Is Being Deaf a Disability?

Khivani Young

May 2, 2018

For many in the Deaf community, being deaf goes beyond what may be classified as a disability. In fact, many in the deaf community do not consider themselves to be disabled at all. To begin, there is a difference between deaf and Deaf. Referring to the spelling with a lowercase “d,” it is si...

Coachella: Background and Weekend One Coverage

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

May 2, 2018

Since its creation in 1999, the The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been host to some of the music industry's biggest names. Thus, giving it it’s status as one of the most famous and renowned music festivals, not just in the United States, but all over the world. The lineups for each ...

Dez Bryant Released After Eight Seasons

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

April 24, 2018

Dez Bryant played 113 games with the Dallas Cowboys in his eight season stint with the team. He produced over 531 receptions for over 7,450 yards, with a franchise record of 73 touchdown receptions. He was a three time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver and one time All-Pro. This is the player Dallas traded-up in front...

I Dare You to See “Truth or Dare”

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

April 20, 2018

We’re four months into 2018, and yet another horror film has been released. My friend and I went to go see “Insidious: The Last Key” back in January. As we were sitting there through the ten minute long previews of movies, we saw the trailer to “Truth or Dare.” I snuck out my phone, went to m...

Laura Ingraham Bullies a Parkland Teen

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

April 18, 2018

After claiming that Parkland students don’t have enough gun knowledge to criticize Nikolas Cruz, a former student that entered a high school and took 17 innocent lives, Laura Ingraham made it clear that students do not have sufficient gun knowledge to take a stance on the issue of automatic weapons....

The Greatest Showman Does Not Disappoint!

Alyssa Johnson, Writer

April 18, 2018

I am not a fan of musicals. I have always wondered how it makes sense to have people burst into song and dance without having any actual reason to. I never bought into the craze, but after I was finally convinced to give this film a try, I fell in love! “The Greatest Showman” is a biography of th...

It It Too Late For Gun Reform?

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

April 18, 2018

People who live in cities like Compton, Los Angeles, Inglewood, or South Central have been shot and killed almost every night since the 1990s. But how many of those deaths were reported, seen in published articles, or used as motives to raise awareness? Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Dougl...

America Does Not Rank Well in Terms of Education

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

April 18, 2018

According to Business Insider, Independent, and Edudemic, the United States does not place in the top best school systems in the world. This doesn’t really come as a surprise for most. In the U.S., schools haven’t improved to somewhere each student can learn in a way that will help advance their ed...

“On My Block” Leaves Audiences Craving More

Nena Roland, Writer

April 18, 2018

Netflix has been on a role recently releasing quality original movies and shows, targeting teen audiences. Their new series “On My Block” is no exception. This coming of age story follows the lives of four best friends, Monsae (Sierra Capri), Ruby (Jason Genao), Jamal (Brett Gray), and Caesar (Diego...

Sexual Assault in Every Day Life

Natalie Taylor, Writer

April 18, 2018

On average, 288,820 people are victims of sexual assault in America, and the number is continuing to rise. America is ranked thirteenth for most rape cases in the world. These statistics do not even take into account the number of people too scared to come forward with their story. “Sexual assa...

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season Two Review

Khivani Young, Writer

April 10, 2018

This time last year, Netflix debuted their series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” adapted from the Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) book series of the same name. The initial season followed the devastating and tormented lives of the Baudelaire orphans as they are chased by proclaimed villain, C...

RuPaul’s Transphobic Comments Stirs Communi-tea

Khivani Young, Writer

April 10, 2018

Earlier this month, world-famous drag queen and host of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, made comments that appeared in an interview of The Guardian and faced immediate and intense backlash from the community he proclaims to represent and be a part of. RuPaul’s comments were in response on how ...

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