The Stampede

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...

Addison Rae at the premiere of “He’s All That.” The movie premiered August 25, 2021, and was available to stream on Netflix.

He’s Not All That

Aarushi Khurana, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

The new film, “He’s All That,” came out late August and featured Addison Rae, a social media influencer, as the lead role. Casting an influencer caused a lot of controversy, and many feel that she...

American Rapper Cardi B posing for the paparazzi at the 2019 Camp themed Met Gala. Her gown, by Thom Browne, featured endless amounts of silk organza and feathers.

Camp’s Timeless Relevance In The Fashion Industry

Siena Vu, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

Art, specifically fashion, has brought progress to society. Many things are accepted today that were not a couple hundred years ago and the reason is because of art.      “The essence of Camp...

Monte Vista Senior, Jacob Gabriel, is an avid listener to both Drake and Kanye West. Gabriel is seen performing in San Francisco at the DNA Lounge.

Drake VS. Kanye West The Rivalry To The Top

Nikki Esmaili and Julia Cotton October 27, 2021

Late this summer, two well-known rappers, Drake and Kanye West released albums that both reached the top charts. Monte Vista hip-hop artist Jacob Gabriel, also known as The Real Backspace, and ex SoundCloud...

Simu Liu speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con International. Simu Liu starred in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as the first Asian lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Shang-Chi and the six out of ten rings

Lawrence Feng, News Editor October 14, 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened in movie theaters on Sept. 3, grossing $94 million domestically over its opening weekend and breaking the box office record for a Labor Day release.      The...

View of Zack Snyders Justice League on the HBO Max mobile app. Due to the movies abundance of violent scenes and darker themes, Snyders cut was rated R while the theatrical was only PG-13.

Bringing Justice to the DCEU

Claire Sohn May 13, 2021

WARNING: includes spoilers for “Justice League” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” After Warner Brothers released the film “Justice League,” fans of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU, where...

Modern day witches are congregating on social media app TikTok. Their content includes tarot card readings, astrology, spells, crystals, and more.

TikTok Trends: Modern Witchcraft

Marie Shvakel April 3, 2021

The social media app TikTok is home to several different online communities, but a specific one is harboring much popularity: WitchTok.       WitchTok covers a wide variety of interests such as...

After To All the Boys Ive Loved Before was met with instant popularity, fans eagerly anticipated the release of the next two parts of the Netflix Original trilogy. However, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever left many bitterly disappointed.

To All the Movies I’ve Loved Before: Don’t make a sequel

Taylor Lee and Seta Salkhi March 30, 2021

Teenage love. Romantic gestures. Good acting. This series met the basic formula for any teen rom-com. So what went wrong? “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (more commonly referred to as TATBILB...

Bridgerton is among one of this years most popular shows, an adaptation of a series that came out about 20 years ago. The shows popularity caused the series of romance novels to re-enter the NYT Bestsellers List for the second time.

TV adaptations bump books back onto bestseller lists

Macie Calvert March 20, 2021

As of Jan. 24, romance novel “Bridgerton: The Duke and I” had re-entered the New York Times Bestseller list for the second time after 20 years, the only novel breaking into this list that had not been...

New Historical Dramas have created new perspectives into the past.

Historical dramas: A new lens into the past

Lana Polley, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

History is often used to serve the strategists of evolution through its revolutionary findings as well as mistakes. Legends and stories influenced by intense battles and eras of passion are used to inspire...

This weeks Billboard Hot 100 top 10. Olivia Rodrigos Drivers License is spending its fifth week on top of the Billboard.

TikTok: A musician’s best friend

Edi Zhang and Alicia Kim February 19, 2021

TikTok, a trending social media platform with over one billion users worldwide and a growing audience, is a career saver for musicians. The app has drastically influenced the music industry and mainstream...

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