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Opinion: Fate: The Winx Saga Disappoints With Thinly Developed Characters and Overly Complex Plot

Jessica W. February 25, 2021

When Netflix released the fantasy TV series Fate: the Winx Saga, I was beyond excited.  What could be better than a remake of one of my favorite TV shows growing up?  What better way is there to commence...

Opinion: Joining An Affinity Group Was Easy, Deciding Which One Was Not

Opinion: Joining An Affinity Group Was Easy, Deciding Which One Was Not

Julia W. February 22, 2021

Growing up as a mixed Chinese-White American, I have always felt either not Chinese enough at home with my Chinese relatives or not White enough at school with my friends. Most of my close friends are...

Opinion: Why Students Should Write More Personal Narratives

Opinion: Why Students Should Write More Personal Narratives

Jacqueline Y. February 1, 2021

As I revised my personal statement college essay for the ninth time, I grumbled in frustration. I had spent the past month editing, rewriting, and brainstorming topics that would hopefully let colleges...

Column: Green Gastronomy: Muddy Paw Coffee

Column: Green Gastronomy: Muddy Paw Coffee

Mirelle L. February 1, 2021

Muddy Paw Coffee 3320 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 4610 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041   Rating: Waste – 5/5 Disposables – 3.5/5 Compliance – 5/5 Food...

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Nitya C. February 1, 2021

WandaVision, the much-anticipated Marvel series, was released on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. Marvel fandom groups and viewers all over the world surveyed their screens eagerly, waiting for the moment...

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Caroline L. January 31, 2021

It's been a rocky year for everyone, with not much to look forward to and a seemingly absent light at the end of the tunnel. However, with all the downtime I've had during quarantine, I've taken advantage...

Review: One of the Best Shows of 2020: The Queen's Gambit

Review: One of the Best Shows of 2020: The Queen’s Gambit

Mckenna D. January 29, 2021
When The Queen’s Gambit, a TV show about chess, hit Netflix in October, it immediately broke records. Sixty-two million households watched the show in its first month and it was ranked No. 1 in 63 countries. The show has also sparked an interest in chess: chess sales increased by over 170 percent after The Queen’s Gambit was released.
Opinon: Marzipan Memories

Opinon: Marzipan Memories

Isabella W. January 26, 2021

My dad and I usually make candy during Christmas as a part of Danish tradition, but when looking for our usual chocolate and marzipan ingredients, the marzipan was hard to find and much too expensive....

Instagram app. Between 46% and 51% of adults have been using social media more since quarantine began, according to a Harris Insights and Analytics poll.

Opinion: What Quarantine Taught Me About Social Media

Katie S., Writing Editor January 14, 2021
What one staffer learned from giving up social media over quarantine.
Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Ilena M. December 4, 2020

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. The open water, the thrill of danger, the excitement of adventure, the stress-relieving benefits of screaming “AAAARRRRR” when...

My dad forces a photo of us right before the game starts.

Opinion: What the Dodgers Gave to My Dad and Me

Hannah W. December 4, 2020

“WOAH, Corey Seager takes a big swing to Blake Snell’s changeup, adding to his ninth strikeout this evening; the score is still 1 to 0, Rays leading. What a pitcher!” announced Joe Buck, FOX’s...

Opinion: Burnt Leaves, Strong Roots

Opinion: Burnt Leaves, Strong Roots

Natalie M. and Sophene A. December 4, 2020
Every Armenian child in the world grows up hearing about the Armenian Genocide, the period from 1914 to 1917 when over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire.
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