May Ruiz

Visiting Dublin, Ireland: Land of Leprechauns and Shamrocks
Travel

Visiting Dublin, Ireland: Land of Leprechauns and Shamrocks

  By May S. Ruiz Summer this year took me back to Europe, my favorite travel destination.  I journeyed to Scotland for the third time on British Airways via Heathrow International in London, which is one of the busiest and most crowded airports in the world. To avoid having to go through Heathrow again coming…

October College Search Guide
Education

October College Search Guide

  The road to college for a better future By May S. Ruiz High school students are extremely busy – homework, extra-curricular activities in art and sports, campus clubs, all compete for their time. To add to that, they have to make sure they get excellent marks in their courses and on the standardized tests….

Monrovia High School Offers Expanded College Counseling Program
Education

Monrovia High School Offers Expanded College Counseling Program

College Counselor, Amanda Ghezzi, meets with a family during the four-week registration period.  – Courtesy Photo By May S. Ruiz Kirk McGinnis, principal at Monrovia High School, grew up in this neighborhood.  He is very familiar with the San Gabriel Valley’s reputation as a family-oriented area where parents take pains to send their children to…

September College Search Guide
Education

September College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September is usually still warm even as it marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it meant the opening of a brand-new school year.  But slowly, the start of the school year began to inch earlier; in some districts, students were on campus the…

CSArts-SGV Welcomes its First Group of Incoming Students
Education

CSArts-SGV Welcomes its First Group of Incoming Students

  By May S. Ruiz  August 14, 2017 marks a milestone for the Duarte Unified School District (DUSD) when CSArts-SGV officially opens its doors to admit the first group of incoming students to the Art School.  A welcome festival on August18 will celebrate this much anticipated event. An off-shoot of the Orange County School of…

August College Search Guide
Education

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Summer break is close to an end for some kids; August usually heralds the start of another school year.  If your children are heading back to class this week, I hope they had the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now…

July College Search Guide
Education

July College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s the middle of summer and temperatures are soaring in the triple digits. I hope you and your children are finding fun ways to beat the heat. Summer was traditionally when teen-agers found jobs flipping burgers at fast food joints, cashiering at retail stores, or working as…

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