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Column: Egg tarts — comfort food for every occasion

Column: Egg tarts — comfort food for every occasion

Walking into the kitchen after a long day at school, I immediately smelled a whiff of something heavenly. The smell of sweet batter and eggs wafted by my nose. Ignoring the soup that was boiling or the freshly steamed whole chicken my mom offered as a prayer, I zeroed...

Column: How pandemics have influenced music

Column: How pandemics have influenced music

As my music history teacher always says, “Music serves as a mirror for society.” Historical events have a profound impact on the style, content, and function of music in society; additionally, the rate of stylistic change in music increases as the rate of change in...

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...

Opinion: Is nanotechnology a solution to water pollution?

Opinion: Is nanotechnology a solution to water pollution?

Japan's plan to dump radioactive water in the sea has been one of the hottest topics on the internet. In 2011, an earthquake knocked down three nuclear reactors at Fukushima, and since then, 1.3 trillion tons of seawater has been used to cool down these damaged...

Rashida Jones to take over MSNBC, achieve milestone

Rashida Jones to take over MSNBC, achieve milestone

MSNBC, home to media brands like “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe,” is an American-based news channel that will face a change in their leadership as Rashida Jones succeeds Phil Griffin as the new MSNBC President. Jones, a senior vice president of MSNBC and...

The cowboys of East Compton

The cowboys of East Compton

COMPTON — Amid the dreary and distinctively urban landscape, visitors in East Compton recognize echoes from the past. A spur of gang related violence throughout the 90s stained the city’s reputation and led to the popularization of various stereotypes regarding...