Community Voices

Fear and the closure of LAUSD schools

By Alex Medina Even after an all nighter, I was still studying for finals at 7 a.m. when I began to receive messages from a couple of friends telling me about the news. LAUSD had decided to shut down all the... Read More...

How fatherhood saved my life

Gus and Jewels riding the train at Griffith Park. Photo courtesy of Gus Ugalde. Father’s Day is a time to reflect on the incredible responsibility that comes with fatherhood. Being a father is a new thing to m... Read More...

A New Year on the cusp of adulthood

Photo courtesy of Flickr user NYFD/Creativecommons.com For the first time in my life, Christmas and New Year’s crept up on me without so much as a warning. I didn’t notice the calendar plodding ... Read More...