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$99-USD Zhangjiajie China tour: Is it worth to go?

$99-USD Zhangjiajie China tour: Is it worth to go?

The sun is shining bright, signaling the arrival of the summer. For students, that means three months of relaxation and rejuvenation with mindless activities such as sleeping in, hanging out with friends and, especially for me, traveling. A year ago, my sisters and I...

A summer in Spain… ¡Vamos!

A summer in Spain… ¡Vamos!

Unlike all of my friends, once school is over, I don't head over to go see family in different states or countries. To be honest, my summers usually end up quite boring, with me staying home and trying to do summer homework over the next couple of months. But this...

Meet the 2016 summer interns

Meet the 2016 summer interns

This summer, the Los Angeles Times HS Insider, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, is pleased to offer nine paid internships that will focus on arts—broadly defined—and its impacts on critical issues in the community. Through...

North Vietnam Odyssey

North Vietnam Odyssey

President Barack Obama visited Hanoi, Vietnam in May. This reminded me of the time I visited Vietnam three years ago. Each summer since I was 2 years old, I have flown with my family to Taiwan to visit my disabled grandmother who lives alone. During these trips, I...

The importance of giving back

The importance of giving back

At University Prep Value High School, we value the opportunity to give back. We believe that our community has given us the chance to create something so great; something we are creating everyday, which is our school. We are so grateful for this. Thus, we find giving...

Five reasons why you need to apply to the Disney Dreamers Academy

Thrive at Red Shield Community Center

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9yCykQTf5k Students from LAUSD / USC Cinematic Arts & Engineering Magnet spent the year finding organizations around their neighborhoods that offered opportunities for teens to gain experiences outside of the classroom. After...

Five reasons why you need to apply to the Disney Dreamers Academy

Ride along with USC Cadets

USC Cadets give teens "a step up on what they want to do" and offer a chance to pursue a career in law enforcement. Through discipline, hard work, sweat, and tears, SC Cadets empower teens and helps them become future leaders in their communities and to excel in their...

How teens are blending social media with studying

How teens are blending social media with studying

The idea of spending more time on social media in an effort to raise grades and do better in school seems somewhat ironic. But doing so has proved fruitful and students from all around the world have been using Tumblr, a microblogging platform to improve their...