Leaving Neverland Documentary Asks Disturbing Questions

Michael Jackson responding to allegations of child molestation

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

 Who hasn’t heard of Michael Jackson and his music? I mean who hasn’t heard Thriller? Michael Jackson, who has left a legacy of music, has also left a mystery.  On January 25, 2019 the documentary Leaving Neverland created an even bigger controversy. Jackson--also recognized as the King of Pop--had bee...

Racism Spreads Along With the Coronavirus

COVID-19 has now spread around the world.

Reign Cruz, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The Coronavirus is known to be a family of pathogens that cause respiratory illness in birds and mammals that spread into other species, including humans. It broke out in the city of Wuhan and the virus was mostly spread through coughing and sneezing, and even asymptomatic breathing. It started off by si...

Panic-Buying and Traveling During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Panic-Buying and Traveling During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Phillip Lemus, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2020

Pandemics have always been common throughout our world's history, killing people left and right. What's so different about this Coronavirus pandemic? The level of greed throughout our global economy and society has created a far greater threat to daily life on this planet. It's evident enough that...

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,...

Obesity Problem In the U.S. Affects Parents and Children

Erik Chopin lost a lot weight on the Biggest Loser show in 2006.

Steven Alvarado, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

The United States is one of the countries with an obesity problem. Too many Americans are eating a lot of junk of food.  The most common fast food restaurants are McDonald's, Burger King, and KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Americans don't burn off the calories they consume. Americans are too lazy. They...

The Downside and Upside of 5G vs. 4G

The Downside and Upside of 5G vs. 4G

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Everyone is now talking about 5G and how it is the blazing fast data connection compared to 4G. Here is what you don't know about 5G yet: it is extremely fast but the the radio frequency is harmful to animals because of the amount of radiation that is being produced. It can cause cancer (Digitaltrends.com)....

Why is the Switch to Daylight Savings Time Still A Thing?

Colorful animation somewhat warmly depicting daylight savings time.

Jenessa Henderson, Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

We “spring ahead” and “fall back” every year as we change standard time with intent to save, or make better use of natural light. However, in the past several years, many people are wondering why this is still a thing. During daylight savings time, or DST,  clocks are turned ahead one hour, so ...

The Battle for Sound Supremacy: Beats Vs AirPods

The battle between Air Pods and Beats continues!

Steven Mazariegos, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Do people like Beats (which have different versions of headphones and earbuds) more than the AirPods (which only have two different versions of earbuds)? AirPods were first released on September 7, 2016 and are sold by AppleInc. The second and third generations are the only ones that have a v...

How Important is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality, an important part of internet browsing

Stephanie Tran, Website Editor

February 6, 2020

With the internet's revolutionary introduction in 1983, the world was taken by storm. Before anyone knew it, communication and now news gathering became easy, perhaps even too easy, to properly cherish. In the blink of an eye, you can catch up on the latest trends, be updated on urgent news, video call...

Should All Pet Owners Consider Pet Insurance?

A dog recovering at the vet.

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Pet insurance has it's pros and cons and that will help us decide if it's worth considering pet insurance. Pet owners know that a pet is part of the family and that many would do anything for them. But when a pet has health problems, the owner will have big bills to pay for the vet. The costs of these...

God Exists for Teenagers; Does He Exist for Everyone?

A shining Christian cross in the heavens

Steven Alvarado, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Religion is important for those who believe in god. The faithful pray for things such as their sins to be forgiven, getting a great life, or a better future. When you die, I believe you will go to heaven for staying connected to god. Non-believers say god's existence is nonsense or it's just a made-up...

We Listen to Music Everywhere We Go–More Than Ever Before

Female student jamming to her music on the subway.

Phillip Lemus, Opinion Editor

December 16, 2019

Ever notice just how many people listen to music nowadays?   This journalist remembers taking the Metro Orange Line to the Red Line, then saw the prolifically large amount of people with headphones on in the bus. It's crazy; until recently, I've never noticed just how many teenagers, ...

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