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The story of Bahari: Its origins and the journey ahead

The story of Bahari: Its origins and the journey ahead

It all started when two 16-year-olds from very different backgrounds found each other at a recording studio in Los Angeles. Ruby Carr, who had recently arrived in the United States from Kenya, and Natalia Panzarella, who, unlike the former, was already living in Los...

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...

Column: Seeded memories of a-ma’s garden

Column: Seeded memories of a-ma’s garden

In reminiscing about the golden memories of my childhood, I so clearly remember the moment I was first introduced to gardening. It was not through some revelation that completely changed how I see nature or some life-changing event that altered the course of my life,...

Column: Let the summer begin

Column: Let the summer begin

One day before the end of elementary school, on a carpet that smelled of leftover pizza and lint, my fifth-grade class reminisced on the nature of grade school and shared our summer plans.  Sixth grade was on the horizon, after all, and everyone had ambitions to...

Vijendra Chhipa: Behind the episode

Vijendra Chhipa: Behind the episode

A resident of the textile town of Bagru, India, Vijendra Chhipa recounted that even the isolated nature of his community was within the spread of the recent surge of coronavirus cases in India. “Ten days ago, it was very bad. We didn’t have oxygen and ventilators, and...

Alex Garcia: A facet of the American Dream

Alex Garcia: A facet of the American Dream

After nearly 4 years of living in a sanctuary at a Maplewood Church, Alex Garcia walked out on Wednesday, Feb. 24 without the fear of deportation.  Following the Trump administration’s denial in 2017 of his appeal to stay in the country, a crowd around the church was...