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Anyone Can Wear the Mask

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Since his inception in 1962, Spider-Man has been an exercise in the universality of storytelling.  Peter Parker is still the one superhero in the paradigm of comics that exemplifies the commonality of man.  Living in Queens, New York and going to high school (or college depending on the series), Peter...

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Since 1943, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) holds an annual award show featuring highly acclaimed movies and TV series. Comedian Andy Samberg and actress Sandra Oh hosted the star-studded event on Jan. 19 and was aired live on NBC.   Throughout the three hour show, the two ente...

The Age of Disney Reboots

The Age of Disney Reboots

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Since the project’s confirmation in 2016, Jon Favreau’s reboot of The Lion King has become one of the most highly anticipated Disney movies within the past 5 years. During the Thanksgiving NFL game on Nov. 22, a teaser trailer was released to the public. Within 24 hours, the video gained 224....

A Future in The Arts

Nicole Alvarez, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Theatre

Lights...Camera..Action! Theatre has been a way for individuals to express themselves for decades. All the way from Broadway to a high school theatre, people around the world are telling stories through the arts. At Downey High School, drama students have continued to showcase their talents and express...

The Heroes at LA Comic Con: Heartsong

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

At conventions, or “cons,” the main enthralling elements are the vendors, panels, and of course the cosplayers.  Fictional characters and heroes are often found in copious amounts around all cons as cosplayers mimic them; at LA Comic Con, from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, the hidden heroes among the cos...

The Profane Rights Of Man

Lukas Luna, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

On Oct.17, California-based punk veterans Bad Religion released the song “The Profane Rights Of Man.” This single as well as the one that preceded it, “The Kids Are Alt-Right”, marks the end of the hiatus the band has been on since 2013’s “True North.”      During the band’s 38-year life span they h...

Saturday Vendors of LA Comic Con

Saturday Vendors of LA Comic Con

Nathalie Sibal and Oscar Flores

November 13, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Formerly known as Stan Lee's Comikaze, Los Angeles Comic Con was held at the LA Convention Center from Oct. 26 through Oct. 28. On Saturday Oct. 27, the main hall opened at 10:00 a.m. which allowed attendees to explore the large selection of vendors. From customized notebooks to complete book series, e...

Venom Review

Venom Review

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies

Following the LA Premiere on Oct. 1, Marvel/Sony’s Venom had a nationwide release on Oct. 5. Although the film was met with negative feedback from critics, audiences gave it an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.   Six years after his portrayal of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy takes on anoth...

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