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‘Cancel Culture’ may not be solution for resolving social issues

December 3, 2019 3:37am | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

Cancel culture has become more popular on social media, whether it’s cancelling your favorite artists like Kanye West, Taylor Swift, or anyone else or maybe cancelling wrong actions by a group of people. Whatever you may be cancelling, think about it first. Have you heard […]

The best and worst quick bites, sips for pumpkin spice lovers

November 8, 2019 3:53am | Zenaida Vasquez, '20

It’s October, that means it’s time to pull out your boots, spooky clothes, and that right you guessed it: your famous pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is very popular around the fall time, that you can find it in almost everything. You can find it in […]

Joker redefines what it means to be a comic book movie

November 5, 2019 1:48pm | Neziah Osayi '20

The anticipation of going to see the newly released Joker movie was almost as scary as the movie itself. This year’s Joker film certainly isn’t the best movie of all time, not even the best superhero of all time. However, in the current landscape of […]

Like the Terminator, Spiderman is Back

November 4, 2019 3:53pm | Victor Valdez, ‘20

The world was shooketh upon learning that Sony and Disney had been through thick and thin trying to find an agreement when it came to money regarding the Spider-Man movie franchise. Sony’s face of the franchise at the moment is Tom Holland, the actor for […]

Local burger joints to try this summer

June 8, 2019 12:06am | Ashley Vazquez Ramos, '20 & Zenaida Vasquez, '20

May was burger month and a perfect excuse to eat burgers. Luckily for you, we reviewed some common burger joints to save your taste buds. We are rating these burgers out of five categories: Place, Time, Taste, Price, and if we would go again/worth.   […]

Spring meets Carnival season

May 23, 2019 4:46pm | Yesenia-Viveros Saavedra '20

Every Spring, the Carnival swoops in to Landover to kick off the change in weather and bring local residents excitement and joy. The carnival is made for the whole family to enjoy. This year the carnival came back around, it was AMAZING! It was full […]

“The Curse of La Llorona”: A flop

May 7, 2019 12:46am | Gissel Jimenez, '19

Horror films are supposed to be creepy, gorey, sending chills down your spine, and give you nightmares, etc. Yes, many of them are hard to watch and are intriguing because of the trailers, but please, don’t fall for trailers, because most of the time, those […]

Lil Uzi Vert emerges from retirement; fans rejoice

May 6, 2019 4:45pm | Justice John, '19

Lil Uzi Vert may have scared fans in the beginning of the year with his social media “retirement announcement,” but we haven’t heard the last of him just yet. Lil Uzi Vert burst onto the music scene in 2015 with his breakout mixtape Luv Is […]

Audiences need to Get In with Us

April 3, 2019 1:05am | Neziah Osayi, '20

The 2019 movie Us surpasses the bar of a traditional horror flick, as the film dips its toe into numerous themes and genres that are usually unexpected from a “horror” film like this. The film serves as the sophomore feature of first-time director Jordan Peele, […]

‘Umbrella Academy’ rains binge-worthiness on Netflix addicts

March 29, 2019 3:31pm | Jamal Anderson, 19'

In recent years, Netflix has been obsessed with teenage cliche dramas, like the very-popular 13 Reasons and To All The Boys I Loved Before. That “teenage” market can be a bit well, oversaturated. And if it’s not corny teenage drama, Netflix’s obsession with cocaine and […]