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Coachella 2018

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 1, 2018

Every April, thousands of California natives gather collectively to one place —the city of Indio, CA— to attend The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, an annual outdoor event, introduced in 1999, featuring headliners from some of the biggest names in music such as Lady Gaga and Jay-Z along wi...

Beyoncé Contributes Her Voice Towards Hurricane Relief

Corey Ocasio, Writer

October 18, 2017

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.   ...

2017 Grammy’s Top 5 Extravagant Outfits

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor

March 6, 2017

Every year, fans await to watch their favorite celebrities walk the red carpet and perform at the annual Grammy’s Award Show. Celebrities choose to take this opportunity to express themselves through their fashion. Here are some of the top celebrity looks that caught the attention of millions. &...

Beyoncé’s Formation

Lidia Rios, Public Relations Manager

February 26, 2016

Debuting as No. 2 on the Billboard Chart, and surprising all her fans Beyoncé released her new single “Formation,” on February 6, the day before her mesmerizing Super B owl performance. “Formation” is unlike anything we have heard or seen from Beyoncé, it is angry, reprimandable, and an aggressive...

Beyoncé Gets in Formation

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016

To excite the music industry, Beyoncé announced her tour that is coming to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where she will kick off her three month show on Apr. 27, performing a total of 38 shows across the United States and Europe.   Having a diverse selection of music, junior, Citlaly Orozco...

Video girl

On Wed., Nov. 12, Kyle Lucena, 11, demonstrates her love for music with instruments like the ukulele, which drives her to create videos of herself performing music on YouTube. “When I perform a song, I honestly feel shy and I get these weird butterflies when people are watching me,” Lucena said. “I love singing and preforming for people.”

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

Among numerous people hoping to put a spotlight on their talents is Downey High School junior, Kyle Lucena, a young musician and YouTuber who posts videos of herself performing songs. She has been posting covers of songs such as “Team” by Lorde and “Pretty Hurts” by Beyonce on her YouTube channel...

Great Gatsby

On Friday, May 10, at the Krikorian Theatre, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 American novel is released, portraying the lives of those who lived during the Roaring 1920s. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton star in this film along with other familiar names.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

May 20, 2013

Director Baz Luhrmann brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third novel, The Great Gatsby, to life to tell the tragic story of Jay Gatsby on the big screen.   The movie stays accurate to the book as it follows an average Joe in the 1920s, Nick Carraway (Toby Miguire), and his adventures with Jay Ga...

Bow down to Queen Bey

Celese Lira, Photo Editor

March 29, 2013

R&B singer from Houston, Beyoncé, released two snippet recordings on March 17 as an anticipation builder for her fifth studio album. The album is assumed to be called Mrs. Carter but hasn’t been confirmed by Beyoncé. Beyoncé is commonly known as the former lead singer of the best-selling girl g...

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