Atussa Kian

Atussa Kian

I am a young, aspiring writer from Los Angeles! I love expressing myself creatively, whether it be through writing, film, clothing design, or photography. I am looking forward to publishing my own novels in the future.
Podcast: Speak Louder — Episode 1

Podcast: Speak Louder — Episode 1

There are over 21 million teenagers in America, and we have already become an integral voting bloc in elections. By consciously seeking to inform ourselves on a whole manner of domestic and international socio-political issues, we would be able to make informed...

Poem: ‘Mr. Patriot’ — Reflecting on modern nationalism

Poem: ‘Mr. Patriot’ — Reflecting on modern nationalism

"Mr. Patriot" comments on individuals who brand their nationalism as patriotism. We've seen a public insurgence of this phenomenon under the current administration. "Mr. Patriot" He grew up on red, white and blue Small town, open space, freedom No one dreamed about...

Opinion: High School Nation is a gilded marketing gimmick

Opinion: High School Nation is a gilded marketing gimmick

High School Nation, a national music and arts festival “dedicated to helping public schools advance in music, arts, and sports” visited my school, Arcadia High, on March 28, interrupting our normally-scheduled school day for the sake of promoting their program. But...