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Opinion: Misogyny and objectification in the media

Opinion: Misogyny and objectification in the media

Oppression and subjugation against women has been present since the dawn of American society, but social media has provided another facet for it to exist and further belittle young women. Whether it’s unrealistic beauty standards causing self-deprecation or deliberate...

Drive-in cinemas shine during quarantine

Drive-in cinemas shine during quarantine

As cars whizz by on Highland Avenue, past the glimmering lights of the Best Western and the bolted-up doors and closed signs of nearby restaurants up onto the 101 Freeway, the Hollywood Legion Theater is easy to miss. But one by one, several vehicles take a sharp left...

Opinion: Misogyny and self-deprecation in the media

Opinion: Misogyny and self-deprecation in the media

Oppression and subjugation against women has been present since the dawn of American society, but social media has provided another facet for it to exist and further belittle young women. Whether it’s unrealistic beauty standards causing self-deprecation or deliberate...

Message to my next president: Decency is our starting point

Message to my next president: Decency is our starting point

Dear future president, My golden West Coast is burning. I could barely see the sun for days. COVID-19 has skewered America, exacerbated by failures in our healthcare system. As I write this, congressional stimulus talks are at an impasse, a blow to the lives of...

Opinion: The growing phenomenon of esports

Opinion: The growing phenomenon of esports

When most parents see or hear about video games, they can only react with disgust. "Video games are only a waste of time for children as they slowly kill the eyes that are glued to the screen in front of them," is what many parents say. Yet despite the numerous...

Opinion: Are this year’s online AP exams worth taking?

Opinion: Are this year’s online AP exams worth taking?

With most of the U.S. beginning to enact strict social distancing orders due to COVID-19, the College Board announced in late March that it would administer all 2020 Advanced Placement exams online. Perhaps due to the rapid turnaround between the president's...

Cafeteria staff members pursue the American Dream

Cafeteria staff members pursue the American Dream

When Harvard-Westlake cafeteria staffer June thinks of home, she pictures rows of closely spaced houses, swarms of motorcycles and sheets of humid air pressing against her skin. Most of all, June, said she thinks of her mother and her sister, who manage a small,...