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Los Angeles, the boys in blue are back

Los Angeles, the boys in blue are back

“It’s time for Dodger baseball!”- former Dodgers sports announcer Vin Scully. The Dodgers held their first home game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, on March 29. The weather was just right, around the 70s. There was a lot of energy and passion from...

What LAUSD students need from a new superintendent

What LAUSD students need from a new superintendent

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is searching for a new superintendent, whose job is to run the school district and make recommendations to the Los Angeles Board of Education. Current superintendent Michelle King is retiring in June, and LAUSD needs a...

Los Angeles: Build homes not walls

Los Angeles: Build homes not walls

On January 31, 2018 President Donald Trump said he would allow 1.8 million immigrants to stay in the United States and achieve full citizenship in 10 to 12 years only if he were to get 25 billion dollars for the wall and another 5 billion dollars for bordersecurity....

Immigration & his journey

Immigration & his journey

Leaving his hometown, Guerrero, Mexico, and family behind, my brother-in-law came to the United States at the age of 15. Surpassing countless struggles and obstacles, he successfully crossed the border to come into the U.S., the land of opportunities. He's been...

Immigration & his American dream

Immigration & his American dream

“At that time, my biggest fear was being illegal and at any moment can get taken out of the U.S.”  The United States is filled with a diverse variety of immigrants. Most of the time, these immigrants receive a bad reputation from society. In fact, my grandpa was an...

Koi ballet by Terri Kelly Moyer

Koi ballet by Terri Kelly Moyer

Recently, my honors literature class had the pleasure of visiting the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park. My class and I visited several exhibits but one painting stood out to me but Koi Ballet by Terri Kelly Moyers. This piece by Terri Kelly Moyers...

Immigration & the American dream

Immigration & the American dream

My mother, Marcela Chavez, is a 43-year-old woman who works as a sales clerk at Super King market. She came to the United States on Nov. 8, 1998, after her husband Juan, my father did, both from Michoacan, Mexico. Marcela came to the U.S. with her son Lalo when he was...

Immigration & a new life

Immigration & a new life

She came to this country illegally, but is now influencing the minds of teenagers. She spends her days from 8 a.m until 3:25 p.m. with high school students at Los Angeles River School and then goes home to her two kids, Matthew, 17, and Marylu, 13. My Spanish teacher,...