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Succession: a TV Show Review
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Succession: a TV Show Review

EVAN WOLF Opinion Section Editor -Spoilers ahead- As it wraps up its second season, Succession appears to have capitalized on a unique cultural moment, resonating with its zealous fans in a way that few shows can. It has set many corners of the media ablaze, drawing comparisons to other popular shows of the moment such...

Mario Kart Tour: a Mobile Game Review
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Mario Kart Tour: a Mobile Game Review

DAVID MIN Staff Writer Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s latest mobile phone game, has just recently released to IOS and Android phones for free download on September 25th. The game had been highly anticipated since its announcement in January 2018 and was downloaded by over 10 million players on the release date, with over 90 million...

American Horror Story: 1984 Premiere : a TV Show Review
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American Horror Story: 1984 Premiere : a TV Show Review

By JAX ARMSTRONG Staff Writer The four-time-winning Critics Choice Television Show, American Horror Story, debuted its ninth season, “1984”, on Wednesday, September 18. Like the first eight seasons, 1984 takes a central setting, and creates horrifying events to pervert the previous conceptions or connections the audience had to that given setting, generating a chilling effect...

Hui Lau Shan: a Restaurant Review
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Hui Lau Shan: a Restaurant Review

By DAVID MIN Staff Writer The Hong-Kong based dessert chain Hui Lau Shan recently opened a store in the Alton Square on August 25th, to much excitement from local residents. Hui Lau Shan first opened in the 1960s as an herbal tea store, but it wasn’t until 1992 that they popularized their mango-based products and...

October Artist of the Month: Renee Tran
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October Artist of the Month: Renee Tran

By DANIEL HONG Staff Writer September’s artist of the month is junior Renee Tran, nominated by art teacher Mrs. Dana Kramer. Tran is capable of expressing herself in many forms of art, including traditional hand drawn art to digital art and graphic design.  “I’m selecting Renee for Artist of the Month because her work was...

2019-2020 Marching Band Theme
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2019-2020 Marching Band Theme

By JOSHUA NGUYEN Staff Writer The Marching Trojan Regiment theme for 2019-2020 is “Expressions of the Heart”, explores fear, anger, sadness, and happiness, four emotions expressed in each movement. This year’s theme was not influenced by University High School’s 50 year anniversary but rather the purpose was to be entertaining and competitive as well. This...

Summer Musical Preview
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Summer Musical Preview

By AVERY KNOWLTON Staff Writer This year’s summer intensive is the musical A New Brain, written by William Finn in collaboration with James Lupine. Finn’s work is heavily autobiographical, and A New Brain is no different. Penned after Finn’s life-and-death experience of being hospitalized and operated on from the eruption of blood vessels in his...

Joker: a Movie Preview
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Joker: a Movie Preview

By VARSHA BADAVIDE Staff Writer The Joker, Batman’s greatest nemesis as many know him, is one of the most misunderstood, yet iconic villains in all of comic books and cinema history. Though many comics and films have tried to encapsulate the Joker’s wicked personality through his evil actions and motives, little is truly known or...

Comedy Sportz: First Match
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Comedy Sportz: First Match

By VARSHA BADAVIDE Staff Writer On Friday, August 30th, the big theater was filled to the brim by students excited to watch the first Comedy Sportz match of the school year. As the match proceeded, the team received constant applause and cheers from the audience, as the members continually displayed their improvisation skills. “[The match]...