Omar Rashad

Omar Rashad

An ultra-fine-point-pen-loving sports junkie enveloped in the world of hip hop dance culture who has thoughtful takes on our contemporary political world while being a know-it-all when it comes to tech. Also a reporter who writes a couple articles every now and then.
STOKED teaches life lessons through surfing program

STOKED teaches life lessons through surfing program

https://youtu.be/JrI7iXvBXqA More than 30 miles away from their homes in downtown Los Angeles, a dozen high schools students begin stretching on surfboards at 10 a.m. in north Zuma Beach in Mailbu, Calif. As part of their weekly summer mentorship program, STOKED...

Saffron and Rose — A taste of Iran in Westwood

Saffron and Rose — A taste of Iran in Westwood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyuMOhKQ0Dc A long line of late-night dessert enthusiasts overcome by a gnawing sweet tooth spills out the front doors of Saffron and Rose Ice Cream most Friday nights. The shop, with its floral and aromatic flavors, is rooted in...

UCLA’s Hammer Museum: A ‘Cultural Hub’ for Diversity

UCLA’s Hammer Museum: A ‘Cultural Hub’ for Diversity

Along busy Lindbrook Drive, surrounded by sedans, pedestrians, coffee shops and corporate skyscrapers, sits the blue-and-white-striped Hammer Museum. Featuring the diverse work of local artists from the Greater Los Angeles Area, their pieces are displayed as part of...

West High Students Voice-Out on National School Walkout Day

West High Students Voice-Out on National School Walkout Day

West High School organized the Student Voice-Out, a watered-down version of the National School Walkout in which students were given the choice to participate in multiple activities that allowed for their voices to be heard within the community on March 14. In suit...