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Our reviews of books, music, movies, restaurants, and more.

Cinderella is Dead Review

Cinderella is Dead Review
Cinderella may be dead, but its strong characters and tropes will live on
January 22, 2021

As I was browsing my Kindle library, looking for a book to reread and pass the time while in line at the grocery store, I stumbled upon a hidden gem: “Cinderella is Dead” by Kalynn Bayron. Now, to...

Why is this Happening? podcast by Chris Hayes provides thoughtful analysis, though holds clear liberal bias

Why is this Happening? podcast by Chris Hayes provides thoughtful analysis, though holds clear liberal bias
The engaging podcast provides a broad perspective, but not broad enough to include conservative viewpoints.
November 4, 2020

Let me just start off this article by saying that podcasts are not supposed to be for unbiased news. The majority of political podcasts are a commentary on news that has happened. As one of my teachers...

The duality of man: The Ben Shapiro Show

The duality of man: The Ben Shapiro Show
Ben Shapiro's conservative podcast provides intelligent commentary, but oftentimes falls short due to Shapiro's lack of introspection
November 4, 2020

The description of “The Ben Shapiro Show” asks, “Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin?” and then proceeds to spin the facts in the opinion of the all-knowing host, Ben Shapiro. “The Ben Shapiro...

Bottled Water Review

Photo from Elise Haulund
Does it all taste the same?
October 24, 2020

Many bottled water companies utilize all kinds of gimmicks to entice consumers into purchasing their water; words and phrases like “bottled at the source,” “Earth’s finest water” and “artesian”...

Emma! A Pop Musical review

Emma! A Pop Musical review
October 14, 2020

I sat in the middle of my empty living room, accompanied by semi-stale chips with salsa, eager to see how the drama department would pull it off with the various forces working against them. To my surprise,...

RUHS production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” falls nothing short of phenomenal

December 18, 2019

The drama department recently wrapped up their winter production of “The Crucible”. All four shows had packed crowds to watch the timely piece come to life. Overall, the play was truly phenomenal;...

Battle Royale

Battle Royale
Infinity War smashes box office records
June 4, 2018

Marvel Studios has hooked fans into their elaborate and masterfully crafted Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, through their movies over the past 10 years, taking us all over their universe from “The...

Raw fish rolled fresh

Raw fish rolled fresh
Kura Sushi circulates the conveyer belt sushi trend into the South Bay
May 8, 2018

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar in Torrance introduces a new take on the average sushi dine-in experience with a concept new to the U.S. : a conveyor belt running throughout the restaurant where everyone can...

Silence is golden

John Krasinski merges horror and family in "A Quiet Place"
May 8, 2018

For most, sound is found in abundance and is a sense we take for granted in daily life since it is found all around. However, in a world where any noise could jeopardize lives, “silence is survival”...

Who’s your Hopdoddy

Who's your Hopdoddy
Hopdoddy cooks up local burgers at El Segundo's The Point
March 29, 2018

Crafting their locally-sourced and mouth-watering food, Hopdoddy Burger Bar entices customers into a world of flavor. Located inside El Segundo's mini-mall, The Point, this restaurant has "a passion to...

My heart’s not in Havana

February 8, 2018

Cuban-American Camila Cabello successfully launches her stirringly-vibrant career as a solo artist through the release long-awaited solo debut Camila. Following the singer-songwriter’s brutal departure...

Pho-nomenal food

February 8, 2018

When people think of Vietnamese food they generally refer to “phở” and “bánh mì” sandwiches, but are rarely exposed to other authentic dishes. Pho Hue Oi puts traditional central Vietnamese...

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