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The appeal of boy bands transcends decades

November 10, 2020 8:44pm | Jasmine Davis, '22

Picture this – 11 year old Jasmine in the stands of a One Direction concert. Looking like a hot mess, but feeling alive for the first time. The lights, the songs, the screaming girls accompanied by their dads. Little did young Jasmine know she would […]

Netflix’s new series Ratched takes viewers on a psychological ride

November 10, 2020 7:58pm | Roxana Torres, ‘21

Netflix’s new series Ratched was released on September 18, and it’s based on the character of Nurse Ratched from the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey. This new show is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum […]

‘Fox eye’ makeup trend causes controversy in beauty world

October 20, 2020 1:00pm | Kimberly Ortega, ’22

The “Fox Eye” makeup trend began to go viral at the beginning of 2020 when Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner were seen showcasing. This look took off with the hashtag, #foxeye. From that point, there have been many celebrities showing off this trend and makeup […]

A Beginner’s guide to K-pop

October 9, 2020 4:23pm | Jasmine Davis ‘22

Link Tired of the same old music? Playlists starting to look a little stale? Well look no further, let me introduce you to the world of K-pop. What is K-pop? What is K-pop you may ask? Korean Pop, (K-pop), is a genre of popular music […]

Award shows take red carpets from Hollywood to living rooms

October 6, 2020 4:22pm | Ineza Merci, ‘22

With award show season making an entrance, it looks like viewers and celebrities will have a thing in common. They’ll all be in their living rooms.  Over the course of seven months, COVID-19 has pushed public events and activities to be postponed or cancelled all […]

Netflix’s re- release of black sitcoms bring comfort to black community

October 6, 2020 4:14pm | Sonah Bundu, ‘21

Netflix has been under a positive light after they announced their re-release of seven black sitcoms!  They include populars shows such as Moesha, Sister Sister, The Parkers, Girlfriends, The Game, One on One and Half & Half that are coming to Netflix over the coming […]

Final Fantasy 14 engages MMORPG community

October 6, 2020 3:01pm | Anthony Amaya, ‘21

Final Fantasy 14 is a massively multiplayer online role playing game or MMORPG for short. The game received it’s newest update Patch 5.3 on August 11th which brought new story quests, side quests, and crossover events. The game originally released on September 30th, 2010 and […]

Teens devastated after possible TikTok ban

October 6, 2020 12:52pm | Cecilia Rodriguez, ‘22

On August 6, 2020, Donald Trump signed an order on the International Emergency Economic Powers Act allowing him to regulate economic transactions in the event of a national emergency. This means that no business or person in the United States would be allowed to interact […]

Netflix cancels shows with LGBTQ+ characters

October 5, 2020 7:56pm | Guadalupe Vidal, ‘22

On August 21, 2020, Netflix viewers got the news that shows, I Am Not Okay With This and The Society would not be returning. This caused an uproar among the fans of both shows and left many saddened because they would no longer get to […]

Hair discrimination runs rampant in American schools; public spaces

August 17, 2020 7:44pm | Ineza Merci, '22

In the professional world, it seems like the majority of the Black community in the U.S have something that other communities don’t: hair that is considered “distracting and unprofessional.” Sad, right? For many years people with coily, kinky, and afro-like hair have been ostracized for […]