Maya Henry

Maya Henry

Maya Henry (she/her) is a writer, happy crier, and cherry tomato enthusiast attending her sophomore year of high school in California. She aims to be a political journalist or policy analyst when she's done with school, and when not taking pictures of her dog, you'll find her reading a historical fiction novel, baking pumpkin bread, or debating the merits of communism with her brother.
Opinion: Clicktivism: The good, the bad, the performative

Opinion: Clicktivism: The good, the bad, the performative

Throughout history, there have been innovations and landmark protests that have changed the face of activism forever: the Stonewall riots, car caravans used as blockades and the recording option on cell phones, to name a few. Now, in the 21st century, advocates have...

Review: Los Angeles’ best meatless eateries

Review: Los Angeles’ best meatless eateries

It’s a picturesque summer day and in honor of a loved one’s birthday, you and your friends are sitting down for a late lunch. As you settle in, you appraise the seemingly endless menu and grin with anticipation at the delicious meal you’re sure you’ll order and savor....

Opinion: The issue with single-issue voting

Opinion: The issue with single-issue voting

America has always prided itself on the freedom it offers its citizens. Freedom of speech enables political discourse, freedom of the press allows the People to lift the veil covering the Politicians and freedom of protest has served as a microphone for the oppressed....

Opinion: Queer liberation is a pillar of pride

Opinion: Queer liberation is a pillar of pride

I first dipped my toes in the GSA movement when I was 11 and saw an older classmate hang a poster advertising my school’s GSA club. Sporting a shy grin and using a pile of textbooks to hide my face, I sat through a presentation on the definitions of various...

Opinion: Dear College Board

Opinion: Dear College Board

It’s 1:06 a.m. on a Monday in March and I am frantically trying to recall the names of the processes that accompany fermentation not found in glycolysis.  I haven’t left my room in three hours because a break is a royalty I do not have the right to indulge myself in....

Opinion: This Women’s History Month, honor all women

Opinion: This Women’s History Month, honor all women

Transpeople have been among the most beaten, brutalized and abandoned members of society for decades. Transwomen must face both transphobia and misogyny, existing in a world where transwomen often feel they must be feminine for their gender to be validated while...

Opinion: The tokenization of LGBTQ+ figures in rom-coms

Opinion: The tokenization of LGBTQ+ figures in rom-coms

For years, LGBTQ+ advocates and allies have called for popular streaming services such as Netflix to produce and carry more inclusive romantic comedies. Such advocates have called for films with characters that deviate from the typical character makeup seen in the...