Creative Writing

Poem: My vision of L.A

I love L.A. I love L.A. because of its culture I love L.A. because it gave us Motley Crew, N.W.A, Metallica, and The Doors Even though L.A. has drugs, murders, unaffordable housing, and violent gangs I still love L.A. with a burning passion L.A. is my home I want a city in which everyone has…
<a href="https://highschool.latimes.com/author/juanbarajas299/" target="_self">Juan Barajas</a>

Juan Barajas

November 17, 2017

I love L.A.

I love L.A. because of its culture

I love L.A. because it gave us Motley Crew, N.W.A, Metallica, and The Doors

Even though L.A. has drugs, murders, unaffordable housing, and violent gangs I still love L.A. with a burning passion

L.A. is my home

I want a city in which everyone has a voice that matters

I wish for a city in which people didn’t have to struggle just to make it through the day

I want a city where people aren’t segregated by their race

I can imagine it, I can hear the neighbors arguing

I can hear the sirens when there is a crime happening

I can feel the smell of the churros in the street

I can envision it already

I can envision a city where everyone has a voice, where people can live a good life without fearing for their lives, I can envision a city in which people lived in harmony and peace.

This is my dream of L.A.

Opinion: Inclusive sex ed saves lives

Opinion: Inclusive sex ed saves lives

Sex ed. To most teenagers in the U.S., these words conjure memories of awkward lectures and classmates giggling to hide embarrassment. Maybe sex ed took form in a school-wide assembly, maybe in an online course, or maybe in the span of three classes in 7th-grade...