Tick Tock, Trump’s on the Clock

Days before President Trump’s Tulsa Rally, millions of users on TikTok banded together to troll the event by registering for it and not showing up. Just a month after photos of the humiliatingly sparse crowd flooded the internet, Trump decided to ban the popular online video-sharing app. Because it is owned by a Chinese company, the […]

A plea to prefects

A plea to prefects

During the election process, Prefect Council candidates are not allowed to campaign outside of designated assemblies and webinars, a necessary rule protecting the psychological well-being of students. Running for a position of power is a tough task, as one must devise an appealing campaign to win the trust of their peers. However, along with campaigning […]

Reshaping the Elections

As the coronavirus outbreak has shut down the economy and suspended typical daily life, the United States presidential election has reached an impasse. Instead of devoting countless hours of her day to social media and other forms of entertainment, Hayley Rothbart ’21 spends her time watching the news, which shows individuals clothed in protective gear […]

Studio City residents vote in local, primary elections

Studio City residents vote in local, primary elections

Today, citizens will vote in the primary elections for both Democratic presidential candidates and numerous local officials, propositions and policies for their district. For the San Fernando Valley, which includes Studio City, there are two other notable elections taking place: United States Representative of District 30 and the State Assemblymember of District 46. Four candidates […]

Democrats divided

Democrats divided

Though 2019 has just barely begun, the 2020 presidential race is well underway. Half a dozen Democrats have already declared their candidacy, and with the momentum from the 2018 Midterm elections, Democrats share one aim: defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. Yet, despite its unified goal, the Democratic party’s lack of cohesion is evident. Comprised […]

Students intern for midterm candidates

Students intern for midterm candidates

In the months leading up to the midterm elections, many students volunteered and interned for candidates across Los Angeles and California. Tali Tufeld ’20 and Griffin Gunn-Meyers ’19, two of the many students who interned for candidates, worked for Katie Hill, now a U.S. Representative-elect for the 25th District, in the time leading up to […]

Balancing beliefs

As the political climate in our country continues to spiral towards what seems like a never-ending abyss of a two-party controversy, students have naturally become more active in voicing their opinions on popular issues. Witnessing such participation among my peers makes me proud to be a part of this generation. However, as we become more involved […]

Discussing our disagreement

Discussing our disagreement

American society is at a breaking point. In our living rooms, schools and streets, disagreement rears its ugly head, dividing Americans into polarized factions. But it is not disagreement that has created such a deep and seemingly irreparable rift in society. It’s how we use it. Throughout human history, ideological clashes have been the one […]

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and beliefs. Intersectionality is “the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap or intersect” according to Merriam-Webster. […]

Dear Saba: My First Vote

Dear Saba: My First Vote

Dear “Naïve” Saba, Today, I voted for the first time. In the rush of finishing (well, let’s be honest, beginning and finishing) my early college applications in the days leading up to end of October, I had all but forgotten that another huge milestone was quickly approaching: my first vote. So, less than a week […]

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