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Twilight Makes a Comeback

Midnight Sun is set to release on Aug. 4 of this year. The last book in the series was released in 2008.

By: Anna Olp, Editor

July 14, 2020

Nearly 15 years after the debut of the first book in the series, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga has quickly resurfaced in popularity. Shortly after the announcement of a new addition to the series, the topic was trending on Twitter and reignited the passion many fans had towards both the novels and...

Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

During quarantine, many people have picked up new hobbies like indoor gardening, exercising and reading. Sophomore Sarah Janito's latest hobby is painting.

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

April 22, 2020

Everyone has (hopefully) been in quarantine for around five weeks now, and may be running out of things to keep themselves busy. I have effectively drained my creative spirit and have learned and come to terms with plenty of things I would not have been able to honestly address head-on without this mu...

How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Entertainment Industry

A location that is usually packed, Randall 15 movie theater is completely empty.

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

March 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is no secret to the world by now, with the total number of confirmed cases surpassing 350,000 as of March 23, according to statistics collected by Johns Hopkins University. As this number rises, many have been questioning what will happen to the entertainment industry, as content...

My Quarantined Life

My Quarantined Life

By: Sophia Mullins, Editor

March 21, 2020

March 21 officially marks my first week in self-quarantine. For my two younger brothers, their one week anniversary with isolation was on March 19. Most people are just getting used to the idea of social distancing and quarantining; my family was forced to become comfortable with it much sooner. I would...

Who Will Win at The Oscars?

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

January 22, 2020

The Academy has announced this year’s nominations for the biggest awards show of the season, the Oscars. Movie fans everywhere are frantic and arguing over who they want to win, the biggest snubs, and wishing some got more recognition than other nominees. The biggest disputes around awards season are...

Take a Stab at Seeing Knives Out

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

January 22, 2020

What has 15 actors, three settings, one writer, an amazing plot, and knives out, ready to rumble with Avengers: Endgame and Joker? It’s one of the movies of the year: Knives Out! Starring Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford and Jamie Lee Curtis (just to name a few,) this star-studded...

Mood Music: October 17

By: Sophie Opp, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Music is powerful. It can change your state of mind, allow you to express your emotions, and can completely change the mood of a room. No matter the occasion, it is important to find the music that suits you. This weeks tunes bring fun to the focus that accompanies this stressful time of the year. Wo...

JOKER: Worth The Watch?

JOKER: Worth The Watch?

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Todd Phillips’ Joker was recently released in theaters, and has caused quite a stir. From riots to fights, the DC villain has been the roots of mayhem lately. However, what caused the sudden violence in theaters across the country?   For one, it is violent. Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the...

Nepal en la Frente: Leap of Faith

Nepal en la Frente: Leap of Faith

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 22, 2019

     In 1980 my abuelita and abuelito moved their family across the US- Mexican border. Into a new culture. A new life. Twelve years later in 1992, my mom obtained her visa and moved to the US. Almost 40 years after the first of my family moved here, I will become a first generation graduate. ...

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 7, 2019

I sometimes feel like a double agent. Stuck between two worlds. I feel like I’m constantly changing my skin with the ease of someone changing their shoes. Shifting from American to Mexican in an instant. I change my voice, my tone and myself. The ease with which I am constantly changing to fit in w...

5 Ways to Create the Perfect Graduation Party

Photo Courtesy of Gabrielle Faletto

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

April 24, 2019

Use the Buffet Method for Serving Food Simply just lay out all the food on the table or a counter for all the party members to choose from. Buffets are also an easy way to host a party without being tied to the kitchen. Everyone can grab their food when they want.   Make a Pic...

The 7 Wonders of France

Taking a river cruise not only allows tourists to see buildings from a new perspective, but they can learn more about the city’s history from a professional's point of view.

By: Kt Mattern, Executive

April 18, 2019

Arromanches-les-bains While many tourists may not visit the beautiful country of France to see old war zones, the town of Arromanches-les-Bains is a true testament to natural beauty even if bombs once raided the same beaches that people now sunbathe on. Mostly known for bordering one of the beaches ...

Nepal en la Frente: Letting go

Nepal en la Frente: Letting go

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 13, 2019

Today I sat outside and painted. In my backyard between two trees the sun blended the colors together. In the grass, matted down from footsteps and snow, I layed down and counted the clouds. Heard the birds mixed in with the breeze and took a breath. Made friends with the trees. Allowed myself this ...

Marvel Introduces Captain Marvel

Courtesy of Marvel.com

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

April 2, 2019

To the excitement of fans the newest superhero, Captain Marvel, has arrived. Captain Marvel has a superstar cast with many widely known Hollywood stars, including Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers, the main protagonist; Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a young Nick Fury; and Jude Law, who plays Y...

Nepal en la frente: Change

Nepal en la frente: Change

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 23, 2019

The backyard of my abuelo’s house has always been my favorite place. I have memories of green covering my vision as I rolled down the hill that made up most of my grandparents' backyard. When the summer sun would beat down on us in an ungodly manner, the old willow tree abuelito had planted would serv...