Sophene Avedissian
Outside of her work with GEN-ZiNE, Sophene is a writer for the Los Angeles Times High School Insider, the Youth Civics Initiative, and The Teen Magazine.
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Brazil's Protests: Echoes of the January 6th U.S. Capitol Attack

News & Politics, Published February 22, 2023
On January 8, thousands of supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the main buildings of all three branches of Brazil’s government including Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, and the presidential palace.

Gen Z’s Influential Role in the 2022 Midterms

News & Politics, Published November 29, 2022
The 2022 Midterm Election proved just how influential Gen Z is and will remain to be.

Protests Erupt Across Iran Following Death of Mahsa Amini

News & Politics, Published October 18, 2022
Woman, life, freedom
Held at gunpoint

The Effects of Gun Violence Go Beyond The Statistics

News & Politics, Published September 21, 2022
Damage caused by gun violence is typically measured in the numerical aftermath. But the rise of school shootings is tearing at the fabric of society, and lining it with fear.
Protestors in front of the Supreme Court on May 3, after a leaked draft opinion showed the court was preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade and push women's rights back by half a century.

What Does the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy Crisis Mean for the United States?

News & Politics, Published August 17, 2022
Does the Roe decision delegitimize the Supreme Court as a partisan institution?

“At What Point Do I Practice Subversion?”: States Are Afire With Wars Over Book Banning

News & Politics, Published July 8, 2022
The dangers of school districts banning books about LGBTQ issues and books written by Black authors.

Dietary Supplements Do Not Belong in the Hands of Teens

Lifestyle & Identity, Published June 22, 2022
With the increase in eating disorders and negative body image comes the intensified danger of weight loss supplements in the hands of minors.

Case on Coach’s Prayers Sparks the Supreme Court’s Reexamination of Religious Freedom

News & Politics, Published June 10, 2022
The Supreme Court’s ruling on this case will convey to citizens what role religion can have in public life.

What Does Post-Roe America Look Like?

News & Politics, Published June 7, 2022
If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as anticipated by the leaked draft decision, what will the reproductive rights landscape look like?

“It’s Just Sick”: 21 Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

News & Politics, Published May 26, 2022
The mass shooting in Uvalde reignites gun control debates around the country.

First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate

News & Politics, Published May 2, 2022
Read about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and her historic Supreme Court confirmation.

Governor of Florida Passes “The Stop WOKE” Act –What Does This Mean For Students and Employers?

News & Politics, Published April 29, 2022
On April 22, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the “Stop WOKE Act”, essentially whitewashing US history lessons for students across Florida.
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