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Ukiah celebrates Chinese New Year

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China began to welcome in the Year of the Sheep on Feb. 19, and on Saturday, Ukiah did the same.

In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Ukiah Main Street Program and the Developing Virtue Boys School from the City of 10,000 Buddhas have partnered for the fourth year in a row, bringing the Lantern Festival to Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza.

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1-2-3 Black

10th Grade Chemistry

We use chemicals everyday even though we may not think of them. We even know some reagents by their chemical names such as sodium cloride for table salt and sodium bicarbonate for baking soda. And it sounds very educated to call ordinary household bleach as sodium hypocloride. Here the students are combining several common chemicals with materials such as cereal and paper and observing the quick and dramatic effects. 1-2-3 Black! Fifty percent of the reactions turned black!

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Applied 12 Links

11th Grade Buddhist Studies

One of the topics in Buddhism that is hard to grasp is the Twelve Links of Causal Conditions or Twelve Links of Dependent Origination, the practice of a pratyekabuddha, a solitary sage. The students were assigned to produce a visual project on this topic. They were given instructions to think of a situation--a global issue or a familiar story--and apply these twelve links to the issue or story.

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Arhats and Bodhisattvas In Relation to Functions

by Klare Hu, Class of 2017

From a non-buddhist point of view, Buddhism prevails in the society with mindfulness practices and virtues. While it is not untrue, there is more to it than the misconception that Buddhists are mere pacifists whose religious structure is free of rules and punishments. Contrary to popular beliefs, Buddhist cultivate in hope to become superior beings who has rid suffering and the infinite loop of reincarnation. There are two ways in which people choose to cultivate: one is to become an Arhat, a relatively expedient but arduous method, while the other is to become a Bodhisattva, benefiting people other than yourself along the way.

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Buddhism and Mathematics

by Cherry Chong, Class of 2016

Everything in the world is interconnected- humans and animals, animals and environment. In this universe, everything is related to each other. Just like what Buddhism called as cause and effect, karma, and retribution. And this reminds me of a Buddhist quote that says, “Everything in the universe comes from the same root.” At the beginning, I cannot understand what it meant. But as I grew up and started to gain more knowledge on Buddhism, I realized that it is actually true. This interconnection within the universe includes the relationship between Buddhism and Maths. Although one is a religion, another is a study, they are still deeply related to each other. One example that I will be stating here would the the relationship between the Bodhisattva and Arhat; exponential function and logistic function. The Bodhisattva represents the exponential function while the Arhat represents the logistic function.

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The Extra Parts

by Suzanne Zhang, Class of 2017

As a girl who has been in touch with Buddhism for her whole life, I am not unfamiliar with the two Buddhist vocabulary: Bodhisattva and Arhat. They are both two very common words in Buddhism. Since I was young, my father has been telling me that I have to be just as compassionate as a Bodhisattva and I need to have the self-discipline just like what an Arhat has. Moreover, I have always imagined that an Arhat would become a Bodhisattva before he reaches the stage of a Buddha. Unfortunately, my concept was wrong.

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Making Kimchi in Biology

9th Grade Biology

Ever wonder why our muscles get sore and ache when we exercise rigorously in a short amount of time? In the presence of oxygen, we can make up to 38 ATPs (energy molecules) out of only 1 sugar molecule. But it takes time for our cells to do that. When we need emergency energy and have already used up all our available stores, our cells revert to something called lactic acid fermentation, which makes a few ATPs quickly.

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A “Selfless” Un-ordinary Halloween

Student Reporter: Kusali Kandhasari, Class of 2018

Food, a haunted house, a costume contest, and games! The whole event, with the food as the main attraction, was excellent. Each club had their own table to sell food to raise funds for various non-profit organizations including Buddhist Global Relief, Canada Cancer Society, Alliance for Climate Education, and others. The goodies that were sold consisted of: French fries, dumplings, cookies, noodles, curry rice, pizza bites, and the drinks that included ginger ale and the usual DVGS favorite—milk tea.

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