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Virtual learning didn’t stop L.A. Braille Institute

Virtual learning didn’t stop L.A. Braille Institute

What used to be a classroom full of enthusiastic students has now turned into a screen featuring boxes of students’ faces. But, the energy in the room is the same nonetheless. Since its founding in 1919, the Braille Institute has established seven centers around...

Street vendors in Santa Ana bring happiness on wheels

Street vendors in Santa Ana bring happiness on wheels

It’s a Friday afternoon in July and the weather is scorching hot. As children laugh while they play and adults chat nearby, the sounds of horns, chimes and bells cut through the lively neighborhood.  It’s a familiar jingle on Eastside Avenue. Families make their way...

L.A. Times journalist shares advice from his 50 year career

L.A. Times journalist shares advice from his 50 year career

L.A. Times journalist Doug Smith discussed his family’s legacy at the newspaper and talked writing tips with High School Insider summer interns Thursday. From his dimly lit office room, beside his robustly decorated bookcase and video-game invested grandson, Smith...

Roddie Anderson pursues his passion for basketball

Roddie Anderson pursues his passion for basketball

Roddie Anderson dribbled the ball to the rhythm of his heartbeat as he slowly looked up to his teammates watching the defense’s hands in the air and his teammate's feet shuffling from side to side, trying to stay open for a pass. Ten seconds pass — he still looks for...