East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy

Opinion: E-scooters pose a threat

Opinion: E-scooters pose a threat

I firmly believe that e-scooters pose a significant threat to people, due to safety matters and hazards around L.A. that are not being noticed  by city officials. According to an NPR article called “As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns,” a...

Poem: I will never forget

Poem: I will never forget

  I remember listening to my mom’s romantic Spanish music, my dad’s cumbia band and my sister’s violin recitals. I remember listening to the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and early 2000s.   I remember eating the diversity of foods, from Mexican to Guatemalan, to...

Poem: I remember falling in love in East LA

Poem: I remember falling in love in East LA

I remember standing outside of class and him looking at me like I was the only girl in the room. I remember smiling and giggling nervously as I entered class feeling his eyes still on me. I remember him observing me for days looking for a way to approach me. I...

Poem: My journey

Poem: My journey

Throughout my life, I’ve had many significant moments. Some that were fun/happy, and some that weren’t as good. I decided that I would express my feelings and memories through this poem. I want to share with you guys all those moments that I cherish, all those...

Opinion: E-scooters are a bad idea

Opinion: E-scooters are a bad idea

Electric scooters should not be used as a mode of transportation when going from one place to another. In an LA Times article called "Bird scooters — so much fun, so damn dangerous" by Robin Abcarian, she states that Bird scooters can be fun but at the same time...

Poem: Parts of my life living in East Los Angeles

Poem: Parts of my life living in East Los Angeles

I remember going to a football game with my cousin, We were shaking because it was wintry, but we were still supporting. I remember walking to Troy’s after school with a friend and Almost getting hit by a car that was pulling out from a parking space. I remember my...

Poem: Remembrance

Poem: Remembrance

I remember the pain of being hit by a softball in my face for the first time. I remember sneaking off at midnight to have a taco nearby. I remember having the cold bitter air strike my face in the wake of December. I remember eating my first burrito from La Azteca and...

Poem: East Los Angeles – Motivation and happiness

Poem: East Los Angeles – Motivation and happiness

I remember seeing a cop and gang shootout by my house and I can remember how scared and frightened I was. I remember thinking that these gangsters were bad people and deserved what happened to them. I remember hearing them argue about how they are going to pay their...