Jane The Virgin Season Finale

Written By: Zoe Gamboa

Staff Reporter

Jane The Virgin, a romantic comedy show on The CW starring Gina Rodriguez, has just released their fifth and final season.

Season four left fans curious and on the edge to see what happens on the next chapter of the show. Jane Villanueva, dealt with an unexplainable pain of losing her husband, Michael Cordero, or so she thought. 

Meanwhile, Rafael Solano is planning to propose to Jane. Because Michael was technically her husband, now that he’s come back, Jane wants to discover if those feelings are still there for Michael.

On the other hand, Jane’s mother, Xiomara Villanueva, has been dealing with breast cancer since season four. Later, she gets her last Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, and discovers that she is finally cancer-free. During this time she realizes she wants to do more with her life.

Mateo Solano Villanueva, Jane and Rafaels’ son, has been dealing with some behavioral issues in school and at home. Jane and Rafael soon to find out that he has Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and they begin to try and assist him by helping him with reading and certain exercises to grasp control along with medication.

Rogelio De La Vega, Jane’s father and Xiomara’s husband, moves to New York where his new show, This is Mars, will be shot. Rogelio has also been having a hard time with his co-worker River Fields. Xiomara moves with Rogelio and decides that she will attend medical school there.

Jane has also been working on her new novel, and at the end of season five, the book auctioned for $500,000 which is very successful. The series ends with her and Rafael finally get their happy ending and them getting married.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Written By: Christa Smith

Staff Reporter/Web Design

The English release of the 16th installment in the Fire Emblem (FE) series came out on July 26th this year. This fantasy turn-based strategy game by Intelligent Systems is the first of the series to appear on the Nintendo Switch.  

Diehard Fire Emblem fans in the west could barely hold in their excitement for the new game - quickly getting out translations of Japanese previews and blowing up the trailers all over gaming social networking services (SNS). 

This massive hype has also translated into its amazing sale numbers. It is estimated to have sold 800,000 digital units of the game during launch month. Making it the second best selling game in July this year and the game with the best initial selling numbers the FE series has ever had. 

Many fans even claim that the title has revived the dying genre of turn-based tactical games. This is an amazing feat for the community considering the series’ obscure start and having been poorly received in the west in earlier years.

The game provides the player to experience a grand adventure totaling up to 240 hours worth of content - and that is just to play through all the three routes combined. Besides that, there are a lot of things for the player to do outside of the main story that could rake in even more hours. All in all, this is not a game that one could just simply fly through.

As for the synopsis of the game; Three Houses takes place in the continent of Fodlan which has been split into 3 nations ruled over by noble bloodlines. At the heart of the continent is a monastery housing an officer academy. At this academy students are expected to learn the ways of knighthood.

For each nation there is a house dedicated to it at the officer academy. The Black Eagles led by student Edelgard, The Golden Deer led by student Claude, and Blue Lions led by student Dimitri. 

The player takes the role as a professor there - with the option to play either as male or female. Eventually after interacting with all 3 houses, the player must choose a house to teach. 

From there, the player must learn how to balance their school life as a professor and as the student’s instructor and tactician on the battlefield - developing battle strategy for a victory. 

During school life, the player has access to daily life activities like training students, gardening, fishing, and developing bonds with students through interactions like tea time and gifting.

  Another big aspect of the game is also pairing off characters into romantic bonds. And another amazing feat for this Nintendo game would be it bringing back same-sex relationship options from the last 2015 title. There is a praisable increase in these options with three gay options and five lesbian ones. 

The player is exposed to a comedic, dark, dramatic and riveting fantasy political war tale. It touches on themes of war, racism, politics, and religion. While managing to pepper in perfectly timed lighted hearted moments. As a whole, the commentary and gameplay combined is while entertaining, but also extremely enlightening. 


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Division 2: Is It Worth It?

Written By: D’Khari Boggess

Staff Reporter

The Division 2, a sequel to The Division has  arrived and is better than ever. Before we dive into details and overview of Division 2, let us play catch up. The Division was released March 8th, 2016 worldwide to the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

The Division was created and developed by Tom Clancy who is responsible for other games like the critically acclaimed Rainbow SIx Siege and the Ghost Recon series.

