Photo by Melissa Gonzalez, 17, Roosevelt HS

Immigrant dreams
After learning how her dad struggled to come to America, Ana, 15, respects him even more.

... I always knew my parents had come here from Mexico illegally but I didn't know any of the details. I never gave my parents' stories much thought until the recent immigration debate. ...
Tragedy strikes the Korean community
Recent murder-suicides have shocked and saddened Manuela, 16, and many in the Korean community.
Something’s always missing
Brandy, 15, fought with her mom so much that they needed to be apart, but now that she's in foster care, Brandy wishes she could see her more often.
It’s a HEAT WAVE!!!
SURVEY: L.A. Youth staff writers give their ideas on how they stay frosty when it's anything but outside.
Flying through the air
Selina, 16, reviews Tatsu, the newest roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
An amazing World Cup
Victor, 17, says that this was one of the best World Cup's ever.
Were the walkouts effective?
Mar, 17, felt that student walkouts made a powerful statement.
Immigrants are treated as second class
Students from Amelia Earhart HS in the Valley offer their opinions on immigration and how immigrants are treated and Franklin HS students discuss the walkouts on March 27.
Pro football in Los Angeles
Seth, 15, says visiting Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard is a great way to get your football fix. WITH PHOTO GALLERY.
The art of skirts
Angela, 15, liked seeing skirts displayed as modern art at a Prada exhibit on Rodeo Drive.
Finding my voice: I’m a pretty good singer (for a soccer player)
Michael, 16, has been nervous to show off his singing talents in front of his soccer teammates.
Interviews: What’s the best and worst thing about returning to school?
As school is about to begin at most schools across Los Angeles County L.A. Youth asked its staff writers what to name the best and worst things about going back to school.