Kevin Fang's Blog

Things I will never do

We all have interesting lives. We grow up in such disparate environments, which molds our lives in more ways than we will comfortably admit. I hear all around me ‘crazy’ stories about things this person did, that person got, those people had. In most cases, they are...

Multipliers are actually Exponential

GPA modifiers disproportionately affect low-achieving students Everyday millions of students walk with backpacks strung behind their backs to school. Although school is meant to be a competitive learning environment, meant to foster the inquisitive nature in all of them, it isn’t always the case. Every day is...

Oboe Bassoon Mini-Duets and Composing Music

[Music at bottom] This year, I was able to obtain an oboe, bringing back memories of my middle school band. It reminded me of why I chose band over orchestra, the bright lights of the stage as we preformed, and the harmonious tunes our band played. This...

Digital should be the new Physical pastime

Last year, 27 million unique viewers tuned in to the 2014 World Championships of League of Legends, a competitive e-sport (online multiplayer game/sport). That’s more than the every man, woman, and child in Texas! Even more amazing was the 11 million people that tuned in to the...

Programming Contests

So, you are like me and are interested in computer science and you want to attend some programming contests. In Texas, most high schools will offer Computer Science 1 AP (AP test is sooo easy if you understand the material) and Computer Science UIL contests (University Interscholastic...

What I Think Writing is

I think of it as a painting. Something that seems easy, yet difficult to execute. Something that can help you empathize and learn. With only a few strokes, can pull emotional heartstrings. I think of it as an adventure. A goal that seems so close, but once...

Can It Guess Your Age?

Oh man. Only 6 questions and it somehow magically guessed it. It is dark magic. Impossible! Right? No, but I like how these questions really target the people (deep down). It really does make people happy. It reconfirms their own beliefs of themselves (which is terrible if...

Why Your Presentations Are Terrible

Oh the joy of making a presentation. Messing with font sizes, trying to position a picture or two that never seem to be in the right spot, and frantically trying to finish the presentation just before it’s go time. And then… The presentation happens. You think you...

The New Year!

It’s New Years again! Well, at least it WAS. Now it has past. And slight regret that I wasn’t able to keep my eyes open for that moment when the clock struck 12 (hey, I had a rough day). But then again, the idea of a New...

Wake Up

Bam! A loud sound startles you, jolting you immediately into consciousness. You feel the hard wood desk pressing against your face. Slowly lifting your head, you open your eyes to the bright light of day and the situation falls into place. Your eyes meet with the teacher’s,...