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Miravalles-Calceta is shooting for the stars

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 at Cal High, has been passionate about singing since the age of three. At  eleven years old, she became more i...

Promising new summer films

Promising new summer films

Varsha Ravi, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Summer is nearly here, and along with warm weather and no school comes... “Spider-Man: Far From Home”  Set directly after the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a school trip to Europe.  Shaken by the loss of a ...

Ending the game

Ending the game

Rachel Pak, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Marvel’s last Avengers movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” wraps up the current Avengers storyline with a bang and lives up to the hype. In the previous movie, “Avengers: Infinity War,” Thanos successfully obtained all six of the infinity stones.  The stones are each represented as an aspect o...

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

‘Deadpool 2,’ now in theaters, not on Cable

Michael Barry, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Warning: This review contains spoilers from the first Deadpool movie, which, if you’re reading a review about “Deadpool 2,” you should have seen the first movie by now.  With the success of Marvel’s new installment of the Avengers franchise, “Infinity War Part 1”, expectations fo...

‘Incredibles 2’ expected to be super

‘Incredibles 2’ expected to be super

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

After 14 long years of waiting, “The Incredibles” is finally getting a sequel.  On June 15, fans will see the nationwide release of Disney’s “Incredibles 2.”  The 2004 hit about a superhero family trying to live a normal life after superheroes are outlawed was the first Pixa...

LGBT characters make an impact in novels, movies, TV

LGBT characters make an impact in novels, movies, TV

Adam Jackson, A&E Editor

March 10, 2015

The diversification of literature is reaching new levels. No longer is literature dominated by the straight, white, cisgendered male. Lately, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) characters have been appearing more frequently in books and movies. This is fantastic...

Astronauts, Stockbrokers, and Snowmen

Astronauts, Stockbrokers, and Snowmen

Kathryn Lew, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

It’s that time again: time to hand out more shiny trophies to movies with great actors and actors in great movies. The Oscars will take place on Sunday at 5:30 pm on ABC. The 86th Annual show will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres for the second time. It will also include a performance of “Happy”...

New comic book films in making

New comic book films in making

Tim Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

Over the last several years, many comic book fans and movie-goers alike have seen some fantastic comic book films that have, for the most part, been very satisfying. These fans might like to know the next few years are not likely to disappoint. In the last few weeks, many of the major film companies...

Summer movies make a splash

Summer movies make a splash

May 30, 2012

by Jacob Hirsohn, staff writer It has been an unbelievably eventful year in movies already. With the incredible box office performances of “The Hunger Games” ($152 million opening weekend) and the earth-shattering “The Avengers” ($200 million opening weekend), everyone in the movie industry is amped, and it isn’t even summer yet. Let’s cut to the ch...

‘Hunger Games’ comes out on top

April 25, 2012

by Sarah Walsh, staff writer “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins is a heart wrenching, jaw dropping, nerve-wrecking movie that will leave everyone hungry for more. The protagonist, Katniss Everdeen lives in a futuristic world where the country is divided up into 12 Districts within the nation...

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