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Records & Record Players Making a Comeback

Mireya Curiel

November 14

Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

When people think of records, they might think of the 1950s-1980s, but records have been making a comeback. Today many people have taken interest into vintage styles and go to thrift stores to shop or shop at stores that are inspired by vintage styles. Their interests include music; one of old-fashioned ways of listening to music is through records. “I see a lot of people listening to records now and posting pictures of their records,” said junior Alyssa Haro. Not only has the method of listening to music on record players been coming back, but people’s taste in music has changed as well. Along with the vintage...

“The Magnificent Seven” is Indeed Magnificent

“The Magnificent Seven” is Indeed Magnificent

November 3

"The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the 1960 western of the same name starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt. The film tells the story of a corrupt industrialist who takes control of a small mining town and then slaughters many citizens when they stand up to him. The wife of a murdered man and her friend ride  to the nearest town in search of someone who could help them. They find a warrant...

BTS Soars Charts with New Album “Wings”

BTS Soars Charts with New Album “Wings”

November 3

Bangtan Sonyeondan, better known as BTS, is a 7-member South Korean boy band. The group consists of vocalists Jin, V, Jimin, Jungkook, and rappers Suga, Rap Monster, and J-Hope. BTS released their second full-length album, Wings, on Oct. 10. This album is in Korean, but the songs feature quite a bit of English. Wings is the best selling K-pop album in the United States, beating out the albums by com...

5 Books to Read this Month

5 Books to Read this Month

Ren Juarez

November 3

Filed under Entertainment

“Rainbow Boys” by Alex Sanchez The first novel in a trilogy focuses on not only out youth, but a closeted generation as well. This book is heartwarming and depicts some of the difficulties LGBTQ people must overcome. 2. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini This young adult fiction/comedy novel is based on Vizzini’s brief hospitalization for depression in 2004. This nov...

LACMA is “At Home With Monsters”

LACMA is “At Home With Monsters”

Maya Manjarrez, Editor in Chief

October 18

Filed under Entertainment

    The director and artist Guillermo Del Toro’s whimsical and wonderful mind is put on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in his current exhibit titled “At Home With Monsters”. It features many of his works from movies such as “Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Pacific Rim,” “The Devil’s Backbone” and more. Being a huge fan of Del Toro’s...

Disappear with Indie Folk Artist Makaena Durias

Disappear with Indie Folk Artist Makaena Durias

Ren Juarez, Reporter

October 7

Filed under Entertainment

Disappear is a newly released Extended Player album by a young independent indie folk singer/songwriter, Makaena Durias, produced by herself and John Ross. She is an upcoming musician from Portland, Oregon who has been composing music from a young age and has recently kick started her debut album. Durias plays the ukulele in all five tracks. Disappear was released Sept. 18. This album includes fi...

Enjoy October at Local Festivals

Janelle Rose, Reporter

October 7

Filed under Entertainment

With the arrival of the autumn season and Halloween just around the corner, October is a popular month for festivities. Here is a list of local events. If you’re looking for something active, the “Discover Marina Del Rey” festival takes place on Oct. 9 at Burton Chace Park at 13650 Mindanao Way from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to those who would like to be educated about the environment, health, and safety, and with the purchase of a $5 wristband, you can get into all of the games, water events, and other activities. On Oct. 15, there’s a carnival at Saint Mark’s School at 912 Coeur d’Alene Avenue...

Movies for Spooky Nights In

Movies for Spooky Nights In

October 7

With Halloween just around the corner, here are 10 movies to watch for a spooky night in! You can find these movies online. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Perfect for those who aren’t into horror movies, this 1966 animated TV special follows The Peanuts gang. Linus (Chris Shea), hopes to receive a visit from the Great Pumpkin while Charlie Brown (Peter Robbins) gets invited to h...

Beyoncé is in Formation for the World Tour

Beyoncé is in Formation for the World Tour

October 7

Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour came to Los Angeles twice, at the Rose Bowl on May 14 and at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 14. Both of Beyoncé’s Los Angeles shows were equally amazing experiences. Beyoncé puts on a very entertaining show, and she knows how to keep her fans intrigued the entire performance. Beyoncé gets everybody up off their seats the entire show, no matter how fast or slow the...

“The Baddest Female” Makes Her Way to Take Over America

Briana Marcial Castillo, Features Editor

September 22

Filed under Entertainment

If you're into the K-Pop scene, then you know of girl group 2NE1 under the label, YG Entertainment. Chaelin Lee, otherwise known as CL, is the leader of this group and is attempting to start her solo career in the United States. CL released her "Lifted" single Aug.19 off her upcoming English EP, with the help of Scooter Braun, a successful owner of two record companies and famous for associating with artists such as Usher, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and fellow YG family member PSY. "Lifted" is fun song with a catchy beat. The single is a rap song with a reggae-hip hop vibe that samples the song "Method Man." Though...

Watch Out for the New Play

Ren Juarez, Reporter

September 22

Filed under Entertainment

The drama department is preparing for a new play, The Games Afoot.

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K-Pop

Briana Marcial, Reporter

June 3

Filed under Entertainment

With its catchy tunes, memorable music video choreography and unbelievably gorgeous artists, it’s no wonder it’s becoming an international phenomena.

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