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Wren Bulawin

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Staff Writer

Wren Bulawin (12) is a first-year staff writer and Open Canvas manager for the Bulldog Times. Having just recently developed their passion in writing, they hope to finally step out of their comfort zone for their final year and become more involved in campus culture through reporting on school events and fellow Bulldogs. As their favorite thing about Ayala is its diverse and accepting culture, they also hope to uplift the diverse voices of students on campus, whether that be promoting talented Bulldogs or fostering a kinder community through their articles. Currently, they serve as the UCC Rep of the Dungeons and Dragons Club. Outside of school, they enjoy playing video games with friends, drawing, writing free-form poems, and creating worlds in their head. 

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Dream jobs are becoming more unsustainable as living wages and qualifications rise. As a result, todays youth is now tunnel-visioned into thinking the only paths to success are in the medical, engineering, law, or business fields. But just because the road less traveled is not as stable doesnt mean we have to abandon it altogether.

“Dream jobs” are dying. It’s up to us to revive them.

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
May 10, 2023
Unlike other visual-performing art courses, AP Music Theory allows students to study music as audience members rather than on-stage performers. From ear-training to analyzing the compositions of iconic classical pieces, students will learn the history of classical composers, the techniques used in musical discipline, and leave with a newfound appreciation towards the musical arts.

So you want to take… AP Music Theory?

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
May 4, 2023
Positive affirmations, while not a cure-all solution to exam stress, can help students get into the right mindset before and during the big day. Repeating these mantras to yourself can not only boost your mood and confidence, but may help you manifest your best self on exam day!

Six academic affirmations to aid you through AP season

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
April 28, 2023
The transition between pre- and post-pandemic life has proven difficult for everyone, especially teenagers. As the world shifts back to normal, is it really fair to suddenly expect the younger generation to return to their previous selves unscathed?

Three years later: Are we okay?

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
March 23, 2023
Seniors Kirsten Linton (left) and Grace Quinones show off their respective Cars and Paw Patrol backpacks. As part of the recent inner child trend, seniors nationwide are choosing to sport elementary-school backpacks to celebrate their nostalgic childhoods.

Exploring the childishness of today’s teens

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
March 16, 2023
Toxic productivity occurs when a productive mindset warps into a cycle of constant guilt and self-criticism regarding ones work ethic. Many people with this mindset may take on far more work than they can handle, which may cause them to feel overwhelmed and guilty for being unproductive or not using their time efficiently enough.

Toxic productivity: the constant need to “do”

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
March 7, 2023
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[Photo] [Valentines’ Writers Comp 2023] My Love

Caroline Schwartz, Valentines' Writers Comp 2023 First Place Winner
March 2, 2023
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[Photo] [Valentines’ Writers Comp 2023] Latibule

Autumn Velarde, Valentines' Writers Comp 2023 Second Place Winner
March 2, 2023
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[Photo] [Valentines’ Writers Comp 2023] Flowers for You

Jen Reclusado, Valentines' Writers Comp 2023 Third Place Winner
March 2, 2023
At first glance, CP Literature is just your average high school class, complete with demotivated seniors and busy-work. But behind its stereotypical façade, students are given the unique opportunity to delve into historical classics, practice all forms of writing, and even pen their own tales.

So you want to take… CP Literature?

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas, Assistant Features Editor
February 9, 2023
AP Literature provides a challenging yet enriching experience for students by challenging them to interpret different types of literature in their own unique ways. Students will develop a specific toolkit for analyzing fiction, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in various stories and truly appreciate the magic found within words.

So you want to take… AP Literature?

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
February 8, 2023
Unlike traditional English classes, ERWC places emphasis on analyzing heavily-debated topics and encouraging discussion. Students will analyze a variety of non-fiction texts on both sides of a subject, and learn to form their own opinions through personal writing.

So you want to take… ERWC?

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Assistant Features Editor
January 25, 2023
Artists of all mediums throughout Ayala gather in Mr. Spellman’s room (D132) to connect with like-minded individuals and improve their skills. Art Club aims to provide multiple opportunities for these artists, from volunteer hours to art shows and competitions.

Art Club’s revival promotes the artists of tomorrow

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Staff Writer
December 1, 2022
[Review] The Owl House S3 E1: The little things that matter

[Review] “The Owl House” S3 E1: The little things that matter

Wren Bulawin, Staff Writer, Open Canvas Manager
November 13, 2022
[Playlist] Cozy Autumn Vibes

[Playlist] Cozy Autumn Vibes

Wren Bulawin, Staff Writer
November 4, 2022
Part of the LGBTQ+ community, asexuality is an identity that describes a lack or complete absence of sexual attraction to others. However, those who identify as ace tend to be disregarded as part of the community and their identities dismissed because of ignorance and misinformation, leading to the creation of campaigns such as Octobers Ace Week.

What does it mean to be asexual?

Wren Bulawin, Staff Reporter, Open Canvas Manager
October 29, 2022
As graduation draws closer, seniors begin to truly feel the effect of four years of chronic stress set in. Unable to hold themselves together, many succumb to burnout, causing a severe drop in grades and academic performance.

Surviving senioritis: Keeping the fire burning when it matters most

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022
Environmental Science (APES) students discuss their experiences in the class, which poses the question--is APES Ayalas easiest AP or simply mimicry? While some find the content-heavy memorization challenging, others find its hands-on learning style fitting for those hesitant to take a science AP course.

So you want to take … AP Environmental Science?

Wren Bulawin, Open Canvas Manager, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022
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