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So You Want to Read the News, but Dont Know Where to Start?

So You Want to Read the News, but Don’t Know Where to Start?

Miette T. February 18, 2024

As a student, I always want to stay up to date with the latest news and what’s going on in the world. As a teenager, however, I find most news sources somewhat overwhelming and difficult to understand....

Wildlife expert, Paula Kahumbu, has loved wildlife since she was a child and is now a passionate activist, speaking on behalf of the animals that cant speak for themselves. (National Geographic for Disney/Wim Vorster)

‘They’re like the best parts of humans’: Dr. Paula Kahumbu on elephant culture, conservation efforts and ‘The Secrets of Elephants’

Maya H. January 20, 2024

Elephants have long been regarded as one of the most intelligent animals on planet Earth, dumbfounding scientists with their problem-solving skills and intellectual insight for decades. Dr. Paula Kahumbu,...

Color wheel. (2023, April 21). In Wikipedia.

Fascinating Factoids about Popular Colors

Hana H., Podcaster June 8, 2023

We see and use colors every day, but how much do we know about them? Let's learn the history of and some fun facts about some very cool colors! Purple The Ancient Phoenicians discovered how to make...

Compost Pile

From Green to Brown to Green Again: Composting in LA

Miranda S., Staff Writer June 8, 2023

Decomposing is the process of organic matter decaying, ultimately resulting in compost. Compost is produced by a variety of organic materials that get broken down by bugs, microorganisms, and bacteria,...

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...

This White Numen deck celebrates sacred animals and is the deck that I use in my readings.

How to Do a Simple Tarot Card Spread

Sigrid E., Photographer June 8, 2023

Divination, or the magic of fortune-telling, is a practice that dates back to the early second millennium, primarily in the areas within and surrounding Ancient Mesopotamia. The desire to seek answers...

April fools day greeting card, colorful text lettering

The History of April Fools

Hana H., Podcaster June 8, 2023

April first: the special day when some pull out all the stops to pull the biggest pranks, and others fall victim to their schemes. But, why do we celebrate this holiday of chaos, and where did its wacky...

The Complex History of the Never Forgotten Flower

The Complex History of the Never Forgotten Flower

Mira S., Podcast Editor June 5, 2023

Plant Facts The Forget Me Not, or Myosotis sylvatica, stemmed from the ancient Greek words “mus” and “ous” meaning mouse and ear. The flower is part of the Boraginaceae family. These flowers...

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Hobbies That Involve Yarn

Daisy P., Jr. Learn Something Editor June 5, 2023

Summer is getting closer and closer. This leaves time to develop new hobbies to fill in the hours of free time you will potentially have. I’d like to think that there is an endless amount of activities...

Look! Its Blook-et!

Look! It’s Blook-et!

Leilana L, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

Blooket: the game that has taken GALA by storm. Blooket is a game where you test your knowledge about virtually anything while competing in certain game modes against your peers. There are so many different...

The Anatomy of a Seder Plate

The Anatomy of a Seder Plate

Sigrid E., Photographer June 2, 2023

If you are Jewish, take an interest in Jewish culture, or enjoy eating a meal that tastes a bit like suffering, Passover is the holiday for you! Passover commemorates the exodus of the Israelites from...

The Ecosystem of Trash Island

The Ecosystem of Trash Island

Bella B., Jr. Editorial Editor June 2, 2023

Between the coast of Japan and the coast of California, currents form whirlpools of trash, forming “trash islands.” A recent study published by the Nature Ecology & Evolution Journal has discovered...

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