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Checking in with chess

Checking in with chess

By Ericka Shin, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

November 4, 2014

“Why would you do that?” asked senior Elizabeth Abramyan. “You’re clearly putting your bishop in danger. Try this,” Abramyan suggested to fellow senior and opponent chess player Joshua Valerio as she highlighted a better move for him during an impulsive lunch game. According to the United States Chess Federation, ...

Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi visits United States

Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi visits United States

By Allen Dishigrikyan, Clark Magnet HS, La Crescenta, Calif.

May 12, 2014

Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan teenager, broke the vicious cycle of life in the slums through the ancient game of chess.

Texas student finds Chess Club is more than just a game

Texas student finds Chess Club is more than just a game

By Nelsen Saavedra, Travis HS, Richmond, Texas

May 2, 2014

In life, people can encounter unexpected occurrences that potentially lead to satisfying results. Travis High School student Randy Van knows this concept all too well. Van is currently a part of Chess Club, an after-school activity that teaches students the basic principles of the strategic game of...