Clara Rodas

Clara Rodas

An aspiring journalist, a bit of a nerd, and a self proclaimed photographer on Instagram. Raised in "el barrio" of East Los Angeles and currently a senior at Garfield High School.
Poem: Little things

Poem: Little things

The rustle of the leaves. The sound of the cars rushing in the freeway. Dogs barking. Soft humming music. They all lull me to sleep. My special lullaby. Early to rise, just in time to see the sunrise. Lights on, the entire house comes alive. Staring up at the ceiling,...

Opinion: The Greatest Place Ever: The Library

Opinion: The Greatest Place Ever: The Library

There is only one place where I feel comfortable in my own skin: the library. The thousands of books that surround me each time I enter this establishment make it feel like a home to me. It may be a rarity among people my age to enjoy spending time surrounded by...

Who are you?

Who are you?

As a senior in high school, applying for college has become my first and ultimate priority. As times change, colleges have given more consideration to an applicant’s persona than just their grades. Personal statements have become personal insight questions and are...

Strength defined

Strength defined

Family One word, with many different meanings With many different stories to tell Defined, it means those closest to you That provide support, encouragement and Unconditional love Some can fulfill this, many do not They are crushed by the expectations they hand over...