The Vitruvian Post

The student news site of Da Vinci Communications High School

The Vitruvian Post

The student news site of Da Vinci Communications High School

The Vitruvian Post

The student news site of Da Vinci Communications High School

“Can You Hear Me Now?”

Reese Gonzalez May 23, 2020

Cell phones and teens, a combination you see so often these days. Teens and children use their phones for around seven hours a day, nearly as long as a school day. In 2016 3.50 billion people worldwide...

The Machismo and Marianismo Culture Perpetuates Toxic Masculinity and Sexist Gender Roles in Latinx Households

Kimberly Perez May 23, 2020

Machismo is a culture now ingrained in certain Latinx households, forcing young boys to be “macho”; essentially strong both physically and mentally. Machistas generally are expected to be dominant...

How Can Students Grading their Teachers Become Effective?

Milan Boykins May 23, 2020

Students have an opinion and voice too. Their way of being taught should be addressed. Grading teachers has been an idea that’s been around for years but has it really come into place or enforced...

To Protect and Serve

Kevin Lagarde May 23, 2020

Imagine you receive a phone call from the police of your local town early morning around five am. They inform you that your 17-year-old child of color has been arrested and put in a holding cell awaiting...

The Ugly Truth About Tik Tok

Kaiya Alsobrook May 23, 2020

Tik Tok may be hiding black excellence from its 800 million users. When I’m scrolling through Tik Tok’s ‘For You’ page, I always notice teenagers doing the same skits: lip-syncing, dancing,...

Is Dance a Sport?

Julie Barrios May 23, 2020

Photo credit: Alyssa Ramirez, 11th grader at DVD I’ve been dancing since I can remember; dance has been the only sport I’ve ever been a part of. When I was in elementary school, others would...

Is Dancing a Sport?

Cierra Pringle May 23, 2020

The question has been up for debate for many years. Should dance be considered a sport? Some argue that it, of course, is a sport. Others argue that it’s nowhere near being nor should be considered a...

The Bullying Catastrophe

Adali Trujillo May 23, 2020

Young Americans ages 12-18 get bullied within one school year. 160,000 of those teens tend to skip school at least every month because of how unsafe they feel getting bullied. School environments we...

Menstrual Products Are Not A Luxury. Period.

Ashley Quic May 23, 2020

Photo credit: Ashley Quic From the time a young girl begins her journey into womanhood, she will have the necessity of buying various womanly products to make her comfortable with new changes. This...

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,...

“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...

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...