57 seniors named to school’s Cum Laude chapter, four seniors recognized for world language achievements

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the school canceled the annual induction ceremony, which celebrates the academic achievements of outstanding members of the senior class. 57 seniors who are ranked in the top 20 percent of their class were named to the school’s chapter of the National Cum Laude Society, based on their grades from their […]

Media-ting Justice

Media-ting Justice

Breonna Taylor: a black EMT who was shot fatally after policemen investigating a narcotics case confused her apartment with someone else’s. Ahmaud Arbery: an unarmed black man who was lynched by two white people solely for jogging in their neighborhood. George Floyd: an innocent, handcuffed black man who was choked to death by four police […]

Sports bring our city together

Sports bring our city together

There is no doubt that Los Angeles prides itself on its sports teams. From the college level to the professional level, sports are an integral part of Angeleno culture. With friendly rivalries—between the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins, Lakers and Clippers and Dodgers and Angels—our city is filled with passion for athletics and team pride. […]

Entertainment or Entrancement?

Entertainment or Entrancement?

In the midst of awards season, it’s easy to find ourselves enthralled by luxurious designer dresses, velvet red carpets and captivating performances. Celebrities open envelopes to announce the winners of various award categories, with millions of people worldwide nestled on their couches, eager to hear the results. Oftentimes, we’re familiar with the nominees—the films, actors […]

Climbing the steps toward unity

Climbing the steps toward unity

Haven’t we come a long way? Today, on the threshold of 2020, society enjoys more access to technology, traditionally underrepresented groups have made progress in both government and general society, and the economy rests comfortably on top of historically-low unemployment rates and a strong stock market. By the metrics, this past decade has been one […]

Giving thanks to our capeless heroes

Giving thanks to our capeless heroes

Gratitude and thankfulness are central themes of the fall season—Veterans Day just passed, and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. During this time, it is commonplace to thank veterans for their service and to express our appreciation to close family and friends, but the current pessimistic state of affairs has made these actions all the more important […]

Letter to the editors: Response to Mapping Representation

Dearest Editors— Am wishing you all well and would like—in my capacity as a most reliable reader of your precious publication—to forward this message which concerns itself with the article titled Mapping Representation.  Peradventure more than one side was considered on the question of mandating Ethnic Studies curricula in Californian public schools (and, by cultural […]

Together through the college process

Together through the college process

With the end of first quarter approaching in early November, school is officially back in full swing. As the community settles into its normal routine, students’ workloads pile up higher and higher. Every year, seniors are forced to quickly adjust to courses and classmates as the endless wave of assessments and homework assignments flood their […]

Prioritizing important issues

Prioritizing important issues

We live in a time when fewer and fewer people wake up Sunday morning to rolled-up newspapers, still damp from their sprinklers and delicately folded up on their driveways. Seemingly, technology brings the entire world to our fingertips with Apple News alerts pinging our phones regularly and trivial Daily Mail stories appearing on Snapchat. Though […]

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