“Mind of Mine”: A Step Away From One-Direction

Zayn Malik releases impressive debut—featuring subtle South Asian sounds Meenu Kumaraguru Staff Writer     Former One Direction band member, Zayn Malik, who records mononymously as “Zayn,” released his first album, “Mind of Mine,” on March 25, 2016. Malik’s debut features 17 songs and a one-minute intro titled, “MiNd Of MiNdd.” While the album is extremely long, […]

AHSPA’s “In the Heights” Takes a Snapshot of an East Coast ‘Hood’

A Classic Neighborhood Story that Mixes Rap with Romance Sophia Cheng Staff Writer     Directed by Drama teacher Troy River, American High School Performing Art’s spring musical  “In the Heights” opened on Thursday, April 21, 2015 with a sold-out house and positive reviews.     Nina Rosario (junior Natalie Dunn) is the pride and joy of the neighborhood […]

AHSPA’s “Boeing Boeing” opens with success

AHSPA brings the characters of Marc Camoletti’s “Boeing Boeing” to life in the hilarious fall play Meenu Kumaraguru Staff Writer This fall, American High School Performing Arts presented “Boeing Boeing”, a lively and hilarious play, directed by Drama teacher Troy River. The play opened with a matinee showing on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Pentatonix: Album Moving Toward Grander Visions

A cappella group’s original album exceptional in style and execution Sarah Jensen Staff Writer        Leading-edge a cappella group, Pentatonix released their first original album, self-titled Pentatonix, on October 16, 2015. The dynamic seventeen-track list ranges from R&B to pop, with a hint of reggae and classical a cappella mixed in.     Pentatonix originated in 2011 for […]

Milkcow – Your Typical Soft-serve Ice Cream

Review on Milkcow Meenu Kumaraguru Staff Writer     The hype of the new Milkcow Café has been buzzing for the past few weeks. Since I missed the grand-opening of the shop a while back, I was really anticipating devouring a creamy cup of the popular, all-natural Milkcow ice cream.     The cafe is located at 5657 Auto […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Opens with Success

50 Shades of Grey movie lives up to the novel’s expectations Jacky Tsang Staff Writer     The movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey” (Rated R), directed by Samantha Taylor-Johnson, was a highly anticipated movie. Many people who have read the book written by E. L. James, including I, were curious to see how another person visually depicted […]