The Best Makeup Dupes

by Clea Thomas Every girl understands the struggle to look fierce/fly while not spending all of their life savings/college tuition/inheritance. This is a collective list of the closest matches of eyeshadows, lip products, and brushes, all for the lowest price possible.   Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes These three famous eyeshadow palettes are must-haves in every…

Under the Sea: Subnautica Review

by Gwynn Van Houten The ocean is vast and foreign, and even the most intrepid and brilliant scientists have but a modest grasp of what inhabits its depths—it is estimated that more than two-thirds of marine species have yet to be discovered. So it is no coincidence that some of the most classic adventure and…

QuizUp Review

By: Frank Remele Claiming to be the fastest growing iPhone/Android game in history, it wouldn’t be too surprising if you have already played this game, or at the very least, have been made aware of its existence. I was first introduced to this fast-paced game by my friend Adam Duarte, who set me on this addiction that I…

Look Up Here, I’m in Heaven

By: Gwynn Van Houten January 10th marked a particularly fascinating man’s final day on Earth. He had a great many aliases and monikers — Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke, Starman — and possessed a sense of style and presentation that was as fluid as it was both eccentric and innovative. In one…

How Bad are the Badlands?

By: Gwynn Van Houten The latest show in AMC’s lineup, Into the Badlands, aims to fill a void that appeared before comic book lovers when The Walking Dead proved to be a poor adaptation of its source, for better or for worse. This original post-apocalyptic action series, based loosely on 16th-century-Chinese novel Journey to the West, is…

Fourth Arc of Legendary Manga Series to Receive an Anime Adaptation

By: Gwynn Van Houten For long-time manga readers and fans of the classics, the name JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure probably rings more than a few bells. JoJo’s has been a global phenomenon since its debut in 1986, and the mangaka, Araki Hirohiko, is practically a household name among Japanese comic readers. The first six parts of…

How to Look High Fashion on Low Cashin’

By: Galilea Oregon Fashion Week is back, and you know what that means- yet another barrage of trends and styles from the hottest designers and labels for you to keep up with. This season’s shows included neutral tones and structured yet relaxed silhouettes. Brands such as Public School had models in black and white, relaxed…

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review

By: Kayla Brunner As an avid fan of Animal Crossing, I was beyond excited for Happy Home Designer, which was released by Nintendo on September 25th. However, it really felt like a big punch to the gut. Let me be clear, this is less of a new entry in the Animal Crossing franchise than it…

Super Mario Maker Review

By: Kayla Brunner Fans of Super Mario Bros unite, because Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka have made another fantastic game called Super Mario Maker. If you’ve ever felt like creating your own Super Mario level, this game is something you want to grab. Released on September 1st for the Wii U, it was originally planned…

Searching For What?

By: Vanessa Cuellar Being a high school student, most adults do not realize that the world’s problems affect everyone, regardless of their age. Adults always question teens, asking us things like, “Why are you so stressed? Wait until you get into the real world.” They are unaware of the obstacles and decisions that teens have…

What do you fear?

By: Tanya Soto Insects, reptiles, presenting in front of a crowd, the future, being stuck in a daily routine, making the wrong decision, or perhaps love itself scares you. Fear evolves through the minds of the people you pass every day. Some are in a bubble, fearing the day it will pop; others are willing…

Drag Queens In Herstory

By: Maciel Bustos A Drag Queen is someone, commonly a male, who dresses and performs in drag. Drag was first used by Shakespeare as an acronym meaning “dressed as a girl.” It first started in ancient Roman literature.  And was also featured in classical Chinese theater, when women were generally banned from the theater. In…

April Fools Day 10 Commandments

  By: Clay Miller Every year on April 1, someone takes it too far. Everyone loves to have a laugh, and if the person you are pranking is in on the  fun, everything is fine. However, year after year, people will pull terrible pranks on one another, using the holiday as an excuse to hurt…

The Universe

By Jocelyn You Being a seventeen-year-old heartbroken girl really got me thinking. All those thoughts that I so freely wrote on my Tumblr needed to be shared with other people who could relate or benefit from them. So here it is: the universe. It’s funny how things work out. Missing a train could lead to…

V for Vintage

By Jocelyn Cervantes People love stories because they can generate from anywhere. A majority of stories come from movies, TV shows, books, or even grandparents; but stories can also come from letters, photos, jewelry, or even clothes. As a vintage enthusiast, I can’t help but fall in love with an old Polaroid Camera, or a white…

Music – An Escape

By: Ashley Parra Everyone has a way of escaping reality. Sometimes it’s reading, writing, or taking up a hobby. For many, it’s listening to music. We can usually tell how a person feels by what they’re listening to. As we walk around campus, we tend to see people with their earphones in. One of the…

Losing the True Meaning of Christmas

By Alexis Diaz  Tis’ the season for caramel brulee lattes, sweaters, decorations, and shopping. Christmas is referred to as the most wonderful time of the year. The 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family and all of the carols playing on local radio stations add to how exciting the holidays are. But have we lost…

Does Social Media Make Us Social?

By Alexis Diaz I wake up to the sound of my annoying alarm clock, and then eagerly check Instagram and Twitter to see if I have any notifications, excited about any new comments on the picture I posted, or to see if I got any new favorites or re-tweets. In this generation people peck away…

Some Belgian Thoughts on the Love of Sport

-Dylan Allen As previously mentioned, I write for a cycling publication, The Competitive Cyclist, for which this was originally published. At the urging of my adviser, Mrs. Kim Robinson, it is also being published here. Though it focuses on cycling, I find the desire and dedication explored similarly applicable to other sports. -Dylan Allen To…

Going Both Ways: An Interview With A Bisexual Student

By: Clay Miller Telling a person that you’re gay is an exceptionally hard thing to do, but bisexuality is a word that brings a whole new level of confusion and misunderstanding. Despite popular belief, bisexuality and homosexuality are not the same thing. To be homosexual is to be attracted to only the same gender, whereas…

Out With The Old – In With The New

by Emily Rodriguez Often seen as intimidating and strict, the job of being a principal is not always an easy or fun one. At the end of the year it was announced that our principal, Mr. Blackmore, and two of our vice principals, Mr. Fresch and Mrs. Sanders, were going to be leaving Tustin High….

“Operation Protective Edge” More Of A Destructive Edge

  By Dylan Allen This is not a Halloween costume. This is not make believe. This has been daily reality for thousands of Gazans.  The plight of the Gazan people has now reached its 52nd day.  In just over 50 days, over 2,104 Palestinians killed by Israeli Defense Force’s attacks, contrasted to only 72 Israeli…