Opinion

Dump Trump?

Dump Trump?

With the elections covering all news outlets, it is becoming more and more difficult for citizens to figure out which candidate they should be voting for come November. Many feel Republican candidate Donald Trump should win and others believe he is not suitable to be the President. Whichever the case, the results in November are highly anticipated.

Send a Letter!

Send a Letter!

With communication becoming so instantaneous, the number of handwritten letters have decreased significantly. The act of letter writing has become somewhat obsolete as communication has become short as well. As a result some people are hoping that letter writing becomes more of a popular thing because it may be the solution to getting people to feel a little bit more about what they are writing.

Opinion: The Hallyu Wave is Affecting Many

Opinion: The Hallyu Wave is Affecting Many

The Hallyu Wave is hot and has done great things for the spread of Korean culture throughout the world. However, there is a dark side to this gained popularity because people, particularly young teenagers are spending large amount of time, energy, and money keeping up with the Hallyu Wave and trends. This can be a problem because such large amounts of time can be spent doing other productive things. Particular for teenagers, they should be spending a majority of their time studying.

Community, School, and Church

Science Olympiad Tryouts

Science Olympiad Tryouts

This September, North Hollywood is hosting tryouts for the 2016-2017 North Hollywood Science Olympiad Team. Science Olympiad is a team competition that facilitates bonding and teamwork between aspiring scientists. Participants select a couple of events they excel at to compete in. The competition consists of events with both a study portion and a building portion […]

Students:What classes must I take?

Students:What classes must I take?

As the new school year is starting, many students have certain classes they must take in order to earn credits to graduate. Generally, most students in the United States are required to take 4 years of english, a few years of mathematics, science, and social studies classes. In California, however, there is an A-G curriculum […]

Are SAT Boot Camps Effective?

Are SAT Boot Camps Effective?

For many high school upperclassmen, summer is the best time to prepare for the competitive college application pool. Knowing this, many private institutions draw students to their summer SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) boot camps with promising results. However, the question is: is SAT boot camp worth it? Summer boot camp is a cram school to […]

Society, Politics, Culture, and Lifestyle

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Case of Senioritis

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Case of Senioritis

It was always believed that senioritis would begin to kick in after college applications were due, near the start of the second semester, but the symptoms seem to be making an appearance relatively earlier this year. The Class of 2017 is plagued by the feeling of apathy and nonchalance towards school work and the tendency […]

Frondoso’s Fluffy Felicity

Frondoso’s Fluffy Felicity

The exhaustingly long wait has finally come to an end. On the 17th of August 2016, the Frondoso apartment complex of Interlomas, Mexico City inaugurated a celebration, felicitating the new opening of an innovative application of its remaining area of land – a dog park. This was quite clearly observed to be a delightful introduction […]

Club Rush 2016 at Centennial High

Club Rush 2016 at Centennial High

There are more students attending Centennial High School than ever before. Ben Roberts, the principal of Centennial High School announced at the start of school that “the number of students is growing almost every year.” Along with the growing number of students, the school now has a growing number of clubs. As of now, the […]

Korea, Koreans, and Korean Americans

Ed Royce on Korea’s Reunification

Ed Royce on Korea’s Reunification

On August 1st, United States Representative Ed Royce visited Oxford hotel in Koreatown to discuss the current status on the reunification of North and South Korea. The seminar, held by the National Unification Advisory Council, was open to people of all ages, and many high school and college students attended to listen to his speech […]

2016 KCON LA Is on Its Way!

2016 KCON LA Is on Its Way!

KCON 2016 has come and gone and it has gathered people from near and far in order to experience the Korean Culture but also Korean Pop. The convention that featured many events such as cultural events but the main event was held Saturday and Sunday evening as the stage lit with artists and fan meet and greets

Korea Demands Warning Pictures on Cigarette Packagings

Korea Demands Warning Pictures on Cigarette Packagings

South Korea is among the countries who have a high smoking rate. Many people in South Korea smoke and the Ministry of Health and Welfare are very concerned. They have tried many different methods in order to reduce the amount of smoking in the country but have not necessarily succeeded. So the Ministry has decided to try a different method in which the dangers of smoking are photographed on the packaging. Some believe it will be effective while other don’t.

Media, Sports, Food, and Entertainment

Step Out and Take A Risk!

Step Out and Take A Risk!

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone; Life is short, so take risks; You’ll never know if you don’t try” These commonly heard phrases are written on posters, shown on TV, and said a numerous amount of times. Nevertheless, as cliché as these sayings are, they certainly hold truth. The comfort zone is […]

South Pasadena Trains Alongside Japanese Team for Football Season

South Pasadena Trains Alongside Japanese Team for Football Season

On August 19, The South Pasadena football team held a preseason scrimmage at their home field. The scrimmage consisted of 4 teams: South Pasadena, Mark Keppel, Ontario Christian and a special appearance of the Ritsumeikan Uji High School football team from Kyoto, Japan. The mutual scrimmage allowed the participating teams to observe how their offense […]

Sexist Ads Continue to Exist

Sexist Ads Continue to Exist

A recent ad from clothing company Gap has been criticized for promoting gender stereotypes. The ad depicts a boy, wearing a shirt with Albert Einstein, as “the little scholar” whose “future starts now.” The girl in the ad however is wearing a pink and white sweater while being portrayed as “the social butterfly” who will […]

Science, Technology, Health, and the Environment

SCV Hosts Sixth Annual Drug Symposium

SCV Hosts Sixth Annual Drug Symposium

Drug abuse in the Santa Clarita Valley has become a big issue recently, as more and more teens are influenced and pressured into taking their first drugs, not realizing the heavy consequences that inevitably follow. With the increasing number of drug-consuming teens in Santa Clarita, the city hosted a symposium on the dangers of teen […]

Robo-Taxis Run the World

Robo-Taxis Run the World

On August 25th, nuTonomy.inc, a company in Cambridge, launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service through six taxicabs in Singapore. The test taxi used cameras and lasers to maneuver through the road, and people who had previously applied for the pilot run were able to experience the ride. Although there still must be a human […]

California’s ban on accepting ITT students

California’s ban on accepting ITT students

On August 26, an emergency decision was announced by the for-profit technical institute, ITT Technical Institute, which stated that its California campuses would no longer accept new students who received federal financial aid. Much to the dismay of those in the technological field, ITT has recently been in hot water for misconduct and failure to […]