COVID-19 Has Added Stress to Students’ Lives!

illustration depicting mental health

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

April 17, 2020

With the growing pandemic changing the way we go about our lives, many more issues than falling ill emerge. Students nation-wide are no longer in the classrooms, and now they sit at home on a computer or with paperwork teaching themselves. No longer do they have the ability to just raise their hand...

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...

USC Announces Free Tuition for Students With Family Income Under $80,000

USC Announces Free Tuition for Students With Family Income Under $80,000

Sophia Antillon, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

USC (University of Southern California) has announced free tuition for undergraduate students from families with an annual income of $80,000 or less. The university also said it will increase undergraduate financial aid by more than $30 million annually. The arrangement will be staged-in at the Los Angeles...

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...

The Rise and Popularity of TikTok

The logo for social media app TikTok.

Lisbet Hernandez, Front Page Editor

April 1, 2020

In the era we live in now, technology and social media play a major role in our everyday lives.  There are many apps that are made for the sole purpose of communicating and entertaining, and the latest social media app that has become famous is TikTok. TikTok is an app that lets you create, watch,...

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...

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...

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

suffragette in front of a crowd of supporters

Debbie Lawhead, Creative Arts Editor

March 28, 2020

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women their right to vote. For nearly a century, women had been protesting to receive universal suffrage. Over the last 100 years, disagreements between campaign strategies often threatened to cripple the movement. Among all of the issues within the suffrage...

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...

McDonald’s Are Getting More Futuristic

Touch-screen ordering 
Daniel Gerzina/Eater Chicago

Elizabeth Rivera, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

McDonald's has implemented new technology in a bid to further what the future of restaurants will look like. At the start of 2020, it was decided that all McDonald's in the U.S. were going to have kiosks. The touch-screen kiosks are a new way to provide menu and ordering options for self-service....

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,...

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