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The Game of Thrones Season 8 Playlist on Spotify is Here

Cesar E. Gonzalez, Reporter

April 11, 2019

The final countdown to the last season of Game of Thrones featured on HBO is finally upon us! What better way to guess an outcome of the finale with the announcement of a music playlist. Titled, "Game of Thrones: The End is Coming," was put together by the two co-creators of the show and is a total of f...

Snow Arrives in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood

Snow Arrives in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood

Podcast Director, Erika Suarez

February 25, 2019

Waking up to a cold toilet seat has been a morning routine and consistently having the heater on is not ideal for a broke college student living in Los Angeles. The real question is, when will this freezing cold weather stop? Because I'm missing our sunny California. Recently, Los Angeles is b...

Why Ben Affleck is the Greatest Live Action Batman

Why Ben Affleck is the Greatest Live Action Batman

Sam Garcia, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

Christian Bale. Michael Keaton. These are the first names to come to mind when you think of Batman. Or more specifically, who the BEST Batman is. Even Adam West's iteration of the Dark Knight, in all its campy glory, is given as much reverence. But there's one name that should - or actually, needs...

Guns & Violence: Are We Really Ready?

Guns & Violence: Are We Really Ready?

Cesar Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2018

At any given time or place, an active gun-shooting can happen. Whether it be at your local corner store, favorite family restaurant,  the movie theatre, workplace, or in school. This is the startling truth of the matter.  In the state of California, there have been reports of 31 shootings this ...

Anime Wars: Sub or Dub?

Anime Wars: Sub or Dub?

Erika Suarez, Digital Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2018

There’s nothing like a good old war between anime sub or dubs. Who is the better successor? Anime fans have battled through this discussion, quite too many times. Both have its advantages, but can one actually be better than the other? Let’s look at the benefits of subtitles: You don’t lose contex...

The Battle of Words & Witches: Banks vs Del Rey

The Battle of Words & Witches: Banks vs Del Rey

Cesar E. Gonzalez, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2018

Azealia Banks is a well-known music artist, producer, and rapper. After her 2017 album, Slay-Z, she worked in releasing her top singles, “Treasure Island” and “Anna Wintour.” She has also made a debut in the documentary, “Love Beats Rhymes” and has been featured on tracks with several...

Could High School Bullying Help Create A Killer?

Could High School Bullying Help Create A Killer?

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

October 9, 2018

Full disclaimer: murder is never okay no matter what you’re going through. This is the writer's own opinion on what he believes the outcomes of being bullied can escalate to. This is not blaming anyone or any entity, the examples used are just that, examples.  Joseph Ramirez Perez, a Downey High School g...

The Problem with Men Dating Older Women

The Problem with Men Dating Older Women

Danielle Anzures, Reporter

August 31, 2018

There’s always been this knee jerk reaction people have when they find out a man is dating an older woman. When it comes to telling family members this reaction can be more prominent. The idea that a young man would want to date an older woman is typically met with negative feelings. Women dat...

Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018

Prior to my analysis of conservative America’s most renowned of champions, there should be an understanding that they will go down in history for their infringements upon the world’s conscience. With plenty of courage mustered to brave the depths of the political rabbit hole in America, it would only ...

How People Can Still find Racism in Comedy Funny

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

April 16, 2018

Where things have no repercussion, there are bound to be truths revealed. It’s odd that in a day of decadence, political correctness is still enforced. Truth and humor walk a fine line between one another you see, as things, in reality, are as far-fetched as all hell and far from our perceived ster...

The FBI Agent In Your Webcam Is Not The Only Imaginary Entity To Fear

Dante Lopez- Bennett, Copy Editor

March 19, 2018

I think that perhaps everybody’s scared. Can you truly say that tape has never been over your webcam? Today, webcams are now seen as invasive threats. Truly, if the FBI were Roko’s henchmen and a Basilisk anything but mythological, could hefty middle-aged men be watching our secrets? kept and archived?...

A Guide on Rejection: The Do’s and Don’ts

A Guide on Rejection: The Do’s and Don’ts

Jennifer Espana and Danielle Anzures

March 13, 2018

The act of having to reject someone or being rejected is something almost everyone will go through in their life, despite this most of us don’t know how to properly deal with either. Emotions and rash decisions could potentially lead to some awkward situations that could ruin a friendship. Here are...

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