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Oceangate media

Oceangate media

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor August 25, 2023

When Oceangate’s Titan submersible lost contact with its mothership on June 18, news outlets around the world were constantly publishing updates, captivating viewers globally. The entire world shifted...

An illustration depicts President Joe Biden standing in front of a podium.

Calling Biden to action

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff May 26, 2022

When National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021, she laid out a vision of hope and unity for the United States' next...

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Vote “YES” on democracy, “NO” on the recall

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff August 28, 2021

Millions of Californians, including many school seniors, can now find mail-in ballots on their doorstep. The helm of our state government hangs in the balance. Recall organizers garnered more than 2 million...

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Keeping the Olympic flame alive

Daphne Davies August 26, 2021

My heart pounded as I rubbed chalk onto my hands, hoping I would remember the intricate sequence of skills that comprised my uneven bars routine. I rehearsed it mentally for weeks, a welcome distraction...

Elections, Claire-ified

Claire Conner August 26, 2021

When students submit their ballots for prefect elections in the spring, they will make two reasonable assumptions: their votes will be counted, and the candidates with the highest number of votes will...

The Dangers of Anonymity

The Dangers of Anonymity

Editorial Board March 24, 2021

In October of 2020, The Chronicle published an article about the Instagram account @wokeathw, a platform dedicated to “documenting the self-destruction of an elite private school.” The article was...

Guest Editorial: A letter to journalist Bari Weiss

Thomas Schramm March 17, 2021

The following letter was written by a student to journalist Bari Weiss in response to her article “The Miseducation of America’s Elites,” which was published March 9 in City Journal magazine. To...

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Writing in defense of our democracy

Julian Andreone December 11, 2020

Our history textbooks characterize the United States government as the prime example of democracy, but if students examine its current state, they will find that Trumpian era politics embody the opposite. With...

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Same city, completely different worlds

Milla Ben-Ezra December 10, 2020

Although many perceive Los Angeles as a diverse and culturally welcoming city, we Angelenos face a critical problem: we are segregated into geographically distant communities based on race and socioeconomic...

Defining Empowerment

Kate Burry December 10, 2020

To a certified feminist seven days a week, the lyrics of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit “WAP” (an acronym for “Wet Ass P**** ”) invite the discussion of modern day female empowerment...

The Truth: Tied to Technology

Editorial Board October 20, 2020

Then school starts, and we receive our daily doses of disheveled bed head and pajama tops via Zoom. For almost a quarter of each day, we sit facing the screen, filling breaks with TikTok, Snapchat and...

Letter to the Editors – Head of Peer Support Tina McGraw

Tina McGraw, Head of Peer Support October 1, 2020

This Letter to the Editors was written in response to factual inaccuracies in the opinion article, "Conflict Crisis," published in issue one of Volume 30. Peer Support started 30 years ago, right before...

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