Sex Education is a British original Netflix show that first aired in January 11, 2019. Main character Asa Butterfield is Otis Milburn in the tv show. Alongside Asa, his best friend in the show Nctui Gatawa plays a gay character named Eric Effiong. Asa’s love interest is Emma Mackey who plays Maeve Wiley. A socially awkward high school student named Otis has no sexual experience at all. His mother Jean is a sex therapist. He’s surrounded by manuals, sex videos, and open conversations due to his mother. He becomes a “sex god” to his classmates once they all found out about his home life. He meets a girl named Maeve and they do an underground sex therapy clinic to help the students at his school that are struggling with their problems. The students pay them and they get advice in return. Its comedy, heartfelt yet so mature and genuine. The cast and crew came out with a second season on January 17, 2020. The new season focuses on people realizing who they actually are, sexual assault, rehab, plot twists and more sex advice. Raquel Rosete, a senior at Estancia High School has said, “Sex Education is a show everyone needs to watch! It’s really great and funny. My favorite character is Maeve because she goes through so much yet pushes through.”
Reporter: Leslie Venture
Aaron Hernandez was a man that convicted murderer and American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). His career ended in 2013 after his arrest and conviction of murder of Odin Lloyd. He was born on November 6, 1989 and died on April 19, 2017. Hernandez was found hanging in his jail cell days after a double homicide. He had a child with Shayanna Jenkins, it was a girl named Avielle Janelle Hernandez. Netflix came out with a limited documentary about him that came out on January 15, 2020. Twitter has visualized how “hot he is” and how “sad that he was a murderer”. People don’t realize how badly this man was dangerous. Andrew Padilla, a student that graduated from Estancia High School has watched the series has said, “I don’t like how social media is trying to justify what he did or tries to ignore that he killed somebody. He’s a murderer. Plain and Simple.” He was a manipulator and liar. It was also revealed that Hernandez had been suffering from an advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, at the time of his death. Commonly found in football players and other athletes who participate in high-impact sports, CTE is often marked by problems with controlling aggression, mood swings, lapses in judgment and varying degrees of dementia. Which is why, he became the person he was.
Reporter: Leslie Ventura
Right when the champagne drama was finishing, fresh drama comes up. In this episode we start with Hannah Ann and Kelsey crying with the other ladies of the house. Hannah Ann said “I would never do that to someone,” she sobs to Alexa. “Why would I steal champagne?” Alexa and the rest of the women look like they’re sick to death of hearing Kelsey and Hannah Ann whimper about their fizzy feud. “I’m sure Peter is exhausted from dealing with this thing for two days,” notes Alayah.
While this is happening downstairs, Victoria F is getting ready for her one-on-one date with Peter. The Bachelor picks her up in a vintage truck. They drive through Peter’s hometown and stop at a cowboy store to pick some boots a cowboy hat for Victoria F. . Peter shows her how to line dance, they leave the shop and go to a bar to dance.
While back in the house Kelsey and Hannah Ann talk by the poolside. Kelsey tell Hannah Ann, “Using unkind words to you, I apologize for that but that is not bullying.”Kelsey claims the whole thing wasn’t actually about the champagne “I don’t even like champagne!”,“You don’t know me,” says Hannah Ann. “So why call me fake?” Kelsey and Hannah Ann go back and forth and Kelsey just leaves and walks away because they aren't getting anywhere.
Kelsey and Peter have dinner in an airplane hangar, Victoria F. opens up to Peter about how her life was really hard growing up without a dad and a mom becoming a drug addict after her dad died. Kelsey said,“My dad passed away when I was really young, and after that, my mom… kinda fell into addiction, we were in and out of shelters growing up.” Victoria’s story is pretty upsetting, with her mother struggling and her dad gone, she had to be a caretaker for her little sister at a very young age. “I would literally, like, peel a potato and cut it in half and put salt and pepper on it, I'd make sure my sister was, like, taken care of.” Peter then said, “You deserve it all, this shows me what kind of person you are.” Peter goes ahead and gave Victoria P. the date rose.
