Zoe Detweiler

Zoe Detweiler

Zoe Detweiler is the Editor-in-Chief of Malibu High School's newspaper The Current. She enjoys film, classic rap, art, photography, politics, and writing brief descriptions of herself. She will attend the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in the fall.
Trump plays politics with international women’s health

Trump plays politics with international women’s health

On Jan. 23, the Trump administration reinstated the Mexico City Policy, also known as the “Global Gag Rule,” to cut all federal funding for NGOs worldwide that "counsel people on family planning options that may include abortion." The policy was first introduced in...

Growing up in Obama’s America

Growing up in Obama’s America

I was 9 years old when Barack Obama was elected president. The only moment of the 2008 Election Night I remember was Jesse Jackson crying on the TV because my dad was also crying at that point. My mom kept me home from school on Jan. 20, 2009 to watch his...

What David Bowie means to me, a teenage girl

What David Bowie means to me, a teenage girl

The surprising death of David Bowie has prompted thousands of tributes and appreciations from all sources. Rock critics, dads, and fellow musicians recounted their direct experiences of meeting Bowie, seeing him in concert, or even performing with him. I read these in...

Figuring it out: An interview with Cole Becker of SWMRS

Figuring it out: An interview with Cole Becker of SWMRS

Cole Becker, 20, fronts the Oakland-based band SWMRS, who play self-proclaimed “hawaiiange”- hawaii grunge. The band’s debut album as SWMRS (they were formerly called Emily’s Army), Drive North, will be released on Feb. 12.  They have two other albums under Emily’s...

Opinion: Brandy Melville and plagiarism

Opinion: Brandy Melville and plagiarism

Clothing company Brandy Melville has repeatedly stolen multiple artists’ work without their consent, to be printed on their clothing.  The company, which primarily promotes their “California-inspired apparel” over the social media platform Instagram, sold a graphic...

He Named Me Malala: The power of education

He Named Me Malala: The power of education

I often complain that my homework is killing me. But Malala Yousafzai was nearly killed for doing hers. Malala’s courage, intelligence, and grace are highlighted in the documentary He Named Me Malala, directed by Davis Guggenheim and released nationwide October 9. The...