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Shared Harvest Fund: Debt relief through volunteerism

By Jessica Hernandez Considering colleges can be quite stressful. Students often consider a college based on class size, location, culture, and majors, but one of the key factors is the amount of financial aid a school provides. Few of us have enough money in our pockets to avoid student loans, leading us to the crisis […]

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Goodbye rain, hello poppy festival!

By Claudia Diaz Following the heavy rainfall that washed over California this winter, the golden state has experienced a wave of color so vivid that it can be seen from outer space in what is being called the super bloom. Acres of orange poppies have blanketed the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, attracting thousands […]

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Former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres has melanoma and her story is motivating everyone to be health conscious

By Claudia Diaz Model and 1998 Miss Universe, Dayanara Torres was diagnosed with stage three skin cancer earlier this month. As she undergoes what will be a yearlong treatment that will be both physically and mentally draining, she urges everyone to not take their healthy lightly as was her case.  Torres talked about the news […]

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Pushback builds against transgender military ban

By Lizbeth Lopez Naranjo Back in January, the Supreme Court passed Donald Trump’s policy that would ban transgender people from serving in the military. Trump has been seeking this ban since 2017. On March 19, federal judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly stated that the ban is not quite ready to take effect on the expected date of […]

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Eastside Running Mamis juggle exercise and activities

By Jacqueline Ramirez Unlike typical runners, running moms don’t always have a hard start. For many, their workout typically begins in their house. They’re running around getting their kids ready, grabbing their strollers, and preparing their children’s snacks. But this particular group of moms juggles both a busy home life, exercise and socializing. The Running Mamismeet up […]

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Profile: From Monica to Michael

Michael, previously known as Monica, crossed from Mexico to the United States at the young age of 7. He is now experiencing crossing from being a woman to being a man. Michael is the parent of 6 and tells of the privilege and pain that comes with being a transgender man and why he chose […]

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Legislation in motion to level the running field for women in politics

By Valerie Rose Vasquez Assemblyman Rob Bonta recently introduced bill AB 220 that will ensure candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.   Bonta, an Alameda Democrat, said the bill would “help parents with young children seek and serve in public office by allowing […]

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Coachella lineup disappointment

Gone are the days of Coldplay and Paul McCartney headlining at Coachella. This year’s lineup includes pop sensation Ariana Grande making many people wonder if the beloved festival has gone mainstream.  By Kelsey Squire             The first Coachella festival was held back in 1999 and featured performers such as Beck and Morrissey. It also was originally […]

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Future first female NFL player making history

From conquering cancer to growing up in the foster care system, African American Antoinette Harris is making history as being the first female ever to get the chance to play in the National Football League (NFL) making history for women everywhere.  By Samantha Egurvide “I always wanted to play football, but nobody would give me […]

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Grace Gives Way to Gambling: Two Nuns Admit to Embezzling Funds from Parochial School

By Valerie Rose Vasquez The days of the Catholic Church policing itself and its staff, including nuns and priests, could be coming to an end. Just last month the Archdiocese of Los Angeles reversed its prior decision not to prosecute two nuns, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, for embezzling around $500,000 to allegedly underwrite […]

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When It Feels Like an Ending

Written by Delanie Davis, Staff Writer In recent days, it feels like certain cycles are coming to an abrupt halt. It is simply “that time of the year again.” Fall is a time when growth seemingly depletes and we are found alone in our thoughts, while wilted blossoms and hardened leaves crunch beneath the soles […]