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Alternative Music: Raflum & Jì lú

Alternative Music: Raflum & Jì lú

Ziqian (Violet) Zhou

February 27, 2020

As pop and rap have become the most prevalent genres of music today, some search for complementary music to breathe and meditate amid the consistent anxiety and stimulations of their fast-paced life. If that describes you, the two music projects below may be exactly what you’re looking for. Raflum,...

I would like to thank the academy…

I would like to thank the academy…

Maddie Kirk

February 27, 2020

Feb. 9, 2020. A date undoubtedly marked in the agenda of every A-List celebrity. The Academy Awards is the most significant event in Hollywood — everyone dreams of bringing home a new friend named Oscar. The award symbolizes success and shows the world that you made it. However, the Academy Awards...

Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Madeleine Nicks

February 27, 2020

Simon Lea Five Shows Q: What has being in the theater meant to you? A: It has allowed me to dig deep into characters. Because outside of school, I work mostly on voice acting, so being in Laguna theater has allowed me to do both. So that I can utilize the techniques learned in play production and...

Making a Meringue Cake

Making a Meringue Cake

Madeleine Nicks and Frances Carlson

February 26, 2020

The Logistics SERVINGS: 6-10 people PREP TIME: 40 minutes COOK TIME: 55 minutes EQUIPMENT: general kitchen equipment and a stand mixer The Ingredients - 6 large egg whites - 1 ¾ cup sugar - About 1 cup of heavy cream - Vanilla to taste - About 3 containers of fruit - Powdered sugar The...

got milk?

got milk?

Elli Westmacott

February 26, 2020

When it comes to drinking milk, people tend to have very strong preferences. We either love it or hate it. In recent years, since we’ve been drifting away from cow’s milk and favoring alternative milk, there are so many more options to choose from, and many more questions to be asked. Do you prefer...

The Loss of Classic Music

The Loss of Classic Music

Paige Levinson

February 26, 2020

Everyone knows Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Nirvana’s “Smells like Teen Spirit,” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California.” Hundreds of iconic songs like these represent a moment in history and define the period of classic rock music. But today, there’s a serious lack of this genre in pop...

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Movie Review

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Movie Review

Hanna Masri, Writer

February 18, 2020

Rating: 3.5/5 With the Valentine season upon us, it is only fitting that the much-anticipated sequel to the 2018 teen-romance movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been released. The sequel, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, has some stiff competition to compare to considering the original ...

Studying Tips

Studying Tips

Maddie Kirk, Writer

February 4, 2020

21st-century teens have adopted that stressful tendency of cramming. Cramming, as in last minute, refers to allowing work to pile up, leading to stress and light nights. Laguna Blanca’s school schedule means we won’t have the same class day after day, so this allows us to space out our homework. H...

Forgotten Tools

Forgotten Tools

Maddie Kirk, Writer

February 4, 2020

New technological advancements that better the word are also leading us to forget basic everyday tools. The phone combines notes, calculator, time, and much more that limit our need for actual neural activity. Before iPhones, we wrote by hand, wore watches, and were quick with simple math. Nowadays, if ...

The 2020 Grammys Review

The 2020 Grammys Review

Christian Branch, Sports Co-Editor

February 3, 2020

The 2020 Grammys was a rollercoaster of ups and downs, to say the least. With the death of Kobe Bryant the morning of, as well as the death of Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle a few months prior, the event dealt with the heavy hearts within the audience, as well as across the nation. However, that did n...

Jumanji: The Next Level Review

Jumanji: The Next Level Review

Julia Guglielmo, Writer

January 30, 2020

With Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, and Jack Black being featured, it is no doubt that this movie is full of comedic lines and a great storyline. While the very first Jumanji, published in 1995 with Robin Williams, will always have a special place in our hearts, the new and revamped Jumanji series is acti...

Baby Yoda, Yoda Himself, and What We Know About the Green, Three-Fingered Species

Baby Yoda, Yoda Himself, and What We Know About the Green, Three-Fingered Species

Patrick Otte, Writer

January 22, 2020

When “The Mandalorian” aired on Disney Plus, the fan-favorite was baby Yoda. This makes Star Wars fans think of our other friend who was the grandmaster of the Jedi Council: Yoda himself. As a Star Wars nerd, I have amassed fans’ greatest speculations and knowledge of what we know so far about Yo...

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