My journey to self-discovery has been long and hard. Growing up, there weren't many resources for me especially in private catholic school because of the way the bible believes that being gay is a sin. I didn’t get to talk to many people until I got to college and there were so many accepting places and resources around me.

College was a whole different atmosphere for me. I moved out on my own in 2017 at 18 years old and went looking for LGBTQ resources. I always knew I was different, especially when it came to my family, but I…


Miranda Lizama, age 20, is currently in her third year of college at Golden West Community College and is constantly growing well learning new things about herself. Once the pandemic hit, she felt she needed to do something to keep herself busy because she felt unproductive. That is how she started Mira’s Chocolate Delights, an Instagram business that sells chocolate covered strawberries.

“Everyday I am thankful for my customers and family who have supported me all my life and pushed me to do my best,” Lizama said, adding that she is thankful for everyone who has been there for her…


When Xiao Mina said, “memes can belong to a certain group.” I automatically thought of Twitch and the camboys. I am heavily involved in stan Twitter and Twitch where we have a lot of our own inside jokes. I love memes and most of the ones I watch are inside jokes that many people won’t know or understand. When she spoke on memes being around us all the time even in serious situations such as politics. When elections were happening there were many memes that went viral at the time. …


The COVID-19 pandemic has made life for many college students more difficult. As Los Angeles County begins to reopen, many colleges and universities are staying closed. For many, being back home has created stressful atmospheres.

According to the Pew Research Center, 52% of young adults ages 19 to 29 in the United States are living with their parents. But many students are facing distractions that come with living at home and not being in a class setting. In a class setting a student can not just leave and make food in the kitchen, run errands during class, or take care…


Nalu the bearded dragon enjoys his cage and runs around it. Nalu is currently 10 months and is 24 inches in length. He enjoys eating salads filled with mustard greens, red pepper, green pepper, and collard greens. Not only does he eat salads he enjoys eating his worms and dubia roaches. He has fun laying in his hammock away from the light that helps heat him up. As he lays there being lazy he decides his body needs more warmth. As a bearded dragon it’s important for him to be warm and maintain a certain body temperature. …


Grace got to attend California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). Grace got to attend a program where she practiced her writing skills. Not only was this an amazing experience for Grace, she was one of the youngest to attend. She went to CSSSA at the age of 14 where she got to work on her skills. She got to live in the dorms and go outside of her hometown. It was her first time in Valencia which was a different experience from living on the farm. When she got there she lived with six other roommates who all…


The Northridge community seems to be lacking in diversity. However it can still be considered diverse compared to other communities in California. The community is made up of 35% Latino and 5% Black. Those who identify as White are at 39%. The ratio between White and Latino is pretty close in the Northridge community. The community is not very mixed with other races as the Asian community is 19% in the Northridge community. The white community is the more dominant race in Northridge.

The income in the community changes by a lot. The median household income is $80,260 well the…


I never grew up in the San Fernando Valley. I only began living out here due to college but in the past year I have seen the change since Covid has happened. With California State University Northridge moving to online learning it has been a lot more quieter. Less traffic on streets and not as many people in restaurants due the pandemic. Campus is much quieter as hardly anyone is on campus for any activities. Pre-Covid you would see students walking around, coffee shops crowded, restaurants filled with laughter and many more activities going on such as studying. …


Growing up I have always enjoyed writing but did not know what I wanted to do with it. Throughout my college career I struggled in knowing what I wanted to do. I graduated high school in 2017 with the intention of pursuing film at California State University Northridge (CSUN) but decided after my first year at CSUN that I would not want to do that. I took a year to finish my GE’s at Golden West Community College to figure out what I truly wanted and after weeks of working with a counselor I figured my passion would be journalism…

Nadine Godinez

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