Keepin’ it Arcadia
S5 #11 The stories behind Arcadia’s successful spring sports

S5 #11 The stories behind Arcadia’s successful spring sports

June 1, 2022

After the numerous successes and championships of Arcadia High School’s spring sports teams, Arcadia High was recently coined “TitleTown” by SGV/Whittier sportswriter, James Escarcega, on Twitter. Notably, all eight spring sports teams either won or placed second in their respective league divisions: Swim, Girls Softball, Track and Field, Badminton, Boys Volleyball, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, and Boys Baseball. In this episode, we discovered each team’s road to success, dived deeper into the five league title wins, and heard from Arcadia High's student-athletes about their feelings on securing these wins.

S5 #10 Major Successes in Baseball, Chemistry and Color Guard + Classified Employee of the year

S5 #10 Major Successes in Baseball, Chemistry and Color Guard + Classified Employee of the year

May 5, 2022

In this episode, we uncover the secrets behind making the top 20 in the Southern California section of the Chemistry Olympiad Exam. Then, we hear from a standout player on Arcadia High's Baseball team about the team's recent wins and overall success and struggles through the season. After that, we chat with Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall and District Nurse Erica Newkirk about the recent celebration of our Classified Employee of the Year, Linda Ly. Finally, DCI Intern Michelle Fan speaks with Arcadia Color Guard members about placing 7th in the Scholastic section of the 2022 WGI World Championships.   

S5 #9 Orchesis Spring Production, Arcadia High School’s Black Student Union and EDI Committee

S5 #9 Orchesis Spring Production, Arcadia High School’s Black Student Union and EDI Committee

March 29, 2022

Wondering what Arcadia Orchesis Company’s spring production theme is going to be, what it is like to be part of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitee, and what it is like as a black student on campus? In this Keepin' it Arcadia episode, Wesley talked to two Orchesis officers about their upcoming performance. After that, Angelina spoke with Hannah Aguilar about the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee at Arcadia High about what it is like to be in EDI. Lastly, Joshua McMahon, the president of Black Student Union, reflected on Black representation at Arcadia High.

S5 #8 MAMMA MIA!, Costume making with Ms. Eads, and Arcadia’s unique CTE classes

S5 #8 MAMMA MIA!, Costume making with Ms. Eads, and Arcadia’s unique CTE classes

March 16, 2022

Arcadia Stage is back with an electrifying musical – MAMMA MIA! In this episode you will hear from Ms. Eads about costume making for this show. Then, we sat down with Emily Fang, a cast member in the show, about how the casts and crews are preparing for this show. But before that, Nicole chats with Danielle about her CTE news article. 

S5 #7 Arcadia High Girls Varsity Soccer team’s record breaking season, Arcadia Track and Field coach, and new compost bins

S5 #7 Arcadia High Girls Varsity Soccer team’s record breaking season, Arcadia Track and Field coach, and new compost bins

March 7, 2022

In this podcast, we first dive into the new track and field season and hear from Arcadia Track and Field coach about his approach towards this spring track season. Next, we introduce you to the evergreen club and its brand new compost bins at Arcadia High School. Finally, you will learn more about the Arcadia High Girls Varsity Soccer team's record-breaking season, as the players give you insight into how they overcame their struggles to get to their first CIF semi finals in more than a decade. 

S5 #6 Arcadia High’s recent success in Science and Esports

S5 #6 Arcadia High’s recent success in Science and Esports

February 14, 2022

In this episode, we talked to Ms. Mynster and the Science Bowl team about winning the regionals and their preparations for the nationals. After that, we spoke to Ethan Wong, who was recently nominated as a science talent search finalist, about his project and his passion for science. Lastly, we spoke to Bethany Chow, fellow DCIer, about her upcoming AUSD today video and article on the Arcadia High esports team’s 2nd place finish in CIF. 

S5 #5 The Rose Parade

S5 #5 The Rose Parade

December 23, 2021

Taking place in our own backyard of San Gabriel Valley, the world-famous New Year Rose Parade has a rich history dating back to 1890. In this episode, we featured Arcadia High’s involvement in the 2022 parade as Girl Scouts, a Rose court princess, and Arcadia High’s marching band. We also spoke to Ms. Candy Carlson, from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee, to learn about the history of the Parade and what goes on behind the scenes of the parade each year. 

S5 #4 DCI News Writing Competition Winners

S5 #4 DCI News Writing Competition Winners

December 6, 2021

High school winner Michelle So, and middle school winners Ethan Tso, Carol Chen, and Carie Chen read their 2021 Fall DCI News Writing Competition winning article submissions!

S5 #3 Arcadia Shines Bright

S5 #3 Arcadia Shines Bright

November 22, 2021

In this episode, we talk to members of Arcadia High School’s Band and Color guard about their recent performance at the Halftime show of the LA Chargers Game. Next, we feature an interview with Arcadia High’s Varsity Girls Golf team, about their Pacific League-winning and Division 2 CIF champion title season.

S5 #2 Arcadia‘s Favorite Drink, Civic Youth Council, and the Reflections Program

S5 #2 Arcadia‘s Favorite Drink, Civic Youth Council, and the Reflections Program

November 2, 2021

This week, we dive into the history of boba, one of Arcadia’s most popular drinks. Next, we speak with Becky Chen, Chairwoman of the Arcadia Youth Civic Council, about their recent projects. Then, we talk to Bonny Lee, who leads the AUSD reflections program, about the reflections program and its importance.

S5 #1 What’s New at the School?

S5 #1 What’s New at the School?

October 11, 2021

This episode introduces Keepin’ It Arcadia’s season 5 team roster, our school’s newest bowl (with ethics bowl co-captains Abby Wang and Ariana Zhou), the Fall 2021 DCI News Writing competition, and features a personal interview with 3 history-making female team members of Arcadia High’s football team for their perspective on breaking glass ceilings.

S4 #11 The Inside Scoop into the 2021 Prom and a Holly Avenue Kindergarten Author

S4 #11 The Inside Scoop into the 2021 Prom and a Holly Avenue Kindergarten Author

May 18, 2021

As Covid-19 restrictions and rules continue to change, Arcadia High School’s Prom Committee has made drastic changes to the 2021 Junior and Senior Prom. We spoke to Christina Xu, this year’s sophomore vice president and head of Prom Committee, about these changes and how prom will be like this year. 

 

Next, we talk to Ndukaku, an adorable kindergartener at Holly Avenue Elementary School who has published three stories with the help of his dad that he’s created with his three-year-old brother Chiji. 

S4 #10 The Choosing and Creating of Classes at AHS

S4 #10 The Choosing and Creating of Classes at AHS

April 25, 2021

With the looming deadline of course selections, Claire Li and Chloe Wong spoke with Mr. Poon, one of the Arcadia High School counselors to clear up some of the common questions regarding course selections, explain how AHS chooses the classes they offer, as well as offer advice about choosing classes. Next, we talked to some AHS students, asking them the question: what class do you wish you could create at Arcadia High School? 

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