What Is This Rotten Tomatometer? 2


Annabelle Lona

When it comes to movies, there is always that rotten Tomatometer percentage on it. Some might be thinking, “What is this rotten Tomatometer?” Well, here’s what this really means.

How about the origin of this meter? Rotten Tomatoes was supposed to launch on August 12th, 1998. However, Rotten Tomatoes officially launched April 1st, 2000, by 3 undergraduate students named Senh Duong, Patrick Y. Lee, and Stephen Wang. Duong’s goal was to “create a site where people can get access to reviews from a variety of critics in the U.S.”

This was originally made to be a spare time project. The meaning of a rotten tomato is to show a review of how much a person likes a certain movie. Rotten Tomatoes has been owned by Flixster since 2010. It was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2011, but in February of 2016, Rotten Tomatoes and its parent site Flixster were purchased by Comcast’s Fandango. Warner Bros. retained a minority stake in the merged entities, including Fandango. More…

Does the Genie Fit? Reply

screenshot-docs.google.com-2019.03.22-08-49-54Savannah McVey

Disney’s first look at the new Aladdin movie, being released in May 2019 has shocked many of the viewers. It has been announced that Will Smith will be playing the genie. Viewers have been heated about this recent news. Many have been bashing the idea of the genie being misportrayed.

Social media is buzzing with the backlash on the first look. Many do not believe that Smith will portray the genie correctly. Stated on the BBC NEWS, Disney fans mock Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin, fans have been tweeting statements like, “I’ll never sleep again and it’s all Will Smith’s fault.” Fans are hysterical that they would dare to make the genie Will Smith. Showing their disagreement, viewers are “making fun” with comments like, “It turns out that Will Smith’s Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares.” More…

Back In the Decades Dance Reply

Jolie Phan

Stacey Middle School is hosting a Back in the Decades Dance. Mrs. Phan and Mrs. Kleen are in charge of the dance along with AVID and NJHS. The dance will be held on April 10th in the gym during 4-6 PM.

The hope is that the dance will raise enough money for the NJHS banquet and the medals for 8th-grade graduation. The teachers picked the theme of Back in the Decades while the students pick the name of the dance.

Let’s take a look at how NJHS and AVID are setting up the dance. There are going to be two escape rooms, a Rubix cube challenge, and a photo station at the dance. NJHS and AVID are divided into two groups. One group helped with the escape rooms and the other group came up with ideas for the dance.

You can dress up as anything from the 70s, 80s, 90s, etc. There’s going to be a raffle for the first one hundred people who bought the tickets. The tickets are only $4 with ASB and $5 without ASB.

Why Vegetarians and Vegans are Wrong 24

Madison Evans

Disclaimer: This is NOT aimed at ANYONE in particular or at people who are vegetarian/vegan for religious reasons OR by choice. It is not about certain people or about everyone, just some vegetarians/ vegans in general.

screenshot-docs.google.com-2019.04.05-08-56-04Everyone can agree that vegetarians and vegans are always saying, “animal lives matter, too!” and “all animals deserve a chance at life!” Well, many are tired of hearing this. And not that this is everyone, but certain people. They are also always bragging, “I’ve been a vegan for two weeks!” No one cares, Karen. Everyone knows you’ll be stuffing your face with chicken wings the next time you have a chance.

When you look at vegetarians and vegans who don’t brag, it’s fine. For example, people who have learned to grow with other people wearing or eating animal products and will just leave you alone for wearing a leather skirt or fur coat. More…

The Illegal Border Crossing Crisis 6

Editor’s note: Editorials are opinion pieces that reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication or its staff. Constructive feedback is always welcome. 

Dylan Weber

There is a new epidemic at hand. While it seems small it’s much bigger than it really is, drugs and crime are sweeping the southwestern border of the United States. It is happening fast. Illegal immigrants are pouring into California, Arizona, Texas, etc. It is almost to the point to where it can’t be stopped. Yet people want it.

They want South Americans in our country, but why? Well, that is because they can’t see the full picture. In today’s modern society we tend to become unaware of all of the third world countries around us. But now that third world country is coming into ours. I don’t blame them whatsoever for doing this though. More…

The Response To The Money Change Was Priceless 5

Avalyn Walton

Changes are being made to American money and for the better. The old faces of  America are being replaced with more relevant, better representation of future America is heading towards.

