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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

A San Bernardino sign shows snow along the northbound 15 Freeway at the Cajon Pass

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

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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?

There have been 307 mass shooting in 2018, according to the Gun Violence Archive, including the Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Thousand Oaks.

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

When it comes to casting herself as the villain, Azealia Banks has raised her wand of opinions against Lana Del Rey. Both women are known to have affiliation with using witchcraft.

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?

Shortly after his arrest, high school people who knew him took on social media to voice their opinions.

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...

Childish Gambino “This Is America” Message

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

July 9, 2018

This week Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover: rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, director, etc. released his “This Is America” single with a mind-blowing visual to accompany it. Literally. The video, complete with all sorts of demise and chaos rampant throughout, is one of the most important...

Light skin, Dark Skin, Asian Persuasion, Can Anyone Have Them all Without Being the Subject of Hating and Alleged Cultural Appropriation?

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

July 9, 2018

Cultural appropriation is wrong as much as humanity is stupid.   There are certain things that evoke outrage. Black rappers in confederate flags are frowned upon. White frat boys in dashikis are denounced. Tanned models on runaways in coconut bikinis and headdresses are condemned and hated...

Wake Up Mr. West, Mr. West

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

July 9, 2018

Americans, unbeknownst even to Wall Street, place a lot of stock into what their celebrities have to say. Why we tend to gather our opinions and allegiances from the words of others is something I’ll never know the answer to, though I can recognize that there exists a class of actions so obscen...

Do What’s Left Of You, Mr. Comey

Dante Lopez-Bennett, Copy Editor

July 9, 2018

We all look to officials for putting rules in place and ending madness’ rampant monotony, though I fear we’ve grown to only be wary of the fire-headed nuclear obscenity wielding tyrant like the most damaging of power moves aren’t made daily in silence.   To those that maintain it as being somewhat ...

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