Basic Vacation

by Jocelyn Suarez, Staff Writer

Basic Vacation, a trio of boys from New York City, have hit the ground running with their debut self titled EP. With only 5 songs this mashup of men have created a fresh sound of happy go-lucky lyrics and alternative pop rock with just enough synthesizer to feel the electro in the songs. This electrifying pop-rock has captivated many with “I Believe”… Continue reading

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

The journey through Middle Earth continues with the company of Thorin Okenshield, Bilbo, Gandalf, Legolas, giant spiders, orcs, oh and of course, the dragon, king under the mountain, Smaug the Magnificent. This movie is a ride, going from one action packed scene to the next. The 3-hour movie goes by in what seems like seconds. Every scene is amazing, making it feel like you are a part of the journey. Continue reading

Why even get a postsecondary education?

By Folasade Bamimore, Staff Writer

Well there certainly are clear answers: Job security and salary.

“The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job” (“Why Go to College?” ). In college you are opened to various internships and networking opportunities that can further you in your career. As you gain more degrees throughout your life, even if you don’t get a… Continue reading

Catching Fire Review

by Shelby Campbell, Staff Writer

Movie adaptations of books have become very popular in the last decade, especially in the young adult genre, the latest of which being the second movie adaptation of the widely popular book series The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire did wonders in the box office, as expected. Millions of teens across the globe rushed to the theater see the second movie… Continue reading

ACEing Autism

“Our mission is to make the sport of tennis available to children with autism and to use tennis as a means to enhance health and fitness, hand-eye coordination and motor development and improve the social skills for children with autism…. and, of course, to make sure kids have fun in the process!” Continue reading

SoCal Roc Classes

by Briana Castillon, Staff Writer

Are you tired of taking the same old classes in school? Well there’s a solution! A program called SoCal ROC offers classes that are hands-on in a variety of subjects. Some of these include art, engineering, finance, business, health sciences, public and consumer services. These courses are offered to high schools students and adults. The classes are only free for high school students so… Continue reading