Kevin Hernandez

Kevin Hernandez

My name is Kevin Hernandez. I am a senior at Garfield High School that enjoys learning. Despite growing up on the streets of Los Angeles, I have managed to excel academically. I have many opinions on certain topics, and I am glad to be given a platform to voice them. I enjoy debates and arguments that stir conversation. But despite this, I have still been going around school, club to club, trying to find my passion. Following my participation in Academic Decathlon, I have become more aware of information and its value. I am a very competitive student that works to do the best I can, so combining my competitive desires and love for learning was a perfect fit. It is through this connection and experience in Academic Decathlon that I have become passionate about business and the field of mathematics. In the near future, I hope to major in something similar. As I continue to grow, I hope to learn and work as much as I can to give back to the place I call home.
Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

It’s the end of your senior year and, after a long wait, you have finally received the acceptances and rejections from all the universities you applied to. You have a variety of options and are torn between which one is right for you. There are many factors associated...

Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

Opinion: Tests are Flawed

Tests are one of the most flawed things ever created by humanity. Students hate them and adults are misled by them. As an important metric used to judge the future of America, or any country for that matter, tests should be evaluated. Indeed, an evaluation of the...

Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

Opinion: Giving teachers guns is absurd

Over a month ago, hundreds of teenagers ran for their lives from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff members suffered severe injuries because of a school shooting. This event spurred the topic of guns and, of course, gun control. With the...

Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

A few things about the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

The Winter Olympics are over, and there are quite a lot of things to talk about. Specifically, the doping scandal involving the Russian Athletes and the tension between the two Koreas are both hot topics that need to be covered.   It goes without saying,...

Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

IRL streaming is a dangerous type of streaming

There are many types of streaming in today’s society. We stream movies, videos and music all throughout our daily lives. But with the introduction of social media and its usefulness to help share content with friends, our lives have become less private and more...

Op-Ed: How to pick the right college

A teenager’s thoughts on Gentrification

There has been much conflict surrounding gentrification and its impact on society. There are those who claim it is good due to its literal definition. Then there are those who say it rids the site being gentrified of its traditional culture. I am conflicted on the...

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Who is at fault for the iGeneration

We have all seen it. Everywhere we go we cannot seem to escape the masses of children stuck on their phones. One cannot enjoy a simple family dinner with an actual conversation. Somewhere along the way, we forgot how to live life without the need for a cellular device...

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Is it over?

It was fun while it lasted. The freedom we had while surfing the internet has been stripped from us. The repeal of net neutrality has been made by the FCC. The agency made to protect the people has forsaken them. It is hard to believe that so much power has been...

Opinion: The way life goes

Opinion: The way life goes

What is the meaning of life? My answer to this question has mostly changed throughout the years. When I was five-years-old, the only purpose of life was to have fun. Every chore assigned by my parents, I would turn into a game. Every chore was a new challenge, and it...

A heartbroken confession story

A heartbroken confession story

I’m always the one who loves more... that’s my problem.  It is because of this that I stand before you heartbroken. I have joined the millions of Americans who have been hurt by someone they held dear to their heart. I have joined the heartbroken multitude who have...