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Opinion | Keeping the Service Industry Afloat: A Case for Tipping

Opinion | Keeping the Service Industry Afloat: A Case for Tipping

Maya H., Sr. Copy Editor January 25, 2023

Disclaimer: The following is an Opinion Piece from The Echo's Editorial Section. An opinion piece is one in which a writer expresses a firmly developed opinion that is supported by study, reasoning, and...

Naming the World

Naming the World

Quincy R., Executive Editor November 20, 2022

By the time I realized what had happened, I was already in too deep. Staying up into the wee hours of the night. Putting off homework assignments. Speed typing a word I never thought my fingers would...

Should Bidens Debt Forgiveness Program be Implemented?

Should Biden’s Debt Forgiveness Program be Implemented?

Eli A., Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Being a senior and all, I’ve been thinking a lot about college lately. One of the most stressful things about the whole application process is trying to get the loans I need to be able to afford college...

Protesters of evictions at LA Superior Court

City Council Votes to End Pandemic Eviction Protections

Kana D., Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022

For the last nearly three years of the pandemic, there have been protections for renters impacted financially by COVID-19. These protections temporarily stopped landlords from evicting tenants who couldn’t...

City Controller Candidate Mejia Offers LA a Transparent, Accountable Future

City Controller Candidate Mejia Offers LA a Transparent, Accountable Future

Maya H., Sr. Copy Editor November 1, 2022

City elections have historically been overlooked and under-acted upon. In fact, only a dismal average of 15 to 27% of eligible voters across the nation tend to turn out for local elections, with many leaving...

Time to BeReal

Time to BeReal

Quincy R. and Maya H. November 1, 2022

In a world of carefully curated Instagram feed posts and strategically masterminded bios, alternative social media app BeReal was designed to go against the grain. Created in 2020, the app prided itself...

My Senior Farewell Letter for The Echo

Odessa C. June 6, 2022

“Odessa, I think you should apply for Senior Editor,” Ms. Adrianne said to me after she called me outside to talk to her. Senior Editor? I was expecting her to talk to me about something important,...

Show Me the Money: the US Wont Make Progress Until NRA Funding Leaves the Capital Floor

Show Me the Money: the US Won’t Make Progress Until NRA Funding Leaves the Capital Floor

Maya H., Co-Executive Editor, The Echo June 5, 2022

In 1987, in Hungerford, England, Michael Ryan went on a killing spree in mid-August, murdering 16 people before killing himself. In 1989, legislators, at the time overwhelmingly of the Conservative party,...

12 YA Murder Mystery Novels You Need to Read

12 YA Murder Mystery Novels You Need to Read

Anika S. June 5, 2022

Reading is one of my favorite things to do, but I especially love to read mystery novels. These are my top 12 favorite murder mysteries that I recommend to you! I have read all of these books, some of...

A few college decisions from GALA 2022 seniors

Senior College Spotlight: Where did GALA Class of 2022 seniors commit to college?

Hannah L., Editor, Quizzes/Puzzles June 5, 2022

It has been a treacherous year for college admissions as we saw admissions rates go down as far as 3.19% at Harvard University. Through the craziness of the pandemic and the way that that impacted college...

Chick-fil-A: The Controversy Surrounding It

Chick-fil-A: The Controversy Surrounding It

Lorie A., Editor, Horoscopes May 3, 2022

When you think of Chick-fil-A, you likely think of their chicken filet sandwiches – where their clever name stems – or possibly the charismatic employees. Arguably, Chick-fil-A is one of the largest...

YouTube

YouTube Channels I Love and Why

Avery P., Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Spring Break is approaching, and with all the newfound free time why not sit back and watch Youtube? Compiled below is a short list (not ranking!) of some of my favorite Youtubers that I think you may...

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