Opinion

The ghosts of LAUSD: How we can communicate with them

The ghosts of LAUSD: How we can communicate with them

Like a typical high school student, whining and complaining may slip from my half-chatty, half-yawning mouth. My friends and I may vent about schoolwork and grades, but then I also think about how lucky I am to actually be pushed to do this work. My school, Eagle Rock...

The ghosts of LAUSD: How we can communicate with them

Dear LAUSD: communication with our parents is key

Phones buzz umpteen times a day, loudspeakers blare announcements weekly, papers are sent home monthly or before district events, yet little is effectively conveyed to parents or students due to this overload of so-called important information. When every fact, every...

Don’t forget the ‘Other Kids’

Don’t forget the ‘Other Kids’

“What are you doing hanging out with the Other Kids? They’re weirdoes. There’s something seriously wrong with them.” All my life I’ve been in the top class. Running with the nerds, I wasn’t presented the opportunity to socialize with the Other Kids. They’re the ones...

Every student deserves to learn through the arts

Every student deserves to learn through the arts

Every day I live and breathe the arts. From the moment I step onto the Orange County School of the Arts campus, I begin to soak in the “art school” scene before me: a mass of bizarrely dressed high schoolers absentmindedly incorporating their artistic talents with...