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The Red Burden: A Homeless Woman’s Tale

The Red Burden: A Homeless Woman’s Tale

Martina Flores and Riley Arnold, Opinion Editor and Entertainment Editor

June 5, 2018

Near Downtown Los Angeles in a city called Boyle Heights, Brittney and her boyfriend, “Spider,” live in a cramped, blue tent next to the Washington Boulevard Bridge. Both of them are currently homeless and repair broken bikes to make small cash for a living. Inside of their tent, there are two sm...

Gentrification in Inglewood: Its Unremitting Effects

Gentrification in Inglewood: Its Unremitting Effects

Janae Olivia Polk, Jazmyn Davis, and Milan Washington, Editor in Chief, News Editor, and Staff Writer

June 5, 2018

  From the closed-cornered familial restaurants, to the rough, jagged texture of streets, and overbearing traffic due to construction; Inglewood isn’t the same as it used to be. By many definitions, gentrification can be defined as the act of renovating urban neighborhoods by means of the influ...

Accessibility Within Metro

Accessibility Within Metro

James Skinner and Christian Espinosa

May 17, 2018

Terry Williams, a Los Angeles resident, helped build one of the Metro lines years ago. After getting hit by a car, he now uses the Metro every day. “It’s easy to use,” Williams said, after getting on the train at the 7th Street/Metro Center, adding that it’s easy to get around Los Angeles...

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...

Welcoming Metro

Welcoming Metro

Kayla Mitchell, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

On Thursday,  May 3, 2018, Metro employees traveled to Da Vinci Communications High School, where juniors and sophomores pitched ideas they created for their Metro project. In this project, juniors partnered with Metro to seek solutions, within their respective pathways, about the lack of youth u...

DVC At NACAC College Fair

DVC At NACAC College Fair

Kayla Mitchell and Samin Champion, Staff Writers

May 2, 2018

On April 26, 2018, sophomores and juniors at Da Vinci Communications participated in the 2018 National Association for College Admission Counseling College Fair (NACAC).  Representatives from over 1,000 colleges and universities from around the U.S. provided information about their establishments to high sch...

Denim Day at DVC

Denim Day at DVC

Tatiana Uribe, Martina Flores, and Christian Espinosa

April 25, 2018

“You might feel alone or not supported but there are men and women everywhere who do support you and are working hard to show that,” Timothy Davis, resource teacher at DVC.

You Want To Go Green? Well, Here’s How!

You Want To Go Green? Well, Here’s How!

Martina Flores, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2018

The Great LA River Clean Up is just around the corner for those who are interested in helping make Los Angeles greener. This specific clean up is named the largest urban river cleanup in America with thousands of people picking up at least a 100 tons of trash. Saturday, April 21 is the last day of the clean up,...

This Concerns You Too

This Concerns You Too

Jazmyn Davis, DVC News Editor

April 20, 2018

“It was her fault”; “She lead them on”; “She shouldn’t have worn that”; “Boys will be boys.” These are often familiar phrases that correspond with rape culture, revealing the ignorance surrounding those with these perceptions. According to the Oxford English Living Dictionaries, r...

Living in One of The World’s Most Lively Cities: A Resident’s Guide to L.A.

Living in One of The World’s Most Lively Cities: A Resident’s Guide to L.A.

Rocio Handal Rodriguez, Humans of DVC Editor

April 20, 2018

Los Angeles is a large and well-known city that has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents. There are a variety of places that you can go; however, it is hard to be a Los Angeles resident for almost 10 years, and figure out where to go when I’m bored because I’ve already gone to the “must vis...

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...

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