News From the Students, For the Students

The Griffin Gazette

News From the Students, For the Students

The Griffin Gazette

News From the Students, For the Students

The Griffin Gazette

Bella Kim

Bella Kim, Editor-in-Chief | Co-anchor

Bella Kim is a junior at Los Alamitos High School. This is her second year with the Griffin Gazette. Bella has won two Best of SNO awards, for her articles "A Los Al senior’s podcast: ‘The Sy-STEM’" and "Los Al sophomore to compete in Olympic Trials for sailing." Over the summer, she was part of the first cohort of JCal, the Asian American Journalists Association and CalMatters' journalism program for California high school students. Last August, Bella finished her five-month internship with Spotlight Schools. Currently, she is The Youth Center's marketing intern, a contributor to L.A. Times High School Insider, and the first member of the South Bay Youth Journalism program. This summer, she will represent California at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in Washington D.C.

Bella has a passion for ballet and has been dancing for over ten years. She dances at Los Alamitos Ballet School and performed in their "Sugarplum's Realm" production last December. When she’s not in the studio, Bella enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, writing poetry, and going to the beach. She also likes musicals, roller coasters, and collecting bookstore tote bags. On campus, Bella is co-president of the Literature Appreciation Club. As editor-in-chief, she is excited to lead the Gazette in its second year of publication and co-anchor the first year of Griffin Gazette Live broadcast news.

You can contact Bella at [email protected].

All content by Bella Kim
Although it seems like nationwide violence is increasing, everyday safety in American schools has actually improved. “Los Al Unified prioritizes ensuring the physical, social, and emotional safety of all students and staff,” said Jerry Friedman, LAUSDs Director of Safety and Student Services.

Recent patterns in high school safety

Bella Kim, Editor-in-Chief
January 9, 2024
Tuufuli with Mr. Kennedy on his last day at Los Al.

2023 LAUSD retirees announced

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
June 2, 2023
Mrs. Post with her student Samantha Moody, one of four students who won the Scholastic All-Star Award in about 2013. 

Q&A with Mrs. Post

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
June 2, 2023
Mr. Ford, standing behind his podium in his classroom in the STEM building.

Q&A with Mr. Ford

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
June 1, 2023
These courses give students flexibility during the summer and open up their schedules during the school year.

Guide to summer course options

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
April 24, 2023
The Brass Boys: Howe, Barcelo, Ethan VanAndler, Bensavage, and Andrew VanAndler (left to right).

Brass Boys takes the stage

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
April 6, 2023
A group photo of the Women in STEM club during a meeting.

Club spotlight: Women in STEM

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
March 18, 2023
Mrs. Bright (left) in her scrubs and Mrs. Fox (right) in her FBI uniform at the scene of the crime.

Students crack a case

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
February 18, 2023
Shadows posing with their students, including Srta. Flores with Amelia Bean (fourth from left) and Mrs. Franzen with Bryant Burns (far right).

A day in the life of a Los Al student

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
February 17, 2023
The senior class fantastic roller coaster performance at the Winter Formal assembly.

Saving school spirit

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
January 30, 2023
An ASB poster on the third floor of the STEM building promoting Formal.

Los Al on the other side

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
January 21, 2023
Freshman Emma Voigts Spanish 1 class is full with 39 students and two teachers.

Weighing the costs of class sizes

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
September 20, 2022
Top to bottom: The Hate U Give, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Maus, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Book banning returns

Bella Kim, Staff Writer
September 6, 2022
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