Ruth Asawa School of the Arts


Tue June 18, 2013

Commentary: To join car culture or not?

Under CC license from Flickr user Michael Patrick

San Francisco is an environmentally conscious city, so it would make sense that many who live in and around it struggle with issues like how to get around. 

Avi Hoen sure is. He’s a high school student at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. He’s about to turn 16 and has a hand-me-down car, but he isn’t sure he needs it.

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Thu June 13, 2013

Commentaries: San Francisco high schoolers on the influence of music



For some, music is a source of inspiration, and even guidance. For others, it may be the beginning of a potential career path.

In these next two commentaries, high school students from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco explore the significance of music in their lives.

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Wed June 12, 2013

Commentary: Student recalls how she found the courage to be herself

Creative Commons/Flickr/jamiesrabbit

Battles with self-confidence often start early in life, most often in adolescence.  In this commentary, high school student Maya Litauer shares how a middle-school friendship first challenged her self-esteem, then helped her find it.

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Tue June 11, 2013

Commentary: High school student questions male-dominated reading list

under creative commons liscense by flickr user Gayle Nicholson

High school students are looking for material that they can relate to. In this commentary, student Frances Saux from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco realizes she's not connecting with her work as much as she could and that there's a specific reason why.

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