Arts & Entertainment

Binge watching booms during quarantine

By Maddie Qualls, staff writer With increased free time in quarantine, many students have turned to TV, increasing their screen time and subscriptions to streaming services.  In a survey answered by 453 Maria Carrillo High School students, almost 93 percent said they use Netflix. This overwhelming statistic mirrors worldwide patterns. According to The Los Angeles […]

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Apple Music vs. Spotify

By Megan Chang, staff writer A long-standing feud that has driven friends and family into raging debates: Spotify or Apple Music—sorry, Pandora.The competition between these two rivalries is intense, as Spotify has a family of 130 million subscribers and Apple has 70 million users. With quarantine, music serves as a bigger outlet than ever, whether […]

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‘Legally Blonde’ promising until lawfully canceled

By Audrey Moessing, copy editor Legally Blonde was supposed to open March 27 to the excitement–and jitters–of the Maria Carrillo High School drama department, but is fated never to show. Beyond the upheaval of the coronavirus pandemic, the original production and process of this musical had been unlike any in the past due to teacher […]

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Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is a surprising take on family, love and adventure

By Avery Perkins, business manager Pixar’s new movie Onward can only be described as amazing. While watching the trailer, it is easy to assume that Onward would just be another animated movie about childhood adventure with a cheesy moral of the story. Onward goes beyond this.  Yes, it still has the childhood adventure that the […]

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Salem Witch Trial-inspired haunted house ‘The Coven’s Curse’ brought things of nightmares

By Lilly Andrews, editor By Gianina Fan, editor Though it only opened for one night, Maria Carrillo High School’s second haunted house, The Coven’s Curse, was a smashing success. The show followed the witch trials of the late 1600s, genuinely frightening audiences. The interactive performance was written by MCHS seniors and dedicated drama students Nicki […]

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‘Anne Frank’ remembered in heart-wrenching performance

By Sam Leitch, copy editor By Maddy Meekins, A&E editor First and foremost, when watching Maria Carrillo High School performance of The Diary of Anne Frank, it’s hard to believe they crafted such a heart-warming and well-done performance amidst outages and evacuations. The play brings life to Anne Frank’s diary entries as she and other […]