The Alexandria Hotel and Six More Haunted Places to Visit Year Round

The Alexandria Hotel and Six More Haunted Places to Visit Year Round

Melanie Villaseñor, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Are you bored at home wondering where your next adventure should be? Don't look any further because you can wake the souls of the past who are in need of company. These are a few places you can visit and not cry from fear. The site of this year's prom, The Alexandria Hotel, will be examined last. ...

The New Nintendo Switch System

The New Nintendo Switch System

Michael Kleeman, News Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Many rumors had been spreading about Nintendo’s next leap into the video game console market. The tech giant had largely remained quiet about their new console, only dropping hints here and there about the specs and hardware found in the system. However, now that has all changed, with Nintendo finally...

Most Anticipated Music Albums of 2017

Most Anticipated Music Albums of 2017

Paul Diaz, Staff Writer
March 8, 2017
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Hip-Hop: Drake: 3/4/17 - More Life Drake announced the project in late November of 2016 and teased us by releasing the hit singles “Sneakin” and “Fake Love” on OVO sound radio. He said in December that he will release this project early in 2017, but nothing has turned up. He said he will postpone some days on his tour in Europe to release th...

Top 5 Anime of 2016

Top 5 Anime of 2016

Krissia Guerrero and Denise Reynoso
March 2, 2017
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In 2016, we saw a plethora of new anime that practically changed the anime/manga community as well as a blossoming of original icons. These new styles are altering the outlook on the Japanese animation that is anime. How exactly is this a game-changer for anime fanatics? For starters, stereotypes of...

How Different Music Affects Us

How Different Music Affects Us

Denise Reynoso, Opinion Editor
February 24, 2017
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Music has tons of positive and negative effects on people’s mental and even physical health. Many people listen and use music as a creative outlet or as a way to cope with a situation; our brains actually respond differently to happy and sad music. Our brain allows us to see neutral faces depending...

Has Hollywood Really Become More Diverse?

Has Hollywood Really Become More Diverse?

Melanie Villasenor, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

More and more actors are being cast for films in recent years as an effort to demonstrate to the public that diversity does exist in Hollywood. This topic has become even more relevant in people's discussions due to the nominations during the 2016 and the 2017 award seasons. Yet the the question s...

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

Jess Rodriguez and Henry Yoem
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

These are most anticipated video games that are coming out in 2017. In 2016, first person shooters were a smash such as Call of Duty 4 Remastered, Battlefield  1, Overwatch, and Titanfall 2. Some third person shooters were a smash as well like Gears of War 4. From the list that follows, there will ...

Mall Of America Introduces Their First Black Santa Clause

Mall Of America Introduces Their First Black Santa Clause

Stacy Corea, Staff Writer/Staff Photographer
December 12, 2016
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It's that time of year again when children want to take a picture with Santa Clause, and tell their wishes and what they want for Christmas. This year, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is doing something different this time of year. Landon Luther is the co-owner of a photo studio called...

The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash at BCCHS

The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash at BCCHS

Stephanie Cuba, Arts & Entertainment Editor
December 6, 2016
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Birmingham’s theatre team acted out one of the most beloved stories from Disney, The Little Mermaid. Birmingham students, along with the help of Birmingham's Theater Arts instructor Mr. Weiss, put it all together from lights, stages, props, costumes, and then action, to produce a magical show tha...

Netflix Originals are Must See TV

Netflix Originals are Must See TV

Brayan Tenas, Sports Editor
December 6, 2016
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Netflix has been putting out an amazing string of original shows that are causing a craze all over. From lesbian prisoners to a blind man fighting crime, Netflix has it. Netflix didn't start making hit original shows until House of Cards proved to be a hit and it is still up and running. What makes Ne...

The Walking Dead Savagely Returns

The Walking Dead Savagely Returns

Geovanni Gomez, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2016
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As AMC's The Walking Dead has progressed, the humans have become more the villains than the zombies. Disclaimer: If you have not seen the past seasons or the season premiere of  The Walking Dead, it is advised that the reader not continue reading. Spoiler alert is readily available.  So the f...

Top 5 Most Sought After Haunted Houses in America

Top 5 Most Sought After Haunted Houses in America

Scott Gutierrez, Editor in Chief
October 27, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

As the list suggest, these haunted house attractions are the most extreme we have or had in the U.S. to date that open up to thrill-seeking –some would call insane-prospectors who just can’t wait to be locked up for hours like a real life horror movie! Like anything extreme, all of the following...

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