Louis Chavey
Louis Chavey is a high schooler writing as part of the Daily's Summer Journalism Workshop.

Parallels between ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and history make a captivating fictional world

The greatness of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” lies in its ability to transcend boundaries. It was a serialized show in a time when television shows — especially kids’ comedy cartoons like those on Nickelodeon — were mostly episodic. “Avatar” was lighthearted and playful enough to make a child laugh while poignant enough to make an adult bawl their eyes out. However, perhaps one of its most impressive feats is presenting a bright, captivating world for children while also maintaining an unparalleled degree of complexity, whether it be in the layered characters and their respective arcs or the fictional world co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created.

Bay Area organizations make changes to address food and nutrition insecurity in the ‘next normal’

“[W]e are the first responders right now and the essential workers, so people are really depending on us,” said Drene Johnson, the executive director at Community Action of Napa Valley. The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on all kinds of vital resources, particularly food supplies, in the Bay Area. Community Action of Napa Valley is one of many organizations aiming to help those in need through a variety of food-centric services.

Under fire for instances of racism, two Bay Area Catholic high schools implement changes to address institutional racial injustice

“It's kinda sad that it took so long for something to happen... but I'm glad change is happening,” said Julian Shearin-Sewell, a rising junior at Archbishop Mitty High School. As the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked a reckoning for schools, businesses and institutions across the nation, the Bay Area Catholic community has had to make necessary changes to address racial injustice as well.
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