Riona Sheik

Riona Sheik

Riona Sheik is a current senior at Whitney High School and the founder/editor-in- chief of Whitney's first formal newspaper. Other than writing, she also loves to travel the world and try new cuisines.
Arcadia’s 626 Night Market celebrates Asian culture

Arcadia’s 626 Night Market celebrates Asian culture

Residents from all corners of Southern California flock to the 626 Night Market to immerse themselves in the aromatic and bustling Santa Anita Park. The 626 Market, named after its Arcadia area code, is the largest Asia-inspired market in the United States and takes...

L.A. Metro plans to increase access to public outdoor spaces

L.A. Metro plans to increase access to public outdoor spaces

It’s 1 in the afternoon as the hot Pasadena sun beats down on 17-year-old Jesus Hernandez. He knows this trail well. Leaping from rock to rock, he looks for copper-colored frogs resting in the shade of the Gabrielino Trail. Hernandez visits this trail often through...

Change Starts with Awareness

Change Starts with Awareness

Ironically, in an era where everyone seems to be perpetually glued to their cell phone screens, many people these days are not aware of current events, much less what is going on in their own community. Knowledge and wisdom were once considered an esteemed privilege,...