Written by Alan Garcia
Students have long been supported and nurtured by their teachers; teachers always seek the best for for their kids. However, recently the roles have reversed and students emerged as the ones to support their teachers. On Monday January 14, 2019 teachers from all throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) stepped outside of their classroom and took to the streets to participate in a city wide strike. Teachers who participated in the strike made their goals crystal clear. They demanded that all classes have a cap to make classes smaller; in addition they demanded that all schools receive a full time nurse and full time librarian, even pleading for more counselors so there will be a more manageable ratio of 250 students to every counselor instead of having nearly an entire grade level assigned to a single counselor. Ultimately, the strike did end a week after it initially began with the teachers coming to a settlement with the LAUSD and many of their demands being met.
Written by Jose Vilchis
On Friday, January 18, California State University Northridge held its very own 22nd Annual High School Invitational, showcasing artworks from students, public and private, around the San Fernando Valley.
Written by Ramon Amaya, Diego De La Luz, and Andrew Machuca
If you had the choice to fight for future students and teachers there should be no the option; long term effects are what you should be thinking about. Starting right on the second semester, this January 14 of the 2018-2019 school year the UTLA (United Teachers Los Angeles) teachers went on strike to protest for better student services, much more than simply a salary cost of living increase. They were ‘in it to win it’ more for their students. Asking for smaller class sizes, full time nurses, more counselors, a full time librarian were the essential issues on the table.
Written by Ernesto De Santiago
Social Justice Humanitas Academy is well known for its success in helping students matriculate toward college, and as well, delivering colleges a well educated and dedicated student. Although most of the students in Humanitas intend to attend a college or university next fall, there exists a diverse minority of students who are joining the military after high school.
Written by Tayla Rose
Being a Journalist is a huge responsibility, in the world of media. Existing as a journalist is more than writing and taking pictures; its bringing stories to life, expressing feelings through photos and articles that are engaging. It is a rather difficult job, that can be taken on by those who enjoy the challenge in adventure and the unity we as journalists can bring to those around us.
Written by Sebastian Martinez
Summer ended, school is in session; it’s been several weeks into the semester and for the Senior class of `19, we’re all back into the draining yet worthwhile reality called school. However, one guy on campus recently dealt with an extraordinary change heading into the 2018-2019 school year: Mr. Jeff Austin. Over the summer, Mr.Austin was named the new principal of SJHA. Certainly, seniors who expected things to stay the same for four years are still coping with the loss of the former principal Mr.Navarro, but the addition of Mr.Austin, previously an assistant principal and one of the original founders of Social Justice Humanitas Academy, makes it seem as if the school never lost a beat. In fact, students are soaring over getting to know Mr.Austin and his upbeat personality.