Why I love sports

Why I love sports

One year ago I was your average sport-hater. I had never watched a full football game other than the Super Bowl. I regularly declined invites to basketball and baseball games. I had never made a fantasy account and never planned to. My only personal sports experience had been an undefeated run as Left Field on my […]

J’aime, La Croix

J’aime, La Croix

They say French is the language of love. Something about Casablanca, the Eiffel Tower and baguettes just ooze romance. I never understood the connection that so many wax poetic about. That was, of course, until I tried La Croix. Ah, La Croix. 21 flavors of joy that speak to the heart. Pamplemousse, Mango, Cerise Limón. […]

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Stepping into a Murky World of Gray

Ignorance Isn’t Bliss: Stepping into a Murky World of Gray

I am a hypocrite. I try to remain firm as I explain to the blubbering child how he has broken camp rules, but I can’t help feeling a twinge of sympathy and even a little guilt. Though the boy has clearly instigated an argument with another camper, he certainly doesn’t deserve the fight that ensued. […]

Learning to cherish our lives: A reflection of the fire

Before this week, Los Angeles felt incredibly distant from the outside world, impenetrable and shielded from any real devastation. Waking to the sound of sirens before sunrise to discover that another uncontained wildfire had engulfed houses just minutes away was utterly surreal. Many of my friends left their homes early this morning with the few […]

Why my opinion matters

Why my opinion matters

“She’s really annoying, Mom,” my 10-year-old self said. My mother swiveled her amber eyes to me. An immaculate eyebrow arched as she replied, “Who?” “Desirae*, Maman. She’s spoiled and a cry baby and she’s really clingy to my friends so I can never hang out with them.” I pouted as I remembered Desirae’s childish antics […]

Phoneless Life

Phoneless Life

It was on a Tuesday winter afternoon. I was meeting with my teacher right before the buses left and that was when my day began to morph into a disaster. 3:12 p.m. — I walked out of the office. 3:13 p.m. — I was running towards the parking lot. 3:14 p.m. — I just passed […]

The Physical Internet

The Physical Internet

I am an absolutely avid technology enthusiast. I have watched the things around me, once seemingly independent fixtures in my home, in the car, everywhere in fact, become increasingly connected. Each of these steps forward, each of these steps together is astounding and inspiring to me, for when I was a little kid, I barely knew what […]

A new outlook in retrospect

A new outlook in retrospect

I’ll start this off with a disclaimer; I’m only writing this because the Chronicle’s Opinion section needed to fill space, and I happened to be visiting the staff’s layout session this weekend. And I say that not to diss the Opinion writers, but to justify to myself that I’m writing for a high school newspaper […]