May Ruiz

January College Search Guide
Education

January College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz This new year starts with more warnings and worries about a “twindemic” — cases of the seasonal flu combined with coronavirus infections — that could overwhelm hospitals, strain already overtaxed health care workers, and deplete vital resources. The impact of the virus was felt in every aspect…

PEF’s Teacher Grant Program and Other Initiatives Support PUSD
Education

PEF’s Teacher Grant Program and Other Initiatives Support PUSD

By May S. Ruiz Nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 continues to challenge school systems, teachers, and students. Distance learning, while it’s better than not having any kind of learning at all, isn’t effectively reaching all students. Fortunately for students in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), administrators reacted quickly following the lockdown restrictions….

December College Search Guide
Education

December College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The coronavirus pandemic changed the way learning is delivered not only for elementary and high schools but for colleges and universities as well. On the other hand, the college admissions process itself has remained the same even as some components that go into the students’ application have…

November College Search Guide
Education

November College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz A year ago, when wildfires were raging all over Southern California, I wrote that it would be a welcome relief for the weather to cool down and to get some rain. This summer, the wildfire occurred very close to home and, as of this writing, is in…

Going on ‘The Journey’ From Home
Arts & Entertainment

Going on ‘The Journey’ From Home

By May S. Ruiz Wouldn’t it be great to travel 5,000 miles and see the breathtaking beauty of Scotland during lockdown? With some modern technology and illusion techniques, we can take in all the magic this land has to offer from our very own living room. The Broad Stage has co-commissioned the West Coast premiere…

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