EBHS Bear Hub https://ebhsbearhub.org The Student News Site of East Brunswick High School Wed, 26 Feb 2020 19:10:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Malcolm Linnehan-Herring: Entrepreneur and Global Dancer https://ebhsbearhub.org/1794/people/malcolm-linnehan-herring-entrepreneur-and-global-dancer/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1794/people/malcolm-linnehan-herring-entrepreneur-and-global-dancer/#respond Sun, 01 Mar 2020 15:00:48 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1794 Q: WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
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I love to try new things with an open mind. For the last 5 years, I’ve competed as a professional ballroom dancer. I travelled throughout the world, from Blackpool, England to Assen, Netherlands, competing and representing the United States of America. But, training at such a high level throughout the entirety of my adolescent years took a permanent toll on my body. Waking up at 4:30 everyday to workout, then going to school, then training for 6 hours every single day, not including overnight flights, driving to competitions, etc., dance became a double-edged sword leading me to undergo 3 surgeries in 4 years. Understanding my body needed rest, I made the hard decision to retire from dance. Despite my many accomplishments in the dance world, my new passion evolved from the creation of my company Atlas Innovative, an athletic wear company. Today, I spend hours doing photoshoots, hosting venues for clients, designing new clothing, traveling to expos, writing blogs, filming training videos and generally, everything required to manage a company. My background in photography gave me a competitive edge because, recently, I was picked up as a creator working within the VSCO circuit, and they publish my images and provide me a community for feedback. Creativity is at the forefront of my life; everything I do is art in itself because it’s all based around interpretation and creation.

Q: HOW HAS THIS PASSION SHAPED WHO YOU ARE?
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Atlas has shaped me in more ways than one. Primarily, it’s important to understand that I use Atlas to convey my thoughts and ideas. I’ve always been an ambivert – I have big goals and I like to get out of my comfort zone to do them, but I’m always insecure to give myself credit where’s it deserved. Therefore, with Atlas, I’ve been granted the opportunity to be who I really am and express my thoughts on life and athletics and interact with people who I never thought I would before. Furthermore, Atlas Innovative, despite the cliche, is like my “baby”; every dollar I make, I put back into it. Growing Atlas from scratch, it has taught me how to be a better person, to interact and speak, and most importantly, it’s forced me to mature. Maturity in business is a critical key because I am only 17–16 when I started–and the number one insecurity when talking to gyms, clothing stores and other business owners, is the fact that I think they believe I’m too young and inexperienced to have the capacity to create such a powerful brand. Despite me creating Atlas from the ground up, Atlas has broken me down and created me into the best version of myself I am.

Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN TEN YEARS?
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I have no idea. I take each day as it comes. At the moment I am juggling running Atlas Innovative, my Youtube channel “Malcolm Charles” and going to school, all of which require significant time and energy. To be able to tell which will take priority in the coming years is completely at random and truly based on whichever makes me happiest and provides me the most satisfaction. It would be naive of me to place myself 10 years in the future when I’m sure my life will be completely different as I will be a different person too. But, that’s not to say I don’t have goals for myself. For example, in my business there are goals at scale which I want to accomplish and there are goals for my personal life as well: being independent, moving out, and just embodying who I am as I get older. I am a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason for so wherever life takes me I will be forced to adapt, change, and embrace. Although I can’t change the direction of the wind I can change the direction of my sail to help me get to my final destination.

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Neha Avadhani: I’m Sewing You…A Sweater https://ebhsbearhub.org/1714/people/neha-avadhani-im-sewing-you-a-sweater/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1714/people/neha-avadhani-im-sewing-you-a-sweater/#respond Sat, 29 Feb 2020 15:00:02 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1714 Q: WHAT IS YOUR MOST IMPRESSIVE SKILL AND HOW DID YOU COME TO LEARN IT?
A: I sew clothes and make my own patterns. I’m self-taught.

Q: IN WHICH CLASS DID YOU LEARN THE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF?
A: Physics

Q: IS IT BETTER FOR A LEADER TO BE HATED OR LOVED?
A: Hated- if you’re pleasing everyone you’re failing.

