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Idris Elba has become the subject of controversy after rumors spread of him taking over the historically white role of James Bond.

Black actors cast in historically white roles cause controversy

Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

Representation has always been a problem for people of different ethnicities and races, especially in the film industry, with massive controversy rising because of the lack of jobs for people of color...

The success of “Godzilla vs. Kong”, which was released in March and grossed around $350 million globally, could result in more films having a split release in theaters and on streaming services such as HBO Max. This was the highest grossing film in more than a year in part because of the  simultaneous release.

How COVID-19 has changed the entertainment industry

Shiphrah Moses, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring, many people looked to movies and television to keep themselves entertained. From Netflix’s “The Tiger King” to Disney’s “The Mandalorian”,...

The latest film version of

‘Mortal Kombat’ is still bloody fun

Latest version of the film portrays the video game much better than older films
Evan Heinz, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

“Mortal Kombat” is a well known video game that reached its peak in the arcade era in 1993.  There have been multiple films made to portray the famous franchise, but the older films have a lot...

Sophomore Aleeza Zakai is a budding filmmaker who has focused her director's eye on documentaries and dramas so far.

Cal High filmmaker directs her vision behind the camera

Sophomore Aleeza Zakai making name for herself with documentaries, dramas
Sienna Morgan, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Sophomore Aleeza Zakai has always enjoyed filming, since she was a young child. She started when she was eight years old with an iPad, filming various crazy stories. At 11 years old, she started to...

“The Blind Spot” is a new club on campus that makes podcasts about issues ranging from education and mental health to the election.

‘The Blind Spot’ sheds light on important issues

New club’s podcast sparks discussions about activism and misinformation
Dominic Aguilar , Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Ever since the pandemic began, all kinds of restrictions have been put on society.  Current global and local issues are becoming more prevalent, and because of these restrictions, students are given...

David Dobrik and his Vlog Squad have recently gotten into hot water over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Vlog Squad in shambles

Leader David Dobrik and some members of the group for his popular YouTube channel are facing allegations of sexual misconduct
Evan Heinz, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

YouTubers such as Dan Avidan from Game Grumps, Carson King (Call Me Carson), and Pyrocincal have been under fire because of several different sexual/grooming allegations.  Now two members of the Vlog...

Chloe Zhao became the first Asian female to win Best Director. Zhao directed the film

Hollywood’s move to inclusivity at the Oscars

Saachi Sharma, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

With the Oscars airing over the weekend and producing history-making winners like Chloe Zhao, who was the first woman of color to win Best Director ever, there seems to be discussions around the Academy...

Theater arts students are performing

Theater arts students are ready to rock you

Musical 'We Will Rock You' is now available to view after being postponed last spring after COVID hit and schools closed
Rohan Iyer, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

Because of the spike in COVID-19 cases last spring, the earth ground to a stop. Events were canceled and classes were moved online, and everything seemed to be closed or delayed. But with online school...

“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, which had its first season stream on Disney+, brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe back to the basics of an action-packed show that hits deeper than a few huge explosions.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ returns Marvel to roots of thrilling action

New Disney+ show is a must see for MCU fans
Eli Mayerson, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Warning: minor spoilers ahead. While “WandaVision” introduced Marvel fans to an entirely new kind of show, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” brings the MCU back to the basics of an action-packed...

Minority musicians such as Korean group BTS have to work to work 10 times harder in order to receive the recognition they deserve.

The ‘Scammys’ are at it again

BTS snub is added to the growing list that clearly shows the Grammys racial bias
Michelle Nguyen, Features Editor March 26, 2021

"Let's work even harder this year!" These were the first words that BTS’s rapper, SUGA, shared with his fans after BTS did not win the Grammy earlier this month for Best Duo/Group Performance and...

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