State to promote media literacy

State to promote media  literacy

Nearly 50 years after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of students’ method of free expression and a broader interpretation of the First Amendment in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, California lawmakers agreed to implement media literacy education to support students’ free speech against the growing threats of misinformation […]

Nonbinary genders to be shown on Calif. licenses

Individuals applying for a driver license in California can self-certify their gender category as male, female or nonbinary as of Jan. 1. Driver licenses will be marked with an “X” for those who do not identify as male or female. This law also extends to birth certificates. California is one of the few states, including […]

City allows vendors to sell on street

Following a unanimous vote, Los Angeles City Council decided to officially legalize street vending for 2019. The street vendors’ advocation and aid from groups such as the East Los Angeles Community Corporation finally paid off and the implementation of the law began Jan. 1, according to the Los Angeles Times. For decades now, there has […]

When It Rains, It Pours: UTLA teachers go on strike against LAUSD

When It Rains, It Pours: UTLA teachers go on strike against LAUSD

The streets were a sea of red. As Aaron Rovinsky (University High School ’19) maneuvered his car down crowded boulevards in downtown Los Angeles, he watched as streams of teachers, students and parents marched toward the Los Angeles Unified School District Board headquarters. Sporting scarlet ponchos and clasping colorful umbrellas, the protesters extended for tens […]

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

Midterms 2018: Guide to California’s Propositions

This year, many seniors will be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 United States midterms election. Here is a non-partisan guide to the 11 ballot propositions:   Proposition 1 approves $4 billion in bonds to help low-income residents such as veterans and seniors get lower-cost living. $1 billion would go to home loans for […]

Students and neighbors volunteer together at Studio City Luminaria festival

Students and neighbors volunteer together at Studio City Luminaria festival

Seven students set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s seventh annual Luminaria at the historical park Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. The volunteers filled 3,000 to 4,000 paper bags with weights and lights and arranged them along the perimeter of the monument, which commemorates the location where Americans and Mexicans signed the treaty […]