For a quiet, routine suburb, the Santa Clarita Valley is in the spotlight quite often. Recently, the town has been the site of many new filming ventures, which has affected the lives of local residents. As the most blatant instance of Santa Clarita’s moment of fame, the horror-comedy Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet features many…
Author: Linda Lee
Reading Isn’t Just an Assignment
For many students, reading is just a tedious assignment, a chore that can be bypassed through Sparknotes or Schmoop. However, literature offers countless benefits for personal as well as academic lives, and exploring the realms within the pages of a book can even be fun, as ludicrous as that may seem. Just from a sustained…
JSR Begins Promising 17th Semester
On December 17th, students both within and outside of the Los Angeles area attended the J Student Reporter program’s orientation, marking the start of JSR’s 17th semester of helping young writers find their voice. From 10am to 3pm, students listened as Whitney Ahn, the program coordinator, discussed the expectations and mission of JSR….
Humanities are the Future
In an increasingly competitive job market, most high school seniors are probably familiar with the age-old rhetoric: STEM majors are the only way to go if you want a successful, stable career. However, majoring in the humanities actually holds many promising benefits that can foster lifelong skills for success. Many argue that STEM majors are…
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…
Enroll in AP High School
High school is a time for students to learn valuable skills that will prepare them for the future, which is why they should consider the Advanced Placement, or AP, program. The challenging curriculum not only exposes students to the rigor of college but also enables them to explore their passions. At first glance, AP courses…
The Bandwagon Is Speeding Up
The bandwagon phenomenon that defines our culture today has led to new connections and discoveries and the new trends that pop up everyday can persuade people to step out of their comfort zone. However, joining every bandwagon or trend that rolls along can dissuade people from taking initiative and finding independence. The hot topics today will probably be something completely different tomorrow so although it’s fun to keep up with the latest trends, enjoying something at your own pace definitely has its perks.
Social Media Spawns Instant Celebrities
Once, meeting a celebrity involved camping out in Hollywood for just a glimpse of his face. Now, through the power of social media, anyone can become a celebrity overnight. The incredible, defining aspect of social media is that it has the capability to reach an immense audience from across the globe instantaneously. Whether it be…
Have a Successful Summer!
Summer is here and all students are searching for the right thing to do this summer so that they can say it was an effective and great summer. Furthermore, students are using their time this summer to also participate in many different activities such as internships and summer camps that help them with their college applications.
Asians Get Involved in Politics
The presence of Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) has increased yet also decreased in politics. The voice of APIs has also decreased and this is cause for concern. APIs need to start becoming more active in politics in order for API voices and concerns are heard. In order for API needs are met more APIs need to get involved and start speaking up. APIs need to understand that politics is the center of social change and it can be the gateway for positive change for the API community.