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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, ...

New game release sweeps student attention

New game release sweeps student attention

By Tatum Ellis, Homestead HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.

May 21, 2014

The number-oriented game 2048 has been a huge hit among students and adults alike. Its success is slightly surprising, especially considering that, at its core, 2048 is a math game.

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...

Students seek speedy solution to scrambled Rubik’s Cube

Students seek speedy solution to scrambled Rubik’s Cube

By Tim Goggins and India Martin

January 21, 2014

The Rubik’s Cube hit Arrowhead High School students over this past year. Now, students are racing to see who can solve the cube the fastest. Elliot Sweet, an Arrowhead senior, said, “I learned back in the eighth grade but I forgot how to do it. I re-taught myself last week to race against s...