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Teen Life

News and opinion from local teens

Staying focused on her dream school, UCLA

By KYLIE BUCK CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL Bruin pride pulses through my veins: My iPod plays the UCLA fight song, my wardrobe is accessorized with Bruin gear, my laptop displays a picture of Royce Hall as the wallpaper. I first visited the UCLA campus when I was a freshman on one of the many campus tours that I took with my sister. As a small 14-year-old, college seemed to be in my distant future. I saw the tours as adventures… Read More »

Community Spirit

Unity. Compassion. Love. Community. We encounter many people every day: some we know and acknowledge as friends; others we pass by with blissful ignorance. However, there are closer relations to each of these people than is visible on the surface. They all share the same bond of living in the community.

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted the small, under-developed country of Haiti…… Read More »