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Fast fashion: The true cost of cheap clothes

Fast fashion: The true cost of cheap clothes

Zara, H&M and Fashion Nova. These are just three examples of companies whose consumer base wants the newest style of fashion and the lowest price possible. But ithere is a darker side to the fashion industry that meets the eye. The fashion industry’s trick to get you to keep buying is a harmful one.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff Writer May 26, 2022
Zara, H&M and Fashion Nova. These are just three examples of companies whose consumer base wants the newest style of fashion and the lowest price possible. But ithere is a darker side to the fashion industry that meets the eye.
STRIKE TWO: Maximilian Fiore (#64) decides not to swing at a fair pitch in the third inning of the preseason game against Arleta, as the Mustang’s catcher, Michael Bonilla (#15), reaches to snag the ball. Fiore struck out, but the team went on to clobber the Mustangs 16-5 at home on March 4.

Wolves lose in second round to Eagle Rock

BASEBALL | The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
By Nathan Han, Online Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022
BASEBALL | The 12-5 team were upset by the lower-seed Eagles causing an early exit from the Division II playoffs.
People have been protesting across the nation in support of or to try and ban Roe v. Wade. Protesters were in the Van Nuys Courthouse recently.

The abortion law dividing America

As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
By Kimberly Luna, Staff Writer May 19, 2022
As the Supreme Court grapples with the decision of one of the most hotly contested topics, it's important to remember how it will affect the individuals and what a overturning could mean for our generation.
The new system is being used to aid students that need tardy passes.

New digital ID system will implement tardy passes

Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
By Angelica Venturina and Angelina Gevorgyan May 16, 2022
Starting on May 16, all students will be required to download and show a digital ID to make the process of giving students tardy passes easier and more efficient.
Both teams have secured victories in their most recent outing.

Swim team freestyles to victory

The girls swim team earned first place with 384 points and the boys won second with 330 points on their April 27 meet.
By Samantha Ramos, Photo Editor May 16, 2022
The girls swim team earned first place with 384 points and the boys won second with 330 points on their April 27 meet.
Max Kalvan appears next to a tank.

Remembering Dunkirk in 2022

Sophomore and historical enthusiast Max Kalvan shares his surprise at how different exploring the historical site in France was from the film and media that portrays it.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff Writer May 12, 2022
Sophomore and historical enthusiast Max Kalvan shares his surprise at how different exploring the historical site in France was from the film and media that portrays it.
Students are often overwhelmed with the idea of one test determining their whole year.

The AP exams are toxic for students

Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
By Kyrillos Mina, Staff Writer May 12, 2022
Collegeboard exploits students' desires to achieve academic success for college applications with tests that inaccurately determine understanding.
Even though he loves the sport, it is still a struggle to balance it with academics.

Pushing myself over the net

Junior Shawn Mechery talks about his passion for volleyball, his struggles with training and his goals for the future.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff Writer May 11, 2022
Junior Shawn Mechery talks about his passion for volleyball, his struggles with training and his goals for the future.
Black people feel like they have to defend themselves and their race every time theres an incident.

An altercation should never open a floodgate of Anti-Blackness

Why is it so easy for people to be racist when a Black person is involved in a fight?
By Elom Attipoe May 4, 2022
Why is it so easy for people to be racist when a Black person is involved in a fight?
NCT Dreams title song from the album has nearly seventy million  views on Youtube.

Latest album “Glitch Mode” by K-pop group NCT Dream is a catchy sophomore showing

The popular boy band breaks records with over two million pre-orders sold.
By Julianna Macfarlane, Staff Writer Apr 23, 2022
The popular boy band breaks records with over two million pre-orders sold.
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Students and teachers get ready for exams at AP Camp

Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
By Angelina Kanno, Staff Writer Apr 23, 2022
Mock exams, practice problems and games are some highlights of the AP camp retreat taking place on campus over the weekend.
While critics and fans praised Zendaya once again for her acting in the second season, reviews on the show were less consistent.

REVIEW | “Euphoria season two falls flat in the end

While the show still has its moments, it doesn’t reach nearly the same highs as the first season because of new elements that feel unfinished and unnecessary.
By Gabriel Castillo, Staff Writer Apr 9, 2022
While the show still has its moments, it doesn’t reach nearly the same highs as the first season because of new elements that feel unfinished and unnecessary.
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