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Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?

Coraline, Laika Pandemonium Films

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Due to the quarantine that has taken place during this outbreak, my free time has increased and I find myself looking for activities to take up time. I decided to take this time and take a trip down memory lane and rewatch the amazing animation film that we all know and love. Coraline is a family movi...

Show Review: The Rollercoaster of Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever, Netflix

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Released on April 27, 2020, the Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” is a mix of teenage drama, awkward experiences and laughs with close friends. This 10-episode series provides insight on living as a first-generation Indian-American teenager through the ups and downs that high school brings. Sta...

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

On May 15, Netflix finally added the popular cartoon “Avatar The Last Airbender” to its catalog, giving fans a new show to binge.  The jubilant show follows two siblings, Katara and Sokka, in the wake of a war-torn civilization as they lead Aang, the avatar, on a mission to save the world. The alt...

COVID-19 Postpones and Cancels Events Worldwide

Devorah Segura, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused numerous companies and event organizers to postpone, reschedule or even cancel public events. Due to regulations and advice issued by governments and public health organizations worldwide. Banning large gatherings of people, various local, national and inte...

Avatar: An “Out of This World” Film

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Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2020

Almost the entire nation is in quarantine due to COVID-19. Confined in your own home for days on end, going out only to take out the trash or to get the mail. It’s no wonder people are losing their minds due to boredom. I get it. It’s understandable, because I, too, was bored out of my mind until ...

Movie Review: A Silent Voice

Movie Review: A Silent Voice

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

May 7, 2020

A Silent Voice (Koe No Katachi) is a 2016 Japanese animated film by the company Kyoto Animation. The movie was an adaptation of the graphic novel series by Yoshitoki Oima and addressed several issues such as bullying and suicide. I watched this movie in quarantine with my sisters, and it was actually ...

DIY Sharpie Mugs

DIY Sharpie Mugs

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2020

Have you been looking for a perfect mug to add to your collection, but can't find just the right one? Maybe you're just looking for something crafty to do whilst in quarantine. Look no further, because here's three easy steps to making your own DIY Sharpie mug. ...

A Feeling of Glee During Quarantine

A Feeling of Glee During Quarantine

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor

May 5, 2020

With nothing to do at home during the pandemic, people have been trying to keep themselves entertained with activities such as taking up a new instrument, learning to sew, going on walks or my personal favorite, binge watching television  shows.   On Netflix, a show I recommend watching is G...

Album Review: ’Reload’ The New Generation of KPOP

NCT DREAM, SM Entertainment

Devorah Segura, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The popular Korean based group NCT DREAM comes back after 9 months since their last release with their highly anticipated mini album ‘Reload’. The group accumulated over 500,000 orders in the 15-day pre-order window and gained over 380,000 in the first day sales.    The group has already proved themselves to b...

Movie Review: A Broadway Performance in Quarantine

Shows like this one and many others will be able to be streamed for a limited time on the YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On

Julius Perez, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Since April 12, all Broadway performances have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many fans of high production theater were disappointed to hear this news regarding one of their favorite forms of entertainment. Recently, however, one of the most famous composers of musical theater Andrew Ll...

Books to Read in Quarantine

Books to Read in Quarantine

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

With more time on my hands, I’ve gathered a collection of books I have read in quarantine and one’s I’m looking forward to reading. All of these books were bought or rented from the library before local shelter-in-place was enforced. Libraries are closed in the Rowlett-Garland-Sachse area however e-books are still ...

Fun and Easy Bracelet Weaving DIY

Fun and Easy Bracelet Weaving DIY

Julius Perez, Reporter

April 17, 2020

This simple craft is a fun, cheap and easy way to pass the time while creating something that looks great. This method of bracelet making lets you mix and match a variety of colors and patterns and is also a great gift idea. ...