The Future of Entertainment

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Since March 17th, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, banned gatherings of any size. This sent a ripple effect that largely affected the entertainment industry. How heavy of a hit is the industry taking and what’s the near future look like?    The coronavirus has caused the U.S. box office to report z...

Onward: The Word and Movie that Unites Us All

Onward: The Word and Movie that Unites Us All

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

The everyday struggles of living through a pandemic, of dealing with confinement to our homes, and, in many cases, of distancing ourselves from beloved family and friends, seems to require some incredible force of magic to reverse. Fortunately, with a subscription to Disney’s new streaming service called Di...

A New Decade in Pop Music

Billie Eilish

Ashley Lewis, Social Media Manager

February 3, 2020

Pop music in the 21st century has been all over the place. The first decade and the beginning of the 2010’s pop music scene were heavily dominated by teen-pop. The sound of artists like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and Kesha could be heard cycling through the top 40 radio stations constantly. A few year...

Alternative Halloween Movies

Daphne Marsters, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

   Beetlejuice is a movie where a pair of ghosts must learn to live with their new housemates, all while dealing with a mischievous magic salesman.    The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stop-motion film where Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, decides to leave Halloween Town for some inspira...

Dance Rules

Dance Rules

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

January 23, 2018

   Winter formal is coming up on February 3rd at Fête the Venue in Costa Mesa and there are a few important things students need to remember. When one arrives to the dance, one must show his/her student ID to be admitted. The doors will close 90 minutes after the dance has begun, and no students will...

Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017

Portland based band, "Portugal. The Man" released their latest album “Woodstock” on June 16, 2017. For their 2011 and 2013 albums, the band largely relied on an atmospheric, indie rock genre, to comfort their aimless lyrics such as “When I grow up, I wanna be a movie star or on TV.”   They ...

Marteen is heating up with his new single, “Sriracha”

Marteen promoting his new single

Jenny Hamburg, Ads and Distribution Editor/ Photographer

October 17, 2017

     Marteen Estevez is a 16 year-old from the Bay Area.  Music has been a major part of his life from a young age. Born to a Colombian dad and American mom, his parents always encouraged him to pursue his passion for music. Marteen began learning classical piano at just ten years-old. He also wo...

Beauty at the Box Office

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

March 16, 2017

On March 17, 2017, the Disney franchise will release a new re-imagined film of one of their classic tales, Beauty and the Beast. The 2017 version stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and a plethora of talents among the two leads. The film adds to Disney’s collection of their class stor...

Women in Music

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

February 16, 2017

In the male-dominated music industry of the 20th century, it was a difficult task to publish music and get your voice heard as a woman. But even so, many women overcame the difficulties presented and became some of the most well-known names in music.  Nowadays, women are no stranger to the music industry; thank...

Bernie for Balenciaga

Bernie for Balenciaga

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

February 10, 2017

Remember Bernie Sanders the Vermont Senator with a presidential dream? Well, looks like the democratic darling has taken on a new role as the inspiration for Balenciaga’s Fall Winter collection. In January, male model strut up and down the runway decked out in Sanders inspired clothing, alterna...

All Smiles Over Here at the Echoplex

Wyatt on left, Fletcher on right

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

February 8, 2017

Sunday February 5th, 2017, was full of fairies, weerdos, and moshing mayhem, but there were all smiles. The Echoplex in Los Angeles hosted The Garden with opening bands Wu Wu, Go Dreamer, and So Pitted. The concert was definitely an experience with all the bands being experimental in basis but completely differ...

The Growlers and the City Club

The Growlers at the Yucca Tap

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 31, 2017

The Growlers have a unique sound that has been labeled as “beach goth” which basically means a mix of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock. What is so intriguing about this relatively local band (having originating in Dana Point, California) is that their sound makes you feel morbidly optimistic, ...

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