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Maze Runner: The Death Cure, though overdone, hits a home run

Maze Runner: The Death Cure, though overdone, hits a home run

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

February 1, 2018

Tagging far behind the long-gone trend of YA dystopian movies, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” boded a forced ending. However, director Wes Ball saves it from an ignominious conclusion with stunning special effects and emotional characterization. Considering how much the two movies before it (“Maze...

M A N I A: Song by Song

M A N I A: Song by Song

Rachel Howard, Reporter

January 29, 2018

It’s been a long nine months for Fall Out Boy fans since the band first announced their seventh studio album back in April of 2017. The band pushed back the full release, originally slated for last September, until Jan. 19, scrapping all but a handful of their tracks for a re-record and keeping fan...

‘The Post’ Piles on the Drama But Fails to Deliver Impact

‘The Post’ Piles on the Drama But Fails to Deliver Impact

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

January 25, 2018

The Post has been hailed as a political drama full of conflicted characters and relevant to the times. While I do see the drama part about how “democracy dies in darkness,” I felt no love lost on any of the star-studded cast, nor did director Steven Spielberg explore the full complexity of the issue....

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ invites us into a blend of old and new elements

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ invites us into a blend of old and new elements

Amber Bacardi, Reporter

January 23, 2018

Over 20 years after the original movie was released in 1995, the time has finally come for a stand-alone sequel in the Jumanji franchise. Directed by Jake Kasdan and released on Dec. 22, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was one of 2017’s top-grossing films. Despite its apparent success, upon f...

CAHS Students Discuss Gun Control Controversy

CAHS Students Discuss Gun Control Controversy

Paige Townsend, Reporter

January 19, 2018

In the history of our country, even more so in recent years, a disturbing trend of gun violence has become evident. Sandy Hook. Sutherland Springs Baptist Church. Route 91 Harvest Festival of Las Vegas. In the wake of these tragedies, controversy has arisen: Should guns be banned or restricted, or is it ...

Hamilton: An American Review

Hamilton: An American Review

Brigid Ambuul, Reporter

January 18, 2018

Full disclosure: I am a biased source. While I’m no Eminem, I pride myself on my ability to rap nearly every word to the groundbreaking hip-hop musical "Hamilton." I’ve spent two years memorizing lines that move faster than my tongue naturally permits and, in the process, I’ve learned about the for...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far, far more than your usual dose of galactic fun

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far, far more than your usual dose of galactic fun

Crystal Sung, Reporter

December 24, 2017

I had my reservations when I walked in. My faith in Star Wars was rekindled when I walked out. With the cult-ish fan base surrounding Star Wars, I was naturally skeptical of the hype surrounding The Last Jedi — the long-awaited Episode VIII. But director Rian Johnson takes us  on a wild ride through...

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Averie Sargent, Reporter

December 7, 2017

Independent author Jennifer Malech published her first book “Unkempt Secrets From the War” on Jan. 24. Malech writes historical fiction and recently published her second book, “A Song for Somme,” on Nov. 17.    “Unkempt Secrets” follows orphan Nel Rosenberg, a German girl living in Londo...

Taylor changes direction too Swiftly in ‘reputation’: The album ranked and dissected song by song

Taylor changes direction too Swiftly in ‘reputation’: The album ranked and dissected song by song

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

November 16, 2017

There’s been so much uproar about “reputation,” be it the scandalous music videos or the unavailability on streaming services — look what you made us do, Taylor. So here’s our take on each of the songs, in the order of the album. "...Ready for It?" Crystal: As the opening song, it does its ...

Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake Cranes For Splendor But Loses Its Essence

Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake Cranes For Splendor But Loses Its Essence

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2017

It was with anticipation that I bought my ticket for the classic ballet Swan Lake, brought by the Russian Grand Ballet to a familiar stage at the Escondido Performing Arts Centre, one that I have danced on many times. Despite claiming to possess “Russia and Ukraine’s brightest ballet stars,”...

Meaningful (Turtles) All the Way Down: John Green Hits Home Again

Meaningful (Turtles) All the Way Down: John Green Hits Home Again

Alison Whitley, Reporter

October 20, 2017

John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” was published on Oct. 10, 2017. His fifth solo published book and his seventh overall, it was first announced at Vidcon 2017, and readers have been wondering about it ever since. The story follows Aza Holmes, a 16 year old girl struggling with OCD (obsessive...

Remember the A la Mode: Creamistry’s Modern Take on a Traditional Dessert

Remember the A la Mode: Creamistry’s Modern Take on a Traditional Dessert

Maddi Tseng, Reporter

October 17, 2017

The Order When I first walked into Creamistry, I was overwhelmed by the amount of options available. From dairy-free to organic ice cream bases, the assortments of flavors, there is practically no limit to the amount of customisations one can make to create the perfect dessert. Add-ons like chocola...

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