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Remembering Ms. Harris

Remembering Ms. Harris

Juju G, Advertising Creator May 18, 2023

These past few weeks, both GALA and Los Angeles High have mourned the loss of our beloved, bubbly, and kind librarian, Ms. Tikisha Harris. Ms. Harris helped GALA establish a proper school library, and...

Seeing spots? Try Pointalism!( or go see a doctor)

Seeing spots? Try Pointalism!( or go see a doctor)

Johanna M., Staff Writer May 18, 2023

One of the most distinct art styles to come out of the impressionist era is Pointillism. Pointillism is a technique in which an artist uses hundreds of small dots of paint to create a piece as opposed...

A banner hung near the site of construction.

Cop City Construction

Mac M., Co-Current Events Editor April 28, 2023

Just last week, the construction of what critics are calling “Cop City,” officially known as the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, was put in motion, initially authorized in 2021 by Atlanta’s...

Animal Spotlight: Whale sharks!

Animal Spotlight: Whale sharks!

Giovanna L., Photographer April 28, 2023

Whale Sharks, their scientific name being Rhincodon typus, are the largest fish and shark species in the world. In addition to their size, they’re fascinating, complex creatures. They can grow more...

Patterns of sea surface temperature during El Niño and La Niña episodes

Scientists Predict a “Super El Niño”–But wait, what’s that?

Kana D., Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2023

This year, in my AP Environmental Science class, I’ve learned about a weather phenomenon involving changing wind patterns and ocean surface temperatures called La Niña and El Niño. It is a process...

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Line Games

Leilana L, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Have you ever waited in an obnoxiously long line with nothing to do? Well, I have a solution for you. There are various games you can play while waiting in line for just about anything, and I’m here...

Opinion | Who Id Cast in The Hunger Games

Opinion | Who I’d Cast in The Hunger Games

Tommie A., Sr. Learn Something Editor March 30, 2023

This article contains spoilers concerning The Hunger Games. A popular movie and book franchise, The Hunger Games, was recently put on Netflix, where it’ll stay for a short period of time. The move...

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Regina Spektor at Disney Hall

Sigrid E., Photographer March 30, 2023

Stepping out onto the bright stage, sheathed in a deep blue glow from the spotlights, Regina Spektor looked pearlescent, held delicately in the giant clam shell that is Disney Hall. My close friend and...

Shes back from the dead: Melanie Martinez!

She’s “back from the dead”: Melanie Martinez!

Giovanna L., Photographer March 30, 2023

Melanie Martinez released an official teaser for her upcoming studio album, Portals, on February 18, 2023. Her teaser debuts a completely new look and visuals, which are less cute. Her fans have mixed...

Valentines Day: Leslie Knope Style

Valentine’s Day: Leslie Knope Style

Ieva A., Social Media Creator March 28, 2023

Galentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s. While February 14th is all about romantic dates, flowers, and heart-shaped chocolate boxes, the 13th focuses more...

All About Little Free Libraries

All About Little Free Libraries

Juju G, Advertising Creator March 28, 2023

Have you ever heard of a little free library? Or seen a little box somewhere around the city with books inside? If you have no idea what I am talking about, let me explain the worldwide organization working...

Plant Spotlight: String of Pearls

Plant Spotlight: String of Pearls

Daisy P., Jr. Learn Something Editor March 28, 2023

The string of pearls is a great addition, or beginning, to your indoor garden. It's an easy plant to care for, beautiful, and also fascinating. Its scientific name, Senecio rowleyanus, is a little…...

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