Rani Chor

Rani Chor

Rani is the Editorial Editor of her high school paper and a Student Advisory Board member at HS Insider. In her leisure, she enjoys playing volleyball, interviewing strangers and feeding her ongoing distaste for oxford commas. Her driving passion — advocating for children while continuing the momentum of social justice movements across the globe. Also, she'll understand if you pronounce her name wrong: just don't anglicize it.
Natalie Mebane of nonprofit 350.org talks climate activism

Natalie Mebane of nonprofit 350.org talks climate activism

In partnership with PBS SoCal Student Reporting Labs, Rani Chor spoke with her mentor Natalie Mebane about their mutual passion for climate activism. Natalie Mebane is the Associate Director of U.S. Policy for nonprofit organization 350.org. "Humans are so adaptable....

A remote learning meltdown at Glen A. Wilson High School

A remote learning meltdown at Glen A. Wilson High School

Some days, I just want to drop everything and become a TikToker.  High school students in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District are required to receive 240 minutes, or four hours, of virtual instruction each day. This does not include time spent on homework,...

Opinion: The USPS — Fighting for democracy

Opinion: The USPS — Fighting for democracy

The Republican party, and specifically President Trump, are attacking the U.S. Postal Service with the intensity of a gladiator entering the arena. Their audience? The countless Americans choosing to vote from the safety of their homes, rather than risking their lives...

Opinion: Steps to solve homelessness in California

Opinion: Steps to solve homelessness in California

For Shawn Pleasants, a typical morning means waking up under a tarp in Koreatown and having to check if his things were stolen the night before, he told the Day. Pleasants is homeless, a Yale graduate with a master's degree, and he now struggles with a meth addiction,...

COVID-19 & Education podcast: Episode 1 – School’s out!

COVID-19 & Education podcast: Episode 1 – School’s out!

Is the United States high school education system failing the COVID-19 test? Throughout this podcast series, we will examine how the shutdown is not just changing education right now, but how it causes both challenges and opportunities that can help us improve an...

Immigrants Rising hosts Black Lives Matter webinar

Immigrants Rising hosts Black Lives Matter webinar

*I have included the timestamps where the speakers are specifically quoted from. Immigrants Rising — a project of Community Initiatives in support of the education of undocumented students — hosted its first virtual webinar titled “The Village Speaks: Black Immigrants...