Mia Guillen

Mia Guillen

Mia Guillen is a sophomore at Orange County School of the Arts. She's a budding activist for social justice. Mia also holds a passion for poetry. She created a social justice activism account @her_activism on Instagram. Aside from activism, she is the president of her club Femme, where she discusses feminism and mental health.
Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Before George Floyd turned into a hashtag, he was somebody’s father.  “I want to touch the world,” Jonathan Veal recalls Floyd saying. In Floyd’s youth, he received an athletic scholarship and is remembered for his sense of humor, compassion and tall physique. After...

Alex Garcia: A facet of the American Dream

Alex Garcia: A facet of the American Dream

After nearly 4 years of living in a sanctuary at a Maplewood Church, Alex Garcia walked out on Wednesday, Feb. 24 without the fear of deportation.  Following the Trump administration’s denial in 2017 of his appeal to stay in the country, a crowd around the church was...

Opinion: There’s no unity without accountability

Opinion: There’s no unity without accountability

As Congresswoman AOC has said, “there’s no unity without accountability.”  Following a Pro-Trump rally on Jan. 6, it quickly became a deadly riot at the Capitol. It was a terrifying act with rioters waving confederate flags and invading government property. On a...

Alex Garcia: A facet of the American Dream

Poem: Below – Free Verse Poetry

The rushing vivacious wave engulfs me  underneath its surf  I thrash my limbs submerged  helplessly trying to reach for the waters palm  and push my weight up  My lips meet the surface and feel the flowering flame of oxygen trickle down my lungs  Yet again the tyranny...

Message to my next president: Denounce white supremacy

Message to my next president: Denounce white supremacy

Dear future president, On September 29, Americans sat gaping at their TV screens. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, beat around the bush and told the Proud Boys to “Stand back and stand by.”  Undoubtedly, the President’s refusal to denounce white...

Opinion: The danger of ‘All Lives and Blue Lives Matter’

Opinion: The danger of ‘All Lives and Blue Lives Matter’

While the Black Lives Matter protests continue to fire around the world, some people — mostly conservatives — have found two new slogans to contradict the message of the BLM movement — "all lives matter" and "blue lives matter." However, before delving into the...