The Channels

Deforestation ruins the Amazon, we must change our lifestyles

Madeleine Sydkvist, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Most trees in the lush Amazon rainforest have been standing there for hundreds of years, just to end up being torn down due to deforestation. The 2.2 million square mile rainforest, over four times the size of Alaska, spr...

Capturing explosion on camera reassured my love for reporting

Clara A. Uttenthal, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

The night I recorded a bomb detonating a half a mile away from me was the night I discovered my passion for journalism. I was one of the few people in my high school who didn’t know what I wanted to be when I graduated. I had always been jealo...

I disagree with my family’s values but learned to love them anyway

Brianna Crow, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

My sister-in-law and I have a pact that we never let each other go to family events alone. We both married into a conservative family. I have always been the black sheep in my right-leaning family, and enrolling in journalis...

Step aside, LeBron— Giannis is the new king of the East

Neil Erickson, Sports Editor

April 26, 2019

“People can’t even pronounce his name, there’s no way he becomes an All-Star,” I told my friend Ben back in 2013. “I don’t even think I’ve seen him play before.”   “I’ll slap bet you that he makes an Al...

Social media is a refuge for LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves

Lucy Marx, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

I have spent most of my life keeping a giant, life-changing secret. It was the kind of secret that gnaws at your chest, weighs you down, and makes you feel like no one truly knows and understands you. No, I had never d...

Unpopular opinion: ditching remedial classes is a mistake

Anthony Zapata, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

In California, the importance of required remedial community college courses will be done away with in favor of a system seeking to get students in and out as fast as possible.   Assembly Bill 705 was a bill that went into ...

Senate member explains reason for breaking open meeting law

Daniel Wallace, Student Vice President of External Affairs

April 19, 2019

This letter’s intent is to provide more context in the limited space provided. The views expressed in the letter are my own. I do not intend to represent the senate here. The Student Fee Handbook details what fees Cali...

Makeup companies: mend the colorist gap, create darker tones

Sierra Shelton, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Time and time again, I find myself strolling through the nearest drugstore and leaving disappointed and empty-handed because of the lack of options for my skin tones sold in store. Doing makeup has been a hobby and part of my ...

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