Mindy Luo
Senior Mindy Luo has spent her high school career utilizing her artistic skills as a vehicle for her commitment to various social justice movements.

Luo began traditional realism painting from the age of 7 at a bilingual art studio above her favorite childhood Chinese restaurant in Richmond, California. "My mentor was a Chinese woman who really helped me cement my Asian-American identity through my practice," said Luo.

In her freshman year, Luo won the Congressional Art Competition, a government-run event that fly the top contenders to Washington D.C. to hang up their art in the US Capitol. "My painting was about the historical Pride parades in SF. The story behind it is really actually about addressing homophobia in the Asian community. It was a very sensitive topic for my family, so my initial aim for the painting was to mobilize a conversation between us."

Luo also co-founded a podcast called 2AM Takeout that tackles Asian-American issues and youth activism as well as creating infographics for its Instagram account. "The podcast is a big passion project of mine and my friends who host the podcast with me have all poured their heart and soul into it," said Luo. "I watched a ridiculous number of YouTube videos to teach myself how to do low-budget marketing, graphic design, and use GarageBand."

Mindy Luo, Visual Media Editor

Dec 09, 2020
Black Friday Bargains Fuel Fast Fashion Brands (Media)
Dec 09, 2020
Small Town, Dark History: Moraga’s Problematic Past Requires Present Reparations (Media)
Dec 07, 2020
Respect the Dress: Manly Men Can Wear Whatever (Media)
Oct 13, 2020
Podcasts Provide Public Platform for Student Opinions (Media)
May 30, 2020
Day in the Life: Wellness Center Specialist (Story)
May 08, 2020
Junior Girls Model Prom Dresses (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Peyvan Turns Talent to Tiny Objects (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Drama Finds Audiences beyond Theater (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Mockingbird Study Must Address Problematic Depictions (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Cheer Squad Earns 6th at Nationals (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Spicy Noodles Bring Competitors to Tears (Story)
Feb 15, 2020
Art School Popularity on Rise (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Disney+ Banks on Childhood Nostalgia (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Drama Showcases Condensed Shakespeare (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Workshop Dispels College Cost Myths (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
SF Conference Offers Diverse Science Exploration (Story)
Dec 12, 2019
Teens Obsess over Spotify Listening Data (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Music Club Fundraises for Fire Victims (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Insensitive R-Word Deserves Retirement (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
District Considers Adding AP Language Course (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Teen Brand Promotes Unhealthy Standards (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
New Homework Limit Leaves out AP’s (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Face Paint Lights up Artist’s World (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
Cheating: Survey Reveals Questionable Campus Character (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Seniors Win Inaugural Homecoming Competition (Media)
Sep 19, 2019
Film Reveals Negative Impact of Smart Phones (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Town Hall Draws Crowd over Climate Concerns (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Heat Moves Dance to Multi-use Room (Media)
Jun 04, 2019
Revived Talent Show Features Musical Acts (Story)
May 31, 2019
Ceremony Recognizes Volunteer Service (Story)
May 29, 2019
Silent Disco Highlights Senior Ball (Story)
May 23, 2019
School Photo Fiasco Prompts Change (Story)
May 22, 2019
AP Teacher Absent Prior to Exams (Story)
May 22, 2019
Testing Company Corrupting Education (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Chalk Mural Celebrates the Earth (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Workshop Addresses Troubling Vape Trend (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Academic Decathlon Finishes 5th at State (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Book Drive Builds Library for African School (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
SF Field Trip Offers Cultural Immersion (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Cheer Squad Rises above Challenges at Nationals (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Frosh Tops Award List at Art Competition (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Chocolate Sale Supports Service Program (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Calligraphy Carries Cultural Significance (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Minimalist Productions Encourage Creativity (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
In Defense of Cheerleaders (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Henson Shares New Motherhood with Students (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
Conference Addresses School Spirit (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
Noodle Challenge Supports Richmond Shelter (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
Fast-Fashion Endangers Lives, Environment (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Aussie Choir Shares Common Interests (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Drama Drops After-School Productions (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Choir Prepares for Challenging Spring Musical (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Dedicated Dancer Earns Nutcracker Lead (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Cafeteria Price Hikes End 7-Year Run (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
New Policy Separates Cell Phones from Students (Story)
Mindy Luo