leahstark

leahstark

I am a student at El Camino Real Charter High School.
“I Feel Pretty” leaves audience feeling beautiful

“I Feel Pretty” leaves audience feeling beautiful

While I think the movie “I Feel Pretty” empowered, others thought the film did not get the message across clearly. I saw the movie as a stepping stone towards self-acceptance and love. “I Feel Pretty” was intended to empower people, and let them see that one’s...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

Over the past year, the United States began reflecting the qualities of historically fascist governments. The United States is not necessarily fascist, but the U.S. is showing some unsettling qualities. Recently, President Trump declared that he wanted to have a...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

Black History Month needs more talk

Black History Month has not been talked about nearly as much as it should be. Black History Month should also be integrated into school’s classes more often.   One of the reasons Black History Month is not celebrated as much as it should be is because it takes...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Awakens the Force in Audiences

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Awakens the Force in Audiences

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was released becoming the eighth movie in the “Star Wars” series, but not the last. In the movie, there were a few choices the director Rian Johnson and the writers made that disappointed audiences. Compared to “Star Wars: The Force...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

My first experience annotating

Before I had high school, I never really annotated. Personally, I used to think it was completely useless. At the beginning of the year, my English teacher announced that the class was going to be doing a lot of annotating. At the time, all I thought that meant was...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

Book review: ‘Turtles all the way Down’

John Green published his newest, and very anticipated, book called "Turtles all the way Down." This book was very anticipated amongst fans devoted to Green’s past books such as "Fault in our Stars," "Looking for Alaska" and "Paper Towns." There are some differences in...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

My first trip to Washington DC

This past summer I went on a trip to the East Coast. While I was there I went to Washington DC, and went around to all of the historical, and political monuments and buildings. Due to recent political events, the government buildings in DC had events like protests on...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

My first impression as a high school freshman

Many middle school kids compare high school to the various movies that have been made to represent what it is like. Most of the movies that I have watched have not done a good job showing what high school really is. My first impression when I first entered high school...

U.S. Resembles Historical Fascist Governments

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ review

The wait is over! That’s right, the new "Spider-man Homecoming" was released in theaters this past summer. The new movie features Tom Holland, who played Spider-Man in "Captain America: Civil War." After seeing Spider-Man in "Civil War" fans asked questions such as,...