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Why Pixar Isn’t The Same

Diego Martinez, Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

Do you remember the rich character fun and memorable stories in Onward, The Good Dinosaur, The Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4? I doubt it. Disney-Pixar is not special sight anymore, and it surely is not a memorable cinema.    The recent sequels to fan-favorite series and new movies have be...

Beyond The Black Parade: Part 2

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 24, 2020

With the release of 2004's Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance established themselves as storytellers with a strong concept album under their belt. While Three Cheers was certainly an ambitious project, it pales into comparison to what the group would try next.    For most ...

Stigma Around Mental Health

Stigma Around Mental Health

Katherine Portillo and Jaylene Cardona

March 13, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By being educated on mental health we as people will be able to know how to help those who are suffering. ...

Beyond the Black Parade – Part I

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

March 13, 2020

To say My Chemical Romance’s return has sparked a renewed appreciation for their work is an understatement. Ever since the golden child of 2000s emo has announced reformation, everyone from the most “refined” music journalist to the average fan has been confessing to being huge fans of the band all...

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

March 11, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems like eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and panic disorders? Mental health is as important as your ...

Why Representation of Children with Disabilities Matters

Andre Lucas, Writer

March 5, 2020

Recently, an image of a handicapped child, Oliver Garza-Pena, viewing in astonishment an advertisement that featured a kid who happened to be handicapped just like Garza went viral online, and it has since stimulated a conversation about inclusion of the physically disabled in advertisements. My take on t...

Stigma Around Mental Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

February 4, 2020

Dealing with Mental Health issues is very difficult, let alone dealing with these problems as teenagers, especially when we are barely figuring out who we are as people and what our purpose is.  By being educated on mental health we as people will be able to know how to help those who are suffering...

How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Writer

January 4, 2020

Many people are afraid to speak on the topic of mental health because society tells us it is not important, or at least, not as important as your physical well being. How can this be true with problems like eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, and panic disorders? Mental health is as important as your ...

Why Unity and Inclusiveness will Lead Democrats to Victory

Andre Lucas, Writer

December 1, 2019

Ten of the qualifying Democrats took the stage at the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday Oct. 20, moderated by MSNBC and The Washington Post. The candidates that have qualified were former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete But...

Why Pulp Remains Relevant

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor

April 8, 2019

The Britpop boom of the mid-90s was not something that was meant to last. This was made readily apparent by the genre’s numerous strong ties to the British culture of the day. Once society had moved on from the issues these bands sung about, the movement began to die a slow death as its artists too...

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