A Project for Better Journalism chapter


CCHS Remembers the Parkland Tragedy After One Year

March 14, 2019 3:50pm | Devyn Hackett

On February 14th, 2018, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida and opened fire for six minutes. In those six minutes, 17 innocent lives were lost. This tragedy sparked a youth led movement towards stricter gun laws and students all around […]

Super Mega Storm to Hit Cali

March 14, 2019 3:50pm | Meadow Vokes

For many Southern Californians, it is worrisome to learn that predictions from many scientists and experts have shown that the recurring rainfall hitting the West Coast is only a premonition of what’s to come. Not only has there been an increase in water filling the canals […]

Fire and Ice Dance: Where’s the School Spirit?

March 1, 2019 4:22pm | Naiima Paul

You might have heard about the winter formal that was scheduled to happen February 23rd. The Fire and Ice dance was ASB’s follow-up to Homecoming. It was a first time event, though planned to be a similar dance to last year’s glow-themed winter semi-formal. The […]

Ted Talks Come to Culver

February 26, 2019 1:59am | Amol Shome

This year’s series of talks at the Robert Frost auditorium encompassed a wide variety of interesting topics, ranging from the possibility of alien life to the lasting cultural significance of Vine. Aptitude vs. Grit — Lucky H. Lucky compared people who are born with a […]

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards: Recap

February 21, 2019 4:36pm | Naiima Paul

Music’s biggest celebration – the 61st Annual Grammy Awards – took place Sunday night. Despite big name performances and entertaining presentations, the night was relatively uneventful. Television ratings show the event had an all-time low viewership compared to Grammys in the past nine years. However, […]

Alright, Secretary Albright

February 19, 2019 7:41pm | Erin Krantz

On Wednesday February 6th, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was interviewed by Larry Wilmore at the Robert Frost Auditorium as part of a tour to promote her new book: Fascism: A Warning. Several high school students were able to attend by winning free tickets […]

An Opportunity for Students – and the Environment

February 15, 2019 8:19pm | Brandon Kim

The sky lights up in red and orange as the sun sets over Baldwin Hills – and with it, another workday for the dedicated 40-some-odd students in L.A. Audubon’s state park-specific program for high schoolers. The Baldwin Hills Greenhouse Program isn’t the most well-known environmental […]

Teachers Strike For Better Everything

February 5, 2019 3:49am | Meadow Vokes

As has been well known not only across the state of California, but nationwide, the Los Angeles teachers union recently underwent a strike for many reasons, causing a major disruption in the large and very populated district. The strike went on for nine days after […]

Federal Government Shutdown of 2018-2019

January 28, 2019 4:33pm | Amol Shome

(At the time this was written, the government shutdown had been ongoing for 30 days.) Eight days ago, the US federal government’s shutdown officially became the longest in history, outlasting the 21-day long 1995-96 shutdown during the Clinton presidency. The current shutdown was initiated by […]

The R Kelly Docu-Series is only the Beginning

January 19, 2019 5:47am | Naiima Paul

To most of the public- especially African-American communities- R Kelly is a well-known figure. He has had a long-standing career as an R&B hitmaker, creating such memorable tracks as “Ignition Remix” and “Step in the Name of Love.” Throughout his career, however, he has been […]