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A photo of actress Ariana DeBose performing at the 74th British Academy Film Awards.

Ariana DeBose’s BAFTAs Rap Review: Contrary to media uproar, it was not the worst awards show moment ever

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor March 10, 2023

Feb. 19 marked the broadcast of the 76th British Academy Film Awards, more popularly referred to as the BAFTAs. The coveted award is often said to hold the same weight as an American Oscar. Although notable...

A Golden Globe award shines in the spotlight in front of the public

The Golden Globes and its fight for a comeback

By Adrianna Guadalupe and Anjali Martinez January 27, 2023

On Jan. 10, stars from all over the globe sauntered down the red carpet, showing off their looks in front of the hundreds of flashing lights and cameras. Many of these stars hoped to add an award to their...

Avatar: The Way of Water focuses largely on the strength of family bonds. Here, Jake Sully is teaching his older son, Neteyam, how to use a bow and arrow. (20th Century Studios)

“Avatar: The Way of Water” review: A wholesome story despite its flaws

By Manizeh Rahman, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for "Avatar" and "Avatar: The Way of Water." When my dad asked me to point out the obvious indigenous stereotypes I noticed in the 2009 film "Avatar," I gave him...

Rosaline: Retelling of Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Hulus Rosaline show the embodiment of Gen-Z.

“Rosaline”: Hulu’s guide to turning an independent woman to a damsel in distress

By Judith Carrizales, News Editor November 14, 2022

This review will contain spoilers for “Rosaline.” During my freshman year at CVHS, I remember reading Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” and absolutely hating it. Nothing anyone ever told me made...

MAVIs torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

MAVI’s torn between fame and family in his new album, “Laughing So Hard, It Hurts”

By Audrey Piczak, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

MAVI’s new album, Laughing So Hard, It Hurts, perfectly encapsulates its title, blending a mixture of lively beats and subtle yet gut-wrenching messages throughout the record’s 16 tracks. A full-time...

Harbors wall does the same job as Vipers. However, Vipers wall decays the enemy making them extremely low, preventing players from peeking out, whereas Harbors wall only slows the enemy.

Mad because bad?: Valorant video game review

By John Nguyen, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

You want to play, let's play. You’re on the battlefield, 5 v 5, when suddenly smoke, walls, flashes and mollies clutter your entry to the site. Unsure what to do, you communicate with your team to rotate...

The movie poster for the Disney+ streaming release of Hocus Pocus 2.

“Hocus Pocus 2” lacks the magic of the original

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor November 14, 2022

Warning: The following article contains spoilers for both “Hocus Pocus” and “Hocus Pocus 2.”  The witches are back, but they are not here to stay, we think. (More on that later.) Regardless,...

Common Bond logo.

Common Bond’s Sweet Lies

By Ava Manchac, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

I’m not a morning person. I relish my sleep more than anything. Never would you find me up early on the weekends, but on moonlit Sunday mornings at age eight, my eyes would be wide open, my ears tuned...

Doctor Strange plays second fiddle in his second film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is not a Doctor Strange movie

By Jessica Lin, Feature Editor May 27, 2022

[Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse and previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) properties.] Spider-Man managed to get a whole trilogy in the time it...

EP cover of Oh Dear by Indigo

Review of Indigo’s EP “Oh Dear”

By My-Tran Vo and Brooke Bushong May 27, 2022

Indigo is a band created by 19-year-old musician, Miles King, from California. He currently has over 3 singles released along with over 159,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Indigo also just released his...

The cover, which showcases Ukraines national flower, the sunflower, of Pink Floyds recently released protest song Hey Hey Rise Up

Pink Floyd reunites to release “Hey Hey Rise Up” in response to war in Ukraine

By Sasha Cabral, Entertainment Editor May 27, 2022

On April 8th, legendary rock band Pink Floyd ended its 28-year long music drought, which started in 1994 with the Division Bell album’s release. While Pink Floyd’s “Hey Hey Rise Up” was greeted...

Marvels portrayal of DID in the new show Moon Knight

Dissociative Identity Disorder in Moon Knight

By Alex Samano, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

[Moon Knight spoilers] One of the latest additions to the Marvel universe, Moon Knight recently, premiered on Disney Plus. Released weekly from March 30, 2022, through May 4, 2022, Moon Knight showcases...

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