Movie Review: Infinity War – To Infinity and Beyond

By Aryanna Zavala, Copy Editor A roller coaster is the perfect way to describe a viewer’s feelings when watching the newest installment of the Avengers Franchise, Infinity War. The film was released in the United States on April 27, 2018, a week before its initial release, May 4th. It was predicted to make $245 million in its opening weekend, but it exceeded expectations, making $257,698,183. … Continue reading Movie Review: Infinity War – To Infinity and Beyond

MOONLIGHT Movie Review

By Matiana Tepa, Opinion Editor This was a great movie.   It was released late last year but I just saw it for the first time, and I’m glad I did.   Spoiler alert, don’t read this review if you plan on watching the movie! Moonlight was divided into three sections, depicting the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of Chiron, a gay African American boy. Each stage … Continue reading MOONLIGHT Movie Review

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

By Samantha Johnson, Clarion Staff “Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.” When you hear the phrase “star-crossed lovers”, who do you think of? Hazel and Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars? Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from the Twilight series? Or the famous couple … Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Movie Review: Why Him?

By Leticia Esparza, Clarion Staff John Hamburg created a movie starring Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, and James Franco, about an overprotective father played by Cranston who travels all the way to California to visit his daughter at college, where she meets her boyfriend, a smiling scoundrel named Laird Mayhew (Franco). Franco, who has been cast as a mischievous flake in numerous roles before, excels in … Continue reading Movie Review: Why Him?

Vientos Restaurant

Restaurant Review By Camilla Huey & Mariela Medrano, Clarion Staff At first we thought that Vientos Mexican Cocina located near Greenhaven and Pocket Road was going to be a very Americanized Mexican restaurant, but we were totally wrong. Vientos is located in the Riverlake Village Shopping Center at 7600 Greenhaven Drive at the very south of the Pocket-Greenhaven area. From the moment we walked in … Continue reading Vientos Restaurant

Whose Side are You On?: Civil War Movie Review

By Dominic Larsen & Kira Kwong, Clarion Staff “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” (Mark 3:25) is most well known from a speech given by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. Though this line is never spoken in Captain America: Civil War, you can see this theme present within Marvel’s latest movie.  The third installment of the Captain America trilogy is an … Continue reading Whose Side are You On?: Civil War Movie Review

Jungle Book Goes Beyond ‘The Bare Necessities’

Movie Review By Dominic Larsen, Assistant Editor John Favreau (director of the first two Iron Man movies, The Wolf of Wall St., and Elf) has done it again by bringing Mowgli and his jungle friends onto the big screen. The film is an adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s book, but it relies heavily on the 1967 Disney film for inspiration.  The creative team does an excellent … Continue reading Jungle Book Goes Beyond ‘The Bare Necessities’

The Summer Set, Stories for Monday

Music Review By Jenelle Lum, Clarion Staff The Summer Set has released their new album, Stories for Monday. For those of you who are not familiar with this band, they are a 5-member group (lead vocalist Brian Dales, guitarists Josh Montgomery and John Gnomez, bass guitarist Stephen Gnomez, and percussionist Jess Bowen.)   The Summer Set formed in 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The group has released … Continue reading The Summer Set, Stories for Monday

Death of a Bachelor Review

By Jenelle Lum, Clarion staff Alright, no one panic, but Panic! At the Disco released their album, Death of a Bachelor, in January. In case you have no idea who this band is, they are an alternative group from Las Vegas, Nevada. They formed in 2004 and are most well-known for songs like I Write Sins Not Tragedies (2005), and Miss Jackson (2013). This is their … Continue reading Death of a Bachelor Review

Book Review: Fallen Out of Favor and Straight to Hell

By Maya Vargas, Clarion Staff As the reign of love-sick vampires begins to decline in the pop culture of hormone-crazed, teenage girls, angels are steadily becoming the successors dominating supernatural-romance literature. The book in question is “Fallen” by Lauren Kate. After the mysterious death of a classmate that was perhaps her doing but she doesn’t quite remember, Lucinda “Luce” Price enters Sword & Cross, a … Continue reading Book Review: Fallen Out of Favor and Straight to Hell