Q: HOW WOULD YOU HAVE STOPPED HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED?
A: I would’ve convinced Narcissa to be a double agent, told Bellatrix the Dark Lord was a half-blood earlier (destroyed maniacal devotion becomes maniacal hatred), gotten Harry to destroy the Horcruxes, killed him (he had to go I’m sorry) and then the Aurors could kill He Who Must Not Be Named.

Q: IN ONE SENTENCE, HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?
A: I gained new friends, lost old ones, found my voice, and realized what I’m passionate about.

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Kristen Uchida: Diary of a Physical Therapist https://ebhsbearhub.org/1712/uncategorized/kristen-uchida-diary-of-a-physical-therapist/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1712/uncategorized/kristen-uchida-diary-of-a-physical-therapist/#respond Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:00:07 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1712 Q: WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE THAT SETS YOU APART FROM YOUR PEERS?
A: When I was little, I had a speech delay and had to be enrolled in ESL in kindergarten.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR OBJECT? WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS OBJECT?
A: My diary. I have been journaling ever since the beginning of my high school career. I have spewed all of my thoughts and experiences. Looking back, I have seen how much I’ve evolved as a person.
My diary entries allowed me to reflect on my personality and mindset. It gives me a focal point to where I have to change and what to never lose.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR FUTURE?
A: I want to become a physical therapist and contribute towards a community in some way whether it be through charity or being a founder of an organization that unifies people. Also, I would love to be able to travel to many countries around the world.

Q: IF MONEY WERE NOT A CONCERN, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
A: I would like to travel around the world to experience different cultures, collect a bunch of souvenirs, recording the entire experience. I would also like to adopt a child if I ever decide to get married and have a family.

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Ben Wang: Efficient Playing https://ebhsbearhub.org/1710/uncategorized/ben-wang-efficient-playing/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1710/uncategorized/ben-wang-efficient-playing/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:00:50 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1710 Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT?
A: “Security, #nobodycares” – Mr. Cohen

Q: WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL?
A: A lot of times we aren’t able to do all the things we’d like to. I’ve learned that it’s really important to find something you enjoy doing and commit to it. It becomes easier to put in hard work and feels great when you see the fruits of the time get rewarded for all the time you’ve put in. Band has shown me this – being able to see how much you can improve, putting in work and being able to see the progress you’ve made. Seeing how much you’ve improved is a great feeling, but unless you put in the work, you won’t be able to experience that feeling.

Q: IF SOMEONE ASKED TO BE YOUR APPRENTICE AND LEARN ALL THAT YOU KNOW, WHAT WOULD YOU TEACH THEM?
A: If someone asked to be my apprentice and learn all that I know, I’d probably teach them a little bit about the wonders of programming. Programming can be a lot of fun and you can bring your imagination to life with just a few lines of code.
When I was younger, I got really into game development and I’d love to be able to share that knowledge with someone else. It’s a lot of fun, basically being able to program whatever you want. One of my projects was a Tic-Tac-Toe game where you could play against a robot. Even though game development is fun, I still find efficiency in programming more intriguing: writing less to achieve more and the different ways you can write the same program. If I had an apprentice, I would teach them about programming efficiency and game development.

Q: IN ONE SENTENCE, HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?
A: Epic.

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Rachel Lobo: Jazz Musician and Aspiring Surgeon https://ebhsbearhub.org/1701/people/rachel-lobo-jazz-musician-and-aspiring-surgeon/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1701/people/rachel-lobo-jazz-musician-and-aspiring-surgeon/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:56:18 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1701 Q: WHY ARE YOU SO PASSIONATE ABOUT PIANO?
A: When I was young, I was a very shy girl and, at first, piano was something I did just because my parents thought was a good idea. However, I started to excel and so I started doing all these competitions but I never truly enjoyed them. But when I went to middle school, they needed a pianist to accompany the choir and I thought that would be fun. I kept doing jazz choir and made so many friends from the experience. As a result, I became President of Jazz Choir and took on a very active role. Because of all the competitions, I travelled a lot and met so many new people from different places. Overall, it really just benefitted me as a person and developed my musical abilities.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL AND WHY?
A: I’m a Quokka because, typically, I’m an upbeat, happy person but if someone messes with me, I won’t back down from a fight. Similarly, Quokkas live on an island and humans are not major disruptors in their lives so they don’t view us as predators. They are super friendly to everyone they see and even smile for selfies. But if you hit them or get too close to their kids, they will bite you. I’m a lot like them in every aspect.

