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Junior Ian Kim (left) and freshman Celeste Lopez-Garduno (right) rehearse one of their many games, Expert Challenge, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Performing Arts Center.

UNSCRIPTED: Improv team takes the stage with live performances

Kevin Lee, Staff Reporter November 5, 2023

They call themselves the “Unscheduled 6th.” The 10 members of Sunny Hills’ newest improvisational [improv] team – resurrected this school year after the extracurricular activity disappeared...

In the second episode of Netflixs take on Edgar Allan Poes gothic short story, The Fall of the House of Usher, an unexpected visitor shows up to haunt one of the children of main character, Roderick Usher. The eight-episode series -- rated TV-MA -- was released Thursday, Oct. 12, just in time for those looking for a Halloween treat.

REVIEW: Netflix’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic short story ‘ushers’ in an intriguing horror-verse

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

For Netflix subscribers looking for even gorier scenes to watch for their Halloween treat than the ones from such horror flicks as “Scream” or “Annabelle,” look no further than the recently released,...

 Junior Alexxa Berumen stands in front of the SoFi Stadium billboard that projects the Eras Tour concert information on Monday, Aug. 7.

The Eras Tour experience: ‘It was rare, I was there’

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor October 18, 2023

In light of “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” movie, which premiered in theaters on Friday, Oct. 13, and set a box office record for a movie concert debut at $96 million, Accolade spotlight editor Alexxa...

The eight-episode limited series, The Fall of the House of Usher, has reached No. 2 on Netflixs Top 10 TV shows worldwide as of Monday, Oct. 16, behind only to Lupin. Despite using the same title as that of Edgar Allan Poes short story thats a required reading among sophomores, the adaptation strays from the original though uses the same main characters names.

Netflix’s take on Poe’s ‘Usher’ showing Halloween appeal among some who’ve read the original

Julie Jung, Staff Reporter October 17, 2023

Some students who have read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” as part of their sophomore English class’ required reading are looking forward to watching Netflix’s recently released...

 Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres (left), singer Lizzo and Jimmy Fallon, the host of “The Tonight Show,” are among those who have faced accusations of mistreatment by their staff. So far, only DeGeneres and Fallon have apologized for their actions.

COLUMN: Canceling cancel culture — despite sexual harassment charges, Lizzo deserves fair shake

Aashna Dialani, Assistant Business Manager September 28, 2023

During this past summer, I was sitting on the sofa of my living room one day when I saw a flood of Reels on my Instagram page from content creators such as Sarah Klait and comedian Jourdain Fisher. Many...

Nami (left), Monkey D. Luffy and Zoro stand victorious after a battle against marine soldiers and captain Morgan, also known as Axe-Hand Morgan, in episode one of Netflix’s newest live action adaptation of the anime series “One Piece.”

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of popular anime and manga series, ‘One Piece’: a treasure to watch

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2023

The first episode of the Netflix live action adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, “One Piece,” sets the series up to truly capture the creative and exciting essence of the pirate world filled with...

Sabrina Teitelbaum’s debut album Blondeshell worth coming out of shell for

Sabrina Teitelbaum’s debut album Blondeshell worth coming out of shell for

Chris Lee, Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

Despite releasing five out of nine songs in her album Blondshell that came out April 7, Sabrina Teitelbaum, also known as Blondshell, succeeds in using her guitar to create an addictive and soothing album. First...

“Bad Habit” singer Steve Lacy will be among four others performing Friday, June 2, at the re:SET show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Tickets can be purchased at

‘Bad Habit’ singer Steve Lacy to headline at Pasadena Rose Bowl June 2

Alexxa Berumen, Spotlight Editor May 19, 2023

Coming off his No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy will come to Los Angeles County along with Foushee, Toro y Moi and James Blake for a concert Friday, June 2.  Fans can see...

Despite the absence of the Caped Crusader in CWs new series, Gotham Knights, viewers may get to see the origin story of how the towns district attorney, Harvey Dent (actor Misha Collins, center) eventually turns into DCs famous villain, Two-Face. The prosecutor is joined by others from the community at Bruce Waynes funeral in the series pilot episode.

TV REVIEW: With no Batman, will viewers stay tuned to watch the CW’s ‘Gotham Knights’? Maybe

Jenna Kim, Staff Reporter May 11, 2023

Superheroes never die. At least they shouldn't. Those behind Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, have definitely tossed that notion aside after not one, but two Avengers got the ax in 2019's...

Notorious assassin and MK’s highest-ranked killer Gil Bok-soon (left), played by Jeon Do-yeon, makes a grand entrance into the company’s training grounds.

Newest Netflix film ‘Kill Boksoon’ makes a refreshing stab at representing female assassins and motherhood

Irene Sheen, Managing Editor April 24, 2023

Despite the South Korean film industry’s favorite cliche, the struggling single mother trope, Netflix’s Korean action movie, “Kill Boksoon,” offers a fresh perspective on female protagonists and...

Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Hollywoods new theme park, presents an immersive game-like experience in the colorful Mario world on a Monday, March 20, visit. The park officially opened on Friday, Feb. 17.

REVIEW: Super Nintendo World wins all stars, despite few banana peels

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2023

Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest attraction, Super Nintendo World, offers a second-to-none aesthetic and interactive experience that leaves visitors in awe at how perfectly the theme park brings...

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