Opinion

Where LASGS Teachers Went To College

USC

By : Edith Gomez and Mayra Rodriguez

Posted May 17, 2013

College is full with many experiences. 

Summer Plans/ What to do?

by: Christian Agbagala & Bryan Garcia

Posted May 17, 2013

We hope that you enjoy your summer and see you next school year!

Tech. School?

By: Monica Garibay

Posted May 13, 2013

computers don’t even function! 

The “Flu” 2012-2013

By: Karen Lazo

Posted May 13, 2013

Flu

Showcase Food Shortage

By: Veronica Velasco

Posted April 18, 2013

LASGS welcomes around 30 or more families at showcase night. 

4/20 Thoughts

By: Jose Castro

Posted April 10, 2013

What do Students Think About 4/20?

Women’s Power

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by Lorena Medina

Posted March 27, 2013

Nobel  Price

SAT Tips

By: Veronica Velasco

Posted February 12, 2013

Don’t stress on SAT

What to do on a rainy day

By: Jonathan Ortega and Monica Garibay

Posted February 12, 2013

Rainy Days

Cats Can Be Cool Too!

By Monica Garibay

Posted February 12, 2013

Meow!!

DVDs Vs. Websites

By Monica Garibay

Posted January 29, 2013

No more DVD’s

Teachers Stressed out

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By Ewayne Berry

Posted November 15, 2012

What Irritates Teachers the Most? 

Minorities; A Key Success to Re-Election

By: Matthew Aguilar

Posted November 13, 2012

What factors played a key role in helping Obama get re-elected? 

New Tuesday Schedule, is it an Improvement or a Disaster?

By: Karen Lazo

Posted October 19, 2012

 Has our Tuesday schedule changed for the better or for the worse?

Horror Nights 2012 at Universal Studios

By Karen Lazo & Jonathan Ortega

 Posted 11, 2012

This year it has been invaded by many new mazes!

Home school vs. Regular School

By: Monica Garibay

Posted October 2, 2012

You’re Choice

Getting Ready For Career and College Day!

    By: Martin Hernandez
Posted June 14, 2012

Procrastination Can Ruin Your Summer Vacation Plans

By: Martin Hernandez

Posted June 12,2012

We all look forward to Summer Vacation. We expect to waste time and relax the whole time, but is this wise?

Prom 2012

By: Kimberly Cabrera

Posted June 12, 2012

Is prom really an event during senior year worth going to? Is prom seen really a memorable night?

Class of 2012 lacking enthusiasm and motivation

By: Jasmin Moran

Posted May 24, 2012

Are you a senior and do you feel like this year wasn’t what you expected? What’s really going on with the class of 2012?

Human Trafficking Is Not A Concern, But A Problem

By: Kimberly Cabrera

Posted May 24, 2012

Are you part of the population that is not informed about the idea behind human trafficking?

LAUSD: Rethink your priorities

By: Heidi Maqueos

Posted May 14, 2012

Aren’t you fed up with having to know that one of your teachers might not be teaching at the school next year or hearing that you’ll have a new counselor, and being worried about whether Dr.Haddy will be here next year to help us with college support? Well, I am!

Ideas for Spring

By: Karen Lazo

Posted April 27,2012

Are you ready for spring? Do you have any plans? What are you going to
do?

A Dream worth Fighting For

By: Brenda Herrera

Posted April 19,2012

The California D.R.E.A.M Act passes and hope falls once again into the hand of the prosperous undocumented students, but opposition has spurred up bringing up controversy as to whether the California D.R.E.A.M Act will benefit California or not.

Marijuana VS. Alcohol

By Heidy Garcia 

Which is worse Marijuana or Alcohol? Studies show alcohol is more deadly than Marijuana.

New Unexcused Absence/ Truancy Policy

By Heidy Garcia

   A policy that promises LASGS students harsh consequences every time they decide to ditch.

Hamburgers Everyday!!!!!

By: Dahlia Perez

Are you tired of eating hamburgers everyday? Or, do you agree with the idea of having hamburgers everyday?!

Los Angeles: 20 Years Later

By: Valentin Quijada and Heidi Maqueos

“No Justice, No peace”

Unfair Deportation

By: Aslin Paxtor and Paola Barajas

While some slack off in school, others strive to accomplish their dreams…

Why are students not eating the school lunch?

By: Vianny Ochoa & Jennifer Paniagua

Is it really because of the school lunches or is it because of society’s portrayal of  the perfect weight?

The California DREAM Act

By: Karem Casiano

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act

Are the Weather and Mood Related?