Q: WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOU WANTED TO BECOME A DOCTOR?
A: When I was little, the one thing I said I would never become was a doctor. I hated the idea of it and all the work that went into it. In freshman year, I started to volunteer at a hospital for physical therapy and it was a great experience. I also took the Biology Course and studied for the SATs. One of the components they used to have was the anatomy section and I found it so fascinating. As I continued volunteering in physical therapy, I needed something more challenging and complex to do. As a result, I started to shadow doctors and researched different types of doctors. I just loved that I could help others and be challenged intellectually at the same time.

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Catherine Yun: Ray of Sunshine https://ebhsbearhub.org/1804/showcase/catherine-yun-ray-of-sunshine/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1804/showcase/catherine-yun-ray-of-sunshine/#respond Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:00:36 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1804 Q: HOW HAS PLAYING THE VIOLA SHAPED YOUR PERSONALITY IN IMPORTANT WAYS?
A: I’ve been playing the viola for 8 years and it’s given me the drive to be myself and keep following my dreams until they come true. My dream job is to be a musician at Carnegie Hall. I just love making music that fits my personality. Also, playing the viola has always made me feel less stressed and more happy!

Q: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM ORCHESTRA?
A: My favorite memory from orchestra is all the concerts, especially the one that happened in June where we played fun music from movies.

Q: WHAT INSPIRES YOUR POSITIVITY AND PERSEVERANCE?
A: I’d like to thank my parents and teachers for always supporting me through all the hard times I’ve had as a high school student. High school is hard, but if you study hard you’ll be successful in the real world!

Q: WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE?
A: My vision for my future is getting into college and getting a job at my favorite place, Forever 21! I want to work at forever 21 because it has been my favorite store since for as long as I could remember. The store has the best material clothing, and good service too. Finally, I’d like these last few months of high school to be beautiful and memorable!

Q: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
A: I am going to miss all of my friends from high school, mainly because they will be going to college and I know that when you go to college, you kind of separate into many different areas of the world. But, I know that we will keep in touch as best we can.

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST STRUGGLE?
A: My biggest struggle as a high school student was making the honor roll. It was quite a challenge for me because to be on it, you have to study hard, but I’m proud of myself for making it!

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Valerie Maung: Putting the Power in Power Drill https://ebhsbearhub.org/1686/uncategorized/valerie-maung-putting-the-power-in-power-drill/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1686/uncategorized/valerie-maung-putting-the-power-in-power-drill/#respond Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:03:47 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1686 Q: HOW HAS A POWER DRILL SHAPED YOUR PERSONALITY IN IMPORTANT WAYS? 
A: Using a drill has made me feel more empowered as a person. I have always liked hands-on projects but when I discovered what I could make with a drill and other power tools I fell in love. Woodshop became a hobby I was very passionate about and I was lucky enough to intermingle my love of woodshop with my love of theater by working my way up to become the headmaster carpenter for Drama Club. I find it so rewarding and empowering that I am able to build things, like the Drama Club’s sets, that bring purpose to a situation and are able to help in one way or another.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE?
A: I hope that I will be able to teach those around me about Psychology and Sociology and it will allow people to better understand each other. I think that if people learn to understand and listen to each other in rational ways instead of acting in ways of violence, stubbornness, and dehumanization than society can learn to coexist and function with each other in a more peaceful and meaningful way. Going forward I wish to pursue a career in Psychology, hopefully being able to teach my own college course in the future. I also hope to minor in social work so I can directly aid those who really need it.

