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Quarantine Culture: A Rating of New Social Media Trends 

Social media helps us through this difficult time.

Mauricio Diaz

June 5, 2020

In the wake of this global pandemic, we witnessed our world shut down. With schools closing, lockdowns being imposed, and social distancing measures being implemented, many of us lost physical connection with the outside world. As a result, most of us turned to our lifeline… our most reliable frie...

A Quarantine Marathon: Top 5 Netflix Originals to Binge Right Now

A Quarantine Marathon: Top 5 Netflix Originals to Binge Right Now

Ayani Garris

June 3, 2020

Remaining stuck at home 24/7 doesn’t sound like the greatest thing in the world but there are many different, yet helpful ways to cope during this time. Some examples are having your own work out session, working on some hobbies, taking walks close to home or, my personal favorite, watching television! Here a...

Five Day Program Sparks Interest in Aspiring Performers

Five Day Program Sparks Interest in Aspiring Performers

Jayden Brown and Justin Velez

September 12, 2019

As the summer neared a swift close, some students in the music program of Brentwood High School honed their crafts at the annual Five Day Program. This program consisted of three branches: Musical Theater, Orchestra, and Green Machine. Members of the community were treated to several performances by...

Brentwood Musical Climbs to New Heights

Brentwood Musical Climbs to New Heights

Emerese Noel, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

Brentwood High School performed its first ever production of In the Heights, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, on Wednesday, February 6th, with two daytime performance for two of the Brentwood middle schools. The shows continued with another two daytime performances on Thursday, February 7th, for two othe...

More Than Horror: How the Scary Movie Genre is Shifting

Iconic hypnosis scene from the film

Immer Espinal, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

When it comes to horror films, one tends to think “the scarier, the better.” No other movie genre can make for such a tense thrill, causing us to jump when something very startling or disturbing happens. But what about when the horror becomes more real than we think? Sometimes, the most terrifying...

ASMR Videos Help Viewers Release Stress

A slime-pressing ASMR Video featured on YouTube under the

Kenia Fuentes, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Can you believe that some people have obtained internet fame just for whispering into a microphone? According to the article “A Whisper, Then Tingles” by Caitlin Gibson, ASMR stands for “autonomous sensory meridian response.” It describes how specific sounds or actions, like whispering or chewing,...

Movies of the Future

Movies of the Future

Jenna German, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Imagine having the ability to control the decisions of a movie character and choose how a film ends. With interactive films, this is becoming a reality. The concept of having an active role in the choices film characters make is not entirely new, however.  The idea of being able to interact with your...

How “The Hate U Give” Defines a Politically Woke Generation

Amanda Stenberg recreates the book cover of The Hate U Give.

NooR Fatima, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Tupac Shakur developed the acronym THUG LIFE  (The Hate U Give Little Infants...Everybody) to portray how negativity in a young child's life can affect their future, and subsequently, the fate of society. In the film The Hate U Give, based on the book by the same name from author Angie Thomas,  di...

Broadway’s Hamilton Takes Aim at Legacy

Brentwood Highschool sets foot outside of the Hamilton theater on Wednesday, November 7.

Corianna Jackson, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

For most musical theater fans or history buffs, the idea of seeing Hamilton live on Broadway is a faraway, sold-out dream with a hefty price tag. Mrs. Kennedy, a Sonderling English teacher, found a way to make this dream come true for some students at Brentwood High School. Kennedy applied to the Hamilton...

9 Twenty One Pilots Songs Worth a Listen

9 Twenty One Pilots Songs Worth a Listen

Catherine Torres

December 11, 2018

Want to listen to a band whose songs have both a great beat and a deeper meaning behind the lyrics? Twenty One Pilots is what you're seeking! Twenty One Pilots is an alternative rock band from Columbus, Ohio, that is made up of two people: Tyler Joseph as the lead singer, and Josh Dun as the drummer. Th...

7 Best Action/Thriller Films

7 Best Action/Thriller Films

Immer Espinal, Staff writer

December 11, 2018

#1 The Raid: Redemption             If you are looking for some action-packed fight scenes with a mix of blood and brutality, this movie is for you. The movie follows Rama (Iko Uwais), a rookie member of an elite team of commandos who have to fight their way out of a criminal building.  #2 Pu...

Twenty One Pilots Throws Fans into Trench

Yellow lights dazzle the crowds at Twenty One Pilots' Bandito concert.

Corianna Jackson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

Golden streams of light pierce through the crowd, reflecting off of yellow tape strung across chests and shoulders, the only thing visible in a sea full of camouflage. The low sound of a ripe bass rips through the air, screams erupt, a car bursts into flames onstage, and an ominous greeting, “Welcome...

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