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TruthFinder has Information on Everyone: Ethical or Not?

TruthFinder has Information on Everyone: Ethical or Not?

Reya Mehta, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

   In today’s world, privacy has gone extinct. About 49 million Instagram influencers, celebrities and brands had their accounts breached on May 20. Their private contact information, including their location, email address and phone number, were exposed.     There have been so many data breaches ...

Thank You, Next: Why I’m not a Feminist

Thank You, Next: Why I’m not a Feminist

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

   This summer I visited a museum in bustling NYC and, after a few minutes of mindless wandering, ended up in their gift shop. There I saw some tastelessly designed merchandise that practically screamed about how amazing women were, and that we should fight for equal rights as men. After cringing a...

The Hallyu Wave is Drowning Me

The Hallyu Wave is Drowning Me

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

   I can clearly remember my childhood and the usual routine I would have after school. After finishing my homework, I would scramble up to my grandmother, lying next to her on our warm heated mat. I’d be intrigued by the cliche, dramatic plot of a rich, good-looking company heir’s tight-lipped m...

What a “Climate Emergency” Means For Us

September 15, 2019

On May 1, The UK parliament declared a “climate emergency.” Not even a month later, New York City declared one, too. And now the City Council of Los Angeles is going further to initiate its declaration. As the urgency to protect our environment rises in activists and few politicians, what does this “climate ...

The Evils of the Child Acting Industry

The Evils of the Child Acting Industry

Anonymous, Staff Writer

September 14, 2019

  Trigger warning: mention of sexual abuse/rape  “He told me to leave as fast as possible,” Cole Carter recounted. “The police came in. I’m really grateful for the parent that saved my life.”      At the mere age of 16, Carter, a Hart High junior, has built quite a caree...

Self-Care Accounts are a Plague On Social Media

Mia Ouyang, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Self-Care Accounts are the Plague of Social Media    I’m starting this article with the message that taking care of your mental and physical health is great. It’s important to remember that people are allowed to do things they actually enjoy. It’s not a bad thing to want to take care of yo...

on putting yourself first

on putting yourself first

Iman Baber

September 10, 2019

Lying in the bottom drawer of my desk is a journal I have owned for seven years.  It’s first thirty or so pages are filled with the doodles and chronicles of nine to twelve year old me. Rereading the innocent entries, I can’t help but smile at the crooked handwriting, cartoonish people, and the ...

Ten Things I’ve Learned Being the Quiet Person

Ten Things I’ve Learned Being the Quiet Person

Iman Baber

September 9, 2019

I feel like a lot of people know me as the quiet kid, that kid in an odd space in the class who doesn’t talk much. I have always been an introverted person, preferring listening over speaking. I never really regarded my introvertedness as an obstacle, rather, it was a unique and integral part of w...

Beauty is Pain is Hunger: The Eating Disorder Community on Tumblr

Beauty is Pain is Hunger: The Eating Disorder Community on Tumblr

Mia Ouyang, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

   About a year ago, I had stumbled onto a website bluntly named “MyProAna,” where a forum was discussing what their favorite “thinspo” photos were. They were using that term, “thinspo,” to describe anything that spurred them to keep losing weight, and it lead to the gaping black hole t...

Dayton and El Paso Pull the Trigger on America’s Gun Control

Dayton and El Paso Pull the Trigger on America’s Gun Control

Jaeeun Park, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

   What were you doing the morning of Aug. 3? Sleeping in on a warm Saturday morning, walking your dog or out at brunch? For some people in El Paso, Texas, the time was spent hiding in the fluorescent aisles of Wal-Mart, while an active gunman with a twisted agenda roamed the premises.     About ...

Sleep deprivation is taking over West Ranch in the name of education

Sleep deprivation is taking over West Ranch in the name of education

Jessica Son, Copy Editor

August 29, 2019

  Dark eyebags, messy hair, sweatshirts and sweatpants. Every teenager has those moments when they go to school as an absolute mess after pulling an all-nighter. Students are nodding off to sleep in classes, and some look like zombies until they have had a cup of coffee. It’s unusual to see students ...

Teachers on Mental Health

Alexa Empleo and Jessica Son

June 4, 2019

Through the decades, mental health has been gaining recognition as a major issue in teenagers’ lives. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, the average high school student today has the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s. Mental wellbeing is som...

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