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‘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...

“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...

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

Controversy with Apple puts company under fire

Company fighting with Epic Games after it removes popular Fortnite from App Store
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...

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

Online concerts replace live music shows during pandemic

Music artists find a new solution of virtual shows to support themselves
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...

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

Which streaming services are best for you?

Streaming networks have become more important than ever during these unprecedented times of quarantine
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...

Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta sings and acts with the San Francisco Children’s Musical Theater and has appeared in several independent films.

Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

Sierra Randel and Isabella Belof, Staff Writers May 29, 2019

When the stage lights blare and the spotlight focuses on her, Brooklyn Miravalles-Calceta knows that despite her apprehension, she can’t let her nerves get the best of her. Miravalles-Calceta, a sophomore...

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