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Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

Review: How I study using a productivity app: Yeolpumta

In April of 2021, I started using an application called Yeolpumta, (열품타) developed by UnCheon Baek, on a daily basis. In Korean, the application name is an abbreviation for "Yeoljeong pumeun taimeo" (열정 품은 타이머), which means "Enthusiastic timer" in literal translation....

Opinion: In defense of Gavin Newsom

Opinion: In defense of Gavin Newsom

The numbers are out, the stage is set, and the ballots are soon to be cast. The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is just over a month away and Governor Gavin Newsom, the fading politico once dubbed “The New Kennedy,” is but a margin of error away from...

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks: Welcome to the healthcare field

MedTalks is the Los Angeles Times HS Insider’s first-ever medical column by Sriya Datla. It highlights the role of medicine and discusses various medical specialties with a focus on their impact on modern life. In this week's article, Datla reflects on her experiences...

L.A.’s newest project? A youth development department

L.A.’s newest project? A youth development department

For seven years, L.A. youth organizations have pushed for the creation of a youth development department within the city. They’ve met with city council members and organized rallies with students across the county.   Now, it’s finally happening.  After months of...

Column: Being Latina in a classroom of white peers

Column: Being Latina in a classroom of white peers

When I was younger, I seldom thought about my identity; I barely knew what “identity” meant. What is race? What is ethnicity? What is culture? I suppose I always found myself to be a little different than my peers (I attended a predominantly white elementary school in...