By Lani Tunzi Of all the times I’ve written about my giddy galivants around town, I’ve always left out a dark detail – this being the risks women face in their everyday lives. As a young girl who always enjoyed lonesome adventures, it was clear to me early on that I did not have the […]Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi
Like many Eagle Rockers, I’ve been stoked at the news of the recent bear sightings.
First spotted on March 2, the bear was photographed strolling down Hill Drive in all its glory.Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi
If you’re like me and have just about lost every scrap of sanity at this point, you may be looking for another fun thing to occupy your endless time.
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By Lani Tunzi
When the Bobcat fire began landing on our Eagle Rock streets, I and five friends hit the road! The trip was scenic and healing. It was a blessing. Read on about how we went from doom and gloom to gratitude.
By Lani Tunzi
In the friendship department, I was immensely lucky to find such powerhouse individuals at a very young age. After spending more than a decade of my life with such wonderful individuals by my side, I can’t pretend that the goodbyes are not hard.
By Lani Tunzi
After months of preparation, applications, and big decisions, my first semester of college is not shaping up as anticipated.Continue Reading
By Lani Tunzi
| No sooner did Taco Bell in Eagle Rock reopen in June, ending years of unsatiated late-night cravings and an eyesore fenced off lot, then support for the once beloved food chain started to dwindle – undeservingly so.
It was only a while ago, on Friday, March 13, that I sat at a table in the quad at Eagle Rock High School for what would, unbeknownst to me, be the last time. That day, the announcement came that schools would not open the following Monday. Within a few weeks, rumors of a virtual […]Continue Reading
The Coronavirus changed the homestretch of Senior Year at Eagle Rock High. Lani will tell you about that here.Continue Reading
Eagle Rock has great hiking trails. And, a nice hike can be a great relief while we’re all “keeping our distance.” Lani gives you a few trails to try out. They are listed here.Continue Reading
Being thrifty, it turns out, is environmentally sustainable. There’s a mini-economy in resold goods – mostly clothing. Read Lani’s report here.Continue Reading
There are schedules good and bad. Lani is fighting for a good one for Eagle Rock High. Read about why here.Continue Reading
When it comes to holiday traditions, the most important ones in my family center around food, Italian food. What about your family?Continue Reading
For me, creating art from discarded boxes is the epitome of recycling.Continue Reading
I would never advocate missing school, but ……Continue Reading
What about Eagle Rock would you put in a time capsule?Continue Reading
What next? Here how an up-coming High School senior is coming to deal with the existential of life.Continue Reading
We’re always told growing up that we can do anything we set our minds to, no matter how outrageous it may seem. Well, two Eagle Rock teens with a passion for live music and the persistence to match took the advice to heart and, last month, pulled off a punk rock show with three bands and a hundred fans – on Loleta Avenue in Eagle Rock.Continue Reading
If you happened to see groups of high school boys in pleated skirts and makeup out and about in Eagle Rock last month, this may be why:On Friday, March 8, Eagle Rock High School held its annual “Dustbowl,”Continue Reading
by Lani Tunzi Once upon a time, it was rare to see a coyote. Now, coyotes are a common sight in Eagle Rock and other NELA neighborhoods, often seen isolated trotting down the sidewalks or heard howling in packs. And we’re about to see and hear more of them. After a mating month in February, […]Continue Reading
Birds – rentable, dockless, electric scooters -– have descended upon Eagle Rock. They dot sidewalks, rest on corners and tend to congregate at the intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Eagle Rock Blvd. when they’re not scattered along residential streets. They’re reasonably inexpensive and convenient. You use a downloadable phone app to find and rent a […]Continue Reading
A new family has moved onto the street in Eagle Rock where I have always lived, into the Simmons’ house. It’s the same house, but with a new family who will create their own experiences and memories just like Melvin and Joyce Simmons did for 50 years before moving recently to Glendora to be closer […]Continue Reading
I was in the first grade when I began to catch on to elections and voting – and six-year old me was absolutely offended that I couldn’t vote until I turned 18. Later in life, when I found out that some people choose not to vote, I couldn’t understand why they would sit out something […]Continue Reading
Every year when the holidays roll around, it seems that everyone has something to say about each and every detail of each and every holiday. As for me, I have something I want to say about Halloween. With every passing Halloween, there’s been a creeping decline of crazy, creepy spirit in the air. Candy bowls […]Continue Reading
About a year ago, I woke up one morning with a surprisingly urgent thought: “I want to shave my head.” Now, before I delve any further into this tale of impulsive behavior, let me say that my hair has always been a defining feature of mine — long, thick and nearly unmanageable. In fact, when […]Continue Reading
For 103 incoming juniors at Eagle Rock High School, myself included, the first day of school on Aug. 14 will be the start of a rigorous, two-year academic journey known as the “International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme,” or IBDP. Begun in 1968 in Switzerland, IBDP stresses intercultural understanding, inquiry and analysis through immersion in English language […]Continue Reading
Summer in Eagle Rock has always been a time of fun, ease and possibility. School is finally out and students can spend the time that had been taken up studying for finals on seeing their family and friends. They can sleep into the afternoon, procrastinate on starting their summer reading lists and maybe (maybe) even […]Continue Reading
by Lani Tunzi Summer in Eagle Rock has always been a time of fun, ease and possibility. School is finally out and students can spend the time that had been taken up studying for finals on seeing their family and friends. They can sleep into the afternoon, procrastinate on starting their summer reading lists and […]Continue Reading
One month after 14 students and three staff members were killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., students and teachers across the nation joined together in protest and outrage, demanding change. On March 14, I stood with many of my peers at Eagle Rock High School in silence […]Continue Reading
I am a bookworm, with a special place in my heart for studying. But my love for school extends beyond academics. In fact, extracurricular activities are really my favorite subjects. I have been active in the Associative Student Body, the Sophomore Class Club and the drill team. These activities are only a few of the […]Continue Reading
Naima Corea,16, a student artist and musician who is my classmate at Eagle Rock High, has an exhibit on Feb. 3 at the Cactus Gallery L.A. in Elysian Valley. The exhibit will showcase the results of a project of Naima’s on self-image, in which she encouraged her peers to portray their self-image in poems, paintings, […]Continue Reading