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Coronavirus Has Highlighted Our Broken Health Care System

Dominic Fanaris, Layout Editor

April 2, 2020

There is no efficient way for our federal government to predict when an international outbreak such as the recent coronavirus pandemic will happen. It’s doubtful any country saw this coming before the number of cases in China began to skyrocket. Nevertheless, governments can still prepare by having strong health care systems and...

Addressing the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles

Addressing the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles

March 11, 2020

The homelessness crisis in Los Angeles is largely important to the people of our city. Steps need to be m...

Disney’s Dangerous Monopoly on the Entertainment Industry

Disney’s Dangerous Monopoly on the Entertainment Industry

March 9, 2020

As one of the largest, most recognizable corporations in the world, the Walt Disney Company’s influen...

Transgender Women Need a Separate Athletic Division

Thomas Koon, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2020

In 2019, transgender woman JayCee Cooper broke her state’s record for the bench press after only being an active powerlifter for a year. Following her success, Cooper signed up for more USA Powerlifting (USAPL) meets. To her disappointment, the USAPL denied her participation, citing their new “Transgender Participatio...

Pro/Con: Are High School Relationships Good?

Pro/Con: Are High School Relationships Good?

Alaina Fairley-Moore and Nadera Powell, Assistant Opinion Editor And Opinion Writer

February 25, 2020

PRO: High school relationships are infamous for being short, but does the fact that they are short-te...

Editorial: Vote for Bernie Sanders

Editorial: Vote for Bernie Sanders

February 14, 2020

March 3 brings the Democratic primary election to California, but many are unsure who they should vote...

The Rise of Young Influence

The Rise of Young Influence

Dominic Fanaris, Layout Editor

February 14, 2020

Many students are at the cusp of adulthood this year, as seniors turn 18 throughout 2020. Becoming an...

Liberals Don’t Recognize Asian Americans’ Oppression

Liberals Don’t Recognize Asian Americans’ Oppression

February 13, 2020

A few months into the Trump presidency, a video was uploaded to YouTube of a group of anti-Trump protes...

Breaking Up Around Valentine’s Day is Good

Breaking Up Around Valentine’s Day is Good

February 12, 2020

With the arrival of arguably one of the most popular days of the year, many young couples are gearing ...

Prioritize Self-love over Relationships

Prioritize Self-love over Relationships

February 6, 2020

High school is a time when many teens are obsessed with finding love without having figured themselv...

We Still Need Feminism

We Still Need Feminism

August Bleiweiss, Opinion

February 4, 2020

Stronger feminism is needed because of the equality that it has given this diverse country. The word...

The Backbone of Popular Music

Marina Eskander, Reporter

January 29, 2020

Entertainment The Backbone of Popular Music Marina Eskander   Blues was a way people like slaves, criminals, poor people, and inner-city kids could express their troubles. With the spread of blues music, which originated in the South, across Western states, music began changing.  “If you don't know the...