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Maybe 2020 is What We Needed

Protest against police brutality in response to George Floyd’s death.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

June 9, 2020

To be honest, the beginning of this year already had us concerned about the rest of the year. From wildfires to crashes to murder hornets to a pandemic, the world is hoping for this year to turn around somehow. After the devastating death of an unarmed black man named George Floyd, at the hands of poli...

Healthy Distractions During Tough Times

Homemade cookies from scratch during quarantine to take my mind off the world for a little.

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

June 4, 2020

During this time of ongoing mental and physical distress many people are constantly being updated on the news with every waking moment. However, sometimes people just need a distraction. With friends not being able to be seen and family members being seen a little too often, people are in a mindset ...

Junior Year Reflection

As we enter the last few weeks of the 2019-20 school year, I wanted to reflect on this year and how much change has occurred.

Katherine Ortiz, Photojournalist

June 4, 2020

It felt like just yesterday I was being handed my schedule as I scrambled to study for my first day of school quizzes. Junior year has passed us by so quickly, and I wanted to reflect on the past months and how they have altered my life. I started off the new school year by quitting the sport I played...

Why We Are More Than America’s Next Favorite Tragedy

We are more than the tragic children that society seems to think we are.

Zachary Ninomiya, Section Editor

June 4, 2020

It is no small fact that nearly everyone loves a good tragedy.  News outlets know that tragedy creates interesting stories; this interest, in turn, allows the stories to spread quickly throughout the public.  Amidst the tragedy that is the coronavirus, a new tragedy appears as graduation comes eve...

Potential Risks of a Rushed Vaccine

While a vaccine could bring an end to this pandemic, many need to be cautious of how a recordly developed vaccine could potentially affect people.

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

June 4, 2020

With the coronavirus around, many have been talking about the development of a vaccine. Some think that it may be our only hope for things to go back to “normal”, as the death count in the US has just reached 100,000. Vaccines typically take around 10-15 years to develop, making the plan for this to be ...

Avoid the Bitterness

The class of 2020 is still being celebrated.

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2020

During the first two weeks of June, I will have reached two of the biggest landmarks in a person’s life. I turned 18 yesterday and I will be graduating six days from now. I’ve officially reached adulthood, I’ve departed from my adolescent life and am beginning to prep myself for my future.  ...

California’s business lockdown should be lifted with additional public health measures put into place

Downtown Los Angeles’ usually bustling Grand Avenue sees light traffic during the lockdown.

Sharon Sun, Photojournalist

June 4, 2020

On March 19th, amongst a surge of coronavirus cases rising within the United States, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order for Californians to stay at home, essentially putting a lockdown over the state’s civilian action. According to KSLA News, non-essential businesses were closed and Cali...

More Than a Virus

Protests against the coronavirus in Huntington Beach reveal the priorities of some individuals during this critical, unprecedented time.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic erupting in December of last year has resulted in more than global lockdowns, economic recessions, and healthcare crises--it has completely flipped the world upside down in ways which expose the numerous flaws of the current status quo.   Socioeconomic disparities have always been p...

Taking a “Peep” at Easter’s Iconic Marshmallow Treats

There are so many different Peeps to choose from.

Kylie de Best, Photojournalist

May 28, 2020

Peeps are a delicious marshmallow treat, coated in a sweet layer of sugar. Sold in a variety of flavors, from fruit punch to pancake, there is a choice for everyone. Although they are marketed towards any holiday, they are typically found around Easter time. Originating in Pennsylvania in 1953, they we...

What Type of Pets Do Households Contain the Most Of?

Dogs and cats are the two most popular pet choices in the United States.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

May 27, 2020

Pets are such a huge part of so many different families' lives. They cheer us up after bad days at school or work, and (usually) give us something to be happy about. It’s why your family pet feels just as important as a family member; they’re always there for you, and you spend so much time arou...

Best of Iced Coffee in Orange County

Orange County is home to some of the most loved coffee shops.

Riley Pietsch, Photojournalist

May 27, 2020

As the loneliness of quarantine worsens, little trips to the store or local cafe can be quite eventful. With very little social interactions, I often find myself constantly in need of daily trips that allow me to make my way out of my normal isolation within my home. One of my favorite locations to vis...

PBS vs. BBC

“Bill Nye the Science Guy” was one of the most popular and iconic television series on PBS, and the success of the show gave Nye a current net worth of 6.5 million.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

May 23, 2020

Since the United States gained independence from Britain in 1776, there has always been a certain pride in whatever is accomplished as a country. The United States constantly strives for greatness in each aspect of national identity, and the country has had significant influence on popular culture…...

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