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This list of horror movies will make sure you stay inside this Halloween

Who needs trick-or-treating this Halloween when there's so many terrifying horror films to enjoy?

Garrett Allen, Staff Writer

October 28, 2020

It’s almost Halloween, so it’s time for the habitual resurrection of the horror genre, returning once again to keep us awake and afraid of mysterious sounds we hear outside as we try to sleep. Although the genre may be saturated with cheap poorly acted slasher films, it also contains some of the...

New video games release make 2020 slightly better than completely awful

New video games release make 2020 slightly better than completely awful

Dominic Aguilar

October 9, 2020

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a total dumpster fire. But so far 2020 has been a great year for video games, and it still has much more to offer.  Along with the new generation of consoles being released two months from now, consumers are just as excited for all the upcoming video...

Controversy with Apple puts company under fire

Apple removed the Fortnite app from its store after the tech giant says Epic Games violated specific guidelines.

Justin Singh, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Apple has come under fire for its role in taking down Fortnite from the App Store. The cause? Epic Games making a “V-Bucks” discount that people can’t get on the App Store. What made this discount different from others in the past was that people could not get it through Apple, but they coul...

Online concerts replace live music shows during pandemic

K-pop giant BTS is one of many bands that has benefitted from virtual concerts.

Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor

September 30, 2020

With the popularity of online streaming, many artists find it hard to keep afloat as physical and downloadable sales plummet.  Before Miss Corona took over the charts, musicians resorted to touring as a major source of revenue. But with concerts out of the question, artists scrambled to prevent an...

Which streaming services are best for you?

There are pros and cons to all of the streaming services.

Garrett Allen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

Prior to March 13, the streaming services I used when watching shows or movies didn’t appear to me as important. But then COVID-19 struck, and the whole world was put on pause.  Movie theaters closed and my daily activities were relegated to trips to the fridge between hours of sinking into a ...

Candace still unable to bust her brothers in new Phineas and Ferb movie

Candace still unable to bust her brothers in new Phineas and Ferb movie

Isaac Oronsky, Co Managing Editor

August 31, 2020

“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” had a unique dilemma going into production. It had to pander to both the teenagers for whom the original show was a huge part of their childhood, as well as the new generation of kids who are just interacting with the iconic characters for...

Quarantine Binge List: TV and Movie Recommendations

Michelle Nguyen, Jeana Lee, and Miranda LeGate tackle the age-old question:

Michelle Nguyen, Jeana Lee, and Miranda LeGate

May 23, 2020

We know you’re bored. We are too. We also know you’re sitting at home watching a lot of TV. We are too. So to help you sift through all the shows that you can devote your valuable free time to watching, we thought we’d each make our top three suggestions of shows to binge or movies to watch....

Musicians struggle during quarantine

Code Orange performs for an empty auditorium–that space in front of the stage should be packed with fans.

Ethan Thieme, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Different events all around the world have been being cancelled frequently due to the coronavirus pandemic. One event that has been probably hit the hardest is live music concerts, with musicians being forced to cancel shows worldwide. And without these events, many of the venues that depend on live...

Battle of the Consoles: PS5 vs Xbox One X

Reporter Max Hove helps you pick a console to game away your boredom.

Max Hove, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Two of the biggest video game console companies are releasing their new systems late this year around the holidays, and it’s shaping up to be one of the greatest console wars we have ever seen.  Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X are hitting stores in late 2020 (there is no specific...

Youth orchestras continue to rehearse over Zoom calls

The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra is pictured above during its 2019 concert tour of China after its performance in Beijing's Xi'an Concert Hall.

Annika Seo, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions and changes.  During this lonely, isolated period of global quarantine and lockdown, people have found new ways to interact, connect, and feel less lonely. People have adjusted day-to-day lives so they can continue weekly activities at home in...

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