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More electives are needed at L.A. River High

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

Wouldn’t you like to have more options for electives? More classes which you find interesting? Having more electives in our school means having more classes you enjoy, more opportunities to learn and having the benefit to discover new passions. Our school should...

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

Students should take advantage of home periods

Time is so precious and not everyone takes advantage of it, especially teenagers. One reason being we spend so much of our time in school. A small resolution to that would be home periods (a period taken off your schedule for you to go home). I have a home period and...

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

Tips on how to excel in a college interview

College is viewed as an important pathway to build up our future careers. Through extracurriculars, volunteering, opportunities, and internships, students constantly take part in various activities in order to improve their chances of getting into college. People...

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

8 tips for waking up early in the morning

Getting out of bed for school is every student's daily struggle. Having to peel their eyes open between 5-6AM makes them feel groggy, uneager to learn and start the day. Alarm clocks are rendered ineffective when all students can just press snooze over and over again....

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

Opinion: students desensitized to gun violence

Recently, Calabasas High School students have been exposed to the dangers of violence around campus. First, the Los Angeles Unified School District closed down all 900 schools in its district due to an anonymous bomb threat. The day after, CHS went on lockdown due to...

More electives are needed at L.A. River High

School’s almost out, which means new beginnings await

June 10 might be the day that many of us seniors see each other for the last time. It’s been a tough, exciting, and fun experience for us all. It has been a long four years but now we are moving on to bigger and better things like college or work. It’s no time to be...

Anxiety in the atmosphere

Anxiety in the atmosphere

As Shawnee Mission East senior Caroline Birt drove out of Baker University’s campus on a brisk February afternoon, she turned to her mom, cracked a smile, and told her, “This is where I want to go to school.” For the first time in over seven months, Birt made a...

Opinion: How school can lead to death

Opinion: How school can lead to death

School can actually lead high school students to a quicker death, in other words, it can lead students to commit suicide. As crazy and chilling as that might sound, it is quite possible. I had the chance to interview some of my fellow classmates about the situations...

The academic epidemic

The academic epidemic

It's a problem every teacher has to face, regardless of grade, school or subject; it implies self-degradation, loss of trust and a ruined transcript. It brings to mind math formulas written on the back of an eraser, answers scribbled on the wrapper of a plastic water...