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Beyoncé Contributes Her Voice Towards Hurricane Relief

Corey Ocasio, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment

After taking a hiatus due to the birth of her twins, singer-songwriter Beyoncé surprised fans around the the world when she featured on a remix of “Mi Gente”, originally recorded by Colombian artist J Balvin and French artist Willy William, that was released on iTunes Thursday, Sept. 28.   ...

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Beta

Hector Diaz, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Entertainment

Battlefront 2 is an upcoming multiplayer-shooter video game based on the long-running Star Wars franchise and serves as a sequel to DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront (2015). Set for release on November 17, EA has announced an open beta for the game beginning on October 4 for those who preordered the ga...

Fall Fashion

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

October 4, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending

Fall has finally come and fashion for the season ranges from ripped jeans to comfy sweaters- just in time for sweater weather. Summer set new trends, but even though we transition into fall, fashionable pieces continue to be worn such as: ripped jeans, off-the-shoulder tops, and layering of shirts an...

LA County Fair

LA County Fair

Nicole Estrada, Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Community, Student Life

The LA County Fair started on September 1 and ran through Sept. 24 in at the Pomona Fairgrounds, California. The LA County Fair is the largest county fair in the United States consisting of monkeys, a giraffe, a zebra, pop music, country, water rides, ferris wheels, and ice skating.     ...

Hamilton Comes to LA: An Inspiring Musical

Brenda Melara, Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Theatre

Wait for it? The wait is over. Hamilton is here. From Broadway to LA’s Pantages Theater, the well-known musical of the nation sold out their tickets before the opening on August 11 at eight p.m. It was worth the wait because it is an untold story that everyone can relate to.   Hamilton i...

Premiere of the IT Haunted House

Corey Ocasio, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Movies

As the premier of the remake of the classic horror film It by Stephen King rolled around the corner, the community of Los Angeles lined up to partake in the new “It Experience” located on the corner of Hollywood and Vine from August 14 through September 10.     With special features such as holographic im...

Is the next iPhone worth your $1,000?

Makayla Riley, Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending

Apple creators have just announced the iPhone 8, 8 plus and X on Sept. 12 in Cupertino, Calif. This announcement will commemorate the late Steve Jobs and celebrate the tenth anniversary of  Apple’s mobile invention. Hopefully, fans of the handheld device will be satisfied and surprised at the changes th...

The Spinner Epidemic

James Torrico, Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Editorial

As the new wave of trends arrive, there is one that is the most notable and that happens to be the Fidget Spinners. Fidget Spinners are toys that made of a different variety of metals and bearings that creates a spinning motion of the toy. The Spinners are sold as a “stress-relieving toy” by allowing the person u...

Prom Fashion Show

Alicia Garcia, Writer, Photographer

May 16, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors

Encore, the fashion club, hosted the annual Prom Fashion Show in the school theatre on Thursday, April 27 after school at 3 p.m. The fashion show’s purpose was to advertise gowns displayed by senior class members for the upcoming senior prom at the Alexandria Ballroom.   Member of the stylist committee in the club,...

The Prom Checklist

Melissa Estrada, Writer

May 16, 2017


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Seniors

Prom season is here and seniors are rushing to be prepared for this eventful night. Do not let the stress overwhelm you and take away from this memorable night. To ensure that you are ready for this day, here is a checklist that can help: The Dress Once you have found your dress, make sure that you have it tailored (...

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