Plastic Pollution: It’s Only Getting Worse

By Jair Martinez In the depths of the world’s oceans, marine life is consuming plastic at an alarming rate, and although the impact is not as visible, even coral is submitting to this lethal trend. According to this recent study by The Ocean Cleanup, scientists think they have found the root of this issue, and…

NFL Conference Championship Games Recap

By Ben Rodriguez On Sunday, January 21, the spotlight was on the NFL Conference Championships where four teams duked it out for a place in the Super Bowl to be held on February 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In the AFC (American Football Conference) game, the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars battled it out…

Almost, Maine is the Main Event

By Golda Fulmer Tustin Tillers, get ready for the upcoming ATA masterpiece in their rendition of the Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani. It’s a play comprised of tales of unrequited love and loss within a small town Almost, Maine. “It’s a realistic romantic comedy with unexpected love from unexpected people and [underlying] symbolism,” senior…

100 Wins for Coach Gocke

By Tori De La Vega Upon securing a win against Pacifica Mariners on Tuesday, January 16, the Girls Basketball team head coach, Claire Gocke, reached a milestone record of one hundred wins throughout her six years of coaching while drastically changing the direction of the program. Under her coaching expertise, she managed to change the…

NFL Playoff Divisional Round Recap

By Benjamin Rodriguez After a standard wildcard round with no big surprises, the NFL divisional matchups focused on the battles between Eagles and Falcons, Titans and Patriots, Jaguars and Steelers, and Vikings and Saints with some being blowouts and others nail-biters. Final Eagles : 15 Falcons: 10 The Eagles versus the Falcons was a defensive…

GoPro’s Big Flop

By Kyle Jennejohn At the end of October 2016, GoPro released the GoPro Karma Quadcopter that includes the GoPro Hero 6 mounted onto it and is currently priced at $999.99—half of which is to pay for the Hero 6 that is included. The drone goes approximately forty miles per hour while in sport mode and…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

By Jair Martinez Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a sequel to, but not a remake of, the agreeable 1995 Jumanji starring Robin Williams and a young Kirsten Dunst—an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s sensational 1981 book. In the 1995 movie, players of the mysterious board game Jumanji found their reality invaded by sundry animal,…

This Golden Record Is Now Available To Humans

By Jair Martinez Thirty years ago, NASA scientists launched the famed Golden Records, into space, intended to communicate the story of our world to extraterrestrials. This record includes pictures and sounds that, if found by an intelligent alien civilization, will help them understand the human race. For years, the only people who would be able…

Big Void

By Jair Martinez The Khufu’s Great Pyramid at Giza is surrounded by mysteries—many of which include how people from that time were able to build such magnificent, and complicated, structures. Khufu is most famously known for having three large interior chambers and a series of passageways, the longest being the Grand Gallery of 47m-long and…

Television: The Rise of Home Entertainment

By Jair Martinez Ever since the invention of the television, most people spend their time at home watching it. Especially with so many shows, movies, and sports that stream daily, who wouldn’t want to watch TV in their free time? Now, television has surpassed most forms of home entertainment like reading and listening to the…

How Directors Make Audiences Cry

By Alec Nunez Sadness is difficult for a director to convey and have the audience feel. Emotions such as grief cannot feel forced or it will negate the director’s original goal of making the audience cry, nor can it be lacking as a result of attempting to prevent a forceful feeling. A bad filmmaker will…