Fortnite: Battle Royale

By Eean Garcia Fortnite: Battle Royale is the highest grossing game of the quarter having sold 45 million copies across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The original game was released in July of 2017 by the game’s developer Epic, where they later decided to add in a “last man standing” battle mode similar to the…

Influenza Epidemic

By Antonio Nunez Throughout the course of the past few months, we have experienced what is now being recognized as the worst case of “flu season” in the past decade. This all began in late December after a vast wave of influenza struck numerous California homes causing a drastic and unprecedented rise in clinic and…

Black Panther Album Review

By Eean Garcia Featuring an all star lineup of artist like Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and The Weeknd, the Black Panther Album is the best movie soundtrack this year and may very well remain that way. The album has faster paced tracks such as Black Panther, Opps, and Paramedic but also keeps a mellow harmony with…

Portraits

By Chloe Maddox Portraits have been used to document the human form since the beginning of mankind. From the oh-so popular cave paintings, to the painted portraits hanging on the wall, to the endless selfies in your camera roll. Regardless, a portrait is timeless, something that represents the subject and tells a story. It is…

Eagles Fly their Way to Super Bowl LII Victory

By Benjamin Rodriguez On Sunday Feb. 4, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots got together in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII.  Going into the game the New England Patriots were seen as heavy favorites just like every playoff game this year; and the Eagles were seen as underdogs.  The Eagles ignored the nay…

Activism in Journalism

By Kristina Ching Since its conception in 1851, the New York Times has been a prolific source of news for the American people. The Times holds a reputation, both domestically and abroad, for its thoroughness, and has been ranked as the #1 newspaper in the United States by more than one respected institution. Although, The…

And the New UEFA Champions Are…

By Andres Segura It’s been over a month since the end of the group stages, where famous teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, work hard to be first or second and continue on their way to the finale. Starting on February 13, it’s what soccer fans have been waiting for to officially…

The Last Jedi Review

By Camille Yost It was no surprise that it only took two weeks for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to become the highest-grossing film of 2017. The forty-year-old franchise brought in approximately $1.265 billion, on par with The Force Awakens that brought in $2.066 billion. Although it was a huge hit with the critics, the fans were…

Today’s Teacher Crisis

By Alec Nunez This last Tuesday, a Louisiana teacher was arrested for her impedance on a school board meeting when she proposed a question about wages. This question stemmed from a frustrating lack of understanding as to why the superintendent was receiving an increase in pay to fatten his wallet while other educators and support…

A Thrilling Game Called CupHead

By Antonio Nunez These past few  weeks, a new but relatively “old school” video game has completely amazed the gaming world. With a sort of retro aspect and gathered inspiration from the late 1930’s, Cuphead has been the non-stop topic of discussion. Its amazing storyline and gameplay graphics has placed it on the very top…

Breaking the Social Ideals and Stigmas of Modern Rap

By Alec Nunez The genre of rap, since its breakthrough into the mainstream during the late 1970s, hasThe genre of rap, since its breakthrough into the mainstream during the late 1970s, hasalways been shrouded in stigmas. The seemingly most prevalent of these stigmas being that rap is a violent outlet that promotes womanizing and drug use…

2017 Memes

By: Andrew De Haro Teenagers find information in many different ways, including sources such as including sources such as television or the radio. There are many other ways teens can find global news, such as looking at different news outlets or through memes on social media. Social media has made it easier for teens to…

Jigsaw

By Andres Segura For 6 years, 2004-2010, the horrific and gory movie series “SAW” took us over. This year the craze is revived by the all new installment called “Jigsaw”. For those who haven’t seen a Saw movie, basically people are trapped with their lives at risk and have to find a way out. But…

iPhone X

By Erick Martinez The iPhone has been one of the most purchased smartphones of the 21st century. From teenagers to our grandparents, the iPhone is a must have. The newest of its kind, The iPhone X, will sport a brand new A11 bionic core memory, “the strongest” chip in a smartphone today. At an estimated…

Thoughts on Feminism

By Ivette Barajas and Alena Tran First and second wave feminist movements are largely characterized by the right to vote, the right to equal pay, and sexual liberation. This integral beginning provided the platform for third wave feminism, which tends to be associated with more intersectionality and a reclamation and redefining of concepts such as…

