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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...

Bleach Review: Why you Should Join the Soul Society

Drawn by Bleach creator Tite Kubo

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

May 15, 2020

Quarantine has hit many households alike , leaving people stuck at home desperate for a new form of entertainment as they wait for regular life to return. It’s been even harder without any sports to watch, so anime has been my safety blanket from the world of boredom.  The anime series Bleach is based off a shoun...

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 ...

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...

Elections are not for Sale

Julius Perez, Reporter

February 24, 2020

The 2020 election has seen a whole cacophony of candidates enter the race and as a result the diversity of this election, both ethnically and financially,, cannot be ignored. Among these candidates, two billionaires, businessman Tom Steyer and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, have decided th...

The Toxicity Of Cancel Culture

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

Logan Paul, Kanye West, James Charles and an endless list of acclaimed celebrities have all been canceled. Over the years, as politics, and more specifically political correctness, have worked their way into pop culture, multiple celebrities, for various reasons, have been canceled.  The new soc...

State Fair of Texas Year Review

State Fair of Texas Year Review

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

The annual State Fair of Texas is back and only somewhat better than ever. What usually makes for a great outing with family and friends, has unfortunately left me with some satisfaction, but unfortunately mostly disappointment and frustration. In past years, everything about the fair was enticing to me. The food was something I loved. The rides w...

Gun Laws Changing and Not For the Better

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Following a devastating shooting in Odessa, Texas, the state government passed new gun control laws that loosen restrictions on guns in certain places. Beginning Sept. 1, limitations on guns in schools, churches and private properties are prohibited. Some of these laws include removing schools' ...

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

Between 2010 and 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics reported a slight decrease in the high school dropout rate, from 7.4 percent to 6.1 percent, which reflects a trend been since the 1970s when the United States and the Department of Education fought to increase the graduation rate ac...

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

April 5, 2019

On Jan. 25, 2019, allegations surrounding the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson were ignited once again with the airing of “Leaving Neverland”, an HBO documentary focusing on two who accused Jackson of sexually abusing them as children. The Indiana native was previously accused of sexual ab...