Back in the mansion Sydney thinks that Alayah is being fake and isn’t here for Peter. Sydney says, “With Alayah, I can tell something’s off about that girl, she is just all fake.” Early next morning, all of the women on the group date Kiarra, Sarah, Tammy, Kelley, Shiann, Savannah, Sydney, and Alayah get a literal rude awakening.That muscular woman in the tube socks and tank top is there on behalf of former Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise contestant Demi Burnett. “Wake up you maggots! Rise and shine!” bellows Demi, who then orders. The women downstairs for their group date instructions. Demi leaves some pj’s that the girls going to the date have to wear.
On the date, the girls had a pillow fight. The winner would be crowned, now in the house Alayah and Sydney don’t get along and in the pillow fight they go against each other and Alayah wins and Sydney is mad because she thinks she doesn’t deserve it.
During the cocktail party Sydney confronts Alayah and says, “You sound so rehearsed,” Sydney continues, “and so, like,on… But if you come in here worrying about how you’re perceived, then you’re not going to be your real self to Peter. And, like, that’s what he’s here to find, like a real person.” Alayah didn’t care what Sydeny said, she just rolled her eyes and didn’t say anything to her. Sydney then talked to Peter and tell her about Alayah, “When the cameras show up and the lights are on, and there’s that time for some camera time, like, it’s like a whole different person… I just, like, don’t want you to get blinded by that.” This sent Peter into questioning if she here for the right thing. When Peter got back to the ladies, and tells them “ If you aren’t real with me and you’re a different person when you’re off camera, then you aren’t here for the same thing as I am.” At the end of the group date Sydney gets the rose for being so real with Peter.
The next day, Chris Harrison arrives and adds to the tension by informing the women that Peter will be coming over to hang with them at the pool and after that, they’ll go straight to a rose ceremony. Peter arrive say, “ I’m not really feeling my best, I unfortunately, I guess, kinda feel a little bit of doubt creeping in with all this.”
Before the party commences, Peter pulled Sydney aside. The Bachelor apologizes to her for putting her on the spot on the group date, and she forgives him. Peter grabs ladies one by one and ask them about Alayah. Kelsey told him “while Alayah is a “great” person, she also “acts a certain way when the camera’s on.” Natasha informs Peter that “Sydney was not wrong” about Alayah, while Lexi notes that, “Alayah is one of those people who “kind of turn it on a little bit for the cameras.” When Alayah tried to hash things out with Sydney a second time, it does not go well. They went back and forth and don’t get to a point. Peter is now worry of all the things the girls have said about Alayah and leaves and most of the ladies are worried because half of them haven’t had time to talk to him and they could be sent home.
When the rose ceremony came and starts calling out names. He came to his two roses and his breaking point. Should he give Alayah a rose or should he listen to his gut. Rather than make a decision on his own, he leaves the room to consult with Chris Harrison.Peter returns to the Rose Room… followed by Harrison, who snatches one of the remaining roses from the table. “There’s been a little bit of a change tonight,” he announces. “This is now the final rose tonight.” And it goes to… Mykenna! Alayah left and the girls were happy because the drama was leaving but little did they know. In the next episode, the girls leave to Cleveland, Ohio. Kelsey and Victoria F. get the one-on-one date and Alayah comes back.
Reporter: Amairani Sandoval
Schools should stop selling high fat, sodium, and sugary foods. If schools keep selling food with so much high sodium, sugar and fat, which means they “don’t care” about the students’ health. In the last few years, evidence has mounted that too much of these appealing ingredients often invisibly included in beverages, processed foods and restaurant fare, harms health. For example many schools give students sodas when they should give them water, milk or 100% orange juice or apple juice. Sugary drinks have increased obesity in the United States. A 12 ounce can of soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar, and the average teenager consumes about three cans a day.
At Estancia High School, they have a lot of options for students to pick from. Options include a fruit salad or salad with chicken, beef or vegan burger. Bianca Ceja a senior stated, “I haven't had a bad experience with any of the food at school, sometimes I will get chips right after I am done eating, for like a snack but it is very rare.”
Schools should stop giving their students high fat, sodium, and high sugar foods because it isn’t healthy for them and have the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, the potential to be diagnosed with obesity, heart disease and even certain types of cancer. At this point we should be aware of what we should be eating and everyone too.
