Los Angeles High School of the Arts

Young love can be dangerous

Young love can be dangerous

High school is said to be the best years of your life, at least that’s what books and movies show. You begin as the ugly duckling, mean girls tease you, you overcome your fears, meet the boy or girl of your dreams, become popular or stay a “loser” and never get a...

The rocky road to the giant tree

The rocky road to the giant tree

The word English is powerful enough to make you tremble like leaves in autumn falling with the wind. Students who are learning English as their second language (ESL) come across these challenges of discouragement and embarrassment that deter them to not pursue...

The rocky road to the giant tree

The pros and cons of strict parenting

Having strict parents is the most hated thing when you are a teenager. Although we know that having parents that limit you is beneficial in a way, there are many more disadvantages, specifically the pressure that forces us to be extra careful in doing the right...

The rocky road to the giant tree

The blanket of drug use

Drug addicts are commonly stereotyped as “junkies” in mainstream society, though, their situations are often blindsided despite the complexity of their reasoning behind drug use. Being the youngest from a big family, my mind flooded with questions. When I was 9 years...

The rocky road to the giant tree

How society views fashion

I have always wanted to be involved in the fashion industry ever since I was in elementary school. There was never an opportunity to talk about my experiences and how I began to love fashion. I began to love fashion since I was young, and the thought of being creative...

Opinion: How school can lead to death

Opinion: How school can lead to death

School can actually lead high school students to a quicker death, in other words, it can lead students to commit suicide. As crazy and chilling as that might sound, it is quite possible. I had the chance to interview some of my fellow classmates about the situations...

The Electoral College: An unfair system

The Electoral College: An unfair system

How did Donald Trump get elected? That’s the question running through many minds since the election results. Now that Trump is the official president-elect and will take office this January, there are many worries and fears from hundreds of thousands of people about...