One change being made to American money is being done to the five dollar bill. The original bill, which had only Abraham Lincoln on it, will be adding more people representative of American history. With Lincoln’s picture being unchanged, the back of the bill will include the activist against segregation, Martin Luther King Jr, the famous first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and the African American classical singer Marian Anderson. It will be a very interesting change to see so many faces on one bill of money.

The twenty dollar bill will have just as big of a change. The former resident of the bill was Andrew Jackson, whose place in American history is quite controversial. Though he was a great war hero and won many battles for America, he also kept and bred many slaves, started the trail of tears which killed many Native Americans, and was known for his unusually cruel ways. The proposed replacement is much less controversial. Harriet Tubman, the creator of an underground railroad that saved many slaves, will be the new face of the $20 bill. Completely replacing Andrew Jackson, not sharing the space. More…

Why Teachers Should be Paid More 3

Editor’s note: Editorials are opinion pieces that reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication or its staff. Constructive feedback is always welcome. 

Jolie Phan

In your class, there’s always this one kid who’s never prepared. They often borrow the teacher’s supplies or their classmate’s. Do you know the trouble that teachers have to endure to get their supplies? They often pay with their own money for supplies like paper, pencils, erasers, markers, etc.

In a video from What Would You Do, there is an actor playing the role of a teacher. She went to the store and bought some supplies for her “class.” The cashier went with the show’s plan and told her that her card has been declined. The teacher decided to return the milk she had in her cart. The people behind her felt distressed and helped her pay for her groceries. The host of the show, John Quiñones, asked why they decided to help her. They each had a different answer but all felt terrible for the teacher. (Link of the video.)

This video made me feel so obliged to my teachers. I don’t really borrow their supplies much, but I thought about the kids that do. Research shows that 94% of teachers buy their own supplies. That’s a lot of money wasted. More…

Luke Perry’s Unexpected Death Reply

Isabella Gonzalez

Luke Perry was an American actor who was known for acting in Riverdale, Beverly Hills 90210, Buffy the vampire slayer, Jeremiah, and many more amazing shows and movies. He sadly passed on March 4th, 2019 from an unexpected stroke.

His most recent TV show that he was working on before he passed, was a very popular show called Riverdale. He played the role Fred Andrews as the father of Archie, one of the main characters. He got even more known after playing this role, and this devastated many fans of him when he passed.

He was at Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank, Burbank, CA when he died. He was surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie, fiance; Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife; Minnie Sharp; mother; Ane Bennet, step-father; Steve Bennet, brother; Tom Perry, sister; Amy Coder, and many other close family and friends.

Everyone in the acting world, as well as everyone else, was very devastated to hear what had happened. Luke was one of the best and most iconic actors of all time, he will forever be missed by many.

What Is Socialism? Why Is It So Bad? 2

screenshot-www.google.com-2019.03.28-15-14-03Editor’s note: Editorials are opinion pieces that reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this publication or its staff. Constructive feedback is always welcome. 

Dylan Weber

Socialism is the new fad nowadays, but what is it? Why is it popular? And why is it immoral? This article will answer all of your questions.

Socialism is an economic and political ideology that highly shortens or eliminates the gap between social classes. Defined by dictionary.com socialism is a “Political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.”  

What socialism basically means is that all production, distribution, and exchanges are managed by the government. This means that the labor and money made by citizens belong to the community, aka the government. It is popular in today’s day and age because people don’t look at it as theft. More…

A Forgotten Sport 8

Gavin Lopez

It’s common knowledge that our school offers a variety of sports at either P.E., for fun, or to even play for our school. For example, we have flag football for both P.E. as well as our school team, likewise for volleyball soccer, softball, and basketball. Badminton is a club, and the running team/track for our school works as a club too.

We also have more obscure sports that are more centered in P.E. like Olympic handball and frisbee golf. Already you can tell we have a nice selection of sports to pick from, but there’s something that caught my curiosity recently, and I wondered why it wasn’t also included.

You may or may not know about another sport called Lacrosse; it’s a sport that doesn’t get as much attention as other sports. Some of the reasons why it’s not super mainstream are because it’s referred to as a more elite sport sometimes because of how expensive all the gear can be and all the paraphernalia that comes with it. Lacrosse is usually compared to hockey and football. Hockey for how the game works and football because its somewhat of a contact sport, but there are different versions that are less rough or require minimum if no contact. More…