Reporter: Amairani Sandoval
On January 17, 2020, the late Mac Miller’s family released his sixth studio album, over a year after the singer’s accidental overdose. MIller’s new album titled, “Circles”, includes the album single, “Circles”.
The single “Circles” is a very emotionally deep song, as the references the struggles a person will experience throughout their life. The song lyrics state, “Stumbling around,you been guessing your direction. Next step, you can’t see at all...Trust me I’ve tried I just end up right at the start of the line.” These few verses explain how people will struggle with life and the goals they have, but how they will fail many, many times, causing what seems like an endless cycle.
Even though the song talks about failure, it also gives hope to people. The lyrics read, “Do not be afraid, do not be afraid...Don’t you put any more stress on yourself, it’s one day at a time.” This means that it acceptable to fail in the world, but that doesn’t mean one should just give up entirely. You should embrace the failure, and as the song states, “it’s one day at a time,” stating success will not come overnight, but it’s a gradual process, and if we rush into things, then we are more likely to fail.
Over all, “Circles” and all the other songs on Mac Miller’s album are astonishing songs addressing surreal topics in today’s world, including coping with depression, relationships, and figuring out one’s self. The album consisted of 11 other songs, with “Blue World” and “Good News” being some of the more favorable singles. As of now, the “Circles” album was the only music was working on at the time of his death. Other artists that are similar to Mac Miller were the late XXXTentacion, J.Cole, and Macklemore.
Reporter: Andrew Camberos
The film Jojo Rabbit was released on October 18, 2019. The film is a comedy drama that has a cast of up and coming actors, and several that are famously known. The cast includes actor/director Taika Waittti, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant, Rebel Wilson, and Aflie Allen, who all standout in the movie.
Jojo Rabbit is a movie about a young boy named Jojo (Davis), who is growing up in Nazi Germany during WWII. As a German boy, he idolizes Adolf Hitler, so he becomes part of the Hitler Youth, and his imaginary friend is HItler (Waittti) himself. Jojo lives with his mother Rosie (Johansson), and although they have a good relationship, they often clash when it comes to Hitler and how he believes that their race is superior. One day, Jojo finds out his mother his hiding a young Jewish girl, Elsa(McKenzie). At first, Jojo is frightened and fearful of the girl, as the nazi regime made Jewish people look like mosters and not human. For a long time, he would treat the girl as his enemy, but overtime, he befriends her and slowly starts to change his views on his beliefs, realizing people of other races are people too.
The movie starts off as a comedic film, as the director made Nazis seem like a joke for the first half, but once Jojo discovers Elsa in his house, the film shifts to the more serious aspects There are several events in the movie that take place that helps reshape Jojo’s views on the world.
This mood shift was a surprise to many that watched the film, which proved to be successful. Overall, the movie is a good comedic film, and at the same time has well directed emotional parts. I would give the film an 8/10, because the directing was very good, the film quality was stellar, as well as the acting. The only real issue with the movie is the comedic part of the film seemed very short compared to the more serious part of the movie, and the mood shift came out of nowhere, with no development. If you liked other movies from Taika Waittti, such as Thor and Avengers, you will like this movie because they are all excellently directed, good plot and direction, and the picture quality is also superb.
Reporter: Andrew Camberos
Another week, another midpoint rose ceremony, another episode that ends with a woman sobbing. This week's episode opens up where Hannah was deciding whether to give it a second try or just move on and leave it in the past. Meanwhile the girls are waiting for Peter to come back to the group date. They spend a few more minutes hugging and cuddling and not quite kissing, but finally Peter has had enough. “I can’t do this,” he says. He wipes the sparkles from Hannah’s dress off his jeans and heads back to the women, who have been patiently composing their sex stories for his future amusement. Peter gathers all the ladies together and informs him that he’s canceling the date, well the daytime portion, at least. “I’m just not in the right headspace right now to have fun with you guys and enjoy this,” he says. “This is not fair to you all, at all.” But drinks later, okay? The ladies were very annoyed.
Heading into the drinks, Peter tells the girls “Hannah is in the past and she gone from my life and I would like to start a new chapter with one of you ladies.” Natasha is not on board with this idea.“I want to get to know a free Peter,” she fumes. “I don’t want to get to know a chained Peter.” When she sits down with the Bachelor, Natasha lets him know she’s “really upset” about everything that’s happened, and she doesn’t think it’s fair that Peter is working out his issues “at the expense” of the other women.
