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Poem: Mother’s Voice

Poem: Mother’s Voice

'Mother's Voice' is a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2018 Gold Medal winner and nationally recognized poem written on heritage, heartache and embracing your history, inspired by my journey as the daughter of immigrants and a first generation Indian American....

Women in Black history

Women in Black history

Whenever I think of Black History Month or see articles and various other media about the month, it tends to focus on MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and other various males and females. Since I go to an all-girls school, I wanted to focus solely on black women's...

Women Are STEAMing Up

Women Are STEAMing Up

When I could not fall asleep one night, I did not scroll through my phone, I did not read a book and I did not draw. I did physics. I wondered how to calculate the velocity of a rocket after an infinite amount of mass particles were shot out from the engine. Proud of...

When do girls become women?

When do girls become women?

"Mija limpia, mija cocina, mija ayudame, Honey clean up, Honey cook, Honey help me." Sound familiar? Pretty sure 99% of us girls know what I’m talking about, if not then sorry some of you girls are still little girls and not young ladies. The girls who understand this...

When do girls become women?

Being independent

Silvia Gonzalez is a student at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy in Esteban E. Torres High School. She’s been attending ELARA since her freshman year and is now in her junior year. Since her freshman and sophomore year, she’s been playing for the girls' junior...

Commentary: Disney shines spotlight on two female directors

Commentary: Disney shines spotlight on two female directors

Many are unaware of the faces behind filmmaking, but films with a production cost of over $100 million are rarely directed or produced by a female. Currently, Disney has two independent female directors in its lineup, Niki Caro of “Mulan” and Ava Duvernay of “A...