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Thanksgiving 2020: COVID Style

This Thanksgiving is very different from previous years, however there are many creative ways to keep the celebration, while staying safe in COVID times.
November 24, 2020

Missing family and friends? Wanting to safely gather for the holidays? We’ve got you covered. Even in a pandemic, this year’s Thanksgiving will refuse to be cancelled. There are so many creative ways...

Upcoming Virtual Dance Performance: Haunted Film Festival

One group of dancers filmed at a cemetery, adding a very spooky feel to their performance. Kristine Calder, dance teacher, worked to ensure dancers were able to see their visions come to life.
November 16, 2020

Due to the inability to hold a live performances because of COVID-19, dance teacher, Kristine Calder and her students are putting on the Haunted Dance Film Festival tonight. The show fundamentally changes...

Grand Army Showcases a Shockingly Realistic Portrayal of Teenagers Today

Netflix's newest original  highlights the struggles teenagers face today and addresses themes not frequently found in other shows.
November 12, 2020

The new Netflix series, Grand Army, realistically showcases teenage livelihood and struggles of this generation. When it comes to teenage drama series, nowadays, we are always given an extremely romanticized...

A Guide to Halloween: 2020 Pandemic Edition

Halloween is presumed to look different this year under the dangerous circumstances, potentially meaning no traditional festivities such trick-or-treating or parties. However, one thing that is expected to remain unchanged are Halloween decorations.
October 28, 2020

Throughout these long months of struggle we have all endured and are still facing due to COVID-19, it’s evident that many simply want to have fun again, especially with the holiday season’s rapid approach....

Movie Theatres Are Returning. I’m Excited. Aren’t you?

A symbol of American culture, movie theatres are finally reopening; however, that doesn't mean it will be a complete return to normalcy.
October 17, 2020

One of America’s oldest pastimes has been suddenly ripped away from us, and it’s felt more than unusual not to be able to go to the movies on a Friday night. Although, after several months of being...

There is a New Hit Game “Among Us”

After a resurgence years after its' initial launch, Among Us has become a fan favorite for its murder mystery style gameplay
October 17, 2020

Online social deduction style game, Among Us, which was seemingly unheard of less than a month or so ago, has quickly become a global hit.  Among Us is a multiplayer online video game released in the...

TikTok: The App That Became a Worldwide Phenomenon

In 2018, TikTok was released worldwide and  has seen unprecedented growth ever since. Its popularity, especially amongst teenagers, makes it one of the most popular apps of this generation.
September 21, 2020

Popular app, TikTok, has caught the likes of teenagers everywhere, causing a global obsession. Tik Tok is a Chinese social networking service owned by ByteDance, created by Zhang Yiming in September...

The Controversy Behind the New Mulan (2020) Movie

Mulan (2020) made its debut on September 4, 2020 and immediately faced controversy. The filming location, Xinjiang, is especially disputed, considering Xinjiang is also the area holding Muslim concentration camps.
September 20, 2020

Disney’s much-anticipated “Mulan” reboot has finally been released to the public, but it has received immediate backlash due to the filming location, Xingjian, a region of China that currently has...

Top 5 Series to Binge Over Quarantine

Kids sit by a TV screen to watch a movie. Majority of people find themselves doing the same thing due to the lockdown on account of COVID-19.
April 17, 2020

With all the madness going on right now, a good movie is what everyone needs to get by. Fortunately for us, the endless days indoors give us time, but the hard part can be finding movies and shows that...

Newsies: Behind the Scenes

Harper O'Loughlin (11) holds a piece of wood steady while Julia Raubolt (12) drills it in. These final touches on the cross sections add detail to the scaffolding on stage. After drilling, the scaffold was painted and given final checks before the show. Throughout Newsies, this scaffolding was used for all of the dance numbers in addition to its frequency in helping to  make the sets. These sets are built during Mr.Pike’s fifth period stagecraft class at SJHHS.
February 28, 2020

Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer

Archaeologist/author Seth Mallios offered a tour of Harrison's cabin site on Palomar Mountain to visitors in July of 2019. Students from SDSU have contributed to the excavation over the last 20 years.
Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend
February 28, 2020

In the late 1800’s former slave, Nate Harrison, often boldly told travelers heading up the long, steep road to the top of Palomar Mountain he was the “first white man on the mountain.” This seemingly...

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