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The 2010s: A momentous decade in LGBTQ+ pop music

There are many sexually diverse musicians who make music that appeal to both the LGBTQ+ community and other audiences.

Lillian Li, Writer

June 30, 2020

The normalization of unfiltered, visible LGBTQ+ artists in mainstream pop music was something that happened slowly, over years upon years...until it suddenly exploded. The dawn of the 2010s saw an unparalleled boom in the LGBTQ+ music scene as it hit the mainstream—a boom that changed the place LGB...

The influence of social media: TikTok

TikTok has had a major effect on how Gen Z is expressing themselves, but some users’ negative motives can cause the app to become a source of harsh criticism, and hatred, getting in the way of others’ ability to just have fun.

Claire Hernandez, Writer

June 6, 2020

Social media is the hotspot for double edged content that anyone has access to. It seems that there is an overwhelming amount of hatred and animosity in this world and it is being displayed more often now than ever, which is having an immense effect on the youth generation. A video-sharing app called TikTok created by...

Have your tissues ready for Alec Benjamin’s new album

With soft vocals and creative lyrics, Alec Benjamin's latest album doesn't disappoint (image by

Bella Meza, Copy Editor

June 2, 2020

Do the quarantine blues have you down? Look no further than Alec Benjamin’s debut studio album “These Two Windows”. With gentle vocals and lyrics that pack a punch, “These Two Windows”  proves that Benjamin is not only an exceptional singer and songwriter, but a masterful storyteller. The al...

Fast fashion: The terrible truth of the fashion industry

Brands such as Target and Urban Outfitters may provide reasonably priced clothing, but with an environmental and ethical impact.

Kaitlynn Dibblee, Writer

May 25, 2020

Brilliantly colored clothing hangs innocently on the racks, and a favorite pop song plays quietly in the background. Hundreds of colors, styles and fabrics make it hard to choose just one thing, but the amazingly low prices ensure you don’t have to. After a quick encounter at the register, you’re on yo...

Three simple baking recipes to pass the time

Don't waste your time doing nothing all day! Try out these recipes to add something to your routine with a sweet treat at the end!

Isabella Fortunati, Writer

May 15, 2020

With stay-at-home orders remaining in effect, many of us are sitting around with plenty of time on our hands, complaining about how the days are beginning to blend together. A comforting, pleasurable and creative way to escape the stress of online learning, loneliness or the weight of our world dealing wit...

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ brings escapism, delight to a quarantined world

Lillian Li, Writer

May 11, 2020

In the days before March 20, 2020, the world had shuttered its windows and began the difficult transition into socially distant life. However, the long-awaited release of Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” inspired millions of individuals to brave the outside to get their hands on their very...

Quarantine tunes based on your mood

A perfect playlist awaits for each and every one of our isolation moods.

Carol Sanchez, Writer

May 4, 2020

Quarantine snuck up on the world quickly, and with it came an array of emotions. Whether the sudden announcement of school closures and immediate lockdowns evoked feelings of bliss or sorrow, one of these three playlists may be able to match up with your cheerful or melancholic aura. From today’s top hits to...

Simple ways to redecorate your room on a budget

With these tips, creating your dream room on a budget isn't as impossible as it may seem.

Isabella Fortunati, Writer

April 28, 2020

As the season shifts from winter to spring, and quarantine continues, most of us are feeling tired of being in our homes. Not only is the weather wanting change, but so are our daily activities as a new phase in our lives begins. Adapting to a "new normal" brings a new era: why not redecorate your room to ...

Tropics on the Tongue: Guava

Tropics on the Tongue: Guava

Zen Li and Ethan Crouch

April 4, 2020

It’s no secret that nutritional benefits and vitamins are abundant in fruits and vegetables; health buffs, nutritionists and the common citizen can all agree. Not all fruits are created equal, though, and many tropical varieties are on the top-end of the healthy fruit tier-list. Move over, oranges, there’s a new Vitamin C ...

Simple guide to a perfect grilled caprese sandwich

Melted mozzarella, tomato, spinach and pesto pair perfectly on this simple sandwich.

Emma Yakel, Writer

March 28, 2020

While the saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, this notion shouldn’t interfere with you creating a delicious lunch that will satisfy your taste buds and brighten your day. Below, we have created a simple recipe for a Caprese sandwich which will help you create a scrumpti...

Easy and cute DIY Valentine’s Day gift

Finished product of this last-minute Valentines Day craft.

Carol Sanchez, Writer

February 13, 2020

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the need for a unique, crafty gift could be an important factor in creating a great day. This is a cute and easily customizable Valentine’s Day craft that is perfect for everyone. It’s not just a simple task to do, but it’s also an affordable, last-minute...

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