Author: Sean Lee

Sean Lee: Working His Passion

Sean Lee is a 17-year-old homeschooler. He likes movies, video games, and hanging out with family and friends. How long have you been homeschooling? I have been homeschooled since first grade. What is your favorite part of being homeschooled? The freedom to do whatever I want academically What are your passions? Skiing, cars, and videography How has homeschooling affected your ability to work on those? Homeschooling has allowed me to change my schedule so I can ski five days a week all winter, learn everything I want to about cars, and take classes on film making. Can you tell us about your pet? I...

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Why Teens Should Care About Income Inequality, By Sean Lee

Income inequality is an issue that negatively affects most teens in America. You hear a lot about it these days. Are you, like many people, wondering what income inequality is? Why you should care about it? From the Founding Fathers, to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to Bernie Sanders, and many others, this is an issue that has concerned people throughout our country’s history. They were right to be concerned about it. It is a problem, but there are some things we can do to minimize it. Income inequality occurs when a few people have a lot of money, while most...

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The Best of the Best: The Graphic Novel Buyer’s Guide

Graphic novels make great Holiday gifts. They are fun to read, because they can go into more detail than a normal book. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This doesn’t necessarily mean graphic novels lead to more creative thinking on the part of the reader, but because graphic novels use words and illustrations to progress through the story this does away with the need to describe visual things using words alone. The meaning of the author and illustrator is much less up to interpretation. Therefore you better understand the experience specifically designed for you by...

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How to Get Started With Coding

Sean hanging out with a friend at Stanford. This article was originally written in 2015. It was rewritten on 9/6/2017 with links to new programs. Those are at the bottom of this article. If I were to give one piece of advice to new programmers it would be to have fun. A popular stigma is that programming is a monotonous task where geeks stare at screens of gibberish day and night. But this is not true, except sometimes when you put off fixing a bug all week. Coding is creative, engaging, and fun. In my case coding started with...

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Music and Spain

By Sean Lee I have had a passion for music all my life. I was eleven months old when my love of music was discovered. We were at a party, and I wanted to be set down. A dude started playing the guitar, and I crawled over to him. I pulled myself into a standing position, using his leg. Then I stood there holding onto his leg and I watched him play, and dancing to the music. When I was two my main jams were Alvin and The Chipmunks’ Christmas album and anything Barney sang. Now from gangster rap...

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Sean’s Great Night’s Sleep: Jet Lag

Home again… Aaah, what a great night’s sleep ? no disturbances. “Oh I missed my bed.” This is my thought process before I open my eyes, but ? it’s still dark! No pitch black! I can’t see my hands in front of my eyes. Oh no problem, it’s probably just early morning. I think “I’ll go got on my computer see if any friends are up really late, or early. The problem was that when I got to the kitchen and the microwave said 11:17 I was shocked. Mostly because I was still half asleep; I thought it was...

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Sean’s post: 3

I rode a motorcycle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 So that was awesome. You have no idea how many times I have heard Americans say, god they’re such crazy drivers, they’re gonna kill us, that type of thing. I like to say, they’re such GOOD drivers. India forces you to be a great driver; you can’t help it. Now this is how it works ranked from the worst to best I have ever experienced, East Coast drivers, sorry Aunt Marcie, Europeans, sorry Kate, West Coast drivers, and lastly Indians haha. Our taxi driver jokingly said, “When you’re driving your...

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In Jaisalmer, by Sean Lee

I rode a motorcycle 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 So that was awesome. You have no idea how many times I have heard Americans say, god they’re such crazy drivers, they’re gonna kill us, that type of thing. I like to say, they’re such GOOD drivers. India forces you to be a great driver; you can’t help it. Now this is how it works ranked from the worst to best I have ever experienced, East Coast drivers, sorry Aunt Marcie, Europeans, sorry Kate, West Coast drivers, and lastly Indians haha. Our taxi driver jokingly said, “When you’re driving your...

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Sean’s Blog 3

I drew two Breaking Bad characters, read  a two hundred and something page manga. My name is Sean, and I was sick, On The Last Day of working with the kids at Vidya! :(! I was shivering and it was not very fun, not very fun at all. The kids missed me, but I get one more day with them when I get back to Delhi in a few days, so I guess it’s still pretty good. It was very hard to leave the kids, because it was the first time in my life that I felt like I...

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The daily life of a volunteer, by Sean Lee

You wake up at about 7:00 in the morning and take a shower as fast as you can, trying not to use too much hot water. When you finally get going you walk about 3 minutes to the office where you are greeted by food and smiles. Once you finish your eggs you are rushed out the door by Sunil our driver and driven through rather frightening traffic. When you get to the placement you walk through the slums waiting for Alecia who has to kiss the cheek of every little child that we pass, and the crazy part...

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