Opinion

Should You Take the AP Exams?

Should You Take the AP Exams?

The end of the school year is slowly approaching, and the beginning of AP Exams looms on the horizon. The AP Exams take place in May and cover subjects ranging from Chemistry to European History. But are these AP Exams really necessary? Although the AP program might help to better prepare students for college, these […]

SAT or ACT: Take the Right Test

SAT or ACT: Take the Right Test

For many students, choosing between SAT and ACT may be a grey area because all the traditional standards and lack of self-awareness. There is a lot of controversy about whether or not students should dedicate themselves to one test. For many years, taking the SAT has been the norm in the minds of parents and […]

Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

Bucket List: Stairs towards an Unrepenting Life

“Kick the Bucket,” is an english idiom meaning “to die” originating from the notion that people hanged themselves by standing on a bucket with a rope around their neck and then kick the bucket away. It led me to question, “Will people regret their life the second before they die?” According to “The Top Five […]

Community, School, and Church

Celebrating Prom at CVHS

Celebrating Prom at CVHS

One phrase: “Will you go to prom with me?” and that’s a happily ever after. Prom is a thing that most girls want to experience. Even students like Charis Ahn, a freshman at UCLA who isn’t “the type of girl who likes stuff like prom” agree that “girls have a thing where they want to […]

Senior Advice

Senior Advice

As the end of the school year approaches, the seniors leave their high school while the rest stays worrying what will come up next for them. Many students are concerned about their AP’s, GPA’s, and any mistakes they could make during high school life. And because of those apprehensions, students stress over their futures. Therefore, […]

End of the Year Activities

End of the Year Activities

The end of the school year is approaching and AP testing has now come to a close. However, there is still one month until the year ends even for the classes that have already “finished”. For these classes, many teachers opt to have their students do a project of sorts to effectively and studious utilize […]

Society, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle

Trump and Adolescents

Trump and Adolescents

It has been over a few good months since Donald Trump has been taken the position of Commander-in-Chief and since the beginning the younger generation doubted his capabilities in leading the most powerful country in the world.  And while the opinions of many adults have been taken into consideration, those of Generation Z feel they […]

The Effect of Music on Millennials

The Effect of Music on Millennials

Everywhere I go, I hear it. No matter where I may be, whether it is at school, a restaurant, the mall, and even my home, there’s no escaping it. For many, music is a daily part of life, especially for millennials. According to Digital Music News in 2016, “Millennials listen to 75% more music than […]

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

As a policy that seeks to correct for past wrongs by doing something in the present, affirmative action has been controversial since its inception 25 years ago. That controversy continues today as it comes once again under judicial review and under the scrutiny of general public. Some argue that though the pursuit of racial justice […]

Korea, Koreans, and Korean Americans

Greengates’ South Koreans Go International

Greengates’ South Koreans Go International

The long wait had finally come to an end with Greengates School’s 40th International Fair coming to a grand inauguration. The time had finally arrived for Greengates School’s international sensation to flourish once again. The International Fair – an event dedicated to highlight the sense of international community within the school radius – was open […]

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Korea Spurring Festivals

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Korea Spurring Festivals

Spring is one of the best seasons to explore Korea, with many different exciting outdoor events. As a result, many tourists from around the world travel to Korea. The most popular events that marks the changing of the seasons are the spectacular Cherry Blossom Festivals. In spring, there are many places all over Korea where […]

BTS Shakes Anaheim

BTS Shakes Anaheim

With the rising international popularity of the Kpop group BTS, known for their spectacular choreography and upbeat songs, fans were thrilled at the news that the group was coming to the United States for their BTS Live Trilogy Episode III: The Wings Tour. Tickets were sold out in the first couple of minutes, ultimately requiring […]

Media, Sports, Food, and Entertainment

The Rise of “13 Reasons Why”

The Rise of “13 Reasons Why”

With a second series in consideration, the popular show, “13 Reasons Why”, is bringing controversy between teens and parents across the world. Written by Jay Asher, “13 Reasons Why” started off as a novel which later was produced as a series. The plot is about a high school student, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide. Before […]

The 2017 NBA Playoffs

The 2017 NBA Playoffs

Throughout the years, the NBA playoffs have given basketball fans a sense of camaraderie and enjoyment, as well as competitiveness and despair. With these NBA teams desperately fighting for the coveted championship ring, players try their best to give it their all. This year in particular, the NBA playoffs have given fans a sight to […]

LACMA’s Recent Renaissance Exhibition

LACMA’s Recent Renaissance Exhibition

Recently, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has brought European masterpieces to Los Angeles to commemorate the 500 years since Martin Luther pinned his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenburg. The exhibition “Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach” features key pieces of German art […]

Science, Technology, Health, and the Environment

How Animals Can Predict Earthquakes

How Animals Can Predict Earthquakes

Have you ever wondered how people could predict earthquakes? How we can prevent lives from being lost? Although we don’t have exact ways to predict earthquakes, there have been many ideas. One widely accepted and proven theory is that animals may show insight in doing so. “I was always scared that scientists couldn’t accurately predict […]

North Hollywood’s Success with Cyber Security

North Hollywood’s Success with Cyber Security

“I am pleased to announce the national champions in the open division… I would like to welcome back to the stage North Hollywood High School Team Togo!” This year, three teams from North Hollywood were among the 12 finalist teams in the Open Division of Cyberpatriots IX. One of the teams from North Hollywood, Team […]

World Water Day: Did You Know?

World Water Day: Did You Know?

Water is one of the most important factors of our lives. Activities such as washing, gardening, and swimming would not be available if there is no water; Life without water cannot be imagined. In industrialized countries, industries consume more than half of the water supplies for human use. For example, Belgium uses 80% of the […]