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Dear society: An open letter

Dear society: An open letter

Dearest Society, I have a foreign language class for third period. It was today that I had an issue with this arrangement, or, frankly, this class in general. I’m a generally devout student; I usually enjoy attending school. Alas, not today. As the yearly routine...

Fifteen: Thoughts From a Teen Who Has Barely Lived

Fifteen: Thoughts From a Teen Who Has Barely Lived

Fifteen-years-old is an uncomfortable age. It is the golden era of raging teenage hormones, cluelessness of your peers, and superficial knowledge for the sake of an advanced placement class. Education and life itself always seem like a lie, or so says the existential...

Teens of L.A.: AmaSING

Teens of L.A.: AmaSING

Two-year-old Sarah Wong stands with tears streaming down her face when she realizes that she is the only one singing at the Music Together event for children and parents. But don’t worry, now that Wong’s 17, she plays the piano, sings in concerts, and even performs as...

A girl who loves soap operas

A girl who loves soap operas

Guadalupe Gámez attends East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School. Guadalupe, 17, loves to discover new things and goes on to adventures that makes her forget about all her problems. She loves to eat Mexican food, which makes her stomach...

Meet the senior with sports dreams

Meet the senior with sports dreams

Carlos Flores is a resident of California, he came to this country five years ago. He is originally from Puebla, Mexico. Flores lived there for 11 years and attended elementary school for six years. At the age of 12, he moved to the United Sates. He is currently a...

Jenny the little one

Jenny the little one

Jennifer Gomez is currently a senior attending East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy, one of the five high schools on the Torres campus. In the fall she wants to attend either California State University, Los Angeles or California State University, Northridge. Since...

A girl who loves soap operas

An open-minded student

Karina Ramirez is a high school senior who is currently enrolled at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy on the Torres campus where she is the secretary for Inner Beauty Club. The club is a place where you can be yourself without being judged and come up with ideas...