Luis Valente

Luis Valente

Luis is a first-year Political Science student at the University of California, San Diego. Previously in charge of design of his high school newspaper, the Jaguar Times, he now writes for his college paper, The Guardian. A proud Mexican-American, Valente writes about issues affecting his community and other topics, including social media, justice, and diversity.
Letter from the Editor: The Fate of South East

Letter from the Editor: The Fate of South East

Dear Jaguars,  With the departure of several South East staff and the co-location of Valiente College Preparatory Charter School on its way, it’s easy for continuing students to feel discouraged and anxious about what next school year will hold. When you receive your...

South East cheer finds new life as an official sport

South East cheer finds new life as an official sport

Three years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 949 into action, paving the way for competitive cheer to become a sport. Now, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has officially recognized the sport, listing it under its sports...

A Nintendo geek’s week in Japan

A Nintendo geek’s week in Japan

As the Airbus A380-- the largest commercial aircraft in the world-- took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), my anxious self became one with the altitude. In other words, I was experiencing an all-time high; I’d be landing in Japan in under 20 hours....

Unsung Heroes: The SEHS Leadership class of 2017

Unsung Heroes: The SEHS Leadership class of 2017

The Leadership class at South East High School is no stranger to criticism. Every class fundraiser and school dance is met with a bombardment of harsh comments from disappointed students. Praise is almost unheard of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4t-99JBxbc Every...

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Luis Valente earns trip to Japan

Feelings of comfort and reassurance are hard to come by in large metropolitan areas. The outskirts of Los Angeles have been my home for the entirety of my life, but despite this, I’ve never felt comfortable in the hustle-and-bustle of downtown Los Angeles like I...

Don’t let up, keep on fighting the good fight

Don’t let up, keep on fighting the good fight

“We have to pack our bags now, mijo,” my dad said in his native tongue of Spanish upon finding out that our next president would be Donald J. Trump, the coward who has managed to offend almost every group of people, including Hispanics, Mexicans in particular. My dad...