The Stampede

Lights, Camera, Covid.

A San Fransisco based theater displays a positive message to pedestrians passing by. Theaters have been shut down in California since mid-March and only now are we beginning to see them reopen in a safe manner.
November 5, 2020

For many years, Friday night movies were the kick-off to a relaxing weekend for people all over the world. Eager moviegoers have been flocking into packed theaters since 1905. However, in just a mere matter...

Inside a muggle’s mind: Draco TikTok

Draco Malfoy, played by actor Tom Felton, has captured the hearts of millions of girls on TikTok. With his photographers having him stare so deeply into the camera like this, there is little confusion as to why his fan base is so large.
November 4, 2020

The Harry Potter series has regained a lot of popularity lately due to an app called TikTok and a new trend involving actor Tom Felton.      This trend is referred to as Draco TikTok, which involves...

Despite pandemic, Monte Vista sings on

Monte Vista's Concert Choir sings
November 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of the Monte Vista student experience, and the choir program is no exception.      In a usual year, Monte Vista’s award-winning choir program maintains...

Halloween during the pandemic

A Halloween decoration participates in safety precautions amidst the COVID pandemic.
November 3, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions of how Halloween will be celebrated is becoming increasingly relevant. Will there be gatherings? How are communities approaching the issue of trick-or-treating...

Musicians adapt to the pandemic 

November 2, 2020

Even in the midst of a pandemic, music finds its way to shine through and provide most of us with musical entertainment while many are quarantined in their houses.  The virus has taken a lot from everyone,...

Cyberbullying and its tolls on mental health

Sulli attends Fendi's opening event in Seoul, South Korea, on September 3, 2019. She was found dead inside of her home by her manager on October 14, 2019.
November 15, 2019

     On October 14th of this year, K-pop celebrity Sulli was found dead inside her home in Seongnam-si, South Korea.       Sulli was a former member of K-pop girl group f(x). While an official...

Celebrations Take a Turn for the Worse

November 14, 2019

     Make sure to keep your arms, legs, and all other body parts inside the haunted house at all times.      Annually, Monte Vista puts on a haunted house for students, staff, families, and...

Surviving for 39 seasons: A TV show how-to

November 14, 2019

     Picture this: a tropical, scorchingly hot island with palm trees and white sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Every sweltering day ends with a frigid night. Days where the sun’s reflection...

Netflix’s The Politician addresses important issues

Benjamin Platt (Payton Hobart) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Georgina Hobart) announcing the release date of their new series The Politician, streaming starts September 27, 2019 on Netflix.
November 14, 2019

     Netflix’s brand new show The Politician by Ryan Murphy shows a satirical side to a high school presidential election.       The show takes place around Payton Hobart, played by Ben...

Behind the Scandal

Movie poster for the Lifetime movie The College Admissions Scandal, premiered October 12, 2019.
November 14, 2019

     This Lifetime movie shows the inner workings of the families behind the infamous scandal in 2019 from the FBI case “Operation Varsity Blues”.       “Operation Varsity Blues”...

Comprehensive review: The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse from the mind of Robert Eggers starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. These two shine throughout the film and watch out as they are early Oscar contenders.
November 14, 2019

     You find yourself off the shore of New England on a secluded island as a wickie with no other man insight apart from your superior. As the days progress you begin to lose sanity and the longer...

‘El Camino’ doesn’t break Breaking Bad

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Aaron Paul attends the World Premiere of
November 14, 2019

     One of the most awarded and highly-regarded television series released a follow-up movie to an eager and passionate fanbase.      ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ was released this...

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