Q: IF MONEY WERE NOT A CONCERN, WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO TRAVEL AND WHY?
A: If I were given the chance to go anywhere I think I would most want to go to France. I’ve been taking French for the past seven years and hope to retain my knowledge of the language throughout my life. I think that being able to communicate with others throughout the world is a beautiful thing and by doing so in French it will not only help me improve my own speaking abilities and comprehension of the language but also connect me to other people in the world that I would not have if I did not know the language.

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The Pool on the Roof Holds Water https://ebhsbearhub.org/1827/uncategorized/the-pool-on-the-roof-holds-water/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1827/uncategorized/the-pool-on-the-roof-holds-water/#respond Sat, 22 Feb 2020 15:00:57 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1827 Out of all of these, there is one location that outranks the rest in power and mystique.

That place… is the pool on the roof.

The story of the pool on the roof is one that up til now has been told solely through word of mouth. Upperclassmen pass on the story to underclassmen, each generation adding their own details. The story grows each year, but the core of it remains the same: somewhere in East Brunswick High School, a functional pool exists that is hidden from the public. The reason is unknown. Some speculate that the pool was closed to preserve its magical properties from being infected by the jealousy of JP Stevens.

Few have ever seen the pool on the roof. Some say it takes one who embodies honor and integrity. Some say it takes a heart corrupted by academic integrity violations and other vices. I’m not sure which is true, but I am sure that the pool on the roof is real.

Where is the pool on the roof?

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Next to the crematorium on the third floor.”

— Sebastian Milewski

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Near the back of the bowling alley.”

— Justin Yu

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Above the media center.”

— Speaker requested to have their identity hidden

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Above the main office.”

— Alex Bogomolny

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On top of the stadium.”

— Swayam Singh

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Zoe Lipkin: “Singing Is My Happy Place” https://ebhsbearhub.org/1758/showcase/zoe-lipkin-singing-is-my-happy-place/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1758/showcase/zoe-lipkin-singing-is-my-happy-place/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:38:42 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1758 Q: WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR FUTURE?
A: My vision for my future is that I will graduate from college and either continue on to graduate school or a job. A dream of mine has always been to teach English as a second language in a Spanish-speaking country after college for a couple of years. I hope to always maintain a small, close-knit group of friends and to continue to have my family play a significant role in my life.

Q: IF MONEY WERE NOT A CONCERN, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
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If money were not a concern, I would spend my life traveling the world, performing, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with environmental justice advocacy groups.

Q: HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY CLUBS OR ACTIVITIES AT SCHOOL?
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I have been very involved with the EB music program. So many of my favorite memories of high school are tied to Concert Choir and, now, the school musical. Singing is my happy place!

Q: HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR ROLE IN THE WORLD?
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I see my role in the world as being to spread positivity. My friends always joke that they have never seen me without a smile and while this is absolutely an exaggeration, there is some truth to it. I tend to be more optimistic because I firmly believe that since life is what you make it, you might as well make it happy! I hope to counter some of the negativity that is plastered all over social media and the news.

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Erin Burak: Finding Her Happiness https://ebhsbearhub.org/1816/uncategorized/erin-burak-finding-her-happiness/ https://ebhsbearhub.org/1816/uncategorized/erin-burak-finding-her-happiness/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 19:11:46 +0000 https://ebhsbearhub.org/?p=1816 Q: WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT YOU HAD WITH THE EBHS GIRLS TENNIS TEAM?
A: I’d say the best moment I had with the tennis team, was on my senior night this year. All of us seniors walked down to the decorated court and got presents from the team. They had gotten us all framed group pictures, and every member wrote a message on the frame for us. It was amazing to celebrate the end of me playing the sport with the teammates I love.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE/TV SHOW AND WHY?
A: My favorite TV show is The Bachelor. I love all the drama and gossip, and I love seeing all the contestant’s dresses. Also, you would be surprised by the people at this school who actually watch it; it makes good conversation starters. I also always hope every season the couple stays together, and that it’s not just for TV, that’s the softy in me.

Q: WHAT MAJOR DID YOU APPLY FOR IN COLLEGE AND WHY?
A: I am actually going into college undecided. I don’t want to go in set on something, because I want some room to explore my interests and have a future career I like.  I’m also super indecisive.

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