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A Guide to Pride

A Guide to Pride

Lorie A., Co-Current Events Editor June 8, 2023

West Hollywood, arguably the Pride capital of California, is scheduled to have numerous LGBTQ+-themed activities, parades, and meetings throughout June. Below is the masterlist. Greater Los Angeles...

Dive into an LA City Pool Near You

Dive into an LA City Pool Near You

Ariani R., Arts and Entertainment Editor June 5, 2023

If you, like just about anyone else in Los Angeles this summer, are looking for a way to stay away from LA heat, you may want to consider checking out any one of the many city pools. The City of Los Angeles...

Aerial: Police response to LA High Stabbings

Stabbing Outside of LA High

Mac M., Co-Current Events Editor May 16, 2023

On Monday, May 1st, a double stabbing was reported at 4:30 pm outside of Los Angeles High School. The LAPD reported that none of the assailants, from a group of at least ten males ranging from 15 to 20...

DJ Kènè ō doing a set at Black Market Flea

Shop Small, Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Brook’Lynn A., Sr. Learn Something Editor May 12, 2023

It’s time to slow down on supporting fast fashion brands like H&M, Shein, and FashionNova whenever we can. These brands outsource production via sweatshops in the global south, making production...

Nearly 100 Days after Karen Bass Became Mayor, Wheres LA at?

Nearly 100 Days after Karen Bass Became Mayor, Where’s LA at?

Maya H., Sr. Copy Editor March 9, 2023

On November 8th of 2022, Los Angeles County voters elected, among others, Karen Bass as the mayor of the second largest city in the United States. The first woman and second Black leader in Los Angeles’...

Snow on mountains north of Los Angeles

Pigs Are Flying: California Storm Causes Snow in L.A.

Miranda S., Staff Writer March 9, 2023

This February, California experienced a series of storms, covering the area with 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow. According to USA Today, the blizzard-like conditions were created by cold air from...

Rain Rain Go Away: Californias Drought is STILL Not Over

Rain Rain Go Away: California’s Drought is STILL Not Over

Anahita L., Podcast Editor January 25, 2023

A string of seven atmospheric rivers emptied a late Christmas gift in drought-ridden, unprepared California over the last few weeks. The storms were so severe they eventually pushed the White House to...

Police Outside of LA High School

LA High Hoax Shooting Threat Part of Larger, National Trend

Maya H., Sr. Copy Editor November 20, 2022

On Friday, November 4th, an unidentified caller reported to police that multiple students had been shot on the Los Angeles High School (LA High) campus. LA High, as well as GALA, which is co-located on...

Midterm Elections

Midterm Elections

Lorie A., Co-Current Events Editor November 1, 2022

Often referred to as The American Olympics, midterm elections occur every four years, much like the Olympic winter games. As stated in the name, midterm elections take place in the middle of a president's...

Febrewary: Coffee Shops in LA Review (The Finale)

Febrewary: Coffee Shops in LA Review (The Finale)

Brooke W. and Caitlyn P. June 5, 2022

Hey Febrewers! Did you miss us? We're back with one final coffee review before our departure from “The Echo.” This review spotlights some of our favorites: Verve Coffee Roasters and Aroma Coffee and...

Bicycle Safety in Los Angeles

Ariani R., Editor, National News March 18, 2022

When Jacob Martinez, an eighth-grader at Thomas Starr King middle school, was asked why he was sitting on the pool deck rather than practicing his dives with the rest of the swim team, his response was,...

Ron Finely tosses a nectarine he grew in his West Adams backyard. His pool is filled with pots of succulents, vegetables, fruit trees, and herbs.

Ron Finley: The Guerilla Gardener

Victoria M-L., Section Editor, College and Career March 1, 2022

Ron Finley, a self-proclaimed Gangsta Gardener, carries his message high and mighty. Finley, a former fashion designer and now an activist fighting against food deserts in his home area, is using regenerative...

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