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AnkiApp is a flashcards app that provides you with flashcards you can study as many times as you want.
Rating: B+

AnkiApp: An Alternative to Quizlet

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
November 30, 2022
A helpful app for studying.
Experience French Delicacies blended with Traditional Asian Accents at Xtra Sweet

Experience French Delicacies blended with Traditional Asian Accents at ‘Xtra Sweet’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
November 28, 2022
Relax and share desserts with your friends at Xtra Sweet.
“Wayward Strand” is a graphic adventure with nostalgic artwork and unique characters. 
Rating: B 
Photo Credit: Ghost Pattern

Assist airborne hospital patients in ‘Wayward Strand’

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022
Learn about the lives of patients and staff through a touching storyline in “Wayward Strand”.
 The Good Nurse tells the true story of Amy Loughren as she works to prove her co-worker is the Angel of Death.  Rating: B  Photo Credit: Netflix

Uncover the True Story of ‘The Good Nurse’

Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer
November 20, 2022
This true crime film based on real events highlights issues in the healthcare system.
ILYSM by Wild Pink is a boring mediocre album.Rating: C Photo Credit: Royal Mountain Records

Be Bored to Sleep with Wild Pink’s ‘ILYSM’

Kathryn Peterson, Staff Writer
November 10, 2022
The band's fourth album is not that easy to fall in love with.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” unites modern cell phones with a mysterious ghost story. 
Photo Credit: Netflix 
Rating: B-

‘Mr. Harrigan’s Phone’ is a Mild Scare

Lily Gurdison, Multimedia Editor
November 7, 2022
“Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” is entertaining, but lacks the main components of a horror film.
After being featured on Buzzfeed, the New Jersey bagel shop opened its first west coast location. Grade: A-

Indulge in Eccentric Flavors at ‘The Bagel Nook’

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
November 3, 2022
The Bagel Nook provides unique flavors for all breakfast treats.
“Cult of the Lamb” is a unique combination of roguelike and town-building. This game challenges managing a colony while battling through dungeons.Rating: APhoto Credit: Massive Monster

Convert your Followers in ‘Cult of the Lamb’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
November 1, 2022
With new infinite powers, the lamb becomes the hunter.


Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
October 29, 2022
End your October on a spooky note with these six artists.
The Class takes six students from different backgrounds and brings them together through theater arts. Rating: D 
Art Credit: Brainstorm Media

‘The Class’ is a poor excuse for a coming of age film

Carmen Ruiz
October 26, 2022
"The Class" is just another attempt at another high school film.
Acclaimed for their taste and artistry, Ramen Zero offers a place for customers to explore genuine Japanese cuisine. Grade: A

Explore original, authentic Japanese cuisine at Ramen Zero

Jianna Aganon, Staff Writer
October 25, 2022
Hit up Ramen Zero for a taste of Japanese culture.
Slime Rancher 2 is an adorable game with uncharted islands and new slimes to discover.Rating: A-Photo Credit: Monomi Park

Voyage to Rainbow Island in ‘Slime Rancher 2’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022
The long-awaited sequel of the hit game “Slime Rancher,” is an incredible experience for video game veterans and newbies alike.