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Valerie Hsieh
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Valerie Hsieh is a student journalist at Lexington High School and an editor of her school newspaper. She is an avid ultimate frisbee player and lover of corn. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at miscellaneous events, geeking out about biology, and indulging in all things pop culture. In the future, she hopes to be best friends with Vera Farmiga. She would like to thank the Academy.

Valerie currently resides in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can follow her on Twitter at @ValerieHsieh.

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Taylor Swift Begins Again: How Swift Shakes Off the Haters (and Has Some Fun) on '1989'

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 2:32 PM

As regrettable as it is to admit, there was definitely a period of time when I doubted Taylor Swift. Regardless of the praise Red received as the genre-crossing epic of a Swiftian album, I could never seem to get on board with the ostensibly erratic mix of mellow guitar tracks...

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10 Things I've Learned From Being the New Kid in High School

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Monday, June 23, was my last day as an underclassman. It also marked the end of the first year of my assimilation into the Lexington High School community, a journey that has been tumultuous and emotionally draining at times, but eye-opening and sometimes even enjoyable as well.

This past year...

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There's Something Wrong in Ukraine: How Their Government Is Censoring the Voice of the People

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 4:55 PM

As a journalist, there are few rights that I value more than freedom of expression. My uncensored social media feeds bring me boundless happiness in the form of my daily dose of news, pictures of shaved alpacas, viral memes and more. My uncensored newspapers allow me to feel caught up...

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A Thank You to the People Who Have Taught Me Everything

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 6:23 PM

Sometimes when people ask me what career path I would like to pursue in the future, the thought of being a teacher crosses my mind. The notion of educating the minds of the future, the potential to have so much influence, the guaranteed summer breaks -- it almost seems like...

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