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Four years in the making, Wes Hambright releases “The Power”
Features

Gabrielle Lashley | November 10, 2020

After spending the last four years working on his album “The Power,” music teacher Wes Hambright released it.

“I started off by writing a choir piece that ended up not making the album,” Hambright…

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Racist experience sparks support of systemic changes by students
Opinions

Antonio Bedon | November 6, 2020

Rodney King. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Trayvon Martin. Jacob Blake. Daniel Prude. The list goes on and on. These people aren’t a statistic but victims of systemic racism and police violence.
Black…

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Students sharpen culinary skills by baking during quarantine
Coronavirus

Chareena Pascua | May 26, 2020

Since the start of the quarantine, many students, including junior Amelia Sanchez, have spent their time baking either to ease anxiety or use up some of their free time at home.

“I never used to bake…

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Coronavirus pandemic impacts students’ mental health
Coronavirus

Sara Marquez | May 15, 2020

Amid the chaos of siblings running around and the dog’s barking, students have to find a way to focus on their online work and get their assignments done before due dates regardless of the situation.

“It…

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Students prepare for new AP exam format
Coronavirus

Maribella Ambrosio | May 6, 2020

The College Board’s announcement about the online structures for this year’s Advanced Placement exams (AP) has caused frustration among students who wonder if they’re prepared enough for these exams.

“The…

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During Ramadan, Muslim students reflect on identity and Islamophobia during a pandemic
Opinions

Marjina Haque | April 28, 2020

When dawn broke and the sun rose on the morning of April 24, around 2 billion Muslims around the world finished up breakfast, prayed and began their fast as part of Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim…

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Coronavirus spread causes LAUSD schools to remain closed until May 1
Coronavirus

Valeria Luquin | March 25, 2020

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Austin Beutner announced that all schools will remain closed until at least May 1.

“These are uncertain, even frightening times, particularly…

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Isolated, virtual learning frustrates students during school closure
Coronavirus

Maribella Ambrosio | March 24, 2020

With the wide-spread panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, many school districts have opted for at-home online learning, which has received mixed opinions from students.

“I haven’t been able…

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DPMHS students worry about possible school closure for the rest of the year
Coronavirus

Valery Barrera | March 20, 2020

Many students, especially seniors, are not happy with California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that schools will most likely remain closed for the rest of the school year.

“Don’t anticipate…

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Social gatherings drop to 10, mayor Garcetti orders closure of many public sites
Coronavirus

Sara Marquez | March 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has taken a larger control of people’s day-to-day lives in Los Angeles County.

As of today, schools resume through either an online platform or in the form of paper…

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LAUSD closes all campuses in response to rapid spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus

Valery Barrera | March 16, 2020

Today, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school district in the nation, announced plans to close schools for two weeks starting Monday, March 16 to prevent the spread…

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LAUSD takes precautions amid rapid spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus

Sara Marquez | March 13, 2020

As the chaos unfolds and the public continues to panic about the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is taking steps to keep students safe by ensuring that…

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Spread of coronavirus leads LAUSD to action
Coronavirus

Gabriela Gomez | March 9, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has led to the closure of many schools across the country and has been the most talked about subject on the news and social media.

The Los Angeles Unified School…

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Youth expected to make an impact on the primary elections
News

Daniela Rangel | March 3, 2020

In the upcoming 2020 presidential election, youth votes will prove to be especially impactful, prompting candidates to reach out to this group specifically.

With the California primary election…

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Independent women rise in ‘Suicide Squad’ spin off ‘Birds of Prey’
Arts & Entertainment

Shannon Sullivan | February 14, 2020

 “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” can be easily summarized by it’s gratuitous violence and neon colors. It’s a film of high energy and low substance. 

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Holocaust survivor Joseph Alexander visits DPMHS
Features

Valeria Luquin | December 17, 2019

Silence fell over the audience of students as Holocaust survivor Joseph Alexander told his story of surviving 12 concentration camps during a five-year span and losing all of his immediate family. 

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California becomes first state to implement late start time in schools
News

Valeria Luquin | November 5, 2019

A new law passed by Gov. Gavin Newsom regarding a later start time in middle and high schools has created mixed opinions among students and staff. 

“I think it’s a great idea. I think it’s going…

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Vaping outbreak worries students
Vaping

Valery Barrera | October 25, 2019

 

Inhale. Hold. Exhale.

Youth vaping rates have been on the rise since 2017, with rates doubling in 2019, leaving parents concerned for their child’s health.

“The impact on the students…

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Musicians gear up for Daniel Pearl World Music Day
Video

Sara Marquez | October 23, 2019

The fall leaves gather onto the courtyards and songs make their way through the hallways as the musicians get ready for the 10th Annual World Music Day this Thursday night.

Courtyard 1 South is…

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Opinion: Major brands, celebrities’ lack of originality belittle lesser-known designers
Opinions

Daniela Rangel | September 27, 2019

Ariana Grande’s recent lawsuit against Forever 21 is being called hypocritical but this isn’t a new topic for the singer/songwriter.

“Ariana should give me a cut of that 10M since her team literally…

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Gabino twins take on college one year early
Features

Alliana Samonte | March 19, 2019

Sisters Nicole and Leticia Gabino are anything but average juniors. After taking several college courses during the past three years to fulfill graduation requirements, the twin sisters are able to walk…

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First black LAUSD superintendent Michelle King dies at 57
News

Kirsten Cintigo | February 7, 2019

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced that former Superintendent Michelle King died Saturday at the age of 57 from cancer.

King served as LAUSD superintendent from January 2016…

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Student attendance decreases as teachers’ strike moves to day two
News

Farah Faiza | January 23, 2019

While teachers across Los Angeles are protesting for their rights and better public education, a fraction of their students sit in classrooms while others stay at home. All of them are left to wonder…

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30,000 educators all over LAUSD strike in efforts to help schools
News

Itzel Luna | January 23, 2019

They went on strike for the first time in 30 years today, spurred on with visible support from parents and students.

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Women Move LA during second annual Young Women’s Assembly
News

Farah Faiza | November 8, 2018

More than half a thousand girls from the Los Angeles County were urged to share their stories and change the world at this year’s second annual Young Women’s Assembly.

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric…

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