Keepin’ it Arcadia
S3 #16 Remaining Hopeful

S3 #16 Remaining Hopeful

May 9, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Keepin' It Arcadia podcast decided to host its very first poetry contest! Open to middle school and high school students, the contestants were challenged to write an acrostic poem revolving around the theme of "hope". Not only do the contest winners have their poems read aloud on the podcast, but their poems will also be published by the student-run online journal, The Sienna Solstice at www.siennasolstice.com! Special shout out to everyone who participated and a big congratulations to the winning writers!

Middle School Category:

"Hopeful" by Chloe Wong: 2:17

"Light in the Darkness" by Juliette Fang: 2:50

"Why Won't They Stay Home?" by Natalia Nagy: 3:48

High School Category:

"The Healing Process" by Maureen Zhang: 4:30

"Untitled" by Andrea Lou: 5:08

"Lotus Flower Foot Binding" by Maggie Sun: 6:00

The team at Keepin' It Arcadia hopes everyone is staying healthy and doing well at home! Remember to stay strong and please continue social distancing for your safety and of those around you! 

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S3 #15 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 2)

S3 #15 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 2)

April 24, 2020

Despite the pandemic and the restrictions that quarantine brings onto Arcadia, our city is still making itself known, whether it be on national television or in the local community. (we bet that no one gets the AOL reference we put in). In this two-part special, we follow four individuals who have stepped up to the plate and broadcast Arcadia's talents out to the world.

For part two, we got to talk to Andrew Ritiau and Frank Suñez. Ritiau, the youth ministry pastor at Arcadia Community Church (ACC), aided the transition from in-person church services to online services, and along the way, he coordinated some of the most amazing displays of faith online that Keepin' It Arcadia has ever seen. In his interview, he describes how ACC made the jump to online platforms and how it has impacted Christianity in the community. Meanwhile, Suñez has been leading Arcadia High School's news crew--Apache News (APN)--as its advisor through the pandemic by coordinating the continued release of weekly newscasts, and even pulling off an online gaming tournament! He goes in-depth on how APN adjusted to the school closure in the wake of the current quarantine and APN's future plans.

And as always, SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF AND FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES!!!

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S3 #14 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 1)

S3 #14 Arcadia Online (and on TV)! (Pt. 1)

April 23, 2020

Note: We are sorry for the delay, but this episode turned out to be an hour long, so we had to split it and revise it to make it into episodes 14 and 15!

Despite the pandemic and the restrictions that quarantine brings onto Arcadia, our city is still making itself known, whether it be on national television or in the local community. (we bet that no one gets the AOL reference we put in). In this two-part special, we follow four individuals who have stepped up to the plate and broadcast Arcadia's talents out to the world.

For part one, we feature Xiaoke Ying and Amir Malik. Ying was the Arcadia alumna that placed third in the Jeopardy College Championship; she explains the journey she took to get onto Jeopardy and how it has impacted her. Meanwhile, Malik is a Michael Jackson tribute artist whose YouTube presence has grown rapidly; he delves into how the King of Pop inspired him and describes the intricacies of how he learns MJ's routine.

Stay tuned for part two, and PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING PLUS ALL CDC RECOMMENDATIONS!!!

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S3 #13 Clubs and Chillin’: How Arcadians Relax

S3 #13 Clubs and Chillin’: How Arcadians Relax

April 10, 2020

Yes--Keepin' It Arcadia is still running, and we intend on uploading every Friday and keepin' it normal! Our first quarantine episode is covering these two topics:

Anvitha Marlapati starts us off with some ways to keep yourself entertained and active during the COVID-19 quarantine, because we at Keepin' It Arcadia know that at least some of you are bored to death at home.

Claire Li introduces us and talks to three elementary schoolers at Highland Oaks Elementary School who have brought the idea of clubs to their school. Keep in mind, clubs have never existed at the elementary level, so this is a gamechanger for Arcadia Unified! 

Fun Things to Do While in Quarantine: 1:00

Clubs at Highland Oaks Elementary School: 7:38

Also, PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, MASK-WEARING, AND OTHER CDC RECOMMENDATIONS!!!

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S3 #12 A New Furry Friend, Sadies Theme Reveal, and Speech and Debate State Qualifiers!

S3 #12 A New Furry Friend, Sadies Theme Reveal, and Speech and Debate State Qualifiers!

March 3, 2020

We begin this episode with Nina Wang and two Arcadia High School ASB members, Kaitlyn Tran and Megan Ngo, as they go over Sadies 2020! Sadies is hosted every two years at Arcadia High School and it gives a chance for the ladies to ask the gents to the dance. 

Recently, Arcadia High School’s Speech and Debate team competed at the Speech and Debate State Qualifications at East Los Angeles College. Becky Chen interviews the Speech and Debate team members and coaches to discuss more about what happened!

And of course, we cannot forget the new furry friend who was recently added as a member of the Arcadia City Police Department. Sofia Nagy interviews Officer Nick Cvetkovich about Kaiser, the new K-9 member, and the story of how Kaiser became Kaiser.

Interview with ASB: 0:45

Interview with Speech and Debate: 2:33

Interview with Officer Nick: 7:35

S3 #11 New Members, Link Crew Recruitment, and the PLE Spoken English Organization!

S3 #11 New Members, Link Crew Recruitment, and the PLE Spoken English Organization!