Moving on to Sydney, Peter and Sydney have a very personal talk. Sydney talks to Peter how she had to deal with a lot of “racial profiling” while growing up in Birmingham, Alabama. She and Peter make out for a bit, and then it’s time for Mykenna and Peter to have some one-on-one time… most of which involves making out. The rose date goes on and Sydney gets the group date rose.
We’re back in the mansion and it’s time for the cocktail party, Kelsey plans her one-on-one with Peter while Kelsey plans to open a bottle of champagne she’s been saving for a special moment. She goes into the house to get Peter but Mykenna grabs and leaves with him and she got mad because Mykenna had a date with Peter and she didn’t. Once Mykenna is done with Peter she walks back in the house and Kelsey tells her “You disrespected me, and I know you don’t really care.” This leaves Kelsey very emotional, then of the girls grab her to fix her makeup before she sits with Peter. She goes outside and Peter and Hannah Ann pass by where her champagne is and they open it up. Kelsey hears it, gets up goes around the corner to check and she sees they’re drinking her bottle. She runs off to the bathroom and Peter goes after her while Hannah Ann is all confused about why she got mad. The rest of the girls tell Hannah Ann about her bottle and Hannah Ann feels bad because she didn’t know. Peter leaves and Kelsey doesn’t want to talk to him, he leaves she comes out and Hannah Ann wants to talk to her but Kelsey starts storming on her. After that all happens, she finally sits down with Peter and share a romantic toast until she drinks from the bottle and gets all wet.
Chris Harrison walks in and says, “Ladies it's time for the rose ceremony.” Three of them leave and the rest of the girls celebrate a toast with Peter.
The next day, is the first real group date of the week, starring Alexa, Mykenna, Natasha, Deandra, Lexi, Victoria F., Kelsey, and Hannah Ann. They meet Peter in front of Revolve, the ladies are going to get some free clothes on this date, but they’re also going to have to compete in a fashion show modeling their clothes. The winner gets over 40 shopping bags filled with Revolve clothing and accessories. The winner of this group date is Hannah Ann. Victoria F gets mad that she won, cries and wants to leave. Peter later on, talks to her and pulls her out and she wants the cameras to leave them for a bit. After they finish talking Peter takes Hannah Ann to talk when Hannh Ann tells Peter what happened with Kelsey and her and she says she felt bulled from Kelsey which then Peter goes and gets Kelsey and tells her what Hannah Ann told and Kelsey cries and tell the girls what Hannah Ann told Peter. The episode ends with Kelsey running off to the bathroom and crying tears of frustration (again). “There’s a difference between me saying not nice words to her face,” sobs Kelsey, “and constantly bullying somebody.”
Next week on The Bachelor, more crying with a pillow fight competition and the return of Demi Burnett from The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise.
Reporter: Amairani Sandoval
Fashion Week is the most anticipated event in the fashion industry. What is fashion week? Fashion week is a series of designer presentations held biannually in Paris, Londen, Milan, and New York, with spring/summer and autumn/winter events held each year. Fashion week took place in Paris ( Monday, September 23-Tuesday-October 1) and New York (September 6-Saturday, September 14). Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation for Paris and CFDA for New York. Fashion Week is held at venues throughout the cities.
Fashion Week is part of the “Big 4”, which means four cities. Each of these cities is a fashion capital of the world. Fashion week happens twice a year in the major fashion capitals of the world; New York, London , Milan and Paris. Models walk the runway and show different types of styles. An example can be haute couture, which is held semiannually for the spring/summer and autumn/winter seasons. In addition, every year, famous brands like Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Céline host their shows in historical places such as the Carrousel du Louvre and the Grand Palais.
The first Fashion Week was held in 1945 in the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture established another set of rules to regulate and determine Haute Couture houses. In order to meet the criteria, the house had to ensure they followed the updated rules including in each season, a couture house must present a collection of at least 35 runs with both daytime and evening wear to the Paris press. Others included having at least 20 members on staff, and that every design must include fittings and be made-to-order for the clientele.