Hack Your Way to Prom

By Kristina Ching As a 5’-nothing girl with a chest flatter than some 10 year olds, and shoulders and arms that usually force me to wear tee-shirts from the guys’ section, I haven’t had the best experiences looking for formal dresses. Windsor is the stereotypical prom go-to. With racks and racks of tulle, taffeta, satin,…

5 Ways We’re Killing Our Planet

  By Nayeli Medina Modern humans have been present on this earth for about 200,000 years, with roughly 7 billion people inhabiting the world to date. Seven billion people on this earth are enough to make an environmental impact, good or bad. For example, if enough of us call attention to a situation in which…

#ThankYouMrWilliamson

By Gigi Hume and Galilea Oregon Yesterday afternoon felt just like a normal day, all up until whispers in the hallways and muffled tears spoke for themselves—Ian Williamson, former Utt Middle School eighth grade Physical Science, STEM teacher, Cross Country coach, and most recently Tustin High School Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher passed away after…

The Recent Evolution of DC and Marvel

By Jason Aquino Comic books have been on the rise in popularity in recent years. We’ve gone from having a decent comic book movie every few years to having three or more appearances from the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, and Batman every few months. Just last year, we got six comic book movies from both…

The Death of PBS

By Antonio Nuñez As of late, the president of the United States has been the topic of discussion once again, and this time due to his participation in the possible death of the Public Broadcasting Service, or simply ‘PBS’. PBS is a widely known television channel that reaches out to children and provides them with…

Liberty and Justice For All

By Melanie Mercado and Tanya Soto The United States, in the month of February, held 960,483 undocumented immigrants in custody by ICE officials. In 2013, 83 percent of people deported were not given a hearing before a judge. Due to the lack of rights awareness, the number will increase. Regardless of being undocumented, immigrants do have…

For Us // From Us

By Kristina Ching Although International Women’s Day wasn’t today, I set out to do something to remind myself and those around me that we can be empowered everyday of our lives // I believe strongly in learning from our mistakes, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I could have had some…

Technology: Another Millennial-monger

By Emily Crowl I walk into class, clutching my cellphone. As the minutes tick by I put my phone on my desk—face-up for easy access—and pull out my laptop to web browse, or just idly flip through my tabs from the day before. The class bell rings, I check my phone one more time before…

Stealing Fashion From Your Favorite Friends

By: Galilea Oregon Ever since all ten seasons of Friends were added on Netflix, I’ve been shamelessly binge watching. With every passing episode, I fall in love more and more with the styles of protagonists Monica, Rachel and Phoebe. From Phoebe’s bohemian skirts and dresses to Monica’s classic mom jean and t-shirt combos, every outfit…

Justin Bieber: Good or Bad?

By Merlin Montes We all remember the good ‘ol days where Justin Bieber’s, “Baby” rocked radio-waves from which he gathered a large fan following for his luscious locks and modulated voice. Unfortunately though, over the years the famed “Biebz” has had many conflicts with the law, all preventable and all  worsened by his attitude. Whether…

Obliterating Gender Norms

By Edwin Contreras When you enter a clothing store, the men’s section and the women’s section are separated. The gender norms of this generation suggest that a man should be wearing men’s clothing and a woman should be wearing women’s clothing. A fashion designer creates clothes for each of the sexes, male and female. Nowadays…

Kim Kardashing Away from a Close Call with Jewel Thieves

By Adrian Ruiz and Vanessa Villegas From breaking the internet to modeling for Playboy the most famous Kardashian, Kim was robbed in Paris, France at gunpoint for 10 million dollars worth of jewelry. She was attending Fashion Week as she encountered a group of “police men” who then revealed themselves as robbers. The robbery could…

Prancin’ in the Streets

By: Galilea Oregon, Gigi Hume, and Adrian Ruiz Fashion Week has come around once again, this year, however instead of focusing on looks featured on the runway, we take inspiration from the streets (like the cool kids do.) Away from the catwalk scene, a barrage of slip dresses over band and skating t-shirts, oversized collared…

Colin Kaepernick and the Movement

By Edwin Contreras When you would sit down on a Sunday night and watch a football game what normally grabbed your attention before the game was the singer’s standout performance of the national anthem. However, Colin Kaepernick showcased a controversial performance of his own before the game had even started. It was on August 26,…