Carly Witteman

Carly Witteman

Carly is a screenwriter, actress, and writer who is a senior at her high school. She is enrolled in her local community college where she takes classes such as "Speech and Debate" and "Film as Literature". In her free time, Carly likes to volunteer with her Girl Scout Troop, help out backstage at theatre productions, and write for the LA Times HS Insider program.
Opinion: Why does celebrity weight loss go viral?

Opinion: Why does celebrity weight loss go viral?

Weight — the force that gravity has on a specific object. Our society that promotes the message that the vertical force a body experiences due to gravitation determines one's worth. Though it is 2020 and individuals may promote body positivity or health at every size,...

Opinion: My experience as a former teenage model

Opinion: My experience as a former teenage model

When I was thirteen, I decided that my life goal was to become a Victoria's Secret Angel. I looked at their glowing skin, luscious locks, and perfect bodies in awe. "If I become a model like them," I thought, "I'll be perfect like them." Five years later, I can tell...

Review: ‘Frozen 2’ from a feminist’s perspective

Review: ‘Frozen 2’ from a feminist’s perspective

The warm aroma of buttered popcorn and the screams of excited young girls wearing various Anna and Elsa paraphernalia surrounded me as I sat in my uncomfortable movie seat, ready to watch the second installment to one of the highest grossing animated films of all...

Opinion: Why every school should have a wellness center

Opinion: Why every school should have a wellness center

When I first heard that my high school was investing in the creation of a "Wellness Center" (a place for students to go when they feel stressed or overwhelmed), I shrugged the idea off like a passing thought. I did not see how a space with a few couches and some...

Opinion: The reality of gun violence

Opinion: The reality of gun violence

In school, I have been taught to stay silent and duck and cover in the event of a shooting. When you see tragedy on the news, it seems so distant, so far away. You see clips of people running and screaming in a massive stampede, so unrealistic that it looks like a...

National American Miss — A new outlook on pageantry

National American Miss — A new outlook on pageantry

The pageant organization National American Miss held their annual state pageant in Anaheim, California on June 22, 2019. Founded in 2003, National American Miss has been dedicated to running a pageant circuit in which "growing confidence" is of the utmost importance,...

Opinion: Why we need to save libraries

Opinion: Why we need to save libraries

The Reagan Library in California, the Long Hall in Ireland, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the local library down your street... all of these places have one thing in common: they allow bodies of people to access information and achieve public discourse....