Friday, May 31, 2013

Discover LA: Torrance Certified Farmers' Market

Tuesdays and Saturday | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Charles H. Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. (between Carson and Sepulveda)
Find fresh produce, local products, meat and eggs, flowers and breads, good food and lots of fun at the Torrance Certified Farmers' Market! Year 'round, rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wilson Park, adjacent to the Dee Hardison Sports Center.

Taken from our monthly e-Newsletter.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Discover LA: The Best Music Store in the World

Perhaps you have driven or ridden by it without ever realize its awesomeness. It is right in the heart of Hollywood next to the famous Arclight Theater. Specifically, it is on Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga (which is also a fun word to say). The building is very distinctive because it is very colorful with art all over the outside. It’s really hard to miss! But don’t keep going by, you need to go inside to check it out! Believe me, it will be worth your time, especially if you’re a fan of music and movies or both.

First of all, Amoeba Music is huge. It is basically the size of a city block. The first floor is all music-related merchandise, and the second floor contains film and TV DVDs for purchase. The variety of amazing and sometimes rare things to buy is mind-blowing. If you can imagine it, you can get it there! It gets even better because they have new CDs, used CDs, new and used vinyl albums, posters, stickers, T-shirts…it’s unbelievable! I don’t even have a record player or a turntable, but sometimes I pick up some vinyl albums because they often have interesting art that you can use for a cheap and stylish way to decorate your place.

So if you go there, (which I highly recommend), you should prepare for two things: 1) prepare to spend more money than you had originally planned and 2) prepare to have your mind blown! It’s an incredible place, so don’t miss an opportunity to check it out! And rock on!

Taken from our monthly e-Newsletter.

Friday, May 17, 2013

LSI 6th Annual Soccer Tournament

On Friday May 17, Language Systems International (LSI) held its 6th annual Soccer Tournament! All four campuses- South Bay, LA, Orange County (OC), and Northeast LA- joined in with enthusiastic teams and plenty of cheering fans. Everyone wanted to beat last year’s champion, the Northeast LA Dragons, and take back the trophy to display until next year.

The tournament was very exciting, and the competition among the schools was fierce. Each school was represented by students wearing their school colors. The Northeast LA Dragons wore green, the LA Angels wore yellow, the South Bay Sharks wore blue, and the OC students wore red. Some of the countries represented in the tournament included Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Taiwan, and many others.

Each team had been thoroughly prepared by practicing and learning how to work together as a team. Each team also had students cheering them on and encouraging them to do their best for their school! Although each team really wanted to win the soccer trophy, there could only be one champion. In the first round, LA defeated defeated Orange County (OC) and South Bay defeated Northeast LA in overtime. That set up the championship match between the LA Angels and South Bay Sharks. Each school played strong and with a lot of heart, but in the end, the South Bay Sharks came away with the championship trophy. Congratulations, Sharks!

During and after the tournament, students from all four schools had a chance to hang out and make new friends.  After the tournament was finished and the trophy had been passed on to South Bay, LSI provided all the students and players with a pizza lunch. The soccer tournament was a fun event and many students wondered when everyone could get together again. Well, they will not have to wait very long because the next major event involving all 4 LSI schools in a tournament will be the annual Beach Party in August. For that event, each school will need to get a beach volleyball team together to compete for yet another trophy! Mark your calendar and get ready once again for an amazing day!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Earth Day 2013!

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, launching the modern environmental movement. Since then, the Earth Day Network has worked with more than 20,000 partners in almost 200 countries. Through the years, Earth Day has become the largest civic observance in the world.

Each Language Systems campus celebrates Earth Day in a unique way.

This year LSI-OC organized a beach clean-up and really made a difference!

LSI-South Bay has an ongoing recycling program that reduces waste by keeping bottles, cans, and paper out of the trash.

It's great to see so many students, staff, and teachers getting involved and helping out our planet!

Earth Day - Official Site