Blake Atwell

Blake Atwell

Student Advisory Board Leader, 2017 Summer Intern and 2018 Summer Intern for the Los Angeles Times High School Insider.
LA welcomes an impressive, new PVRIS

LA welcomes an impressive, new PVRIS

Welcomed by a mass of screaming teenage girls, fans treated PVRIS as if they were a “boy band” upon their return to Los Angeles. On Sept. 22, the group nearly sold out the NOVO, a venue that is known for hosting up-and-coming artists. PVRIS, pronounced “paris,” took a...

Opening acts surprise at Day N Night festival

Opening acts surprise at Day N Night festival

For its second consecutive year, Day N Night summoned thousands of teens and adults to Anaheim for a three-day festival headlined by some of the year’s biggest names in rap. At the top of the bill were Travis Scott, Chance The Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar. Tickets for...

Sweat and static: punk’s return to the Valley

Sweat and static: punk’s return to the Valley

In the back alley of a small music venue in the San Fernando Valley, Jack Zisfain showed off his favorite jacket. The piece’s thick, leather base was difficult to glimpse through his collection of buttons, 34 to be exact, including one decorated with a caricature...

Students receive fast-track sports education

Students receive fast-track sports education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0D9v95G08o Providing services to many low-income families, the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier has begun their second annual summer sports camp for incoming fourth and fifth graders. Over four weeks, students will learn basic soccer,...

Beyond the Bell offers kids free summer swimming lessons

Beyond the Bell offers kids free summer swimming lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiNTjkTUy9s&feature=youtu.be Elementary-aged students across Los Angeles have learned basic swimming skills with the help of Beyond the Bell’s free summer swimming program. Beyond the Bell is a Los Angeles Unified School District...

Olympians campaign for 2024 host city

Olympians campaign for 2024 host city

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNtoc9JMpFQ&feature=youtu.be Nearly four decades after the 1984 Olympic Games, Olympians are rallying for the Games to return to Los Angeles. At the forefront of advocating for Los Angeles as a candidate city for the 2024 Olympics...