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A brief look at the Golden Globes

A brief look at the Golden Globes

Trisha Kholiya

January 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

On Sunday, the annual Golden Globes will premiere, awarding both domestic and international actors and films. The Golden Globe Award is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization consisting of members of international journalists. And although some films reappear with Academy...

Five anime shows to de-stress with over winter break

Five anime shows to de-stress with over winter break

Mingjie Zhong

December 15, 2016


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]A[/su_dropcap]fter a grueling week of finals, MVHS’ two-week-long holiday break is finally here — and with its arrival, some students may not know what to do with their sudden but precious free time. Two weeks of break from school, classes and exams is the perfec...

A closer look at The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy”

A closer look at The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy”

Sharjeel Rahman

November 29, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music, Reviews

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” album is fearless and brilliant, an unvarnished look into the Canadian falsetto singer’s life of stardom. Abel Tesfaye has reinvented himself for this album, with the cover art featuring his new haircut, with his music moving away from his dark and depressed tones to a...

Country music fans at MVHS talk country after the 50th CMA Awards

Country music fans at MVHS talk country after the 50th CMA Awards

Himani Yalamaddi

November 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music

The 50th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on Nov. 2 were mostly ignored at MVHS – even Beyoncé’s unexpected and controversial performance at the show wasn’t enough to spark students’ interest. This doesn’t come as a total surprise; country music is often ignored as a genre, especially...

Student share their thoughts on Vine shutting down

Student share their thoughts on Vine shutting down

Trisha Kholiya

November 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

On Jan. 24, 2013, Vine was created — a new platform for people all around the world to laugh at short, six-seconds-or-less videos. Through the app, users over the age of 17 could enjoy brief, continually looped videos. But on Oct. 27, Vine announced that it will be shutting down some time in the future, l...

‘Luke Cage’ is buoyed by its complex side characters and fleshed out atmosphere

‘Luke Cage’ is buoyed by its complex side characters and fleshed out atmosphere

Jessica Xing

October 25, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies, Reviews

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]arvel’s Luke Cage premiered on Netflix on Sept. 30 and became the newest addition to the Marvel universe. It features Luke Cage (Mike Colter), a character first introduced in “Jessica Jones” as Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) boyfriend, in his own TV series as he begins a ne...

#22KillPushUpChallenge: Students participate in online Push-Up Challenge

#22KillPushUpChallenge: Students participate in online Push-Up Challenge

Becca Zheng

October 20, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Multimedia

“From what I know, the Push-Up Challenge is meant for veterans who give up their lives unnoticed, so I decided to do it just so that people are more aware about the topic,” Rao said. “I’m weak, I can’t do 22 pushups without stopping in the middle to catch my breath, and the fact that [ve...

“Audrie&Daisy” is a film of truth

“Audrie&Daisy” is a film of truth

Dylan Tsai

October 8, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies, Reviews

Sexual assault: a morbid and graphic topic, difficult to present in a film. Cyberbullying: intangible, nearly impossible to capture. Nevertheless, directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk set out to report on both. For the past two years, Cohen and Shenk have been investigating the stories of two sexual as...

Netflix releases “Audrie&Daisy”

Netflix releases “Audrie&Daisy”

Mallika Singh

October 5, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

Two girls. Two nights. Two heartbreaking stories. “Audrie&Daisy,” a documentary produced in part for the purpose of being shown in schools, was released on Netflix on Sept. 23, 10 months after its January debut at the Sundance Film Festival. When Actual Films producers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk deci...

Hot Or Not: The best and worst from this summer

Hot Or Not: The best and worst from this summer

Kinglsey Wang

September 21, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Media, Print entertainment

Things are happening in the entertainment world every minute of every day.  With so many events occurring, there's bound to be highs and lows – new music albums topping charts, widely anticipated movies turning out to be a flop. Scroll down to read more about the best and worst in food, movies, music...

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Media

Story by Hannan Waliullah and Jessica Xing  [dropcap]F[/dropcap]acebook is the new Myspace. "New" in the sense that for the younger generation, it is heading towards its grave. With the abundance of social media platforms these days -- Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Musical.ly, Snapchat -- each platform ...