Category: Arts and Entertainment

KamiHanaHori

What is a god? Is it a lie? A concept? A hope? Who knows, as we cannot prove nor disprove their existence, we shall never know what a god truly is. Though, if you want an answer, I could give you my opinion. A god, is whatever you want it to be. To one person, a god may be some higher being of greater power. To another, it may be a character in a tv show, or someone that they know. I believe that a god is simply a title, that is why a god can be everything, but at […]

In The Trenches

Wow. This was an incredible experience to watch, the sound, the look, the sense of dread and the set designs are all so well done. What more can I say, this was a well made movie in my opinion. Sam Mendes, the director, created a film that captures the feel of what it would’ve been like in WWI, all with the help of a special type of technique the camera men uses called one shot.  1917 is about 2 soldiers going behind enemy lines to deliver orders in an attempt to halt a march that will lead a battalion of […]

The Middle, The End, The Beginning

“Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,” an hourglass in a void of black, a person on top of it, or maybe below it? It was unclear, because in a world of pure black, any sense of time and space was rendered null. The person of the hourglass had been there for all eternity, ticking and tocking for as long as they could remember. They knew not who they were, where they were, or even how they came to be. All they knew was that when the hourglass stops, they stop. The hourglass had been going for millennia, or […]

How Music Affects the Mind

Music has been proven to affect the mind in diverse ways, whether it be positively or negatively. People often use music to affect our minds, some even use music to affect their emotions. For example, using calming music during relaxing activities like yoga, meditation, or listening to fast-paced music while doing chores.  Little did we know that restaurant owners often use music to affect us. For instance, the music inside of a restaurant is often fast paced because people eat more food more quickly when the music is at a faster pace. Our minds are hardwired to react to different […]

What does playing video games do for you?

When it comes to playing video games, Senior Seneth Lacdag is a minority in a sea of mostly male competitors. After school, this lively, happy girl comes home excitedly to sit down and have the controller in her hands ready to go into battle. Seneth gave reasons as to why video games can help you. 1. Helps people memorize patterns When playing chess, patterns begin to appear. In a way it’s like playing Tetris–it creates brain activities. Patterns can be applied anywhere. For example, when talking to people, their action can be predicted based on how they act. 2. Connects […]

Frightening Films II – The Thing

“Not knowing” is one of the greatest fears man possesses. Imagine being forced to live in a desolate camp in Antarctica, surrounded by your colleagues, only for one of them to be infected by an unknown creature. That would be frightening for any body, and that’s what makes John Carpenter’s 1982 film, The Thing, such a masterpiece. This film contains both the fear of “not knowing” and horrific special effects, allowing for the creation of a truly terrifying film. Before diving into the truly horrifying element of The Thing, it’s important to note the visuals. This film was made quite […]

Top 10 Star Wars Films

Star Wars has been a cultural touchstone for almost 5 decades now. It’s hard to forget the one movie that started it all. George Lucas, the director of Star Wars, faced numerous backlash from releasing A New Hope and had doubts of his own if it would succeed. Nonetheless, he kept pushing too release the film and sought to see his dream come to reality. Once the theater doors opened, the world was taken away. Even after 11 movies and many books, TV shows and video games, it’s the juggernaut that still is going strong. Students will set time aside […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Movie Review

Spanning over 40 years, Star Wars has entranced people of all generations with its simple yet fun story telling, fantastic spectacles, and an ever-expanding variety of movies, shows, and more. The Skywalker saga (the first Star Wars saga in fact) started back in 1977, and has finally come to a close with the recent release of Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker.  As someone who loves the originals, likes the prequels, and again, loves the recent sequels, I think it’s fair to say I am heavily qualified to speak on how this movie made a “super-fan” feel. This […]

A Pacific Theater

I’m a huge fan of war movies. The fire of a machine gun, the roaring power of tanks trampling over hills, and the desperate scenario of a soldier in the midst of all the brutality of war. Some of my favorite movies, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers and Platoon, are the films that I would watch to the end of time. So how does Midway compare to those other masterpieces? Well, let’s take a look. Midway is directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Luke Evans playing Wade McClusky, Woody Harrison playing Chester W. Nimitz, Patrick Wilson […]

Were My Star Wars 9 Predictions Correct?

Star Wars Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker, was one week away when I made my 10 predictions. After seeing and enjoying the film, I can easily state whether or not my predictions were spot on, or far from what actually happened. Here are my 10 predictions for The Rise of Skywalker with answers if they were correct or not. Warning, spoilers ahead. Kylo Ren will be redeemed as Ben Solo – YesAnakin Skywalker will return to finally kill Sidious alongside Ben – Not entirelyAll the main characters will survive – NoLeia and Lando will survive – Leia did notStormtroopers […]