Category: Tips

USACO Tips and Suggestions

So you want to do USACO? Make sure you actually like it and aren’t doing it because you want it on your college resume! (See previous article) I’m going to assume that you understand USACO well enough and competed in some competitions/looked at some problems already. But here...

How Important Googling is for Programmers

I 100% admit that I don’t know any programming language 100%. I have to look at a cheat sheet every single time I program. Especially for students in high school like me, I don’t really see the point in memorizing all the functions and syntax structures for all...

Swimming Starts Matter

You can win a race before you take your first stroke. It’s that simple. The first 15 meters of your race is so important, because even a slight advantage gives you that mental assurance and power to finish. Also it is easy and free speed, with very...

Creating Animations

So a few months back, I attempted to make my own animation based off of the other videos that I watched for so long on YouTube. The animations I saw (Dave C., Stick figure Animation) were so beautiful and elegant and seemed so simple to do. As...

End of Junior Year Thoughts and Tips

Everybody says that junior year is the hardest year. However, I really don’t think it was to the proportion all the upperclassmen blew it up to. (except for the last few months– they were so right) Sure, there were more AP classes to take, and the homework...