Talia Wilcox

Talia Wilcox

My name is Talia Wilcox, and I'm a high school junior from Southern California. I have a passion for music and playing the violin. I am active in Model United Nations. I love writing, movies, and sharing ideas.
Opinion: Vote like your school depends on it

Opinion: Vote like your school depends on it

I attended my first drive-in movie theater the other day. Who knew those still existed? As I seek extraneous activities to keep me sane during quarantine, I continue to reflect on both past and present events of this pandemic. In March I thought I’d be back in school...

Opinion: Tik Tok influencers are not role models

Opinion: Tik Tok influencers are not role models

Growing up, my role models included my mother, Michelle Obama and Aly Raisman, women I look up to because of their work ethic and amazing achievements. Today, many kids look up to Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae, two of social media platform Tik Tok’s most famous...

Column: My house made of paper products

Column: My house made of paper products

What teenager’s life isn’t busy? I’m a planner, and I had something on my calendar every weekend through the end of the semester. I had academic plans, with study schedules timed out for the AP exams in the spring. I had travel plans to look at colleges and see...

Power dynamics in the human trafficking industry

Power dynamics in the human trafficking industry

Sex trafficking survivor Audrey Morrissey spoke to Boston University Summer Journalism Institute students on Aug. 6 about her experience as a survivor of sex trafficking in Boston. Morrissey, now the Associate Director and National Survivor Leadership Director of the...

Active shooter drills at school — what’s next?

Active shooter drills at school — what’s next?

I talk with my mom each day after I come home from school. We discuss the day’s events and eventually transition into what happened in the news. Too often we are discussing abortion ban laws, immigration restrictions, and mass shootings. I recently went to the L’Taken...

Review: What you get with ‘The Hate U Give’

Review: What you get with ‘The Hate U Give’

Society uses movie theaters and other forms of entertainment to get away from life’s problems for an hour or two. We watch movies about superheroes and princesses in far off realities, different from our own. As an avid theater goer, I am constantly waiting for the...