By Brianneth Rocha

It’s that time again, the end of spring semester, a time when students across the country prepare to go off to college and take the next steps of their lives. It is a moment that fills students with a mixture of fear and excitement. College means extremely different things to everyone—after all each individual is unique.

By Karen Guevara

School is almost over and graduation is around the corner. These past years have been a  rollercoaster for teenagers who are entering adulthood. Graduation commemorates the hard work the students have done and on June 7th, 2018, Ulysses S. Grant seniors will be having their graduation on the football field. The staff such as teachers, counsellors, and administration will be attending this big event. It is the students time to shine.

this graduation is also one. They’ll all remember it their own way, and think of this high school as something happy or sad. Grant and the people in it are a memory that most won’t forget because of the ups and downs it had caused them to experience.

By Ruzanna Demirchyan

The third annual lip sync battle took place in the big gym at Ulysses S. Grant High School, located in Valley Glen, California, on May 4. Ms. Higgins, a teacher at Grant, and her Associated Student Body class organized this event. While newcomers and organizers found this battle to be exciting, students from previous years disagreed.

By Sandy Radilla

People look forward to the chalk art festival every year, it’s a desire for people to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

By Jezzica Sebastian

The LGBTQ+ Club opened its doors to students of Grant High School. Anyone is welcome to join: those who identify as part of the community, those who support and want to help, and anybody who wants to hang out. Club members, teachers, and students alike feel the club is up and ready to make change and impact the student lives in Grant High School.

By Jennifer Delgadillo

There is no place like this in which death is prominent. The topic of death is taboo but here it's everywhere. This museum will be a new source of interest. On May 12th 2018, my mother and I went to a local museum called The Museum Of Death. The name of this museum interested me so much that I just had to go and see what it had in store.

By Ani Gharibyan

With summer being right around the corner, we can expect frozen yogurt shops to be  filled with many customers waiting in line, eager to get a bowl of delicious frozen yogurt. I’m sure that we can all agree that frozen-yogurt is America’s favorite icy dessert. In the past decade, frozen yogurt shops have cropped up around Los Angeles, but the best one in The Valley is Yogurtland because of it flavors, employees, and sanitary environment.

By Devyd Oganezov

Recently, social media has been bombarded with hip-hop artists “flexing” by showing off money, jewelry, houses, and cars. Although a small portion of fans remain untroubled by this trend, many have been outraged.

By Mikayla Borresen

In March of 2018, the small and usually quiet city of Los Alamitos was rocked with controversy over a city vote. The tiny city hall, built to seat 40, was packed to the brim as people gathered for the event. Outside, groups supporting and opposing the vote grew, and it wasn’t long until heated arguments broke out among the crowds. The debate: whether or not to opt out of California’s sanctuary state laws.

By Gretta Goss

The school board voted Austin Beutner to be the new superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District on May 1st. The school board seems enthusiastic about the new leader’s abilities, however LA Unified school teachers appear to be troubled about the prospect of a superintendent who does not have an educational background.

By Bronson Zell

Seismic activity is unavoidable in California because it sits right above multiple fault lines, including the San Andreas fault line which runs vertically the length of California. This fault has been building up massive amounts of tension for over 100 years. Eventually it’s going to snap and release a major earthquake on California. This will have a potentially devastating impact on southern California. What can you do to protect yourself?

By Allan Daniyelyan

As of December 14, 2017, Internet Neutrality was voted to be repealed, which left some people worrying about the future of the internet. Ajit Pai and the FCC made this decision for the good of the internet and to give ISPs more freedom in the market. Even still, people are trying to void the repeal process.

By Arthur Dischian

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history. Their sixteen NBA championships rank as second most in NBA history. The Lakers have had a history of great success and superstars playing for their team, but in recent years they have fallen off a cliff with five straight losing seasons. This summer, the Lakers are going to try and sign a superstar player that can change their fortunes.

By Justin Crisanto

As the NFL ends, two players find a new place to play away from their California homes in New York and Arizona. This years draft was held at the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas. Held from Thursday April 26 to Saturday April 28. This years prodigies include our very own California natives Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen.

By Dora Cervantes

Many fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers may agree that this is rock bottom for the team. The Dodgers fans are going crazy over the dramatic change compared to last year’s season.

By Jessica Gevriykan

Over the past 10 years, the Marvel Studios has been able to produce 18 movies, raising over 12 billion dollars. On April 27, 2018, Marvel released its 19th motion picture and newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War . This major crossover film was released one month ago, and has retained the same qualities of any Marvel movie that was released before; breaking box office records while breaking the audience’s hearts as well.

By Aranza Villegas

Suicide prevention and mental health experts argue that season one of Thirteen Reasons Why sparked a suicide contagion effect and season two is much more disturbing.

By Ben Fletcher

According to MediaKix over 32 million people attend one or more music festivals in the US per year. 14.7 million of those are millennials. On April 13, 2018 I joined that statistic.

By Domonique Oseida

Virtual reality has become a big hit in the gaming and film industry, however now it is seeping into the art world. As the art aspects are growing, so are the opinions on whether it should be considered art and if it should be in museums with traditional art pieces. This changes not only the way art is viewed but also produced.