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LGBTQ advocacy in the athletic community

LGBTQ advocacy in the athletic community

There has been a significant rise in advocacy by and for the LGBTQ community in the past few decades. More recently, LGBTQ individuals have stepped forward to raise awareness about a more specific issue in their community: LGBTQ discrimination in the athletic field....

STOKED teaches life lessons through surfing program

STOKED teaches life lessons through surfing program

https://youtu.be/JrI7iXvBXqA More than 30 miles away from their homes in downtown Los Angeles, a dozen high schools students begin stretching on surfboards at 10 a.m. in north Zuma Beach in Mailbu, Calif. As part of their weekly summer mentorship program, STOKED...

2018 Summer Internship revisited

2018 Summer Internship revisited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HM438LIbsk Throughout the 2018 summer, 10 paid L.A. Times HS Insider interns produced multimedia arts and sports stories. In addition to covering arts and sports throughout Los Angeles, interns crafted dynamic enterprise stories...

Sophie Kim announced as the 2018 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate

Sophie Kim announced as the 2018 Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate

Sophie Kim is a 17-year-old poet, playwright, filmmaker and LGBTQ activist. She is a rising senior at Harvard-Westlake High School in Studio City, Calif. and was crowned the newest L.A. Youth Poet Laureate. At the beginning of her poetry career, Kim mainly focused on...

The girl who persevered: SaraJoy Salib

The girl who persevered: SaraJoy Salib

During her younger years, SaraJoy Salib was bullied during ballet practice for her weight. Not only did her peers taunt her, but a trusted teacher refused to let her go on point, informing Salib she looked too heavy. Before entering high school, her mother introduced...