The Division is a third person RPG shooter game that combines tactical strategies and player based skill.

Based in New York City, The Division are sleeper agent cells placed Nationwide and are the “Last Line” of defense aside from the police, military, and army.

The the Division were sent into action after a major outbreak of smallpox.The disease was so lethal it killed hundreds of thousands of people within New York City.The crisis quickly became out of control and Division agents were called to regain control of the city and bring order.

The disease was since eradicated but a strain of the virus being held in a government lab was stolen and reproduced by a mad scientist. He died due to his own creation and everyone suffered from the effect.

The disease was spread via money and got around very quickly with over half of the population dying as a result of not having  enough medicine to cure the infected.

The Division were called in when looters and chaos erupted in the city, and dangerous, lethal gangs started to form out of the ensuing chaos.

Division 2 was released on March 18th, 2019. Seven days and  three years after its predecessor The Division.

Division 2 was well received and learned from it’s avoidable mistakes they never bothered to fix in the first installment of Division.

The Division 2 is set in a post-apocalyptic Washington,Dc. The environment inside the city was overgrown by nature taking its  natural course with the occasional deer and other animals being spotted while roaming around the massive city.

The city was crawling with enemies of different factions and the president’s White House had been transformed into a Base Of Operations for your division agent.

Coming from a different part of the countryside in Virginia to combat the threats and dangers of the capital city.

The president was missing, his plane was shot down flying over an unknown location by a heavily armored battalion of ex-military troops that were molded into a ruthless gang.

The president was last reported alive and must be found at all costs, and your division agent was tasked to team up fight the threats of the city and find the president.

As you progress through the game and it’s ever so evolving level system, you unlock powerful weapons, rewards, and game changing tech that could level the playing field.

You being an agent meant you had access to tech the public had no clue it existed. Like seeker mines that explode into fire or leap in the air and explode.

The Division 2 keeps reality in check with real life like physics. Gun fights can be overwhelming and deadly if you don’t take cover or budget your ammo. Noting this game is a tactical shooter means you are more prone to dying if you like to run and gun or rush.

Division 2 has two different kinds of combat that your player can or would engage in. PVP (Player v. Player) where you are pitted against another real person playing the game. Or you can play PVE (Player vs. Enemy) which is the AI the developers have implemented into the game that real life players can fight against together or alone.

Being a standalone game with DLC(Downloadable Content) it comes with a base price of $59.99 for the standard version or the steelbook version for $109.00 that includes the first season of DLC.

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Shazam!

Written By: Shannon Clark-Ortiz

Staff Reporter


The newest superhero movie to hit the theaters premiered on April 5, 2019. This was a DC production featuring the story of a young boy named Billy (Asher Angel) who is granted superpowers and transforms into a strong, muscular adult (Zachary Levi). Billy, who was granted the power of shazam, is pursued by the evil Doctor Sivana (Mark Strong), a man who was rejected as a candidate to inherit the power of shazam.

Throughout the film, the audience is faced with many amazing characters with in-depth backstories, amazing action-packed scenes, and fitting adventurous music. The characters are interesting and fit well with the actors that play them. Although at times the comedy aspect can be a little cheezy, it is filled with many entertaining moments that fill the theater with smiles and laughs.

Overall, Shazam is a fun filled action movie great for families. Shazam stays true to the classic superhero while also adding unique plot twist which bring the characters to life and gives them their own personalities.

On My Block

Written By: Zoe Gamboa

Staff Reporter

SPOILERS AHEAD - A popular teenage Netflix show, On My Block, just recently came out with their second season. The cliffhanger of the suspicious shooting at Olivia’s quinceanera in the last episode of season one left fans wanting more.

In season two, Ruby struggles with a form of PTSD from the party, and grieves his cousins death. Along with his best friends: Monse, Cesar and Jamal. After the Rollerworld money was found under Freeridge grounds, Jamal keeps an obsessive eye over it. Bouncing it around between the tight group of friends homes. After a while, a chain of bad events happened involving the money, which led Jamal and Ruby’s grandmother to believe that the money is cursed.

