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An artist’s rendering of Ariana Grande’s Eternal Sunshine photoshoot released on Friday, March 8. The photoshoot encapsulates the ethereal aura Grande desires for her album.

MUSIC REVIEW: Ariana Grande opens up new chapter of her life with post-divorce album

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor April 23, 2024

Singer Ariana Grande has dealt with her breakups before in her previous albums. Sweetener (2018) and Positions (2020) come to mind. However, Grande’s latest album titled, Eternal Sunshine, takes...

The main cast of “The Addams Family” dances together during the Wednesday, April 3, dress rehearsal in the Performing Arts Center of the musical comedy’s first act intro titled, “When You’re an Addams.”

‘Addams Family’ musical comedy debuts tonight, April 4, in the PAC

Irene Park, Copy Editor April 4, 2024

For the first time in Sunny Hills history, the theater program has staged three productions in a school year – the latest being the musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” which debuts tonight, April...

Leanne Wilcox Plutnicki (center) and her son Trey Plutnicki hug each other after both pass the finish line in a game called Red Light, Green Light in Episode 1 of “Squid Game: The Challenge” on Netflix.

SERIES REVIEW: ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ reality game show fails to meet the hype from the 2021 original

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 26, 2024

With a second season of Netflix’s “Squid Game” set to be released sometime this year (the streaming service teased a 15-second clip in its “Next on Netflix 2024” video last month), fans who made...

Maya Lopez (left), who has a hearing disability and takes on the moniker “Echo,” has a meeting with Kingpin to discuss Lopez’s future following the death of her father in the first episode.

SERIES REVIEW: Marvel’s ‘Echo’ uses violence to thrust the power of identity and representation on screen

Jenna Kim, Staff Reporter March 11, 2024

Fans revere the Marvel franchise for its powerful superheroes with otherworldly abilities — but sometimes, it is the humanity of a character that truly appeals to an audience. This is the best part of...

Benson Boone, who once auditioned for American Idol in 2021, releases pop folk-rock single “Beautiful Things,” a song about treasuring loved ones. It follows his November release, “To Love Someone.”

MUSIC REVIEW: After much anticipation, Benson Boone’s ‘Beautiful Things’ doesn’t disappoint

Natasha Niazi, Staff Reporter March 1, 2024

Coming off last November's release of his ballad, "To Love Someone," 21-year-old singer-songwriter Benson Boone has produced another single that's worth a listen. “Beautiful Things” -- a pop folk-rock...

An artist’s rendering of a scene from rapper Lil Nas X’s music video, “J Christ,” that went viral earlier this year. The 24-year-old musician, who announced his gender preference on June 30, 2019, through a tweet on X, formerly known as  Twitter, presents himself on the cross, replicating Jesus.

MUSIC REVIEW: Lil Nas X’s new single goes viral for wrong reasons

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor February 24, 2024

He dedicates his new single to the man who had the “greatest comeback of all time.” That’s what Lil Nas X captioned in his Instagram post on Monday, Jan. 8, teasing his comeback since “Montero...

The Sun family sans the patriarch gather to come up with an important plan in Episode 5, “The Rolodex.”

STREAMING SERIES REVIEW: Netflix’s action-comedy with an Asian bent packs a punch with compelling brother dynamics

Irene Sheen, Managing Editor February 18, 2024

With flawlessly timed comedic reliefs and cut-throat action scenes, Netflix’s latest drama series, “The Brothers Sun,” sets the standard for perfecting the balance between wit and crime. Consisting...

Angourie Rice plays Cady Heron (center) who along with her two new friends at North Shore High School finds an area on campus where they can spy on Regina George to plot revenge against her.

MOVIE REVIEW: Adaptation of Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ succeeds with musical that’s so ‘fetch’

Faith Jung, Entertainment Editor February 8, 2024

The iconic “Mean Girls” (2004) movie remains a popular classic among teens, and although hardly anything can surpass it, the new adaptation of the same name is one worth watching.  The decision...

Senior Logan Villanueva (left) sits with sophomore Katie Fahl on a bench during the dress rehearsal of “Almost, Maine” on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Performing Arts Center.

SPRING PLAY PREVIEW: Premiering in the PAC on Thursday, Feb. 8, ‘Almost, Maine’ offers 9 vignettes about love

Claire Lee, Staff Reporter February 7, 2024

With Valentine’s Day nearly a week away, students looking for or interested in love can satisfy their romantic notions by attending the spring play, “Almost, Maine,” which opens in the Performing...

I Got My Sound Chicken, which opened in October 2023 in Fullerton’s Amerige Town Center near Sunny Hills, offers eye-catching neon lights and Instagram-worthy decorations for those looking for Korean street food.

I Got My Sound Chicken restaurant in Amerige Heights Town Center lives up to its name

Claire Lee, Staff Reporter January 16, 2024

Korean restaurants like Pelicana or BBQ Chicken in Buena Park that offer fried chicken as its main course usually serve it without any special sides unless ordered separately.  But in the recently...

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell, Percy Jackson and the Olympians) holds his mythical sword, Riptide, while hiding behind a box before fighting Medusa in the third episode of the Disney+ series that premiered in December.

BRINGING BACK MEMORIES: ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ rekindles childhood dreams for actors

Irene Park, Copy Editor January 9, 2024

Seven. That’s how many times 15-year-old actor Walker Scobell (“The Adam Project”) said he’s read Rick Riordan’s five-book, fantasy series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. “I've been...

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