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Movies To Anticipate in 2020
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Movies To Anticipate in 2020

By LAUREN LEE Staff Writer With the new decade rolling and award season coming about, it’s a good time to look at the movies coming out this year. The foundation of the film industry has drastically changed and moviegoers are highly anticipating big films coming out. From small low budget movies to huge franchise movies, movie...

The 2020 GRAMMYs
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The 2020 GRAMMYs

By JUDE SALAM Staff Writer The 2020 GRAMMYs Award show was hosted by singer-songwriter Alicia Keys and featured a collection of stunning performances from the music industry’s greatest artists of the year. The show was cast with a somber presence in light of the tragic death of retired basketball player Kobe Bryant that happened the morning...

BoJack Horseman: a Finale Review
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BoJack Horseman: a Finale Review

By MAX SCHMIDT Contributing Writer BoJack Horseman was the first animated series Netflix produced, and has become one of the most critically acclaimed animated shows, nay, television shows ever made. The show takes place in a world where animal people exist alongside regular people. Our protagonist, BoJack Horseman, a horse, was “in a very famous TV...

Game Studios Crunching More Than They Can Chew
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Game Studios Crunching More Than They Can Chew

By ADITYA TYAGI Staff Writer Have you ever seen one of those videos detailing the process behind making a McNugget from McDonalds? For a moment, you think, “Wow, that’s absolutely disgusting!”. Then, you take another bite. Much like your chicken nuggets, video games often have atrocious paths to their completion, yet we digest them without knowing....

Kicking off Akustikoff
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Kicking off Akustikoff

By DAVID MIN Staff Writer On January 31st, the Youth Action Team held its fourteenth annual Akustikoff, which is an event where student performers and groups from across Irvine Unified School District compete against one another for the chance to play at a summer music festival. Hosted at the Heritage Park Events Center, the sets included...

Insomnia Cookies: a Restaurant Review
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Insomnia Cookies: a Restaurant Review

By JAX ARMSTRONG Staff Writer University Town Center’s newest dessert restaurant Insomnia Cookies has recently been included in the conversation of “best places to go” at University Town Center. Insomnia Cookies is known for their ice cream-brownie hybrid, which is pretty much a brownie sandwich with an ice cream center. However, to no surprise, the...

Angry Birds 2: a Movie Review
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Angry Birds 2: a Movie Review

JOSHUA NGUYEN Staff Writer A sequel to Angry Birds the Movie, with characters based on the famous mobile game Angry Birds, the movie Angry Birds 2 was released August 13, 2019.The movie’s budget was $65 million as of September 15, it has grossed $118.6 million. It also has received a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes which...

Downton Abbey: a Movie Review
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Downton Abbey: a Movie Review

DANIEL HONG Staff Writer Downton Abbey is a historical period drama directed by Michael Engler, starring Maggie Smith in its massive cast of returning characters and newcomers. This feature film is a sequel to the British drama series, Downton Abbey, which had received much acclaim from its fans and critics. Set in 1927, approximately one...