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 […]

New wildfire regulations to be implemented

In an effort to prevent  the wildfires that occurred last November from happening again, California state government implemented new regulations for wildfire safety and funding that took effect Jan. 1. There are two important regulations that impact California residents, according to the Los Angeles Times. New garage doors installed as of this summer are required to have a […]

A Fight for Equality: Activists, politicians participate in third annual Women’s March

A Fight for Equality: Activists, politicians participate in third annual Women’s March

Thousands of people hit the streets of downtown Los Angeles sporting pink hats and rainbow flags to participate in the third annual Women’s March Jan. 19. Similar rallies were also held in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and New York. Participants of the Los Angeles event arrived at Pershing Square at 8:30 a.m. and […]

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 […]

Government shutdown impacts school community

Government shutdown impacts school community

When Sam’s* friends first told him about the government shutdown during winter break, he was initially shocked by the news. His disbelief, however, quickly turned into concern as he thought about the thousands of government employees who would be without pay. The government shutdown began at midnight on Dec. 21, which caused all non-essential federal […]

Students volunteer at annual Luminaria event

Members of the school community helped set up lanterns for the Studio City Neighborhood Council’s eighth annual Luminaria at Campo de Cahuenga on Saturday. Chair of Cultural Affairs Committee Richard Niederberg said the goal of the community service project was for volunteers to prepare for the following day’s festivities and learn about the history of […]

Wildfires prompt evacuations

As wildfires rage through Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, students are under mandatory evacuation orders. People who live south of the 101 on the Ventura Canyon line to Malibu Canyon evacuated due to the Woolsey Fire, which expanded to 8,000 acres after jumping the south side of the 101 freeway near Calabasas this morning and […]