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The harm caused by plastic pollution

The harm caused by plastic pollution

Plastic pollution has been around since the 1960s and up to today's date, the amount of plastic found in our oceans has increased over the years. This an issue that has to be taken more seriously because it's putting humans and marine life at risk. We produce 300...

Column: Fighting hate with optimism

Column: Fighting hate with optimism

As a little girl, my grandfather would read me fairytales every night before bed. I was transported out of our lonely apartment in the bustling city to a magical princess fairyland where anything was possible. As I've gotten older, the only aspect of my life that has...

Column: A ‘Love Letter’ to poetry

Column: A ‘Love Letter’ to poetry

Like satin, the syllables slip off of structured stanzas, stumbling then settling into the softened recesses of my heart. I swallow, and then this art, this poem, plummets, like stone, like a cherry pit, into the round of my stomach. This is it: what we have lost to...

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Opinion: The legacy of George Floyd

Before George Floyd turned into a hashtag, he was somebody’s father.  “I want to touch the world,” Jonathan Veal recalls Floyd saying. In Floyd’s youth, he received an athletic scholarship and is remembered for his sense of humor, compassion and tall physique. After...

Opinion: L.A.’s homeless population needs support now

Opinion: L.A.’s homeless population needs support now

Echo Park Lake reopened May 26, after homeless people were forced out in late March. Authorities fenced off Echo Park Lake and closed it to the public March 24, forcing out people who resided in a homeless encampment, according to L.A. Mag. Hundreds of supporters of...

Opinion: Donald Trump: a fascist leader

Opinion: Donald Trump: a fascist leader

Fascism: “a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.” According to a Newsweek Op-Ed by Robert...

Opinion: How to fight anti-Asian racism

Opinion: How to fight anti-Asian racism

There is a long history of Asian American racism that many people are unaware of. Chinese miners in America were charged a Foreign Miners Tax and received hostility from the white miners during the 19th century. Later, the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 forbade Chinese...