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“On My Block” features tough teen realities

April 19, 2018 12:35pm | Keiana Davis

“On My Block” follows a group of four lifelong friends who are smart, funny, and street savvy. As they navigate their way through high school, they have to overcome pain and struggle with many traditional high school difficulties. “Their friendships are tested as Monse (Sierra […]

‘Love, Simon’ brings hope, positivity to LGBT portrayal

April 19, 2018 12:35pm | Noa Ortega

Normally, the thought of a teenage romantic comedy makes the average viewer cringe. The cliche soundtrack, the overdone plot lines, the terribly unfunny jokes, all of these movies seem to blend together in a horrifying wave of boring and forgettable films. But “Love, Simon” is […]

Getting less for more: say goodbye to the headphone jack

March 15, 2018 7:08am | Kushtrim Muja

A wireless world is a vision many have had for decades, and is something that’s come true in many fields. Wifi, cellular, GPS and the internet all capitalize on this vision and have transformed the way the world works. This is progress, something that continues […]

Riverdale Buries Comic Past For Suspenseful Murder

February 13, 2018 4:00pm | Caitlin Gaddis

The hit show Riverdale has shown a big change from it’s original silly and light hearted comic, to it’s upbeat and groovy Saturday morning cartoon, before it’s final hit as a riveting, bone chilling murder mystery. Starring KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, he and a […]

BTS Serenades Fans With A Colorful World

February 13, 2018 4:00pm | LaChine Wong

Cute boys and “dope” choreography; Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS), roughly translated as “bulletproof boy scouts”, took the western hemisphere by storm after their win as Top Social Media Artist over Justin Bieber at the Billboard Awards on May 21. Their win with 300 million votes sparked […]

Sorry, can’t talk, I’m busy playing 2K18 right now

February 13, 2018 4:00pm | Dillon Concepcion, Nubar Urfalyan

If 2K18 was a NBA player, it would be Lonzo Ball: a hyped and extraordinary player but like his jumpshot form, it’s not perfect. The developers of 2k18 did an amazing job changing the MyPARK mode in a new never before seen MyNEIGHBORHOOD. Also doing […]

‘The Emoji Movie’: a romanticized advertisement

October 16, 2017 7:40pm | Jessica Cabrera

Pictures have been an integral part of society for centuries. Humans have used them for communication before the creation of the writing system. Then, the emojis came. Humans evolved into using emojis to express emotions, which has permeated the movie industry. Sony Pictures Amimation released […]

Netflix, streaming services, destroying the film industry

October 10, 2017 7:41pm | Kushtrim Muja

While “Netflix and chill” is a common phrase among teenagers, the phrase Netflix and kill seems more appropriate to those in the film industry. The hit streaming service has become a staple in households around the world, but is effectively killing the film industry’s creativity […]

Meet the Defenders: Netflix’s street-style Avengers

October 10, 2017 7:27pm | Luis Banuelos

Much like how “The Avengers” came together a few years ago on the big screen after the heroes had solo outings of their own, Marvel’s “The Defenders” has teamed up for a run on Netflix. This “street-level” super-team brings together crimefighter Daredevil/ lawyer Matt Murdock […]

Hoover’s ‘It Ends With Us’ is a must read

September 13, 2017 5:51pm | Brenda Dorantes

By Brenda Dorantes     “Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.”     “It Ends With Us” is a contemporary romance novel written by Colleen Hoover. The story sets on Lily’s journey through finding love, but also questioning […]