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

Parks and Recreation vs The Office

Parks and Recreation vs The Office

Two of the most popular mockumentary sitcoms go head to head
Zelia Lerch and Allie D'Amato February 1, 2021

Parks and Recreation In the words of Donna Meagle and Tom Havorford, “Treat yo-self” to a “Parks and Rec” binge session. In the everlasting debate surrounding the age-old question regarding which...

Review of Miura Ayme's album

Review of Miura Ayme’s album “Loveless”

Japanese artist Miura Ayme debuts in experimental album
Trina Kolas, Writing editor February 1, 2021

On January 2, up-and-coming singer Miura Ayme released his first album, “Loveless.” It contained three songs he wrote and performed for the mobile game, “Obey Me! One Master to Rule Them All.”...

Death to 2020 is too heavy

Death to 2020 is too heavy

The film's emphasis on last year's politics was too much
Sydney Lamich, Staff writer February 1, 2021

2020: an unexpected year filled to the brim with chaos, fear and heartbreak. At first, people thought it was going to be just another year, but then the new year came around and hit everyone over the head...

Cinderella is Dead Review

Cinderella is Dead Review

Cinderella may be dead, but its strong characters and tropes will live on
Katarina (Haven) Beches, Features editor 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.
Sara Stienecker, Online editor 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
Emilie Takahashi, Staff writer 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...

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Bottled Water Review

Does it all taste the same?
Elise Haulund, News Editor 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

Alezar Forbes, Staff writer 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

Allie D'Amato, Staff Writer 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
Sydeney Nguyen, Staff Writer 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
Austin Nunis, Staff Writer 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"
Sydeny Nguyen, Staff Writer 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”...

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