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TifAni Fanelli the protagonist of Luckiest Girl Alive, played by Mila Kunis.

The fear of coming forward

Gracyn Ard December 12, 2022

On September 30th, Luckiest Girl Alive, a film based on Jessica Knoll’s novel of the same name, was released. The movie made its way to the top of Netflix’s most-watched list and attracted a great...

The daily BeReal notification goes off at a random time each day. The goal was for friends to see what people were doing at any time, but the app has far from achieved that goal.

BeReal? more like, BeFake

Emma Hedican October 25, 2022

BeReal was designed to have a more casual and realistic quality to it compared to other social media apps. No likes, no follower count, no time to premeditate posts. But despite these efforts to keep it...

Some popular shows that women are interested in are Criminal Minds and Law & Order. There has been a noticeable increase in the popularity of these shows among women.

Girls love crime

Esther Premazzi and Aarushi Khurana October 18, 2022

The depiction of crime in entertainment is full of gore and violence. It’s cruel, disturbing, and is meant to terrify its viewers. And yet, women find themselves drawn toward it.       Crime...

Director Olivia Wilde is pictured in the center of DWD’s cast at the Venice Film Festival, with actors separating Wilde from Harry Styles and Florence Pugh. This photo provoked talk of Styles, Wilde, and Pugh needing ‘human buffers’ between them at all times during the festival.

Do worry, there’s drama darling

Shreya Bhasin October 18, 2022

     From love triangles to fan theories, director Olivia Wilde’s new movie, Don’t Worry Darling, has caused major controversy.       The film is a horror-filled thriller that takes place...

Monte Vista freshman, Vikram Bhandari, is shopping fast fashion at H&M. Fast fashion companies offer trendy pieces at affordable prices to attract customers, including Bhandari, but at the expense of others and the environment.

Fast fashion- but at what cost?

Alexa Fo October 18, 2022

  “Free shipping! Coupons available! Today only!” These magic words motivate consumers to buy from the multi-billion dollar fast fashion industry.            Affordable prices and the...

Maddy and Cassie show up to “Euphoria High” in nearly identical outfits. Cassie had woken up at four in the morning to get ready for school and tried to be Maddy by copying the other’s personal style.

Euphoria: a reflection of reality

Siena Vu April 13, 2022

Characters from the hit HBO series "Euphoria" never shy away from attending school dressed to the nines. Whether they’re attending science or English class, many characters show up like it’s their...

Many students and teachers at Monte Vista have been playing Wordle. According to The New York Times, over 300,000 people play it daily.

Wild for Wordle

Aarushi Khurana April 13, 2022

 Five letters. Six tries. The online word game “Wordle” has spread like a wildfire across screens everywhere.      Wordle is a daily brain teaser that challenges its players to guess a five-letter...

Marvel Studios recently celebrated its
ten-year anniversary. In recent years,
no genre has taken the world by storm
quite like superhero movies, with the
studio churning out some of the highest-grossing films of the past decade.

Are all superhero movies becoming the same?

Lawrence Feng and Macie Calvert March 3, 2022

In recent years, no other movie genre has reached its zenith quite like superhero movies. With the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Detective Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) franchises raking in $25.6...

The commercial release poster for Spider-Man: No Way Home. This version of the poster shows the titular webslinger, as well as four of the enemies he faced in the movie.

The Success and Future of Marvel’s Favorite Superhero

Connor Huard and Atakan Kaya February 19, 2022

Spider-Man: No Way Home was an instant success and a great win for Marvel's favorite superhero, according to a fan poll from Ranker.       Over the years, Spider-Man has had a great deal of success...

Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin working on an intense scene in the desert from Denis Villanevue’s Dune.

“Dune’s” Long History of Adaptations

Oliver Wynne December 13, 2021

Contains Spoilers For "Dune" Adaptations can be a real hit or miss, and a lot of the time the authors of the original work are disappointed with the outcome of the movie and don't want their work adapted....

Indebted participants battle for a handsome cash prize in the widely successful TV series, Squid Game. Individuals who lost were shot by masked guards.

There’s a new player in town: Korean pop culture

Olivia Brandeis and Maya Bhatt December 13, 2021

Red light! Green light! Watch out, player #067, Korean pop culture is fast approaching!      From “Squid Game,” a Hunger Games-like show amassing over 111 million worldwide viewers, to the...

The view from the top of the Ferris Wheel shows the entire, illuminated fair. The crowd was bustling with excitement from the plentiful food and fun games.

The Alameda County Fair: Food and Fun

Siena Vu December 13, 2021

The Alameda County Fair, which was held in Pleasanton, California from October 22 to 31, returned with a fun, neon theme. The 10-day, food and play-filled event amassed hundreds of visitors on just the...

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