Los Angeles High School of the Arts

Body shaming: a hidden issue in our society

Body shaming: a hidden issue in our society

Too fat. Too skinny. Flat-chested. Hot piece of a--. These are remarks that girls have received for far too long, yet so many people choose to ignore the body shaming that is and has always been present in our lives. It’s all around us. When we walk to the supermarket...

The life of broken children

The life of broken children

From home to house. From family day to Sunday. From parent’s signature to guardian’s signature. During my 15 years in the Philippines, I encountered and listened to the stories of many children of broken families. Often these stories are of grief, loss and pain. But...

Fashion takeover is different nowadays

Fashion takeover is different nowadays

Fashion in the last few years has taken over this new generation. Teenagers use the way they dress as a way to express themselves. Of course with times changing, today's fashion won't be the same as in the old times. Teens nowadays are willing to take a risk with...

Don’t be so sure about social media

Don’t be so sure about social media

Social media is all over the world, but it isn’t just a place where you chat with your friends or keep in touch with family. Social media could actually be dangerous if you don’t know what to expect from the internet or what people could do just to make your life...

The life of broken children

My aim as a fashion designer

The fashion industry is a globalized sector that works to meet the demands for clothing and dictates the trends for what should be worn. Fashion helps us express ourselves to reveal our personality in a pleasant and unique way through colors, materials and garments....

The life of broken children

Anxiety: Not just a phase

“A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease,” as defined by the Oxford Dictionary. To a student dealing with anxiety it means breathlessness, constant fear, restless nights, and countless anxiety attacks. The reality is about 25 percent of teens suffer from anxiety...

The life of broken children

We need better change for better minds

As a student in high school I have noticed that many of my classmates are dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. When students are dealing with problems like these they are recommended to a counselor or a therapist who works at school or outside of school to...

The life of broken children

Does the music you listen to link to your personality?

Music can create your own world without anyone interfering. It’s an excellent way to connect with others, let out your emotions, and express your feelings. We all know that music impacts our mood during the day. For example, listening to upbeat music can get you into...

Male rape culture is our problem

Male rape culture is our problem

My favorite TV show is "Law & Order: SVU," and I’ve watched nearly all 18 seasons and come to realize that there are rarely any episodes that feature male victims as the main focus of an episode. Since each episode is based on real-life situations, it only seems...