The next Fashion Week will start in New York from Feb 6- Feb 13, London will be next Feb 14- Feb 18 and last will be Milan from Feb 18- Feb 24.
Reporter: Amairani Sandoval
Airline pilot Peter Weber begins his search for love, meeting 30 accomplished women eager to catch his eye. The show starts off with all the 30 girls backgrounds, most all of them have a pretty good job such as a caregiver, nurse, attorney, and flight attendant. Chris Harrison asks Peter about Hannah Brown, which is obvious foreshadowing for Hannah’s crashing the episode later. But before we get there, we see some truly iconic limo intros. One of the women’s grandmas wrote Peter a letter which is sweet but also a little premature, right?
As time goes on and the girls are in the mansion waiting to talk to Peter, a limo pulls up and miss Hannah Brown pulls up and all the 30 girls are shocked as all who are watching. Hannah Brown pulls up and gives Peter back his wings that he gave her when they first meet on Hannah season (season 15 of The Bachelorette). He assures the other woman she’s not coming back onto the show. (Little did they know.)
Chris Harrison comes by and drops off the first-impression rose, so now it’s on. Hannah Ann and Peter bond about being close with their families. The other women snark at Hannah Ann laughing with Peter and say, “Maybe she’s funny,” which is actually an excellent shade, but in the end, Hannah Ann gets the first impression rose.
On the first group date, nine women get flight training. They have to do math, define oddly sexual plane terms, and spin on an orbit machine that simulates fake turbulence. Victoria P. is terrified of this because she has PTSD from vomiting after a teacup ride growing up. Peter comforts Victoria in the bathroom after she throws up. After this, the women then have to compete in a plane- themed obstacle course. Kelly ends up coming on top but she cheated in the obstacle course in which annoys the other women. Her prize was a private plane ride with Peter. At the end of the first group date, Kelly gets the rose which means she is saved from the second rose ceremony.
Onto the one-on-one date, which goes to Madison. On this date, Peter takes Madison to his house in which her parents are renewing their vows and takes her to the ceremony. After the ceremony, they go to dinner in which they talk about their parents and love. They kiss. She gets a rose. Peter’s family comes in while they are dancing and they all start to dance.
Hannah Brown returns to host the second group date. The women weren’t very happy about it. In this group date, they will have to talk about the most awarded place they have had sex. She starts it, says her story about how she had sex in a windmill with Peter and how they did it 4 times. The girl have their time to start writing their story. While that is happening, Peter goes backstage and Hannah is crying her eyes out and they start talking about how Hannah regrets sending Peter home. "I question what I should’ve done,” Hannah continues, referencing their relationship. “I question a lot.” To this, Peter asks Hannah if it ever crossed her mind to ask him out the way she did Tyler at the end of her season.“Do you regret sending me home?” Peter asks, to which Hannah says, “Yeah, I question it all the time.” They go back and forth like this for a while. “I know there’s still something there,” Hannah says.
The first episode ends as Peter asks Hannah to join and come back and give it another try. In the next episode, we will know Hannah’s answer. At the end, the show gives clips on the next episode which is a lot of crying and threatening Peter, Victoria F said, I’ll leave and Hannah can stay” which can mean she might have stayed, but who knows.
Reporter: Amairani Sandoval
The Orange County and L.A. area is a breeding ground for independent music artists. One group to arise from the babble is Mind Monogram, a spacey alt rock quartet consisting of Edgar A. Ruiz, Christian Caro, Billy Azzurdia, and Bryam M. Mejia.
In 2014, Ruiz started recording a solo project with help from Caro. Quickly, the project became a full band as the other members were added.
With each member, an aspect of their whole style was added as they each brought their own influences. The influences include music from the 50s and 60s to modern indie and hip-hop. They focus on creating moods and atmosphere in their music, and have created a unique “vibe”.
They can be found on Spotify or Youtube, and their most recent song “11:11” is a great example of their entire style. “Chasing Rabbits” and “Insomniac” are also great examples of their chill sound.
When asked for advice on becoming a musician for a career, they responded, “follow your instincts and the rest will follow. Your sound will develop and everything will continue to progress. As for making a career of it, invest time in your craft to reach that goal. Stay creative throughout life and see where that leads you.”
Reporter: John Servin