Ryan Lin

Ryan Lin

My name is Ryan Lin. I am a Junior at the Webb Schools, and I love photography, creative writing, and movies. I am on the yearbook staff as well as a member of the men's volleyball team.
Opinion: The problem with how homelessness is perceived

Opinion: The problem with how homelessness is perceived

Walking the streets of L.A. tells the story of American inequality, and a politically and culturally supported class disparity. Over 44,000 people live unsheltered in L.A. county, according to the L.A. Homeless Services Authority. Somehow, this issue is time and time...

Review: A literary analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’

Review: A literary analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’

"Psycho," the 1960 horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was considered to be both a classic and first modern horror film opening the viewers of cinema to the “slasher” genre. The “slasher” or “psycho” is Norman Bates, and he takes on a complex role in the film,...

Opinion: Meditations on my sister’s high school graduation

Opinion: Meditations on my sister’s high school graduation

I sat under the blaring sun and unrelenting heat of California during summer along with thousands of parents watching the passing spectacle of graduation on June 13.  In the bleachers overlooking the Claremont High School graduation, I was submerged into a crowd of...

Analysis of ’60s counterculture: The division of generations

Analysis of ’60s counterculture: The division of generations

The widespread superficiality through social media has become mainstream through modern society as technology becomes increasingly available and capable. Today’s countercultures and subcultures are modeled with similar ideology towards past movements as it is founded...

Opinion: What’s wrong with the superhero movie genre

Opinion: What’s wrong with the superhero movie genre

Growing up in an Asian American household, I never had any DC or Marvel comics on our bookshelves. I found my curiosity for them outside the house, in school with the one friend obsessed with Batman or on the shelves of a school library. My siblings never read them,...