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Instagrams 30-day song challenge is a trending activity that allows Instagram users to share their favorite music along with a little information about themselves.

Instagram’s 30-Day Song Challenge

By Lamar Qaddumi, Staff Writer April 30, 2020

This new normal has caused me to try many new things such as bike riding, cooking, redecorating, and spending my days scrolling through every social media outlet on my phone, especially Instagram. With...

On April 17th, 2020, I threw my first online birthday party via Zoom.

Operation Facetime Fiesta: a virtual birthday celebration

By Gabi Rodriguez, Editor In-Chief April 28, 2020

Currently, reality is like the bag of frozen peas at the bottom of your freezer: frozen and never to leave the confines of its residence. Yet, just because life has seemingly paused doesn’t mean that...

A scene from Crash Landing on You, the third highest-rated Korean drama in cable television.

Crash Landing on My Sleep Schedule

By Hilary Nguyen, Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Normally, during the school year, I find myself staying up late to do homework. While these are not normal times, I still find myself staying up late. The only difference is that this time, I am staying...

This 30-Day Art Challenge allowed me to capture the ups and downs Ive experienced throughout this pandemic. This piece Missing You was in response to the challenges prompt for the day Loving from Afar.

30 Days of Art for 30 Days of Quarantine

By Ema Wilson, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

As we are at home during quarantine, it can be a struggle to try and find something to do. Oftentimes we resort to just working on school work to keep our minds busy, but what about the creative side?...

Students Prisha Multani, Jenna Mercado and Maia Vo playing Quarantine on Frankly.

Apps To Keep Us From Feeling Isolated During Quarantine

By Esha Sharma, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

During this time, it is hard to not isolate and distance yourself from your loved ones. So, I decided to try a range of different apps and sites to find out the best ways to keep in touch without friends...

The flyer for The Perfect Remix event by DJ T-Brown of LFLS Production.

“The Perfect Remix” Live- How a Father and Son Work to Beat the Instagram Algorithm

By Ashton Brown, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

Among the many things our society has lost because of COVID-19--including the ability for some to go to work, and black lives at a disproportionate rate--one aspect of life we have had to improvise is...

My friends and I attempted a Minecraft virtual dinner; while it satisfy my hunger, it did satisfy my need for friends and fun during this pandemic.

Virtual Dinner: Minecraft Style

By Vivian Huynh, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor April 28, 2020

As students adjust to quarantine, they devise new ways to keep in touch, stay creative, and enjoy themselves as they usually wouldn’t in their hectic lives. While many try online challenges, such as...

Haley Solanos online book club is easy to engage with and features a wide array of books for book lovers like me.

A Way to Escape the Current Crisis into Another World

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Ever since I was young, reading has always been a solace of mine. It got me through a lot of tough times. When I was a kid and had trouble making friends; when I was in middle school and school was causing...

Try this easy mug cake recipe to fill your cravings.

Feed Your Cravings With This Easy Mug Cake

By Maria Angelica Amaya, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

Every day during this pandemic, my dad and I watch either Criminal Minds or Law & Order. While watching Criminal Minds one day I suddenly got the urge to eat cake but I didn’t want to bake a whole...

This is a colection of the works of other artist who have participated in this challenge.

All your artists out there- Join the Quarantine Art Club!

By Katherine Linares, Editor In-Chief April 28, 2020

In this time of fear and confusion, we have all needed a way to take our minds off of the crisis that surrounds us. So what a better way to lighten up the mood than with art? Recently, with quarantine...

My recreation of Liotards still life for the Getty Museum Challenge.

An online art challenge- using everyday objects

By Cameron Hart, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

Art can be shown in many forms, and represented through many things. Everything, in some way, is a form of art, even simple objects such as a can of Soda. It all lies in both the design and presentation....

Producing new skills and dishes during this pandemic- my chicken pot pie is as good a meal as any restaurants.

A Pie of the Times

By Matthew Manders, Staff Writer April 27, 2020

COVID-19 has put us in many tough situations and my tough situation is food. Food is very important. It is delicious, and I am no chef, therefore I go out to places to eat, but COVID-19 has stopped me...

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