While Cesar is having problems with his older brother, Oscar, Monse, Ruby and Jamal believe that the money can potentially be enough to get him far away from town and eventually out of the gang life. But before that, they have to clean the money so no one suspects that it’s illegal or “dirty money”.

Monse reunites with her mother, (Selena but changed it to Julia as a new identity), and develops a strong relationship with her. She starts to spend more time in Brentwood during the week and her mom later asks her to movie in permanently. She takes up the offer and tells Cesar, Ruby and Jamal about it. All of them are happy for her except Cesar, so he gives her an ultimatum. Either to go live in Brentwood but not be together, or stay in Freeridge as a couple. She is torn from this decision she has to make and decides that living with her mom in a safe town, is the best option. Towards the end, Oscar and Cesar’s fate eventually catch up to them.

Overall, you really see character development and how they cope with their individual hardships.

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Five Feet Apart: SPOILERS AHEAD

Zoe Gamboa

Staff Reporter

Five Feet Apart is a heartwarming drama/romance movie starring Haley Lu Richardson as “Stella Grant” and Cole Sprouse as “Will Newman”. Two teenagers in love. Both of which have an illness called Cystic Fibrosis, also referred to as CF.

Stella has been on the lung transplant list for a long time, and is hopeful to get a new set soon. Will is on a medical trial and doesn’t have much zest for life, unlike Stella. When Stella and Will meet, there is an instant spark, although having Cystic Fibrosis can be a life-threatening issue. They have to remain at least six feet apart because if not, they can catch each others germs.

Stella’s personality is bubbly, loving and a little bit of a control freak. While Will on the other hand, is carefree and does what he wants. Stella’s character grows throughout the movie because in the beginning she was a stickler for routines, taking her medication and doing her treatments ritually, but when she falls in love with Will, she realizes that CF has taken a lot of opportunities from her life.

Later in the movie, she comes to the conclusion that CF is no longer going to control her. So she takes one foot off of the six feet boundary. Hence the title, “Five Feet Apart”.

This movie has a recurring theme on the sensitive topic that life is too short. Stella begins to take risks when she learns all that CF has taken away from her. The connection between the couple will bring tears to your eyes. This heart wrenching movie will show you the importance of human touch and not to take life for granted.

Captain Marvel

Shannon Clark-Ortiz

Staff Reporter

Captain Marvel is the second major Hollywood movie to show a female superhero as its main protagonist. The Main protagonist, Carol Danvers, battles evil all while trying to find out the mysteries of her past. This is a basic but enthralling story featuring the journey of Carol becoming Captain Marvel.

The Production, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, features actionpacked scenes and a better understanding of the Marvel universe. Many familiar characters like Nick Fury and Phil Coulson are reintroduced as their younger selves. The audience is given a deeper understanding of the two characters while being introduced to new characters like Maria, Carol’s best friend.

Overall, the movie gives incite on our new female superhero that is soon to join the Avengers, and we are all waiting to see what will become of her in the upcoming movie Avengers: Endgame.

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Shane Dawson's Conspiracy Theories

Written By: Makanalei Kaeo

Editor-In-Chief

If you are living in the 21st century you would know about Shane Dawson and his monumental docuseries. Some would consider him the modern day Michael Moore or Charlie Chaplin.

Shane’s most recent project is a 2 hour long conspiracy theory video. Before becoming a big documentarian, Shane was known for his conspiracy videos. He brought things like the Mandela effect to people’s attention and questioned a lot of things as well.

In this video he touched on things such as iPhone theories, digital enhanced facial replacement, the California wildfires, and subliminal messaging in cartoons. These are pretty deep topics that he touched on.

One conspiracy that stuck out to people the most was his iPhone theories. Just these past couple weeks it came to light that when you Facetime someone, even if you reject the call there are still ways for them to listen in. This freaked out a lot of people, mainly iPhone users. Although Dawson didn’t outright address the issue he talked about ones similar to it. Like their live camera feature and Siri listening to everything.

