Brea Olinda High School

Opinion: The health of Hip-Hop

Opinion: The health of Hip-Hop

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years... 400 years? That sounds like a choice.” With those words, Kanye West blew up the internet in April, kickstarting several months of a wild political journey that included a visit to the White House, an outburst during an SNL...

Opinion: To Stand with Nike

Opinion: To Stand with Nike

Nike dropped a two minute ad for the 30th Anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign online on September 3. The video features images of inspiration — a hijab-wearing female boxer, wheelchair-bound athletes, disabled wrestlers. But it’s the five seconds featuring former...

An interview with ‘Searching’s’ Michelle La

An interview with ‘Searching’s’ Michelle La

A dark screen. Completely black. Then, an anonymous Skype user flashes on the screen, with an equally anonymous username showing on screen. Seconds later, and the call is accepted, revealing a young, mild-mannered Korean woman sitting just one screen away from me. Her...

Dear society: An open letter

Dear society: An open letter

Dearest Society, I have a foreign language class for third period. It was today that I had an issue with this arrangement, or, frankly, this class in general. I’m a generally devout student; I usually enjoy attending school. Alas, not today. As the yearly routine...

An interview with ‘Searching’s’ Michelle La

Opinion: The McCain problem

While the death of Senator John McCain on Aug. 25 begets a period of mourning, it should not immediately absolve him of his actions and statements. It’s easy to brush McCain off as a harmless “American hero” who hated Trump, but to do that would be to brush off the...

Meditations on ‘Bao’

Meditations on ‘Bao’

To prelude the long-awaited "Incredibles 2," Pixar introduced the delectable short film “Bao,” a unique exposition of parenthood and food against the backdrop of Asian American culture. The animation depicts a meal-turned-son that gives an aging Chinese mom another...

Opinion: The problem with the Oscars

Opinion: The problem with the Oscars

The Oscars would be incomplete without its constant controversies. On August 8, the Academy delivered yet again by announcing that a new category for ‘popular films’ would be added to the Oscars: "Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film." While this may seem at first...

Growing alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Growing alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The scene is set: It’s the summer of 2008 and I’m sitting inside Regal La Habra with my friends, about to witness the birth of a cinematic universe with one billionaire playboy in a suit of red and gold armor. I fell in love with Tony Stark and his missile-firing Iron...

A look back into Black Panther

A look back into Black Panther

There’s a lot to love about Black Panther. It’s the first superhero movie with a majority black cast and it contains a brilliant soundtrack by rap legend Kendrick Lamar. But more importantly, the movie’s core values reflect the culture of a generation characterized by...