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Column: Being a high school senior in the time of COVID-19

Column: Being a high school senior in the time of COVID-19

By Gracie Wilson, Columnist

March 18, 2020

This past week, LAUSD and the majority of Los Angeles independent schools canceled classes for at least two weeks to allay COVID-19 apprehension and prevent virus spread. In these upcoming weeks of remote learning, I will join thousands of high schoolers citywide in an experiment of social distancing.  In this epoch ...

Column: Anti-blackness in the Latinx community

Column: Anti-blackness in the Latinx community

By Celeste Ramirez, Multimedia Editor

March 17, 2020

When I first watched the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, I was in awe. Tears welled up in my eyes as I watched Shakira and JLo fiercely sing and dance to songs I jammed out to as a kid. I couldn’t believe they were on the Super Bowl stage being watched by millions of people. Later that evening,...

Op-Ed: West Los Angeles — the land of fame and low self-esteem

Op-Ed: West Los Angeles — the land of fame and low self-esteem

By Nicki Rosenberg, Managing Editor

March 8, 2020

Amazing schools, delicious restaurants, beautiful beaches and access to some of the most successful people in the world are only a few of the benefits of growing up in West Los Angeles. Although these are things many people have access to as an Angeleno on the Westside, the media’s idealistic portrayal...

Commentary: Goodbye, Elizabeth Warren

Commentary: Goodbye, Elizabeth Warren

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2020

When I got the New York Times push notification Thursday morning that Senator Elizabeth Warren had decided to suspend her campaign, I wasn't surprised. After disappointing levels of support in the early primaries in Super Tuesday including a third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts, her e...

Commentary: Galentine’s Day is superior to Valentine’s Day

Commentary: Galentine’s Day is superior to Valentine’s Day

By Jessica Jimenez, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

When it comes to Valentine's Day, no one is more excited or nervous than teens, especially when it comes to their relationship status. But what is the difference between girls at a co-ed school and girls at an all-girls school? As someone who went to co-ed schools up until eighth grade, Valentine's...

Op-Ed: Why didn’t anyone talk about local anti-Semitic vandalism?

Op-Ed: Why didn’t anyone talk about local anti-Semitic vandalism?

By Chloe Fidler, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

I woke up on Dec. 18 to my parents discussing three instances of anti-Semitic vandalism in Los Angeles Jewish schools. According to the Haaretz, the schools were tagged in swastikas and phrases such as "time to pay." When I came to school the day after the graffiti surfaced, no one was talking about it despite the fact t...

Column: Goodbye college process, hello sweet freedom

Column: Goodbye college process, hello sweet freedom

By Grace Wilson, Columnist

March 5, 2020

It is now March, meaning all of us seniors have submitted our college applications, and while not all of us are quite complete with the process (most admission decisions are released later this month), right now feels like an appropriate time as any to reflect on the college process.  I spent the summer...

Op-Ed: Presidents Day provides opportunity for nuanced reflection on nation’s leaders

Op-Ed: Presidents Day provides opportunity for nuanced reflection on nation’s leaders

By Avery Fox, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

In the week leading up to Presidents Day, I heard multiple people commenting on how excited they were to get a three day weekend in the middle of February because of Presidents Day. Ready to sleep in, go skiing or hang out with their friends, most didn't think twice about why this federal holiday is s...

New year, old you: It’s March…how are those resolutions going?

New year, old you: It’s March…how are those resolutions going?

By London Sinclair, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2020

"New Year's resolution: drink less. Oh, and quit smoking! And keep New Year's resolutions," Bridget Jones says in the opening scene of "Bridget Jones's Diary."  Sound familiar? January has come and gone, and the futility of setting resolutions has never felt clearer. The short-lived liberation of beginning wi...

Op-Ed: Removing Instagram likes would boost girls’ self esteem

Op-Ed: Removing Instagram likes would boost girls’ self esteem

By Cadence Callahan, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Scrolling through my Instagram explore page on day in November, my friends and I were looking at  photos of our favorite celebrities and cute puppies jumping through hoops. We were all glued to our screens. Out of nowhere, we all got a notification from CNN that Instagram likes could start disappearing from posts, in an experiment that had be...

Battling burnout? Try these study tricks.

Battling burnout? Try these study tricks.

By Anna Brodsky, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

While schools in New York City and elsewhere on the East Coast will soon have a mid-winter break known as "ski week," the grind doesn't stop for us West Coast folk. Luckily, there are strategies that can help fight lack of productivity — and they're scientific, too. I've always been fascinated by the ...

Op-Ed: WWIII Tik Tok memes promote stereotypes, trivialize U.S.-Iran relations

Op-Ed: WWIII Tik Tok memes promote stereotypes, trivialize U.S.-Iran relations

By Chloe Fidler, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

After Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by an airstrike on Jan. 5, tensions between the U.S. and Iran rose in the media; many videos and memes infested the internet. People categorized all these videos into one hashtag, #WWIII. One day, I was scrolling through TikTok, as many teenagers do, and I came acro...

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