Arts and Entertainment

‘Hair’ — An Ecals and SoHDA Production

‘Hair’ — An Ecals and SoHDA Production

Los Angeles — It was a Friday night on April 27, the sun had just began to set, emitting a sky of pink and orange; but in the Sotomayor multipurpose room, everything lit up like a firework. Lights, camera, action. Hair, the musical revolves around the 1960 era of...

Environmental Summit comes to LA River School

Environmental Summit comes to LA River School

Los Angeles River students celebrated Earth Day by having their First Annual Environmental Summit on the Sotomayor campus. On April 28, Los Angeles River School students and community members showcased their Earth Day projects to family members and other community...

An Open Letter To Younger Students

An Open Letter To Younger Students

To Future High School Students: My name is Angela Hong, I'm a senior at Los Angeles River High School. In less than two months I will be graduating. I will be a first generation high school graduate as well as the first person in my family to go to a university. My...

Senior year and beyond

Senior year and beyond

Everybody knows how crazy and exciting senior year is, or will be. As a senior at Los Angeles River School I am very aware of this sensation. Senioritis, as my teacher, Ms. Lemus, said “does not exist.”It is just stress accumulated over the years that has finally...

Immigration & a fresh start

Immigration & a fresh start

Sitting in the dark with dust in her nose, there is a doll whose owner never showed up to claim her. Almost 4,000 miles away from each other, Stefany Lagunas and her quinceañera doll, are separated from each other. Although Lagunas does not regret moving here to the...

Immigration & Ngorn Por

Immigration & Ngorn Por

My grandmother, Ngorn Por, has a love for food; not just the final product, but how it’s made step by step. She learned how to cook from her mother way back in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cooking with my grandmother is something I enjoy doing, and as I tell my grandmother's...