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Civic Youth: Free summer program at City Hall

Civic Youth: Free summer program at City Hall

Are you between the age of 14 and 24 and want to make a positive difference and empower your community? Look no further!  The City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment is excited to offer a leadership program designed for youth and young adults aged...

Review: Who Is Billie Eilish?

Review: Who Is Billie Eilish?

Billie Eilish is unlike any other artist in the music industry. At just the age of 16, she has found her voice and she's already killing it. Her inspiration is drawn from artists like Lana Del Rey and Tyler, The Creator, but she has created her own original sound...

Opinion: Making America Fat Again

Opinion: Making America Fat Again

Obesity is a rapidly growing and vastly underestimated epidemic impending upon the youth of America. The American food culture is known for being big, fast, fake and unhealthy. With increasingly limited access to fresh foods and produce and the fast-paced day-to-day...

DIY Spaces: LA teens create art, music, life

DIY Spaces: LA teens create art, music, life

It’s 8:30 p.m. on the corner of 3rd and Main in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Stretching their legs after 40 minute Metro rides, lines of teenagers curve around the side of a black painted brick warehouse, collaged in an eclectic arrangement of rain-weathered...

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

We’ve all been there. On the brink of an emotional breakdown, (maybe even in the middle of one) concerned about school, extracurriculars, college, what the heck we’re going to be and do in the future. Every negative emotion you know bottled up and boiling, and feeling...

The grass is greener with LAPD

The grass is greener with LAPD

When I was little my dad and I used to spend our Sunday mornings sipping chocolate milk and coffee while watching the news. On the news there was always something being said about the police and most of the time, it was always something negative. My television always...

Why e-cigarette use is skyrocketing among the youth

Why e-cigarette use is skyrocketing among the youth

If you walk into a classroom of 40 high school students, how many of those students would you expect to have tried or used e-cigarettes? According to the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), 15 of those 40 students (or 37.5% of high school students) would have...

Teenage advocate for environmental changes in her community

Teenage advocate for environmental changes in her community

The one thing that sets me apart from others is that I’m cooperative when working with people. It all started when I attended high school at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy as a freshman. At that time I didn’t have friends and I was motivated to join clubs and...