By: Natalie Zelaya

Does the weather really affect people’s moods?

Tips For New Semester

     By: Rut Tomas

Do you want to please you parents? If so follow these tips!

Internships for high school students

By Alan Amigon

 How do internships help you learn new skills?

Occupy Wall Street

by Valentin Quijada

On the cold Friday night of November 18th I went down to the Occupy Los Angeles site outside of City Hall.

Stand Up and Speak Up!

By Karen Lazo

Different types of bullying causes people to think suicidal thoughts.

Realize and Legalize

By: Natalie Zelaya

Medical Marijuana seems to help many people with different medical conditions, so why not legalize it? 

What People Have To Say About “Shuffling”

By: Natalie Zelaya

What is shuffling? Teenagers use it to dance to a certain type of techno, house, or trance music or rhythm, but originally shuffling was a Malaysian tribal dance. It was popular in Australia and was known as, “The Melbourne Shuffle”.

The Melbourne shuffle began in the late 1980’s in Melbourne, Australia. Shuffling originated from stomping, which originated from Malaysian folk dance styles. In the early 1990’s, shuffling was danced to rock music. Now teenagers adapt it to dance to rhythms such as electro (techno) or house music.

I asked Freshman Dennis Gonzalez if he thinks shuffling is becoming burned out. Gonzalez answered, “Yes, because it is not interesting anymore.”

Gonzalez said he used to shuffle because he thought it was fun. Gonzalez thinks shuffling got old and that is why no one really does it anymore, just another teenage trend that has passed. He believes we need something new! Some people have been leaning more towards jump style.

When Gonzalez was asked why he thinks people shuffle, he responded, “Some people do it for fun and others to show off.” Gonzalez thinks shuffling will die out soon because not many people do it anymore.  Keep Reading Here

Students Deserve a Good Lunch!

By Karen Lazo

The school food has changed, it has gone from kind of good to really really bad! Supposedly, our school food is now, “healthier” but it tastes disgusting! Do people even care what we think about the food here or anywhere else?

“I believe that the food they give us at school is really nasty and we should be able to eat something way better!”, said Gonzalo Rossete an 11th grader here at LASGS.

I believe that we, as students should be able to leave campus to buy lunch! Four people I interviewed agree that the school food here taste terrible. They also think we should be allowed to leave campus so we can buy a better lunch.

Freshman at LASGS, Wilmar Lazo commented, “Yes, we should be able to go out for lunch because some people don’t eat the school lunch because it’s disgusting.” I agree that food here is unpleasant and that we would eat it if it didn’t smell or look so bad.

Due to the bad smells and poor tasting cafeteria food we decide not to eat, we often spend the rest of our classes starving and waiting for the class to end so we can go buy decent food that we can eat. The consequence is that we do not pay attention in class and then we end up getting in trouble and sometimes we even end up with bad grades!

Of course students would want to go off  campus to get a better lunch but what do the adults think about this? A person who decided to stay anonymous commented, “Students should bring food from home if they don’t like the school food.” But I say, wouldn’t the cafeteria be wasting the food?  Keep Reading Here

Expression Through Art  

By Alan Amigon

Art is a necessity, without it we would have nothing. No movies, no murals, no music and no culture. Art is a form of self expression through visual, musical, performing art, and literature.

In what way does art contribute to who we are? From the music we like to the things we use, art is everywhere and in many different forms.

Everywhere you look, art is present, even if you don’t notice it. Art is universal, anyone anywhere can have their own interpretation of art.

Our school has some art related classes. These are some of the art programs that are  provided; animation, drama, and drawing. I think that students should take advantage of the programs that our school offers. These classes offer students a chance to express themselves which is something that not many students get a chance to do often. Having a medium to express one’s self can also prove beneficial. An example of this is, art can be a form of therapy.

Free Arts is an organization ( freearts.org ) that works to “inspire hope in the lives of abused, homeless and at-risk children through innovative creative arts programs” these kinds of art programs are beneficial for people but especially for young children. They open up an opportunity to express ones emotions and allow children to overcome their experiences. Art allows these abused children to let out  all of their emotions in a positive way. An example of this would be creating murals instead of defacing private property.

Art is also a tool used for learning, www.inner-cityarts.org wrote  “ Annenberg Professional Development Program gives educators—classroom teachers, administrators, graduate students, teaching artists—the tools to build bridges between the arts and academic subjects, improving student literacy and overall academic achievement, and raising teacher retention rates.”

Keep Reading Here