Tele-devisions

Tele-devisions

Laughter blared in the background as Ava Benavente ’20 watched the latest episode of Saturday Night Live come to a close. Before the screen went black, a key figure caught her eye: Alec Baldwin, covered in deliberately orange fake tan, a cheap blonde wig and a distinct facial expression emulating President Donald Trump. Benavente said […]

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Leaders of Today and Tomorrow: Voteless but not voiceless

Luis Rodriguez had never imagined that walking out of his school could change history. Fifty years ago, in March of 1968, 13-year-old Rodriguez led his classmates to walk out of Richard Garvey Intermediate School in protest of Mexican-American treatment in schools. Now known as the Chicano Blowouts, or the East Los Angeles Walkouts, these walkouts […]

The Indu-sputed truth: Part 3

Jared Kushner fails to disclose his cards to Xi Jinping in game of Go Fish — Jared Kushner fails to disclose his cards in a tense game of Go Fish with Chinese President Xi Jinping, almost causing a US-China War. Jinping was reportedly considering rolling in the tanks after he discovered the betrayal. “What kind […]

The Indu-sputed truth: Part 2

Russia hacks The Chronicle, releases 50-minute conservative rant — Russia hacked The Chronicle and released a 50-minute conservative rant as part of its scheme to topple the school’s leadership Sept. 11. Russia bypassed the paper’s highly secure vetting process after manipulating hundreds of Facebook ads. Who knew communist meme pages could be so dangerous? “I […]

The Indu-sputed truth

Pseudo-intellectual whines until Fake News Media gives her socially acceptable way to bully people. — Failing liberal media gives Indu Pandey a satire column to attract viewers. Sad! Panda will pretend to know what she’s talking about as she embraces bougie intellectualism to hypocritically criticize others. “That’s what the world needs, you know? More leftists […]

Alumni make strides in government roles

With news of nearly daily firings coming from the White House and Congress struggling to pass major legislation, school alumni have experienced mixed success in their own bids for political office. Reelected Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won his March election by a landslide, and newly minted LAUSD School Board member Nick Melvoin ’04 […]

The Elephant in the Room: Conservative students speak as a minority in a liberal environment

The Elephant in the Room: Conservative students speak as a minority in a liberal environment

As Patrick’s* ’18 sophomore English class prepared to pack up, he was halted by the sharp words of his teacher in response to a student’s comment about current events: “If you support Trump, get out,” the teacher’s words blared across the room. “I think a lot of people felt restrained in what they could say […]

Sharing posts is not caring

Sharing posts is not caring

Like any diligent junior, I scrolled through Facebook in between homework assignments. Among animal videos and Coachella photo albums, I see articles: “Stand with Standing Rock!,” “What’s wrong with PC culture?” and “Assad murders Syrian children.” While I’m inundated with my friends sharing posts of pressing local and global issues, there seems to be a […]

Eric Garcetti ’88 wins second term as L.A. Mayor

Incumbent Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 won reelection Tuesday in an election marked by low turnout. Garcetti decisively defeated his 10 challengers, earning approximately 81 percent of the vote. Garcetti campaigned on his record as mayor, which included raising the minimum wage and lowering business taxes. Garcetti was endorsed by former President Barack Obama […]