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Musical performances saved “The Oscars”

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

March 27

Filed under Entertainment

On Sunday Feb. 22, comedic actor and Broadway singer Neil Patrick Harris hosted the 86th Annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) and made people laugh when he came out in his tight underwear, satirizing a scene from “Birdman.” Some scenes that went wrong with the Oscars were Harris’ suitcase joke, David Oyelowo’s bad joke involving the movie “Annie,” a comment about a dress that was probably funnier in Harris’ head, Reese Witherspoon’s boring introduction and a joke about Edward Snowden. The comment that was better left in Harris’ head was when he said it took a lot of balls to wear that dress....

Martin Luther King’s legacy still lives with us today

Amiah Woods, Reporter

March 6

Filed under Entertainment

The historical drama film “Selma” portrays a three-month long movement in 1965, when Martin Luther King Jr. led a campaign to pass a law that prohibits discrimination in voting. The movie shows the dangerous and heroic marches and violence that surrounded by the passing of this law. “Selma” tells the true story of Dr. Martin Luther King, his family and friends who also played a big part in changing the world. It describes the long intense march from Selma to Montgomery that forced President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965. David Oyelowo was excellent in his performance, not only did he favor King...

“Interstellar” is out of this world

Christopher Acosta, Reporter

March 6

Filed under Entertainment

The dramatic action film "Interstellar" starts with the world set in a distant future where Earth is becoming a dust bowl. The planet is becoming uninhabitable, so humans last resort is waiting in the hands of Professor Brand (Micheal Caine), a physicist who plans to send a former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) to go to the outer depths of space. They will take a worm hole to get to the outskirts of the galaxy to see if they discover a new habitable planet to live on and save mankind. The film's visuals are what people are calling "Inception in space" referring to the special effect visuals. When the...

SpongeBob is making waves in our world

Jacob Jimenez, Asst. Entertainment Editor

February 23

Filed under Entertainment

We all remember watching the adventures of that funny lovable yellow sponge and his five-pointed pink friend, Patrick. SpongeBob Squarepants is a T.V. show of our generation’s childhood, and now SpongeBob is back in his second movie called “SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge out of water.” The movie comes out Feb. 6th. The new movie is a suspenseful action-packed comedy. SpongeBob must find the book of magical powers before Burger-Bandit (Antonio Banderas) uses it for evil. The book makes everything you write come true.  The trailer starts with Burger-Bandit looking at a book that is floating in the jungle. Then B...

Rixton has almost no soul

Andrew Selvo, Reporter

February 20

Filed under Entertainment

Rixton is a talented up-and-coming band, whose premier album, “Let the Road,” has already earned them acclaim in the pop genre, yet it is their very genre that might be what’s holding them back. Their sound is on key, their singer on point, and their tune is clear and coherent. The real question is one of taste, as Rixton seems to fall evidently into the broad genre of mainstream British pop boy bands with a touch of R&B thrown in on the side. Having listened to six of their songs –including their hit “Make Out” – I could not discern any marked stylistic difference between them, One Direction, or...

Mockingjay, Part 1 not worth the money

Jacob Jimenez, Reporter

December 18

Filed under Entertainment

”The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” (directed by Francis Lawrence) got a brilliant rating from reviewers like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes but for teens like me, it might be somewhat boring. The movie was released on Nov. 21 and has already made over $394 million. It made its money because of the big fan base of the “Hunger Games” trilogy. The last movie, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, ends when Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) shoots an electric arrow at the dome, destroying it and setting the hunger games participants free. This movie starts where the other movie ends. The first scene shows Katniss in a tunnel...

Enjoi the Video

Enjoi the Video

December 11

Enjoi, a skateboarding company, released their highly anticipated video, “Oververt,” Nov. 11, via iTunes. It was a very long wait since their last release, “Tweak the Beef”, which came out in 2012 and “Bag of Suck,” which came out in 2006. Fans were excited to see the new video. The video included skaters such as: Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Caswell Berry, Nestor Judkins, Wieger Van...

Popular Gifts For the Holiday

Martha Velasco, Reporter

December 10

Filed under Entertainment

Electronics Electronics have been the most popular gifts for the last couple of years. TVs, iPads, iPhones, Ps3s, X-box and Android phones seem to be the top selling electronics for the holidays. People camped out for these items on Black Friday, because stores had special deals. When I went shopping, I saw a lot of people rushing to get TVs. The holiday season is the perfect chance to tell you parents you need a better TV to play your video games on and the perfect gift to share with the adults in your life, if most of their free time is spent watching TV. With the release of the iPhone 6 in September, it became anot...

Dumb and Dumber To review

Jacqueline Payan, Reporter

December 10

Filed under Entertainment

After 20 years since their first road trip (“Dumb and Dumber”), Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carey) and Harry Dunn (Jeff Daniels) go on a new quest to find Harry’s daughter who was given up for adoption. Throughout the trip, Harry and Lloyd overcome obstacles through the most idiotic ways possible. The film starts off directly after the first movie ended. Lloyd supposedly falls into a catatonic depression and is admitted into an assisted living facility. His best friend Harry comes to visit him every day, changes his diaper and empties his colostomy bag. After 20 years in depression, Lloyd breaks his silence and tells...

A story: Horror in the desert

A story: Horror in the desert

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

November 20

Filed under Entertainment

It was a hot afternoon in October when my girlfriend Rose and I had our lives changed completely. We were on our way to tour Arizona State University, and were in the middle of the Arizona desert. I was just staring out the window, hoping that the car wouldn’t break down, since we had no cell reception. Just by thinking that, I may have jinxed us. “You got to be kidding me,” I screamed. “Of all ...

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