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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Misinterpretations?

This Netflix advertisement includes images of Doc Antle, Carole Baskin and intended hitman Allen Glover. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Akshara Kollu

May 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers of the Netflix original show “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” The most-watched show Netflix program in March for nearly two weeks, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” is a shocking docuseries that follows the life of big cat bre...

A Vacation from Home

A television inside a house shows the game “Animal Crossing” displayed with an avatar joyfully fishing on the shore of a beach.

Melanie Rayas

May 15, 2020

If you have been on the internet for the past few months, you have likely heard about “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” a video game developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch that was released on March 20.  The game is the fifth and most recent installment of the “Animal Crossing” ser...

Starbucks From Home

Starbucks From Home

Romita Pakrasi

May 14, 2020

Although sitting in Starbucks with your favorite drink and snack is no longer an option because of COVID-19 shelter-in-place restrictions, these food and drinks can still be made from home. These recipes are dupes for the food and drinks found at Starbucks that I have taste-tested. Flavorful Food C...

Dark Times, Bright Places

Finch looks at Markey after they finish swimming at the Blue Hole, a lake in Indiana. Photo courtesy of Walter Thomson/Netflix.

Jenna Plasschaert

April 20, 2020

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers of the Netflix original film “All the Bright Places” (2020). Trigger warning: Mentions of suicide. “What are you doing?”  Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) stops running and takes off his headphones when he sees his classmate Violet Markey (Elle Fann...

Coffee in Quarantine

The Dalgona coffee all put together.

Chelsea Nguyen

April 13, 2020

Dalgona coffee, based on the Korean toffee candy, is the latest beverage trending across multiple social media platforms. It is very simple to make because the coffee mixture contains only three ingredients: any type of instant coffee, granulated white sugar and water. This recipe uses Nescafe Taster...

Fill Your Heart

These cookies are a perfect way to show your admiration from someone this Valentine's Day. The cinnamon baked into the cookies adds a layer of depth to your average sugar cookie.

Romita Pakrasi

February 14, 2020

Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cups unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon Frosting and sprinkles Directions Soften the butter by leaving it in a room-temperature envi...

“Victorious” is ready to “Make it Shine”

Pictured: Robbie Sharpio (Matt Bennett), Jade West (Elizabeth Gillies), Andre Harris (LeonThomas III), Tori Vega (Victoria Justice), Cat Valentine (Ariana Grande), Beck Oliver (Avan Jogia) and Trina Vega (Daniella Monet). Photo courtesy of Aaron Warkov/Nickeloedeon.

Alyssa Garcia

February 10, 2020

It’s 2010. With silly bands on her wrist and a McDonald’s Kids Bop CD in her hand, freshman Reya Yeddula turns on the TV to find Tori Vega dancing on stage at Hollywood Arts high school. Now, it is November 2019 and Reya opens her phone and finds “Victorious” on her Netflix home page. Sudden...

You’ve Got More to Give

The words in the image are from the first lyrics of the movie’s song “Stand Tall” by Voila ft. Ava Michelle. Digital Illustration by Betty Nguyen.

Betty Nguyen

January 8, 2020

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers of the Netflix original film “Tall Girl” (2019). Our words are powerful; they can either make someone’s day or break it. For one tall girl, the teasing words “How’s the weather up there?” shrink her in stature and confidence.  “Tall ...

“Lover” or Hate: Taylor Swift’s Newest Album

Taken in 2010, a five-year-old Alexandra shows off her Zuzu pet and unbrushed bangs, the same year Swift debuted bangs of her own.

Alexandra Rozmarin

September 23, 2019

For over a decade, Taylor Swift has dominated the pop charts, and over a decade, she has influenced the lives of young girls. Like the time I got bangs in kindergarten because Swift had bangs, disregarding the fact that my face shape does not suit the hairstyle. Her seventh and most recent albu...

Pinker Perspective

Pinker Perspective

Betty Nguyen

May 29, 2019

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers from the movie “Legally Blonde” (2001).   M y entire junior year has personally been, to say the least, challenging. Going into junior year, I felt more unconfident in myself than I ever had in my life. I often doubted myself as a person because of the ju...

Eggcellent Ravioli

Thomas Kamm (12) cooks the beef slices in a pan, an ingredient to create the sauce. Due to excess oils, Kamm wipes the pan with a paper towel.

Thomas Kamm

May 13, 2019

Senior Thomas Kamm first learned to make egg yolk ravioli when he watched MasterChef on FOX. Check out the video to watch him prepare the dish at home in his kitchen. Step 1: Pasta Ingredients 95 grams of flour per egg (recipe scales well) Preparation Measure flour and create a we...

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