This Sunday (February 19), fellow writer for New West Press, Lilou Redon, and I attended a town hall at the Iman Cultural Center in Palms. This meeting was one of the many gatherings that are a part of the Resistance Recess: save our healthcare, our communities and our democracy. This week (February 18-26) is the … Continue reading Let’s Get Political! #restistancerecess
Over the past few months, President Trump has made his intention of dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no secret. Mr. Trump called climate change a hoax and attacked the 2016 Paris Agreement that legally binds countries to reduce carbon emissions. Scott Pruitt--Mr. Trump’s pick for head of the EPA--has been a sharp critic of … Continue reading Make America Green Again
On Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. This day will mark a historic transition of power that heralds great change in the coming months. Even before Trump takes the oath of office, President Obama’s legacy is being chiseled away. Congress is already working on … Continue reading A Fond Farewell to the 44th
There is no such thing as a perfect presidential candidate. If you flip through a history book, every single president in U.S. history has come with some baggage. Hillary has her emails and Trump has his tax records and comments about women and Muslims and Mexicans. Nixon had Watergate, Lincoln was in favor of creating … Continue reading Why You Should Vote on November 8th
Last week in Coach Campbell’s PE classes, students participated in the Eagle Challenge. The Eagle Challenge was a week long series of events that teams of students took part in. The challenges included planks, push ups, frog leaps, and wall sits. Each class was divided up into teams, and each team member participated in one event. … Continue reading Griffin Wells Wins Mile Relay in Crocs
One of the largest topics for debate in national politics is college affordability. It’s on the minds of high school kids across the country--and rightfully so. The top three most expensive universities in the United States are Harvey Mudd College, Columbia University, and New York University, each costing just shy of $70,000 (room and board … Continue reading Could College be Free?
Writer’s block–we've all been there. For those writing for fun, writer’s block may just mean you have to wait for inspiration. But for those who are writing with a deadline, it can be a real problem. Writer’s block is defined as the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to … Continue reading What are we to do with Writer’s Block?
Oscar season is upon us, and among the many films nominated for Best Picture is The Big Short. This film, starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Steve Carell, tells the story of several men in the world of high-finance on Wall Street, and how they predicted the collapse of the housing market before … Continue reading Review: The Big Short
This past weekend, global leaders from 195 nations took part in a conference in Paris, France. The purpose of the meeting, called COP21, was to come to a critical agreement on one of the most pressing issues of our day: climate change. This accord is the first of its kind, coming after years of pushing … Continue reading A New Deal for the Climate
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a novel written in 2003 by author Mark Haddon. This mystery is told from the point of view of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who despises the color yellow and loves his pet rat, Toby. Christopher finds his neighbor’s dog (Wellington) dead on his street, and his … Continue reading Understanding Christopher Boone