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Op-Ed: Keeping Gen Z in California

Op-Ed: Keeping Gen Z in California

Generation Z is said to be more independent, pragmatic, and security-focused than Millennials, the generation before them. They are also rapidly approaching adulthood, which means they will have to decide soon where to live. But California may not make the list, due...

Brexit from a Teen Perspective

Brexit from a Teen Perspective

While the United States House of Representatives and Senate are working to get a deal on the table to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, across the pond there is another law in flux — Brexit. In June 2016, a narrow majority in the United Kingdom voted to...

Opinion: We must vote!

Opinion: We must vote!

I was in Washington, D.C. on March 24. While my flight was too late for me to attend the March for Our Lives, I saw and felt the aftermath. There was a feeling of excitement and inspiration among the young people in D.C. They were carrying posters and chanting slogans...

Dorms in college and beyond

Dorms in college and beyond

Many high school students will be visiting colleges over spring break this year. If you’re going, check out the dorms. Those rooms with just enough space for a single bed and a desk may be your future, your long-term future. Many cringe at communal bathrooms and...

Juniors, are you ready for testing season?

Juniors, are you ready for testing season?

As the spring semester begins, high school juniors are readying to take tests – lots of test. SATs, ACTs, AP Exams and SAT Subject tests. So many tests. But what if there was only one test? Only one test to determine your entire future. One 9-hour, two-day test taken...

As deadlines loom…

As deadlines loom…

University of California applications are due on Nov. 30. That has many high school seniors in California spending the Thanksgiving weekend writing, rewriting and proofing essays. Some are studying for the SAT and ACT, as they have a final chance in December to boost...

Urban sprawl turns into urban stacked

Urban sprawl turns into urban stacked

One of Los Angeles County’s goals is to have Transit Oriented Development (TOD). That is development that “includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other commercial development and amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a...