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Finding Yourself in the Neverending Tale of Beauty Standards

Isabel Umekubo, Photo and Video Editor

May 23, 2020

If you think this is going to be your regular uplifting, inspiring speech about body image, you have come to the wrong place. The stars of the new century have brought forth brand new beauty standards, along with brand new messages. Of course, the projection of self-love is a beautiful thing, and as...

“I’m Sorry, Are My Shoulders Distracting You?”

Chelsea McKinnon, Photo and Video Editor

May 23, 2020

Since 1969, dress codes have been a focal point among schools around the world. Administration deciding what students can wear and cannot wear. Female students are often “dress-coded” if their skirts/shorts aren’t at a finger-tips length. Off-the-shoulder tops and spaghetti strapped tops are frowned...

Bandwagoning Will Define Our Future As Teens

Nolee Bugarin, Copy Editor

May 23, 2020

Tik Tok dances to political stances— today a lot of what youth perceive to be their own opinions tend to be heavily influenced by the content they see on a daily basis. 72% of Instagram users are below the age of 18 while 70% of Twitter users are below the age of 30. Between these two heavily used...

We Don’t Run America But We Make America Run

Jocelyn Hernandez, Photo and Video Editor

May 23, 2020

(Photo credit: Nitish Meena) The inequitable justices that happened hundreds, of years ago with Latinos migrating from the land from which they originated to the United States had begun for a better living status financially and educationally, not only for them but for their families. From travel...

All Hail The Tiger King

Kaiya Alsobrook

May 1, 2020

Netflix has found a way to master the art of storytelling with the release of its new hit documentary series“Tiger King”. This eight-episode series reveals all the secrets of people in the big cat industry. With each episode being a little under an hour, the story that the streaming service tells...

Talking Periods… and not the Grammatical Kind

Maya Lyou

April 27, 2020

Menstruation products and feminist symbols art ( Period poverty is not an uncommon phrase within the feminist community, but where it’s not so typical is modern-day society. Around the world, there are more than 800 million people who menstruate daily. It’s often stigmatized and ...

On My Block Season 3 Review

Scarlet Ruiz

April 16, 2020

Get ready to get spooked on 16th street by Lil Ricky and his cuchillos. The Netflix original show ‘On My Block’ returns with a third season, but will it live up to the hype and appraisal it has previously gotten?  At this point, there is only so much that Monse, Cesar, Ruby, Jamal, and Jasmi...

‘Gentefied’ Review: They Have 99 Problems and Can’t Escape One

‘Gentefied’ Review: They Have 99 Problems and Can’t Escape One

Bridget Reyes

April 16, 2020

  Source: Netflix  *Spoiler Alert* Netflix recently released an original show called Gentefied. Not only does this show scream bad luck but it also gives a pretty intimate look at the Morales family. The Morales family lives and runs a family restaurant in Boyle Heights. They are also...

The Silent Censorship Foreign Journalists Face in China

Xochitl Marin

March 24, 2020

On February 3rd, an opinion article was published in the Wall Street Journal titled, China is the Real Sick Man of Asia,  which led to the unfair expulsion of three Wall Street journalists, displaying the misuse of censorship the Chinese government abuses against foreign reporters.   Wal...

Parasite: A Movie That Highlights The Economic Disparities in Society

Parasite: A Movie That Highlights The Economic Disparities in Society

Veronica Sierra

March 5, 2020

Winning four categories, sweeping major awards at the 92nd Academy Awards, Parasite not only entertains but also depicts the hopes and disparities of reality.  “Parasite” was released on October 5, 2019,  and was positively acclaimed by critics receiving a total score of 96 on Metacritic. The ...

Celia Cruz: An important Figure of Black History Month

Celia Cruz: An important Figure of Black History Month

Veronica Sierra

March 4, 2020

If you grew up listening to salsa in your household, you probably heard the name Celia Cruz, with her joyful music and Afro-Latinx vibes.  If you haven’t heard her name you probably heard the most famous catchphrase in most of her songs: “Azúcar,” making her recognizable whenever her music is playe...

Mac Miller ‘Circles’ Album Review

Scarlet Ruiz, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

On January 17th, Mac Miller released his last album for his fans, despite the fact that he wasn’t there to listen to the music nor see his fan’s reactions. The 26-year-old rapper, who was originally from Pittsburgh, started his music career by creating mixtapes that helped propel him into the ...

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