Arush Mehrotra

Arush Mehrotra

My name is Arush Mehrotra and I am a student at University High School. Over the past couple of years, I have become very interested in learning more about the current political climate in America and have developed a passion for criminal justice reform.
Opinion: Irvine mayor Christina Shea has got to go

Opinion: Irvine mayor Christina Shea has got to go

Following the election of Donald P. Wagner to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2019, Christina Shea assumed the role of Irvine Mayor on April 3, 2019. Shea has been involved in Irvine politics for almost three decades, being first elected to the Irvine City...

Opinion: Unity is a perspective in this time of crisis

Opinion: Unity is a perspective in this time of crisis

The last words of George Floyd’s as former Officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department murdered Floyd by putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes are bone chilling. “I can’t breathe.” The era of slavery and Jim Crow was defined by...

Unjustified: Kenneth Young — episode 1

Unjustified: Kenneth Young — episode 1

Unjustified is a podcast that examines the injustices embedded within each step of the criminal justice system and the stories of those whose lives have been irrevocably changed by it. In this first episode of Unjustified, we examine the story of Kenneth Young who was...

Opinion: America’s private prisons need to be abolished

Opinion: America’s private prisons need to be abolished

The American Flag is arguably the most recognized symbol of justice, freedom, and democracy around the world. However, many injustices often go unnoticed within America’s borders. Ironically, one of those injustices has to do directly with our system of criminal...

Opinion: A criticism of America’s justice system

Opinion: A criticism of America’s justice system

The United States of America is considered to be the flag-bearer of democracy around the world and this belief is said to carry over into our justice system. One of the most sacred principles in our justice system is the presumption of innocence and that the...