournament take a group photo with Club Sponsor Mr. Bradley. Many students participated in the tournament, as well as some alumni.

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November 24, 2019
President of Smash Club Olivia Bowen '20 holds her trophy. Bowen won the solo tournament after several rounds against other players.

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November 24, 2019
Imran Sohail '22 and Olivia Bowen '20 look over the tournament brackets. For the players to easily see who they were competing against next, the brackets were projected at the front of the room.

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November 24, 2019
Athena Wang '21 plays the piano near the end of the gathering. Wang was one of the four students to play the piano, along with Nikhil Karnam '20, Sonny Stenson '20, and Yifan Sun '20.

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November 24, 2019
Starting off the lesson, the presenter talks about the 2017 stabbing in UT Austin. On May 1, 2017, Kendrex White killed one and injured three others when he went on a stabbing rampage on the college campus.

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October 28, 2019
At the end of the session, students gather around to try out wound packing. UT students gave tips to participants and answered questions once the lesson was over.

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October 28, 2019
Using a fake leg, the presenter shows students how to pack wounds with fabric. She advised participants to apply pressure on a wound while packing it with clean fabric to best stop the bleeding.

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October 28, 2019
Throughout the session, Junna Castel '20 pays close attention to the lesson. A powerpoint displayed at the front of the room relayed the information being taught by the presenters.

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October 28, 2019
Following the instructions of the lecturer, Helen Huang '21 practices proper posture for applying pressure. Presenters demonstrated and helped students with practicing compression.

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October 8, 2019
Teddie Hall '22 listens to the presentation. Throughout the session, students learned how to identify and address life-threatening bleeding.

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October 8, 2019
During the tournament, Nathan Fang '22, Daniel Tehrani '20, Sophia Wang '21, and Mika Freund '21 chat. Photo courtesy of WHS Speech and Debate.

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September 30, 2019
In between rounds, Neil Choudhary '23 and Jhanvi Karthik '23 discuss their case with each other.

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September 30, 2019
Working together to prepare, Lincoln Douglas debaters sit at a table and work. Photo courtesy of WHS Speech and Debate.

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September 30, 2019
While waiting for debate results, seniors Daniel Tehrani and Pranav Kulkarni take a photo with alumni Elisa Baxter. Photo courtesy of WHS Speech and Debate.

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September 30, 2019
After their quarterfinals debate round, Juniors Jeff Freeman and Arnav Gunwani wait for the judges' decisions. Photo courtesy of WHS Speech and Debate.

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September 30, 2019
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