Natalia Bermudez

Natalia Bermudez

Natalia Bermudez is a senior attending La River High School on the Sotomayor campus. She plays on a soccer team. She participates in sports like volleyball, softball and soccer. One of her other goals in life that doesn't relate to sports is becoming a surgeon.The school she would like to attend is UCLA. She lives in Glassell Park with her parents and two brothers. Natalia was born in LA and raised by Mexican parents. A role model to Natalia is her older brother Lalo, who is 23 years old. He encourages other to reach their highest potential. Natalia believes that hard work always leads to success.
Homelessness in LA: What Can We Do About It?

Homelessness in LA: What Can We Do About It?

“There are an estimated 553,742 people in the United States experiencing homelessness on a given night, according to the most recent national point-in-time estimate (January 2017). This represents a rate of approximately 17 people experiencing homelessness per every...

College Signing Day — Seniors of 2018

College Signing Day — Seniors of 2018

Four years ago, I would have never pictured this moment — the moment we as seniors announce our future plans on College Signing Day. The day we students of LA River and SOHDA declare our future plans we are about to embark upon how much we have grown, making decisions...

Opinion: Open your eyes

Opinion: Open your eyes

Over the years, so many horrific situations have occurred globally that has taken and put many innocent lives in danger. Our society has turned into a place where people don't feel safe outside their home. In the last six years, there have been at least 239 school...

Immigration & the American dream

Immigration & the American dream

My mother, Marcela Chavez, is a 43-year-old woman who works as a sales clerk at Super King market. She came to the United States on Nov. 8, 1998, after her husband Juan, my father did, both from Michoacan, Mexico. Marcela came to the U.S. with her son Lalo when he was...

Opinion: Open your eyes

Blaze Bernstein and an intolerant society

Blaze Bernstein was a college student attending the University of Pennsylvania. He was currently on winter break when he messaged Samuel Woodward and who later picked him up. Eight days later, the 19-year-old's body was found in a shallow grave in Orange County's...