St. Genevieve High School

Stop shooting innocent black people

Stop shooting innocent black people

As a black male living in America, it is difficult to see how many of my people are getting killed or injured by gun violence. It sometimes brings tears to my eyes.I watch videos of men being shot, and it seems to be happening more and more. So far in 2016, 242 black...

My message: Fund futures, not prison

My message: Fund futures, not prison

Dear future president, The prison system is hurting the future of this country for young people like myself. Instead of invaluable resources going to help future generations live better and more productive lives, they’re going to an ineffective prison system. In...

My message: Improve education for immigrants

My message: Improve education for immigrants

Dear future president, My parents came into this country as immigrants from Mexico but didn’t get many opportunities. My parents had to live with my aunt because they didn’t have a social security number to apply for jobs, apartments, buy cars or drive. They couldn’t...

My message: Stop shooting innocent black people

My message: Stop shooting innocent black people

Dear future president, As a black male living in America, it is difficult to see how many of my people are getting killed or injured by gun violence. It sometimes brings tears to my eyes hearing about these tragedies. I watch the videos of these men being shot and it...

My message: The homeless need more opportunities

My message: The homeless need more opportunities

Dear future president, In a world filled with discrimination and injustice, the homeless are the last to be thought of. The streets of downtown Los Angeles are filled with thousands of homeless making way in their life with what they have left trying to survive. Every...

Experiencing Tokyo

Experiencing Tokyo

Growing up, I never felt like I could quite fit in with my peers. It was not until I discovered anime and manga did I feel like I had something that truly understood me. It has opened me up to new cultures and has given me a great opportunity to experience new and...

Porto’s: No. 1 in the country

Porto’s: No. 1 in the country

Porto's, the family run business located in Burbank, was named #1 in the United States by Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat list in 2016. The Burbank location is among the biggest of the other two, which are located in Downey and Glendale. The restaurant is housed in an...