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The Mirror

I’ve always loved the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. They’re both well-written and a delight to read about in their many adventures.

The beaming brilliance of Holmes and Poirot

Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot are the two most famous (fictional) detectives out there, and there’s no reason not to love them.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Jan 20, 2023
Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot are the two most famous (fictional) detectives out there, and there’s no reason not to love them.
The mastermind behind Quick Take reveals some unfinished business

The Quick Take files: the lost articles of Daimler Koch

The author of Quick Take reveals the stories that time (almost) forgot
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Jan 12, 2023
The author of Quick Take reveals the stories that time (almost) forgot
People with lower financial statuses might face a challenge when the season of giving rolls around and people are expected to give gifts. 
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Holiday Gift-Giving is giving stress to those with less

Gift-giving during Christmas can feel like such a dreadful expectation, especially for those who don’t have the money to spend on gifts.
By Docette Danialypour, Staff WriterPublished Dec 21, 2022
Gift-giving during Christmas can feel like such a dreadful expectation, especially for those who don’t have the money to spend on gifts.
More than just a Jewish Christmas, Hanukkah is about celebrating who I am

More than just a Jewish Christmas, Hanukkah is about celebrating who I am

The holiday began in the 2nd century BCE. It represents the a revolution and how powerful a group of oppressed people can be.
By Breeana Gerdes, Opinion EditorPublished Dec 19, 2022

Some might say Hanukkah is just Jewish Christmas. Indeed, it shares a lot of similarities with Christmas, like family and friends getting together, sharing food and giving gifts. But it’s not. Hanukkah...

Quick Take 7Why you have too proofraed

Quick Take 7
Why you have too proofraed

Proofreading is very important, as you can see by the titel
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Dec 12, 2022
Proofreading is very important, as you can see by the titel
Quick Take 6Daydreaming is actually awesome

Quick Take 6
Daydreaming is actually awesome

Daydreaming is perhaps the quickest and best way I get anything done.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Nov 15, 2022
Daydreaming is perhaps the quickest and best way I get anything done.
It’s wrong to ignore your right to vote

It’s wrong to ignore your right to vote

According to the US Census Bureau, individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 have the lowest voter turnout by age group.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Nov 7, 2022
According to the US Census Bureau, individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 have the lowest voter turnout by age group.
Don’t get tricked by your treats

Don’t get tricked by your treats

Increasing occurences of altered candy leaves parents and teens worrying. Instead of traditional trick-or-treating, here are some safer alternatives.
By Docette Danialypour, Staff WriterPublished Oct 30, 2022
Increasing occurences of altered candy leaves parents and teens worrying. Instead of traditional trick-or-treating, here are some safer alternatives.
The topics I write about for Quick Take are the small stuff – writing, little-known facts, etc. Not anything big, like politics or society.

Quick Take
Why I write about the things I do

Or, why I choose to write about the small stuff
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Oct 24, 2022
Or, why I choose to write about the small stuff
After facing several days of unrest and protest, District 6 City Councilmember and Council President Nury Martinez was forced to resign because of comments that disparaged Blacks, Oaxacans, Armenians and gays.

Racism: Alive and well behind the scenes at City Hall

Openly racist remarks from three Hispanic L.A. City Council members were leaked in a recording, forcing former Council President Nury Martinez, who represents much of Van Nuys, to resign her post.
By Baron Kim and Cristian MejiaPublished Oct 13, 2022
Openly racist remarks from three Hispanic L.A. City Council members were leaked in a recording, forcing former Council President Nury Martinez, who represents much of Van Nuys, to resign her post.
Inspiration is a fleeting moment, and can be hard to capture in writing form.

Quick Take
The importance of perfect timing

One of the most important parts of the writing process is knowing when to start in the first place.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Oct 6, 2022
One of the most important parts of the writing process is knowing when to start in the first place.
Sometimes, the best mistakes are those that the writing professionals make.

Quick Take
The humor in writing

The funniest mistakes in the English language are those hidden in plain sight.
By Daimler Koch, Staff WriterPublished Sep 30, 2022
The funniest mistakes in the English language are those hidden in plain sight.
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