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Opinion: The race against homelessness

Opinion: The race against homelessness

As you wait for the red light to turn green, a man sitting on the curb catches your eye, but you quickly turn away because once you make eye contact, it's game over. You turn back to face the road, but suddenly, you hear a knock on your window. You turn to the man as...

Wildfires plague Australia

Wildfires plague Australia

The wildfires in Australia rampaged through many bushland areas, border states and even major cities of the country. Fires have occurred in every state of Australia, hitting New South Wales the hardest, and even seen in cities like Melbourne and Sydney, according to...

Homelessness in Los Angeles

Homelessness in Los Angeles

Today as I was driving to work, a homeless man standing by a freeway exit in Glendale, Calif. caught my eye. As a observed the situation, I witnessed dozens of people pass by the man on the windy, cold L.A. afternoon, not a single person sacrificed a dollar. Now...

A man called Papa Charles

A man called Papa Charles

  Papa Charles, as he refers to himself, is a homeless person we met at Seccombe Park in February of this year. He was full of life and talked about his problems including his family and his living situation. "Everybody sees the homeless as a negative part of...

Ending homelessness together

Ending homelessness together

Homelessness has been such a big issue for such a long while now in Los Angeles. There is about 82,000 estimated homeless in L.A., with 33-55 percent being female and 75 percent men. Last year there was a proposition on the ballot, Measure HHH, which a yes vote meant...

Homelessness—the epidemic that must be cured

Homelessness—the epidemic that must be cured

The United states is the best country in the world. Well, that is what they’ll tell you anyway, but the U.S is far from being the best if you ask me. The U.S. is no totalitarian country but it concerns itself with the problems of the world without first solving the...

My fellow Americans

My fellow Americans

My fellow Americans, in today's society we face serious problems. One major problem I find is the issue of homelessness in America. Our forefathers did not envision a country that does not provide for all its people. This country was meant as a safe haven, an asylum...