Local psychologist receives grant to study stress in students

Quyen Tiet
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Even psychology majors get stressed out sometimes. As the college students work toward their degrees, their stress levels increase – often leading to insomnia, anxiety or depression – according to Quyen Tiet, Ph.D., a psychologist with a practice in Los Altos.

Laptop giveaway supports students lacking computer access

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EqOpTech volunteer Karla Sanchez, left, works with a young student to help her set up a Chromebook at a Nov. 22 laptop distribution.

Hundreds of parents and students lined up outside the multipurpose room at Mariano Castro Elementary School in Mountain View on the evening of Nov. 22 to receive a free laptop.

Egan eighth-grader dedicates fundraiser to saving elephants

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Uma Chirotarrab, left, hosts a fundraiser in downtown Los Altos last year to help save elephants with her friend Emmi Ben Tovim. This year, she plans to hold the annual event Dec. 7.

For the fifth year in a row, eighth-grader Uma Chirotarrab is slated to hold a fundraiser in downtown Los Altos to help save elephants at risk of poaching in Africa.

Spartan Turkey Trot celebrates 10 years of Thanksgiving races

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A group of children participate in the 2018 Spartan Turkey Trot. The event celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

When the Spartan Turkey Trot began in 2010, only 100 or so people participated. Year-by-year the event has grown and now a crowd of well over 1,000 consistently shows up at Mountain View High School for the Thanksgiving morning event.

Fifth-graders compete in entrepreneurial challenge

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Kaitlyn Lu explains her group’s plan to improve Bullis Charter School’s garden.

When looking for ways to improve the garden at Bullis Charter School’s north campus, Maya Panchal and a group of three fellow fifth-graders focused on the role bees and bugs play in growing plants.

Los Altos student promotes financial literacy for kids

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Anisha Reddy teaches kids about personal finance at the East Palo Alto Library.

In school, students learn about a wide variety of topics, from the quadratic formula to the American Revolution. However, personal finance and financial literacy is one subject that is rarely covered. Local high-schooler Anisha Reddy is working to change that.


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