Ink Master Review

Nena Roland, Writer

April 10, 2018

As I was on YouTube looking for future tattoo inspirations, I stumbled across clips from a show called “Ink Master.” After watching a few clips, I found the entire series online and binged watched about four out of the ten seasons over the weekend. Before watching the show, I didn’t know much ...

Old School Horror with a Twist

Nena Roland, Writer

April 4, 2018

“The Strangers: Prey at Night” is the sequel of the original, “The Strangers” that was released in 2008. Ten years later, writer Bryan Bertino revamped the slasher horror film. The film follows a family staying in a vacant trailer park, and being stalked and attacked by three masked killers: ...

Major Mississippi Mistake

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

March 23, 2018

On Monday March 19, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510, which eliminates the possibility of an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. It is known as the Gestational Age Act. This new limit is coupled with the fact that the state of Mississippi only has one clinic that performs a...

Love is Love is Love, Simon

Khivani Young, Writer

March 23, 2018

“Love, Simon” was the average coming-of-age story that nipped at the hearts at pretty much everyone who sat in the theater. Now, although it was aimed at a teenage demographic, it was evidently so much more than just a rom com. It provided the unspoken narrative of generations of LGBT+ teens that...

Perhaps Gun Laws May Not Be The Issue

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

March 23, 2018

After the shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, talk about gun control has skyrocketed. Though gun control does sound like a quick solution to the probable shootings in the coming years, perhaps it may not be the best. In 2016, California had 1,368 gun-related homicides, and if you didn’t alr...

Black Panther Exceeds Expectations

Cynthia Sandoval, Writer

March 20, 2018

“Black Panther” was by far my favorite Marvel film. The movie was filled with tons of action shots that looked outstanding in 3D. Personally, I wasn’t expecting much because I’m not a fan of Marvel movies, but after watching it, I recommend this movie to everyone. The 2018 film was directed ...

Deadliest School Shooting Since Sandy Hook

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

March 20, 2018

On February 14, Nikolas Jacob Cruz opened fire on the staff and students of his former school, Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This event ended up being the deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, and the third deadliest in American history. On Val...

The Problem With Blaming Mental Health For Mass Shootings

Hailey Grizzaffi, Writer

February 27, 2018

With the recent school shooting that occurred in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, many people are choosing to blame mental illness for the tragedy that took place. Aside from the fact that the real culprit is the guns and their wide accessibility, scapegoating depression and “loneliness” in order t...

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is mildly entertaining

Khivani Young, Writer

February 21, 2018

“The Cloverfield Paradox” is a mixture of sci-fi fantasy and suspense/thriller, and of course the usual foreboding nature of everything going completely wrong - except it’s in space this time. The movie had its lackluster moments, and I often found myself zoning out or even picking up my phone...

Get Off Your Phone!

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

February 14, 2018

Think about how many times have you sat at the table with your family for dinner. Not on holidays, not for special occasions, or someone’s birthday party, but to simply spend quality time with family. If you do sit at the dinner table and gather around with your family, how many of those times have yo...

NMSI Sessions Stealing Students’ Time

Alyssa Johnson, Writer

February 14, 2018

For those taking AP classes, trying to scrounge money to pay for the test can be more stressful than the class. Luckily the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) has offered students a way to not worry about the $93 needed to take the test. The only requirement is that you have to go to all three study s...

Tide Pods: Cleaning Out The Gene Pool

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

February 14, 2018

The "Tide Pod Challenge" is literally the greatest thing to ever happen for the theory of evolution by natural selection. The idea that eating literal pods of laundry detergent is a “challenge” proves not only how low our bar for challenges is, but also shows the power of memes. Eating t...

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