Escape to Island Life; The History of Animal Crossing New Horizons

Escape to Island Life; The History of Animal Crossing New Horizons

Nicholas Melendez, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

Animal Crossing New Horizons is the latest game from the series, and another big hit from Nintendo. The life simulator has always had a home within Nintendo's home and hand-held consoles, with moderate success. However, Animal Crossing New Horizons seems to have broken that trend as it has surpassed ...

Rilakkuma and Kaoru, a Netflix Original Show

Image of Netflix Original Series: Rilakkuma and Kaoru.

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Rilakkuma and Kaoru is a Netflix Original show that released its first season on April 19, 2019. The initial season has a total of 13 episodes with a run of 11 minutes per episode. The type of animation that was used for this show is a type of animation called stop-motion. Stop-motion is film-making techniqu...

Apple and Disney +

Apple and Disney +

Kimberly Platas, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020

Apple TV+ is an on-demand streaming service developed by Apple Inc. It includes cable networks like Epix, HBO, Cinemax, and even original exclusive series and movies from Apple. Like some streaming services, Apple TV+ contains no ads but a slight difference for Apple TV+ is its brand new feat...

Katy Perry Reveals Pregnancy in New Music Video

Katy Perry in her new music video ,

Emily Robles, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

On March, 2020, Katy Perry announced that she was expecting her first child with actor Orlando Bloom. Perry revealed her pregnancy in her new music video "Never Worn White." In the video, Perry is seen cradling her bump while wearing a white dress. She sings along to one of her verses, "See us in...

Where Are All the Women Film Directors?

Greta Gerwig behind the scenes of 'Ladybird.'

Lisset Saavedra, Editor in Chief

March 26, 2020

Since 2007, Hollywood has been making progress with more women directing top-grossing movies. A dozen women directed 100 movies in 2019, representing 10.6% of all directors. This is up from 4.5% of directors in the same category in 2018, though women of color are still underrepresented among filmmakers,...

BTS Drops New Album “Map Of Soul: 7”

BTS posing for 7 for their album Map of Soul: 7

Reign Cruz, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

History has been made when BTS released their new comeback Map of Soul: 7 on Febuary 21, 2020. It's another album that many fans have been anticipating for a long time.  If you don't know BTS, I can catch you up! BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is an acronym for the Korean expression "Bangtan Sony...

Steven Spielberg’s Take on ‘West Side Story’

Steven Spielberg and stars of the 'West Side Story' remake. David Alvarez (far left), Ariana DeBose (left), Steven Spielberg (middle), Rachel Zegler (right), and Ansel ELgort (far right).

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

As a young boy, Steven Spielberg fell in love with the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story, but he isn't remaking it just because he loved it as a boy. According to Vanity Fair, Spielberg was determined to remain authentic to the Puerto Rican experience in his remake of West Side Story. Spiel...

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite the Big Winner at Oscars 2020

Bong Joon Ho making his Oscars kiss.

Lisset Saavedra, Editor In Chief

March 4, 2020

The first Oscars of the new decade are upon us and the Academy Awards went host-less for the second straight year after Kevin Hart's invitation to host in 2019 was revoked. The show opened up with Janelle Monae. The singer/songwriter wore a tuxedo suit with a large cast of background dancers. The...

Streaming Services Threaten Cable TV

The popularity of streaming services grows among TV-watchers

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

February 27, 2020

Nowadays, the power of the internet has taken over the world. The internet's influence is more vast than we think, and one example lies in a casual source of everyday entertainment - television. Ten years ago, people had to sit down at a certain time of day to make sure they wouldn't miss their favorite...

Top Five Super Bowl Commercials of 2020

People Watching the Super Bowl

Nicholas Melendez and Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla

February 27, 2020

On February 2nd, 2020, Super Bowl LIV premiered, raking in 99.9 million viewers that all tuned in to watch the beloved American sport of football. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest televised events ever and caters to a broad audience. Such an audience includes those who enjoy watching the game, those...

The Failure That is “Cats” the Movie

Bustopher Jones, played by James Corden, standing front and center with other cats in the back.

Nathalie Ceja Gomez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

Cats, the 2019 movie made at no one’s request and rejected by the internet, has met critical and financial failure.  The movie, based on the iconic (or infamous) 1980 musical of the same name, was released on December 16, 2019, and cost 100 million dollars to produce--excluding another 100 million ...

The Importance of Art Programs in Schools

girl protesting in favor of protecting the NEA

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

February 14, 2020

Typically, you know a school for its sports programs, but what about the arts? They enhance our lives and give students opportunities in the performing arts field after high school. It's common nowadays for schools to cut art programs due to a lack of funding as well as a stronger appeal to spor...

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