Then he went on to explain the theories behind the Woolsey fires that occurred in California. One theory was that the fires were intentional because of the way the aftermath looked. Another was that the Woolsey fire was used as a distraction from the Campfire that happened somewhere else in California and was far more deadly. Lastly the most convincible conspiracy was that it was intentionally started to get insurance money on homes. Many thought this was a reach in all aspects and it was a simple wildfire that occurs a lot in California.

He then touched on the topic of “deep fakes” that were getting very advanced. He was explaining the  consequences if these aren’t put under control. He even went to the extent of a war breaking out. Of course these are all theories but they bring very valid points.

The subliminal messaging conspiracy he talked about was a tad bit too dark for some of his young audience. But it just brought attention to something that went under the radar for a very long time.

His second video focused on three topics in particular: Chuck E. Cheese’s pizza, the relationship of a fellow youtuber, and a new voice modifying app.

Chuck E. Cheese is known for many things, their pizza included. But Shane Dawson recently exposed speculations about their pizza. That speculation being Chuck E. Cheese takes uneaten pizza from tables and pieces them together to make a new pizza. The unevenness and different sizes of the pizza slices seem to be the biggest piece of evidence. Since the video Chuck E. Cheese has denied these allegations.

The next two topics were a tad bit too taboo to include but both taught very important lessons.

These videos were not made to invoke paranoia but instead shed light and raise awareness. It is up to you how you take it.

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Glass


Written By: Zoe Gamboa

Staff Reporter

Glass, an American superhero thriller film written, produced, and directed by M. Knight Shyamalan. This trilogy and the final sequel to Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), keeps you wanting more.

The main characters, Elijah Price, also known as “Mr. Glass” (portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson), a mastermind who thinks he has the capability to create superheroes. Kevin Wendell Crumb, (portrayed by James McAvoy), who struggles with multiple personality disorder, has one specific frightening personality. “The Beast”, who has killed many around the world. After an encounter with Kevin, David Dunn (portrayed by Bruce Willis), tries to cease this supernatural being from harming others furthermore. Also, the mysterious Mr. Glass knows some horrific secrets that are essential to both Kevin and David.

All three men find themselves stuck in a mental hospital accompanied by Dr. Ellie Staple, (portrayed by Sarah Paulson). A psychiatrist who specializes in individuals who think they are superhuman. She wants to assure them that they are not in fact, superheroes.

The acting is truly unbelievable. James McAvoy’s ability to shift Kevins different personalities from one to another, almost seems effortless for him. The storyline is also gripping. David Dunn, who believes he is almighty and untouchable, shows a different side of him. He refers to himself as a “protector”, which makes it seem that maybe he’s not all that bad.

The suspenseful music that occurs in the trio brawl, engages you even more. The special effects within this movie is absurd. For example, the appearance of “The Beast” is perfectly fitting and unimaginable any other way. The psychological aspect of the movie, shows backstories of all three characters revealing the childhood misery and trauma they’ve all been through. Knowing the different stories of their past, makes you more informed about their decisions later on in the movie.

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2018 Bops

Written By: Makanalei Kaeo

Editor-In-Chief

This year has left an impact in terms of music and the variety of music. There was a large spike in different genres this year, and it shows in multiple charts. Here are some of the most memorable.

Unsurprisingly Drake took the number one spot on 2018 Billboard’s Hot 100 with his hit “God’s Plan”. Released in January of last year, it soon became a big time song that was stuck in people’s heads for months on end.

Following suit was Ed Sheeran’s, “Perfect”. In 2017 Ed topped the chart with his song “Shape of You”. Even with his hiatus it shows that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Post Malone seemed to be a name that kept coming up this year in the music world. With his record breaking songs like,
“Rockstar”, “Psycho”, and “Better Now”. He definitely left his mark on the industry and he won’t be forgotten.

This was also a big year for up and coming artists like Khalid, Ella Mai, and Billie Eilish. Ever since Khalid’s smash song, “Location” he has been making it harder to not consider him one of the best artists of this generation. Ella Mai is a new contemporary R&B artist who blew up with her song “Boo’d up”. It is evident her talent will only flourish from here on out. Billie Eilish who has been on the scene for a while is beginning to show the world who she is and what she is capable of. Her genre leans more towards a soft pop. It tugs on the heart strings of many who listen to her.

