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On My Block: an underrated Netflix show

On My Block: an underrated Netflix show

Gabriela Lebron, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

“On My Block”, One of the newest Netflix Originals, displays the struggles four adolescents face in a poor neighborhood in Los Angeles. It emphasizes  the stereotypes often associated with low-income communities through the lense of four high school students. Although this show discusses serious issues,...

The 2018 NFL draft

The 2018 NFL draft

Edward Sherman, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

On April 26 the 2018 NFL draft started.  During this draft there were some unexpected draft picks and the roster of every team changed.  In this article picks 1-5 will only be looked at because they involve the best players and are the most interesting. The Browns had the 1st pick of this year’s...

Mental health awareness: How it holds more importance than people think

Mental health awareness: How it holds more importance than people think

Sofia Coulibaly

May 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Lots of money, friends and a comfortable living situation. Those qualities are great, however, they won’t eliminate peoples' burdens and only provide temporary happiness. Regardless of someone’s age, gender, financial status or background, it’s still possible to struggle with problems like dep...

Are violent video games really that bad?

Are violent video games really that bad?

Miguel Chaple

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Violence, blood and gore, strong language. All of these things can be found in video games, but the question is do these things really affect people as much as people say they do? President Donald Trump recently attended a meeting to discuss violence in video games and how it affects young players.Tr...

Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar: Who really is the G.O.A.T ?

Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar: Who really is the G.O.A.T ?

Luis Sanchez

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

When it comes to music, we all have favorite musicians who we tend to listen to, as well as genres we frequent. A very popular genre among teenagers is rap/hip-hop, and two of the most-liked and successful rappers are Drake and Kendrick Lamar -two guys who write, produce and perform their own music. ...

The line between scribbles

The line between scribbles

Micah Gomez and Hervin Reyes

April 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine being able to express one’s thoughts on a piece of paper. It might take some work to figure out the right formation of words and phrases, but in the end it’s something that people tend to like doing. This is called writing. Whether it be on paper or on a computer, people enjoy tying sentences and phra...

Gun control: Where are we now?

Gun control: Where are we now?

Hervin Reyes, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Students’ feet march out of the school building. They march out into the streets and sidewalks carrying their signs for change. Their chants can be heard from miles away. On March 14th, 2018, students went out in droves to protest a mass shooting by a former student in Stoneman Douglas High School...

The 2018 draft

The 2018 draft

Edward Sherman, Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The NFL season is over, and the New York Giants have sealed the number 2 draft pick in the upcoming 2018 draft.  It was expected that last year that the Giants would pick up certain skill positions like a new offensive line.  Instead, they decided to pick up Evan Engram, a wide receiver playing in the ...

Adopt, don’t shop!

Adopt, don’t shop!

Gemma Klinkowstein and Lily Jennings

January 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There are so many animals in America and all over the world who need homes. So why not adopt? Most local pet shops have animals you can adopt that may come from a hard place and need someone who can provide a great family for them. Most pet stores carry animals from companies that force breed, a...

The truth about planet Earth

The truth about planet Earth

Daniel Hung and Adam Kara

January 18, 2018


Filed under Humor, Opinion

The Earth. A planet we have lived on for millions of years. The very society that you inhabit right now. Throughout your lives you've believed that the Earth is a globe, or is it?  In our opinion, we have been lied to for hundreds to thousands of years. There exists proof that the earth is not a sphere ...

“Stranger Things” vs. “Dark”

“Stranger Things” vs. “Dark”

Anya Richards, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

Many have said that the show “Stranger Things” and the German drama “Dark” are virtually the exact same thing. Though the summaries are similar, the plots are very different. Both series include children who have gone missing, as well as tunnels leading to things such as labs and nuclear power pl...

Kobe #8 or Kobe #24?

Kobe #8 or Kobe #24?

Lorenzo Posmentier

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

On December 19, 2017, one of most recognized players in NBA retired both of his numbers. He is mostly known as Mamba, his name is Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant who is recognized as a strong player by most in the NBA retired both of his numbers 8 and 24.  When Kobe Bryant was on the Los Angeles Lakers...

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