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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...

Column: Five tips for a productive and satisfying life

Column: Five tips for a productive and satisfying life

Nowadays, during a pandemic, there is no surprise that most high school students are feeling unmotivated and stressed out about the world and school.  I have also gone through this phase — when the pandemic began, I did not want to go out of my bed or do homework. But...

Meet the Author: Julia Cervantes-Espinoza

Meet the Author: Julia Cervantes-Espinoza

Julia Cervantes-Espinoza, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies’ very own Instructional Technology Facilitator, is equipping teachers and students with 21st century skills. Outside of her role in LAUSD’s Instructional Technology Initiative, Cervantes-Espinoza is also a...