Jose Luis Hernandez

Jose Luis Hernandez

Jose Hernandez is a rising senior at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy. Growing up as a kid his brothers and sisters told him that he shouldn’t give up on his goals and that he should go to college to get a better life for himself. Jose’s parents supported him constantly, sometimes buying supplies for him well into the night. Jose is well established in the field of mathematics. He has won an award for getting a perfect score on the California Standards Test also known as the CST. Over the summer he participated in a math program to help him get ahead in math. Jose has also scored high on the smart and balance test for mathematics. When he’s not in the classroom he is in the schools weight room trying to better himself physically. At home he is likely to be in his room listening to music or playing video games with his friends online. When not at home or at school he can be found at Obregon Park playing basketball or soccer with his friends. Jose is excited at the opportunity of working with the LA Times and writing about the city he lives in. He is excited about working with other all around Los Angeles and learning about their lives and what they’ve gone through. After working with the La Times he will continue working in school to achieve his high school diploma and hopefully get accepted into USC and major in Mathematics or in Science. After getting his degree in Mathematics or Science he hopes in starting a career in a university doing research on illnesses and finding a cure or treatment for that illness. If that doesn’t work out for Jose he hopes to be a high school math teacher inspiring students to follow a career in Mathematics.
Poem: This is my city, this is L.A.

Poem: This is my city, this is L.A.

I remember the dazzling lights in the cold chilly night The gleams of white and yellow lights bellow the tippy top of hazard hill You can smell the sweet scent of churros when the flamboyant street vendor goes by You can smell the rich history of the buildings as you...

Opinion: Video games as art

Opinion: Video games as art

In today’s day and age, video games have become a controversial topic throughout media outlets and the customers themselves. Today, we are wrestling with the question “are video games art?” For me, there is a short and long answer. The short answer is yes, video games...

It’s only the beginning

It’s only the beginning

Jose Hernandez is a rising senior at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy. He is also one of seven students participating in LASA, a program for learning about the different things that make up a city and what purpose they serve for the city. Growing up as a shy kid,...