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Michelle Yeoh

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, every school day The Cardinal will feature a prominent and historical Asian American or Pacific Islander, living or dead, who has worked toward change, advancement, and/or world peace. Some of them are heroes, and some are unsung heroes, who deserve recognition, and have made a contribution to society.

Michelle Yeoh is an actress born and raised in Malaysia. Yeoh was born on August 6, 1962. In 1984, Yeoh made her big-screen debut, appearing in the action-drama The Owl vs. Bumbo. Although she was cast as the love interest, she was drawn to the fight sequences, noting that their choreography and rhythm were reminiscent of dancing. She is considered one of the greatest female movie stars of this generation. She’s most known for her Academy Award performance in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. She earned accolades for her acting, becoming the first Asian actress performer to win it. Yeoh has devoted a major part of her time to charitable and social endeavors. For example, she is an ambassador for AmfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, AIDS Concerns, the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, Live to Love, and the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM). Also, she has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme to raise awareness.

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Oliver Almeida-Renteria
Oliver Almeida-Renteria, Junior Editor

Oliver Almeida has been at Hoover High School for three years. He is a junior in the ALMA academy.  He likes to go out with his friends and with his partner. He hopes this year is way better than last year, and also excited to reach goals and that everything goes well as planned for this year.

Currently his favorite classes are chemistry and yearbook because they are interesting and complicated for a challenge. Apart from that, there are always people who he enjoys and  helps  in classes and likes to have fun. His favorite colors are brown and black, because they are good clothing combinations and very solid . His favorite shows are Never Have I Ever and Shameless. They are very good to watch, when you have time" His two favorite movies are Cars 2 and Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift.

He is very grateful for my teachers who always try to help him, such as Mrs. Teuthorn and also Mr.Heu. This semester he is focusing on school but also on himself. Because sometimes you have to think of yourself. He does think of others, but if you also need to be smart sometimes and put yourself first.

" Always expect the best from you ." ~ Oliver