This year was also a year of comebacks. In the fall, Eminem made a big bounce back with his surprise album, “Kamikaze”. After receiving a lot of criticism for his last album “Revival” he came back to tell his critics that he is just as prevalent as he was in the early 2000’s.

I would keep an eye for C-Pop and their artists. They have made a mark this year and a big one for that matter. Artists like Lay Zhang and Jackson Wang are dabbling in western music and it shows promising results.

We can’t talk about 2018 music without mentioning the epidemic that is K-Pop. Although K-Pop was big elsewhere it really began to make an impact in the US. That is due to the recent success of the boy group BTS. Before BTS some artists that were very successful in the US was PSY and Big Bang. But in 2018 the K-Pop has experienced a surge of fans in the west. From the way it’s looking it seems as though it will only get bigger from here.

Let us know some of your favorite songs of 2018 and your predictions of who will conquer 2019!

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch-ed?

Written by: Jean Hernandez

Staff Reporter

In December of 2018, the creators of the widely popular Netflix series Black Mirror came out with an interactive movie called Bandersnatch. Bandersnatch is an adventure story that lets you choose your own ending. The movie follows a boy, Stefan Butler, in which he gets the opportunity to create his own video game based off a book called Bandersnatch. The video game is just like the movie.

Throughout the movie, you'll be asked to make a decision and whichever one you choose, you'll have to face the consequences and hopefully try to give Butler the best ending possible.

This movie is a thrill ride of excitement. You never truly know where the choice takes you due to the fact that if you go back to the same choice as before, there is a chance that you won't follow the same timeline as the choice given to you in your previous option.

Also throughout the movie, the main character knows something is wrong and he feels like he's being controlled by someone else. He sometimes even speaks and ask for the person who is controlling him to guide him into the best decision possible.

Even though many watchers have tried to give him the best ending, it just wasn't possible and it all just led up to failure and disappointment by him and the other characters

If you haven’t watched Bandersnatch yet, this would be definitely recommended but you just have to make sure that you have the time of day to actually do this and the willpower to keep going back and repeating the same process.

The one downside of this is that you have to have a Netflix account to be able to watch it or else it won’t work on other sites. Even if you do have Netflix, it does also depend on the type of device that you are streaming it off of.

As for the show Black Mirror, it is a much watch. It focuses around the idea that the use of technology, the internet, and the idea of self interest is actually ruining society as we know it.

With this, each episode is completely different and all of the episodes have a different cast with its own focus point.

Both are exceptionally good and worth the the hype that they are getting.

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Ice Skating at the Cosmopolitan

Written By: Jean Hernandez

Staff Reporter

Winter in Las Vegas is finally here and the city is starting to bring in the winter festivities.

            One of the traditional winter celebrations is ice skating and the rink at the Cosmopolitan is the perfect place to go.

The Cosmopolitan turns it’s swimming pool into a somewhat of a winter wonderland that fits for the season. With the weather being just the right temperature and even having heaters with a seating area for the guest if they don't want to skate.

Starting prices to skate is only ten dollars, they give you just more than a deal.

            The skates range in all men’s sizes and are easy to walk in, contrary to what you see on television.

           There are multiple things to do as well if you don't feel like skating. There is a pool table, air hockey, and even a place to lounge and watch some tv.

           Although, to be able to skate you must sign a waiver form but a parent or guardian has to sign off on. Unless of course you are above the age of 18.

           The Cosmo put on a great time for their guest and the staff is just wonderful. Before winter ends, make sure to visit it and make some long lasting memories with the ones you care for.

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The Grinch: Hit or Miss?

Written by: Shannon Clark-Ortiz

Rookie Reporter

Narrated by Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, released on November 9, 2018, elaborates on Dr. Seuss' classic book about the Christmas-hating Grinch, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The new take on this classic tale takes you on an adventure to steal Christmas from the Who’s in Whoville.

You’re reintroduced to your favorite childhood characters like the mean Mr. Grinch and kind hearted Cindy Lou Who, as well as new characters like Fred the oversized reindeer and Cindy Lou’s trusted friend Goopert.

