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Journey Over the State Line

Journey Over the State Line

Samin Champion, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018

College, the personification of adulthood for most teenagers; idealized by family, peers, and the media, college is considered one of the biggest stepping stones into the real world. However, an excellent opportunity for most, if not approached carefully, can easily turn disastrous. Venturing away f...

Gratitude and Action Over Guilt and Distractions

Gratitude and Action Over Guilt and Distractions

Alison Howard, Web Designer

June 5, 2018

On January 8, 2018 I felt an immense amount of guilt and anxiety walking into CVS. Just a few days prior I had been frantically searching for a final box of Clotrimazole cream because I had a four-year-old boy with an extreme case of Scabies and I knew the Gentalene cream which is more common in Myan...

Summertime is the Time

Summertime is the Time

Jimmy Martir, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018

Summer 2018 is right around the corner and there are major things to check off bucket lists in this season of heat.  The last day of school for Da Vinci Communications (DVC) students is June 14, a minimum day. The first day of summer vacation opens the door to many new possibilities. Some student...

“Unaccompanied” Youth

“Unaccompanied” Youth

Milan Washington, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018

Sad. Alone. Confused. Lost.  About 1.3 million homeless youth around the world are living on the streets, sleeping in abandoned buildings, or crashing with friends and strangers. California shelters more than 200,000 homeless youth itself. Alyson, a current runaway, has been homeless since th...

Humans of Metro

Humans of Metro

Vanessa Hernandez, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

“Expo line to Santa Monica now arriving.” The empty colorful seats and the squeaking of wheels against the metal. The day is still young, men and women seated. A young man with frizzy curly hair bobbing his head to the beats playing in his earphones, and another man just a few seats away on his...

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

Riley Arnold, Entertainment Editor

April 20, 2018

Earth does not belong to us; We belong to Earth.” – Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe and Dkhw’Duw’Absh chief. Every year on April 22nd Earth Day is celebrated in the U.S. Although not one of the most celebrated holidays, Earth Day is vital for contemporary society and is defined as “the ...

Beyond the Festival Grounds

Beyond the Festival Grounds

Tatiana Uribe, Assistant Editor In Chief

April 20, 2018

Colorful and zany outfits, hair and jewelry. Top artists, influencers, and public figures almost all in attendance year after year. But what happens when lights and stages are taken down and the vibes leave the landscape? Throughout the last decade Coachella Music Festival weekends have become an annual st...

End Of School Year Struggles: Fighting Procrastination

End Of School Year Struggles: Fighting Procrastination

James Skinner, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Summer is almost here and students are just about washed up and ready for a long resting period. This has lead to a lack of production in work, and at this time of year with testing, finals, and college exams, students have to fight the urge to procrastinate. ACT and SAT exams have arrived for high scho...

Caught Up in the Moment

Caught Up in the Moment

Kayla Mitchell, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Social media, where generations of people from Baby Boomers to Gen Z are communicating with each other through various forms of technology instantly. According to Statista, in 2019, there will be an estimated 2.77 billion social media users in the world.    Since social media programs like MySpace and...

This is What Democracy Looks Like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Janae Polk and Tatiana Uribe, Editor-In-Chief and Assistant Editor-In-Chief

March 23, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018. As high school classes across the nation engaged in business as usual and the clock neared 10:00 a.m. the tension in classrooms grew heavy. Teachers and students looked back and forth between the clock and each other to see, who was going to be the first? The first to wal...

A Way of Life at Artlife Gallery

A Way of Life at Artlife Gallery

Erica Bentley, DVC News Editor

March 23, 2018

A freezing chill from a whistling wind to the warm glow of the lights And the hollow beat of the music from a DJ A warm welcome from kind faces and a beautiful scene   When people generally think of an art gallery, the first thing that may come to mind are the classic paintings of...

Girls Who Code: Closing the STEM Gender Gap One Summer at a Time

Girls Who Code: Closing the STEM Gender Gap One Summer at a Time

Ashley Banks, Web Designer

March 23, 2018

There is a tremendous gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields; although women make up a majority of the workforce, they continue to make up a small portion of the tech field. Past generations have attempted to increase the number of women interested in the STEM...

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