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.
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,...

Save L.A. cougars

Save L.A. cougars

Los Angeles, the city of angels, is known nationwide for its notorious traffic, reckless drivers, and constantly busy highways. These may be only a slight inconvenience for humans, but to the cougars in the area, this can present a lethal situation. Cougars who live...

How the internet has changed the way we live

How the internet has changed the way we live

Sunday, Aug. 5 marked the 27th birthday of the internet, which was first launched and given access to the public on August 6, 1991, according to History.com. Nowadays, the internet can be accessed for anything. From Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten french toast to...

The truth behind the United States citizenship process

The truth behind the United States citizenship process

As I sat down with the next applicant in line, she appeared hopeful and somewhat cheerful in an otherwise bleak school gymnasium. I immediately began to help her fill out the application for Certificate of Citizenship (N-600) with her basic information including her...