Payton Zarceno

Payton Zarceno

Payton Zarceno is a senior at Mt. SAC Early College Academy who enjoys writing about social justice and youth impact. As an avid reader, she's enamored by the unknown and prefers to read between the lines. Long leafed plants, hikes with waterfalls, and soft grass are the way to her heart. She labels herself as an enjoyer of the arts and you can find her drinking iced lattes and eating mini pies while listening to The Daily.
Newsom announces signing of legislation to expand Medi-Cal

Newsom announces signing of legislation to expand Medi-Cal

California Gov. Gavin Newson held a press conference July 27 to address the signing of AB-133, legislation that has opened Medi-Cal access to undocumented California residents. The passing of AB-133 will make Medi-Cal coverage accessible to an estimated 250,000...

L.A. Times journalist shares advice from his 50 year career

L.A. Times journalist shares advice from his 50 year career

L.A. Times journalist Doug Smith discussed his family’s legacy at the newspaper and talked writing tips with High School Insider summer interns Thursday. From his dimly lit office room, beside his robustly decorated bookcase and video-game invested grandson, Smith...

To meme and sell: The future of advertisement

To meme and sell: The future of advertisement

Ads. At times, a light-hearted attempt to get you to buy, and sometimes bordering on propaganda itself, these darlings of capitalism are essential to how we sell and consume. As the advertisement industry has grown in importance, so has its reach to the average...

Opinion: COVID is a chance to force economic change

Opinion: COVID is a chance to force economic change

Ask your average American how they're feeling and only 14% will tell you they are very happy, according to a poll conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. It only takes a few minutes on social media to see abundant self-deprecating and often plainly suicidal...