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Depression takes a toll on teenagers

Elsy Barcelo

October 3, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Sadness, irritability and withdrawal are things most teenagers feel on occasion. However, these feelings could suggest something much deeper. Feelings of loneliness is thought of as normal during teenage years, so Emma,whose na... Read more »

Phoneline geared towards helping teens in need

Jonathan Moreno

October 3, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

When a teen has a problem or just needs to talk, they can turn to Teen Line, a confidential telephone helpline and communicate with specially trained teen volunteers. Teen Line operates within the bounds of Los Angeles,... Read more »

Teenagers face high unemployment rates while looking for jobs

Elsy Barcelo

May 30, 2014

Filed under News, Special Reports

Being independent in terms of money is difficult for teens. Finding jobs and managing time makes it even harder for teens to earn money. Teens who do have jobs during high school are usually hired by family or friends or end up ... Read more »

Increasing minimum wage would boost local economy

Dianne Villalta

May 30, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Since January, California became one of the states with a higher minimum-wage, offering employees $8 an hour. But as of July 1, the minimum wage will be raised to $9 an hour. Then on Jan. 1, 2016, California plans to raise... Read more »

First-hand look at difficulties in getting a driver’s license

Ilana Gale

April 9, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Learning how to drive has been an exciting experience for me but it has also proven to be a little challenging. Over the summer, I signed up for an online course. I took a series of quizzes, then I had to take a final assessment.... Read more »

Safety tips for new drivers

Alex Torres

April 9, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

If you’re between the ages of 15 and 18, then you’re probably either starting to drive or are already licensed. But with driving comes new responsibilities, and even new dangers that one must face. According to the National... Read more »

U.S. Department of Education official visits for mock press conference and Q&A

March 17, 2014

Filed under Multi-Media, News, Special Reports

By ILANA GALE AND CARLOS GODOY Former reporter and now U.S. Department of Education official Massie Ritsch toured Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) on Monday. Ritsch also held a mock press conference with advanced jo... Read more »

New Common Core standards to challenge students

Chris Bower

March 14, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Science teacher Stephen Schaffter solves problems for his physics and chemistry classes in a unique way, a way meant to foster critical thinking and problem solving in his students. He solves the problems “cold,” i.e. witho... Read more »

Importance of technology in Common Core standards

March 14, 2014

Filed under Special Reports

Besides having a large focus on critical thinking and problem solving, the new Common Core standards also stress another crucial aspect of the 21st century: technology. This can be seen in a teaching technique called “flipping... Read more »

United States lacks in education compared to other countries

March 14, 2014

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By DION MAZOR   The education firm Pearson confirmed the United States’ 17th spot in education compared to 40 other developed countries in a study conducted in 2012. Finland and South Korea appear at the top the list... Read more »

Lack of AP classes at DPMHS disappoints students

Elsy Barcelo

December 13, 2013

Filed under News, Special Reports

When he was in the ninth grade, Max Grinfeld was thinking ahead to college applications and noticed that there weren’t enough Advanced Placement (AP) classes to increase his grade point average (GPA) that would make him competitive... Read more »

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