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The best bops for stressed students

Emma Cionca

December 11, 2019

When I began high school, my workload and study time increased drastically, as many warned me it would. To avoid the boredom of sitting in a chair for hours on end, people I knew listened to music or even watched Netflix as they worked. However, I quickly realized I couldn’t concentrate on my work if I lis...

Songs to help cope with borderline grades during finals season

Michelle Zhu

December 11, 2019

Finals. It kind of feels like walking on fire, but for a whole week. Many of us develop coping mechanisms to alleviate the heavy burden it puts on our shoulders. Maybe it’s your favorite recipe for hot chocolate, or maybe it’s the small doodles in the margins of your study guide. For those who pref...

Frozen 2

Medha Upadhyay

December 11, 2019

It’s official: Disney has managed to recreate the magic. Anna and Elsa are back with the whole gang, and Frozen fever is back in full force.   The royal sisters don’t feel quite the same as they did six years ago; though it’s subtle, they have both grown as people. This time around...

Esports: the world of competitive gaming

Esports: the world of competitive gaming

Shamita Gurusu and Kaylin Li

December 11, 2019

In 2019, the esports industry has generated more than $1 billion in revenue, and  its earnings are projected to grow to $1.8 billion by 2022. This growth, brought on by recent advances in technology and graphics, has taken many by surprise. In years past, the idea of earning money through gaming...

Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies

December 11, 2019

Let It Snow

Sloka Suresh

December 11, 2019

A recent addition to Netflix's Christmas-themed rom-coms, “Let It Snow” stands apart from the bland and predictable holiday releases expected during this time of year. Complete with the quintessential mistletoe romance and winter wonderland setting, the movie’s unique plotline is the perfect mix of ...

Knight Before Christmas

Lillian Fu

December 11, 2019

This winter, Netflix added another holiday original to its supply with “The Knight Before Christmas.” Starring Vanessa Hudgens, a romantic comedy icon, this movie promises everything a rom-com lover wants: a feel-good, cozy ninety minutes of pure romantic bliss. The story follows Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse)...

Last Christmas

Claire Chiu

December 11, 2019

Even with a sea of rom-coms to choose from, the movie “Last Christmas” stands out. On Nov. 8, “Last Christmas” starring Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke premiered. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s inspiration comes from the lyrics of “Last Christmas” by Wham!, which is also the theme song of...

Chill beats for the best of study sessions

Chill beats for the best of study sessions

Nicole Ong

December 4, 2019

My study habits are quirky, to say the least. I have listened to the strangest of songs while studying, from a 10-hour loop of the USSR National Anthem to a trap remix of the Little Einsteins theme song. I even tailor my “study music” to each subject: the “Untitled Goose Game” soundtrack for...

My dream came true: I went to a BTS concert

Diana Xu

November 20, 2019

Section 108, row 17, seat 2. Section 108, row 17, seat 2. This repeated in my head as heartwarming, familiar music rang in my ears. People walked past me. It was all a blur. As I entered the arena, my heart soared.  It all started 40 minutes before 4 p.m. on May 7. I opened my computer. My ba...

NBA’s support of Morey is justified

NBA’s support of Morey is justified

Ethan Lee

November 13, 2019

China has cut off numerous ties with the National Basketball Association (NBA) following a controversial tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, through which he expressed support for the Hong Kong protesters. Many prominent figures in the NBA have shared dissenting views on Morey’s t...

NCAA takes steps toward compensation for athletes

NCAA takes steps toward compensation for athletes

Mei Corricello

November 6, 2019

Prompted by Governor Gavin Newsom’s Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows student athletes in California to sign endorsement deals, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) board voted unanimously to begin modifying rules that would eventually allow its athletes to promote their own images for...

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