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A Letter to Seniors from Mr. Chiment

A Letter to Seniors from Mr. Chiment

July 15, 2020

A Letter to Seniors from Mr. Chiment

Concert Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Concert Cancellations Due to COVID-19

DARE FITZPATRICK and HANNA MASRI

June 30, 2020

Along with the closing of schools, restaurants, and other massive public spaces due to COVID-19, many famous music festivals are also postponed or canceled. People from all around the world make it a tradition and custom to come to these festivals annually. Although these sudden changes are not out of t...

Synesthesia in Art

Synesthesia in Art

Ziqian (Violet) Zhou and Elizabeth Bisno

June 13, 2020

Stevie Wonder may be blind, but this doesn’t stop him from seeing vivid colors. When music enters his ears, it produces colorful visions in his mind, making him part of the 4 percent of the world’s population who have synesthesia. “Synesthesia,” or “union of the senses,” describes a fascinating...

The Changing Faces of Hollywood

The Changing Faces  of Hollywood

Dare Fitzpatrick and Hanna Masri

June 11, 2020

With the awards season drawing to a close, the public got a look at the up and coming actors of Hollywood. We get to see most of these budding actors grow into more fame.  These new faces are taking over the spotlight from well-known and well-loved actors that we still idolize today, such as Leonardo Di...

Take Care of Your Skin and Boost Your Confidence

Take Care of Your Skin and Boost Your Confidence

Elli Westmacott

June 9, 2020

Picture this: you’re looking in the mirror and instead of feeling overwhelmed by insecurities, you can ignore those negative thoughts and feel confident about yourself on the outside and inside. Unfortunately, for many teens, this is not a reality, and confidence is something that not many experience. ...

Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

Patrick Otte

June 9, 2020

Exploration is a critical feature in Ghost of Tsushima. The freedom to explore beautiful Japanese forests, mountainous terrain, or rural farmsteads and more is up to the player. Jin rides a beautiful white horse that gallops across the map. The guiding wind feature guides the player towards a destination...

Anticipation Grows for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Anticipation Grows for Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Patrick Otte

June 8, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla  Ubisoft's newest creation: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, is set to debut in December 2020. It's the dark ages, and our main protagonist is Eivor: a ferocious Viking raider, and clan leader. The player can choose Eivor to be either male or female. Eivor leads his tribe from t...

The Last of Us II Anticipation

The Last of Us II Anticipation

Patrick Otte, Writer

June 6, 2020

Naughty Dog studios launched the single-player action-adventure-horror survival game,  The Last of Us Part II, June 19. Part II comes out seven years after part I dropped in 2013. The story takes place five years after our two protagonists Joel and Ellie, a tough, grey-bearded middle-aged man, and an innocen...

Ghost of Tsushima Anticipation

Ghost of Tsushima Anticipation

Patrick Otte, Writer

June 4, 2020

Sucker Punch’s upcoming action-adventure game, Ghost of Tsushima, is set to release July 17, 2020. Set in the year 1274, Samurai Jin defends the Japanese island of Tsushima, from invading Mongols. The Mongols have brought destruction, and Jin must save what is left of his island. Due to being a lone...

Goleta Drive-In Reopens

Goleta Drive-In Reopens

Nafisah Fathima, Web Editor

May 30, 2020

The drive-in in Goleta has reopened over the past week! It is now up and running and playing some oldies-but-goodies movies!   The airport drive-in opened in April 1951 with room for about 700 cars. It closed in 1991 and was strictly operating as the West Wind Goleta Public Market for the f...

Quarantine Activity: Tier Lists

Quarantine Activity: Tier Lists

Nafisah Fathima, Web Editor

May 30, 2020

Everyone is bored during the quarantine. Once you’ve done everything you could possibly do while you’re home, there aren’t very many options left. Something fun to do with your friends is to make tier lists! If you and your friends have a show or a favorite album in common, you can rank your fa...

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