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The harm caused by plastic pollution

The harm caused by plastic pollution

Plastic pollution has been around since the 1960s and up to today's date, the amount of plastic found in our oceans has increased over the years. This an issue that has to be taken more seriously because it's putting humans and marine life at risk. We produce 300...

Creative short story: Wilting

Creative short story: Wilting

Her face stands separate to mine. Strands of hair flow within the liquid of the casket, as if a plant were thriving right before my very eyes, growing in a basement lab with only the fundamentals around her. She looks at me, pale thin skin, feeble lips, and a slender;...

Opinion: LAUSD vs. undocumented students

Opinion: LAUSD vs. undocumented students

“When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you ... They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I...

Opinion: L.A.’s homeless population needs support now

Opinion: L.A.’s homeless population needs support now

Echo Park Lake reopened May 26, after homeless people were forced out in late March. Authorities fenced off Echo Park Lake and closed it to the public March 24, forcing out people who resided in a homeless encampment, according to L.A. Mag. Hundreds of supporters of...

Opinion: Keep wearing masks to prevent COVID-19 variants

Opinion: Keep wearing masks to prevent COVID-19 variants

Can masks save humanity? Pretty much everyone in the world is familiar with the dreaded Covid-19 virus, as it has been the cause of the death of roughly 600,000 Americans and completely shut down the world. There have been many steps taken to combat the spread of the...

Opinion: Should prostitution it be aided and legalized?

Opinion: Should prostitution it be aided and legalized?

Editor's note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault and rape. Should prostitution be legal? Throughout human development, mankind has created various questionable ways to obtain a feeling of euphoria from the use of illegal drugs to the taste for the...