Sophomores in the Mix

Emma Chiu (article) and Noelia Arteaga (photos), Local News Editor and Sports Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Woodside’s aspiring musicians continue to use the online music platform SoundCloud in hopes of publicizing their music― despite the company falling behind its competitors due to a lack of subscribers. Unlike the popular music-streaming service Spotify, SoundCloud allows users of all musical skill levels t...

Movie Review: “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir”

Kianna Koeppen, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Technology, and Health Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Television & Film

Potterheads are enchanted by the fan-made film by the name of “Voldemort: Origins of the Heir,” which was published on YouTube on January 13th and has received a lot of positive attention. The film is a 59 minute theory of what caused the Harry Potter villain Tom Marvolo Riddle to become the infamous Lord V...

A Spotlight on Spotify’s“Spotlight”

A Spotlight on Spotify’s“Spotlight”

Taila Lee, Copy Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Spotify recently launched a new program called Spotlight, introducing unique visuals to play alongside podcasts, news, and other audio. Released January 18, 2018 and currently accessible in the United States, Spotlight will feature content from media outlets like Buzzfeed News, Refinery29, Geniu...

Survival of the Festivals

Survival of the Festivals

Joseph Balsama, Multimedia Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Music festivals popped up everywhere around the world suddenly in the past few years with new investors trying to get in on the profits, but recently artists have been backing out and the concerts failing. David Anhalt, who has interned with music companies and helped put on a music festival share...

HQ Gaming

HQ Gaming

Zack Hage, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Helmed by the creators of such apps like Vine and Jetsetter, HQ Trivia is the newest game to take over the App Store. Tasking players to correctly answer 12 questions live for a rotating cash prize (typically between $1,500 - $10,000), the app has risen in popularity almost exponentially. In fact, ...

Beauty Contestants Stand up to Sexism

Mykha Latimer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For years pageant contestants have been asked to disclose their waist, hip, and bust sizes, but as a form of rebellion against these oversexualized events, the contenders in the Peru Beauty Pageant, this past October chose to share trafficking, femicide, and harassment statistics in place of the meas...

Kevin Spacey’s Career Put to a Sudden Halt Following New Accusations

Zackary Hage, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Kevin Spacey has been caught up as the latest assaulter/harasser mentioned in the #Metoo movement as recent allegations surfaced against him. The allegations was revealed by Broadway actor Anthony Rapp in a Buzzfeed interview, and more victims soon came forward. The victims not only mention that ...

Is Facebook becoming the new Netflix?

Mykah Latimer, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Facebook has thrown their hat in the ring for producing and streaming movies. With the decline in popularity for this social networking site, Facebook now plans on funding a wide variety of original episodic content – documentary series, reality shows, and scripted programs. With Facebook hopping...

Small Steps to a Larger Acceptance

Small Steps to a Larger Acceptance

Camille Lagunera, Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The concept of the first transgender Playboy Bunny has sparked much controversy.  While it exhibits the Playboy Bunnies’ positive stance on the LGBT community as well as brings about much publicity and public attention, society as a whole is still a long way from embracing the LGBT community in the...

Cardi B, Bodak Yellow, and the Rise of Hardcore Hip-Hop in 2017

Zack Hage, Copy Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Amidst new songs by Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and Sam Smith, a new star, Cardi B is emerging in popular music. This is due to her now #1 Billboard Hot 100 single, “Bodak Yellow.” The trap song, ( first released in June) has slowly but surely become a smash hit, not only due to its presence in ...