February 25, 2020

In this episode, the AUSD DCI Podcast team welcomes three new members of the team- Anvitha Marlapati, Zaw Win or George, and Sofia Nagy! Listen to their introductions and learn a little bit more about who the podcast team consists of!

We also have an interview from podcast member Becky Chen with Link Crew Commissioner Derek Chang all about Link Crew and the upcoming recruitment season! Reminder that the mandatory meeting is Friday, Feb. 28!

Lastly, new podcast member Anvitha Marlapati interviews the President of the PLE Spoken English Organization, Alan Xiong. Together, the two go over what the volunteer organization is all about and how you could join! Link to the application below:

PLE Application

PLE Flyer

New members' introductions: 0:34

Interview with Derek Chang: 2:05

Interview with Alan Xiong: 5:22

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S3 #10 One Simple Trick to Get Politicians to Listen to You: A Recap of the California PTA Legislation Conference!

S3 #10 One Simple Trick to Get Politicians to Listen to You: A Recap of the California PTA Legislation Conference!

February 15, 2020

One month ago, 150 attendees marched up the steps of the California State Capitol and presented their legislators with an educational agenda that now means more than ever in our increasingly chaotic political climate. Those attendees were simply run-of-the-mill people from towns big and small e.g. parents, teachers, school district employees, PTA members, and even a few students. However, what this group of bold citizens did in the state capital is a truly inspiring story that our podcast team member and Arcadia PTA Student Representative Lawrence Sung got to witness firsthand. Join him as he pulls back the curtain on the California PTA Legislation Conference and why it is so important for you to fulfill YOUR civic responsibility as an American citizen!

Featuring: Arcadia Unified School District Board Member Cung Nguyen, Arcadia PTA Parent Representative Jennifer Ledesma, Riverside PTA Student Representative Spencer Young, California PTA Community Concerns Legislative Advocate Kathy Rabun, and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

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S3 #9 Around the World with Mr. Fox, & Crispitos!

S3 #9 Around the World with Mr. Fox, & Crispitos!

January 29, 2020

Today, we start off with Joyce Pang, who joins our very own history teacher, Mr. Fox. Mr. Fox mentions traveling a lot in his class--and get this, he lived in Japan for a few years, so we were confident that he would have some interesting stories. And we were right.

We also have Jarett Yip and his take on the impacts on culture and health that came from our favorite long-ago snack: Crispitos!

Mr. Fox Interview: 0:47

Culture of Crispitos: 9:47

We love you Ms. Nuuvali! - DCI

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S3 #8 Field Trip To France, Daylight Saving Time, & New AUSD Student Webpage!

S3 #8 Field Trip To France, Daylight Saving Time, & New AUSD Student Webpage!

January 13, 2020

Today, we have 3 topics on the table. The first is an in-depth look at the French exchange program with Madame Vaughan and Sofia Nagy. Next, let’s dive through the phenomenon that is Daylight Saving Time with our student daylight savings expert Grace Lee. Last but not least, we catch up with the two tech-savvy students at AHS who updated our student webpage!

French Exchange: 0:48

Daylight Savings: 11:50

New ausd.net Student Webpage: 14:58

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S3 #7 Making A Movie With Amy Poehler & Chris Baugh!

S3 #7 Making A Movie With Amy Poehler & Chris Baugh!

December 10, 2019

Fun fact: this episode is actually our 50th podcast episode of all time, so we brought you something really special!

Recently, we had a movie called "Moxie" that was filmed in our very own Arcadia High School. The director of the movie is Amy Poehler, an actress, comedian, writer, and producer known for starring in the beloved series "Parks and Rec." We were able to interview her and the location manager of the movie, Chris Baugh, about "Moxie" and their exciting experiences! Enjoy!

Apache Pow Wow article: https://theapachepowwow.net/10054/news/netflix-qa-amy-poehler/

APN Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBrW2K8XFQY

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S3 #6 A Whole New World

S3 #6 A Whole New World

November 15, 2019

In this episode, find interviews with Zoe Lam and Emily Phan from Arcadia Theatre about the ongoing play She Kills Monsters, Kare for Kids president Jasmine Oang about her club, and writer Jeffrey Lee about publishing his first book "Juicy Scenarios For You To Read" on Amazon!

She Kills Monsters: 1:45

Kare for Kids: 9:08

Publishing a book and Future Problem Solving: 16:06

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S3 #5 The Pendulum Swings At Eisenhower Park

S3 #5 The Pendulum Swings At Eisenhower Park

November 3, 2019

What does the First Amendment’s right to peaceably assemble, civic education, the mahjong-playing mayor of Arcadia, and a passionate group of Arcadia citizens all have in common? They all came together a couple of months ago to successfully protest the removal of the basketball courts at Eisenhower Park.

This is the story of how they did it, told to you in the Podcast Team's first documentary-esque episode of the school year! Enjoy!

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S3 #4 Impeachment Timeline, Staff Appreciation, & The Student Youtuber

S3 #4 Impeachment Timeline, Staff Appreciation, & The Student Youtuber

October 22, 2019

In the spirit of the recent Staff Appreciation football game, we have a few words from staff and students alike! Next, podcast member Jarett Yip takes a look at President Trump’s potential impeachment timeline and his opinion on its potential ramifications. Last but not least, podcast team manager Jeffrey Lee interviews highly requested student Youtuber and our very own Apache, Andrew Liu!

Staff and student interviews: 0:50

Potential Impeachment Timeline: 7:09

Interview with Andrew: 9:06

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