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Desert Daze Seventh Annual Festival

Desert Daze Seventh Annual Festival

Cesar E. Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2018

  When it comes to epic music festivals what are some names that come to mind? Woodstock, Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits are just some to name a few. However, since 2011 to the present-day Desert Daze has also bumped itself up in the roster of legendary three-day mus...

Review: Venom

Review: Venom

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 12, 2018

Marvel brings a new universe in the film Venom. Most of the box-office success belongs to Marvel Studios. While Spider-Man is linked with Marvel Studios from Sony Pictures. Sony decides to take a different route with Spidey-related characters and build their own cinematic universe. The movie stars ...

A Noise Within’s “A Raisin In The Sun” Is Flawless

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 8- the 7 p.m. finale performance of Lorrain Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” saw audience members shed tears, laugh, and erupt to their feet in fervent ovation following the show’s endnote. While the majority of reviews are often quick to be written, there are rare instances in whi...

Blackwater Comic Review

Blackwater Comic Review

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

The internet has become a platform for many upcoming artists, to not only showcase their talents but also their creations. There a lot of good webcomics out there, but Blackwater is what currently caught my eye. The story centers around two boys, with conflicting personalities, Eli Hirsch and Tony...

‘Fate of the Furious’ Fufills Expectations and More

‘Fate of the Furious’ Fufills Expectations and More

Noah Garcia, Co- Editor- in- Chief, Print

April 18, 2017

As someone who has never seen a Fast and Furious movie, there is this continuous thought in my head asking if I'm even qualified to judge it. At the same time though, I feel that movies shouldn’t require homework and if there is any explanations due, I can pick them up along the way. Going into ...

’13 Reasons Why’: Was Hanna Baker’s Final Scene Necessary?

’13 Reasons Why’: Was Hanna Baker’s Final Scene Necessary?

Jennifer Espana and Diana Juarez

April 18, 2017

Netflix has released yet another amazing series, “13 Reasons Why” is based on the best selling novel by Jay Asher. The story follows the aftermath of a suicide, and if you haven’t watched the show I suggest you stop reading now since there are major spoilers in the rest of the article. You have b...

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

‘Power Rangers’ is Lackluster Fun

Danielle Anzures, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Power Rangers, the franchise that spawned new iterations for every generation since the 90’s, released its 2017 theatrical movie March 24 and the film has its hits and misses. The movie managed to create characters that are charming and interesting, but its problems come on later as the plot progr...

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Japandroids Declaration of War on Doubts and Fears

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2017

The vibrations, notes, lights, and guitar flourishes: all converging as an exaltation of the senses. This musical wave, a euphoria that slapped me and wrapped around my very being came from the Indie rock band Japandroids. The opening act, Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers, were slightly underwhelming....

Han Solo: A scoundrel turned hero

Han Solo: A scoundrel turned hero

Pete Escobar, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Marvels Han Solo series has been an outstanding one so far. We’ve dug deeper into the iconic character we know and love from the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, and writer Marjorie Liu effectively implements his persona into the story. Issue #4 of the series picks up from the previous stand off...

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Throwback 2020’s, the new jazz age

Noah Garcia, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

  Some of the most famous melodies of today were played by pianos, saxophones, and trumpets, but what if those instruments were always incorporated into the music? This idea was incorporated into the music of musician Scott Bradlee, who’s Band plays popular rock, rap and pop music in jazz...

Watoto Children’s Choir inspires many at Wray Theater

Watoto Children’s Choir inspires many at Wray Theater

Pamela Valentina Aguilar, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

On Feb. 18, a beautiful cluster of East African children inspired many through real life stories, passionate singing, and traditional dancing at Rio Hondo’s Wray Theater. Almost nothing can compare to the tenderness and love for life that the Watoto Children’s Choir transpired that Thursday morning....

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