The animation adaptation is filled with beautiful and bright illustrations and artistry accompanied by music fitting of each scene. The characters were well developed and each had a more in-depth background story than in previous versions of the story. Everything for the scenery to the characters just comes to life. It is a wonderful and magical Christmas tale that everyone should see.

EXO Comeback: Don't Mess Up Their Tempo

Written By: Makanalei Kaeo

Editor-in-chief

After a year of waiting, EXO has finally come back with their diverse album Don’t Mess Up My Tempo.

EXO is a South Korean boy group under SM Entertainment. The 9 member group is very renowned in Korea and are even considered the Nation’s Representative by many, including President Moon (South Korean President).

The previous album before this was The War, which was released July of 2017. Afterwards they went on a year long hiatus, leaving their fans anxious and waiting for their come back.

When the teasers dropped in the beginning of October 2018, fans everywhere went crazy. It was announced they would return on November 2nd.

As soon as pre-order was available many did. Don’t Mess Up My Tempo broke records before it was even released. The album became the most pre-ordered album in Korea with over a million sales. This made EXO quintuple million sellers, which has never been done before in KPOP history. They have also recently accomplished a record of 10 million cumulative album sales, which is the most that any artist of the 21st century has accomplished.

Many fans were also excited because it was revealed that Lay (Zhang Yixing), would be participating in this comeback. After almost 2 years of solo work, he would be returning.

The concept of the album is an abstract one. All their albums play into one another in some way and this one was no different. The boys would return to the red cube after just escaping.

Their title track Tempo is a very different kind of genre from most. They included a variety of sounds. The most talked about part was the bridge. In the bridge they did something that was never even considered before. They gave an acapella bridge. No group in KPOP history has done this before so it shows how different and unique EXO is from most groups.

Compared to many of their other title tracks, Tempo is definitely one to remember.

The album was filled with many kinds of genres ranging from EDM to ballads. Here is a breakdown of the setlist:

Sign is a very upbeat track with a distinct kind of beat. It’s a kind of song that EXO hasn’t tried yet but somehow seemed to do effortlessly.

Ooh La La La is a very slow song with a kind of Latin vibe. The vocals in the song play well with the raps. This a title track worthy song.

Gravity gives off an 80’s vibe with the beat and music. It’s a song that would have done well with The War.

With You is very different from a lot of the other songs off the album. The music is just very consistent and has a futuristic feel to it.

24/7 gives you a jazz and R&B vibe. It is very catchy and has an addictive chorus. You can’t help but move to this song when you hear it.

Bad Dream starts off as a soft kind of song but quickly goes into another upbeat, lively song. It displays EXO’s vocal line well.

Damage is an off the bat, very hardcore song. From the beat to the raps, it is evident this song was meant to play while working out.

Smile On My Face is a softer song that plays around with their vocals. It could be considered a ballad, which is something EXO majors in when it comes to music. The meaning behind the song is deep as well. It really shows a softer side of the album.

Oasis is another soft kind of song that leans more toward vocals. The beat is different from the rest and has a lot of changes that makes it unique. The chorus is another catchy one, that you can’t help but sing along to.

Overall the album was different from anything you have seen thus far in the KPOP industry. It has been a known routine for EXO to comeback big and waiting a year just made it more anticipated and more appreciated.

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Escape Rooms

Written By: Christa Smith

Staff Reporter

To get into the spooky spirit of October, I spent my Sunday morning checking out a local escape room in the area.

The location I picked was “Rush to Escape”. It is one of the few escape rooms in the Henderson area (considering that the majority of them are on the strip). From Liberty High School it is only a 14 minute drive.

Pricing is also pretty decent, with $35.00 per head. As my group was a total of 3 people, we had a total of $105. Which is comparatively cheaper compared to most escape rooms. Each room requires a minimum of 3 people per group and a maximum of 8 people. And each room is timed at 60 minutes.

Immediately after entering the venue, you notice the great ambience of the front room. Lots of fun colors and patterns like orange and brick. On the right, there is a flat screen TV playing a slideshow of pictures of the room options available. And on the left hand side there is a great area full of complimentary items - a popcorn machine and a Kureig machine.

