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Saturday School

Saturday School

By Mission InspirEd
Naïve high schoolers Aaron Xie and Elaine Zhang embark on a journey to learn from other students and their stories, as they bring you along for the ride. Join the two as they explore anything from the rise of the D'Amelio TikTok Empire to dealing with the struggles of college apps. New episodes come out Saturday, every two weeks.

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9 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Summer Internships
In today’s special episode, co-hosts Aaron and Elaine come together to discuss the ins and outs of finding summer internships. They begin with Aaron’s personal work experiences (0:35), dive into other academic summer programs (17:35), and Linkedin horror stories (35:32). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show at bit.ly/saturdayguest!
44:25
February 27, 2021
8 - Zach Ebner Vs. Senioritis
Zach Ebner is a senior at Newport High School and good friends with co-hosts Aaron and Elaine. He joins them to discuss the online cult of personal motivation (0:45), dealing with senioritis (2:45), and diving into anime (14:00). The three finish with a get-to-know-you Q&A (23:30). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show at bit.ly/saturdayguest!
42:56
February 12, 2021
7 - Bitaniya Giday is Publishing Her Very First Poetry Book
Bitaniya Giday is the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate and co-founder of Eastside for Black Lives. She joins Aaron and Elaine to discuss her experiences with slam poetry (1:05), founding Eastside for Black Lives (19:46), writing her very first poetry book (32:44), and her potential city council campaign (35:15). The three finish off with a get-to-know-you Q&A (40:54). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
49:10
January 30, 2021
6 - Andrea Liao Believes Literature Can Empower YOU
Andrea Liao is the founder of Book the Future, an organization dedicated to global youth literacy. She joins Aaron and Elaine to delve into her passion for literacy (3:25) and starting her nonprofit organization, Book the Future (17:55). The three finish off with a get-to-know-you Q&A, involving topics like her favorite fictional characters and where she sees herself 10 years from now (28:10). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
39:37
January 23, 2021
5 - Daniel Kim and His Quest Towards Self-Discovery
Daniel Kim is the Vice President of ASB at Newport High School. He joins Aaron and Elaine to delve into his exploration of critical theory & literature (8:45) and coming out publicly (18:59). The three finish off with a get-to-know-you Q&A, involving topics like his favorite online fashion stores to which country he'd ideally live in (30:21). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
44:48
January 16, 2021
4 - Naomi Bashkansky is an Up-And-Coming Minecraft Streamer
Naomi Bashkansky is a recent admit to Stanford class of 2025, world-renowned chess player, and STEM enthusiast. She joins Aaron and Elaine to talks about her chess involvement (3:58), being admitted to Stanford (29:09), and her grand Minecraft endeavours & ambitions (34:54). The three finish off with a fun get-to-know-you Q&A (42:39). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
52:14
January 10, 2021
3 - Anne Mcdonald & Ning Wei are Your Local JSA Experts
Anne Mcdonald and Ning Wei are seniors at Newport High School & Co-Presidents of JSA. Anne is also involved in Girl's Stem (Girls Who Code and Built by Girls). They join Aaron and Elaine to talks about their JSA involvement (0:45), college app struggles (19:16), and sexism in STEM (28:20). The three finish off with a fun get-to-know-you Q&A (33:49) and some bad advice (52:31). Just a heads up, there were a few awkward cuts due to recording glitches. Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
55:48
December 27, 2020
2 - Lizzy Wu Vs. College Apps and Online School
Lizzy Wu is a freshman at Brown University, studying Computer Science and Political Science. She joins Aaron and Elaine to talks about online school at Brown & college apps (4:25), the British Royal Family & Jeffrey Epstein (36:56), and Lana Del Rey getting cancelled (53:24). The three finish off with some bad advice based on incomprehensible, juicy online scenarios (1:01:17). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
01:11:10
December 6, 2020
1 - Miki Kusunose is Building a Tutoring Nonprofit Empire
Miki Kusunose is the co-founder of 425 Tutoring, a student-run nonprofit organization.  He joins Aaron and Elaine to talk about the founding story 425 Tutoring (4:38), a lil bit of college & career (33:12), and conspiracy theories (39:55). The co-host duo finishes off with some bad advice (49:15). Follow us on Instagram @ instagram.com/mission.inspired. Become a guest on the show @ bit.ly/saturdayguest! Consult for advice @ bit.ly/saturdayconsult!
57:50
December 6, 2020