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Small traditions in a big city

Finding traditions in a big city, like Los Angeles, can be difficult. Things are always changing, and it is hard to find a close-knit community in an urban setting with so many people.

Thankful for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving in two days and the holidays right around the corner, the rush to prepare for December and the consumerism being encouraged by outside influences can cause us to lose the true meaning of Thanksgiving, being grateful and giving back.

Bursting The Bubble in Hancock Park

Each morning, I walk down my front steps, not bothering to lock the door behind me. I plop my brand-name backpack carelessly in the trunk of my Prius, and as I drive off to school at a cautious 25 mph, I fail to remember that I have to speed up to get a good spot at the valet.