The sun is beginning to shine again, school is back in person (for those who choose to be), and we can feel summer on its way. After a long, difficult year full of uncertainty, summer seems to give us all the hope and relief that we will finally be able to take a breath. While..
As of April 15th, it was announced that all Californians ages 16 and up can make appointments to receive their COVID vaccine through myturn.ca.gov or other ways, such as through the CDC's VaccineFinder or one's private health insurance. Now that many people have started receiving their first dose, what can they do now? First off,..
As teenagers, we are constantly living in a virtual, social media-submerged bubble of Instagram posts and TikToks. While we all scroll mindlessly through explore pages, we are exposed to images of these unrealistic body types, faces, and lifestyles. There is an extremely damaging impact on us as young teenagers when we see things that we..
We all know the feeling after reading a book filled with such raw intensity and drama. These are the moments that resonate in our heads, keep us up at night thinking about the story's characters, content, and scenes carved into our eyes. And as it is a privilege to experience such a feeling of being..
Are you nuts about donuts? On Harbor Boulevard here in Costa Mesa, a new drive-thru and walk-in shop called Randy's Donuts has opened! Famous for their iconic giant donut on the roof of the building and their delicious and unique selection of sweet treats, Randy's is an excellent addition to our Costa Mesa community. The..
As of March 2021, high-class officials in Asia have resorted to excessive violence against the people of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi (Defacto Leader of the National League for Democracy) and her members were delayed by military force, causing protests all throughout Southeastern Asia. According to Christine Schraner Burgener (U.S Special Envoy for Myanmar), the..
This Saturday, a MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) competition was held virtually, hosted by UC Irvine. Sophia Catania, Lucero Islas, and Lena Nguyen won 1st in 4 of 5 categories, including overall of the National Engineering Design Competition and Caidlyn Lowry won 1st place for "Creativity and Engineering Design" and "Strength-to-Weight Ratio" sections of the..
Students all over the world are facing issues in the world like none other. Stress, anxiety and depression levels have been increasing in students who have been forced to change their lifestyles and schedules in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. What is it like for someone who has fought with depression and is now..
Last March, I remember thinking about how excited we were to get an extended spring break, eagerly chatting about what we'd do once that last Friday hit, talking about the new coronavirus as if it was just another flu. Fast forward nine months later and here we are: sitting at our desks, logging into Zoom..