Before entering your room, you are greeted by a member of the staff who’ll make you sign a liability sheet beforehand. And soon you’re whisked away to the escape room you booked.

Personally, my group and I went for the easiest room (as described on their official site), the Prison Break room. There are 2 other rooms available (an inspired heist room and a Sherlock Holmes inspired one) if you’d like to go for something harder.

To set the scene of the ‘Prison Break’ escape room, you’ve gotten locked up in prison after a successful heist that ended with an accomplice double crossing you by turning you into the police. The prison is notorious for its foolproof security with only one group of inmates ever escaping, that being 16 years ago. Fortunately, you know a man on the outside who manages to make arrangements for you to move to these abandoned cells that have been once escaped from. However, he can only buy an hour for you to go through with your escape plan.

To not spoil the whole game I’ll only go over the story’s starting point. You start off in a room with two prison cells. How your party is distributed into the cells depends on the number of people in the group. Since we were a group of 3, we had 2 in one cell and one in the other.

Once you’re locked into the cells, you are then handcuffed to the bars of the cell. And from there you have to work together to get out of your handcuffs and navigate your way out of the cell and the other puzzles you’ll face.

My group spent a good 10 to 15 minutes just on figuring out how to remove the handcuffs so we were pretty worried about how we were going to manage the rest of our time. But, luckily enough at all times you have a staff member who is overseeing the whole operation to walk you through all the puzzles with hints on the speaker.

Experiencing an escape room is definitely a good way to kick off the month of October that everyone should consider.

Bonnie Screams

Written By: Joseph Gallegos

Staff Reporter

The Halloween season is officially underway in the Las Vegas valley. With Fright dome being a no-go this year, many people crave haunted attractions in Vegas.

Look no further than Bonnie Screams, which most know as, Bonnie Springs.  

15 minutes outside of Vegas, Bonnie Screams puts you right in the Red Rock Desert.  

It offers multiple haunted houses, along with a zombie paintball bus. You board the bus and travel through the Red Rock desert. You will be given a paintball gun and will shoot through the windows to keep the zombies away.

Entering its 11th year, Bonnie Screams will be open October 4th-31st.

With no Fright Dome this year Bonnie Screams hopes to be the #1 Halloween attraction in the valley.

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The Nun

Written By: Joseph Gallegos

Staff Reporter

With the Halloween season here fanatics of Halloween wonder, what movies could some enjoy during the Halloween season?

One of the top 2018 horror films is the Nun (Corin Hardy). If you loved the movie the Conjuring (James Wan), this movie feels very similar.

Without spoiling too much, The Nun is about a young Nun taking her life in Romania. A priest and novitiate risk their lives by investigating her death.

During the investigation, expect pop-ups and other scares that will have you jumping out your seat.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet

Written By: Jean Hernandez

Staff Reporter

   

Coming out on November 21st, 2018, is a Disney movie that incorporates all of their stories into one. The academy award nominee Wreck It Ralph is finally getting a squeal called Ralph Breaks the Internet.

       After Ralph and Vanellope saved their games in the first movie, watchers are greeted with Ralph and Vanellope finding out that they are able to travel to the internet.

       They make their trip there and are amazed by this whole new world in front of them. Many apps, games, and even the annoying pop up ads that say you won something is included.

      Ralph and Vanellope end up finding this racing game which to their unliking, all the characters don't accept them. To show that Vanellope is also a racer, she ends up racing the top character and beats them at their own game.

       Vanellope wants to find the most super intense and nuts website out there. They end up going to Disney. Put in the Disney world, Vanellope meets all the other Disney princesses.  

       This part of the trailer has sparked a lot of buzz around the real life internet cause this is the first time that all princesses have been in the same scene and room in all of Disney history.

       “I'm just so excited to see all the Disney princess all in one room together,” Ashley Alvarado (10).

       The media has been very excited for this movie release since the day it was announced it was getting a sequel. Some people though have had very different opinions of the release of this film.

       “The first movie was cool and all but I just wasn't fascinated with it,” said Maurice Hampton (11) on why he wouldn't want to go and see it.

       Nonetheless, with over 15 million views on the first official trailer, it is expected to be a big hit and even earn more than the first movie did on the first weekend. 

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