Mulan waits to be released

Posted on March 24, 2020 by in Entertainment

Mulan waits to be released

Kayla Kwak

Copy Editor

The live-action film that was scheduled to release on Mar 27, 2020, is based on Disney’s Mulan and follows a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior to serve in the Imperial Army instead of her ailing father.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Disney has postponed the release date of the live-action Mulan film and the date is yet to be announced.

The live-action film does not showcase all the characters and the plot does not completely follow the storyline of the 1988 Mulan animation.

“Mulan was my favorite “princess” movie,” said Jennifer Perez, NMA Senior.

There was controversy over the contents of the film because it does not include Mulan’s love interest, Li Shang. It also does not include Mushu as the sassy dragon that is portrayed in the animation but will be a realistic substitution of the character. There was greater backlash when it was announced that the movie will be replacing most of the original songs with instrumentals. 

Perez siad, “I am looking forward to the movie and watching it in theaters, despite it not having the original songs.”

International controversy was sparked when Yifei Liu (actress for Mulan) was accused of supporting police brutality. The hashtag #BoycottMulan started trending from her response to the riots in Hong Kong, China. Due to the controversy Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, where fans were given an exclusive sneak peek to the movie. 

The movie Mulan has gained a lot of media attention, both positive and negative, since late 2019 and is greatly anticipated.

After prom funtivites

Posted on March 21, 2020 by in Entertainment

After prom funtivites

Bertha Escobar Chronicle Reporter

With prom being postponed from April 3 to May 15, there is still a lot of time to plan on what to after prom later that night or the day after? And here we got you covered with the five top safest and funnest choices to choose from.

After prom, you will eventually get hungry at some point, so what better to go out and eat with all your friends. Many restaurants are open late near that area. Few restuarants are The Dragon and Meeple, Ihop, Wingstop, Mcdonald’s and many more. Second, if you want to continue the fun, attend an after party to make the best out of your senior night. Third, most students rather have sleepovers or a ‘friends night in’ to catch up with all the juicy gossip that happened at prom. Some fun activites to do inside are play games, eat snacks while watching a movie or play video games. Fourth, if you’re in for an adventure, gather your friends and head out to the beach, for a bonfire weekend. You could bring all types of snacks and listen to music. Fifth, a relaxing brunch is always necessary and its a nice way to start you spring break fun with your friends or family.  Always remember to clean after yourself, stay safe and have fun at prom. 

Animal Crossing New Horizons is available to play

Posted on March 20, 2020 by in Entertainment

Animal Crossing NH

Bani Rice

Chronicle Reporter

Animal Crossing new horizons are coming to stores near you on March 20, 2020. This new Animal Crossing game will be only available on Nintendo Switch and the price will go on for $60. For those who don’t know what Animal Crossing is, it can be described as a life simulator where the main goal is to just have fun. In this game, you can do various things such as invite friends over, build and decorate your house, and contribute to the economy of the village by providing paintings, fish, and fossils to the local museum.

This Animal Crossing is not a carbon copy of the other games from the franchise, it offers many new gameplay mechanics we have yet to see from Animal Crossing such as crafting your own tools from materials you gather from the island, digging up trees to replant them in a fitting spot, and lastly, seasons act more realistic. Victoria Salon a TCA senior said, “This game franchise has been a part of my life since childhood, and can’t wait to experience this new game first hand.” Make sure to pick this game up so you won’t miss out! 

Watch ‘Onward’

Posted on March 16, 2020 by in Entertainment

Watch 'Onward'

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Onward is the first Disney movie to star a character of the LGBT community and some people are happy about it while others are upset.

Specter is a cop and has a girlfriend who has a daughter. She discusses parenting difficulties with the two main characters, Ian and Barley Lightfoot. Middle East countries were not happy about the LGBT reference and they have decided to censor that scene.

The movie onward is an animated film and it takes place in a fantasy world. This fantasy world is inhabited by elves, trolls, centaurs, minotaurs, and other magical creatures who live like humans do in a world full of technology. The technology in this world replaced all forms of magic and there is no hope of magic coming back. However, this all changes when Ian Lightfoot receives a gift by his mother that his long-dead father left for him. The gift consists of a spell that would bring his father back to life for a day. However, the spell was not very successful because Ian and his brother were only able to get half of his father to appear. Ian and his brother go on a very special quest to complete the spell before time runs out and they are unable to see their father. 

Onward is a great movie to watch with your family and it is now in theaters.

‘On My Block’ returns

Posted on March 11, 2020 by in Entertainment

'On My Block' returns

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

On My Block, season 3 is finally on Netflix after a year. Season 3 offers eight new episodes featuring the same characters from the previous two seasons, Monse, Cesar, Ruby and Jamal. 

In this season, the group of friends have a special mission and that is to find Lil’ Ricky, who was responsible for the hidden money. The season starts off by pickling up where season two ended which is, the group of friends being abducted. The kidnapper was Cuchillos, the leader of the Santos. The season ends with the crew having to make the hardest decision of their life. 

The cast does not know yet if there will be a season 4 but for now you can stream seasons 1-3 on Netflix. 

Justin Bieber releases ¨Changes¨

Posted on March 5, 2020 by in Entertainment

Justin Bieber releases ¨Changes¨

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

The album Changes by pop artist, Justin Bieber has reached #1 on the Billboard 200. This is not Bieber’s first time on the Billboard 200. He is the youngest artist in history to earn seven #1 records. 

The album was released on Feb. 14 and it was the first album Bieber has released since 2015. There are 17 tracks in the album.  This album features artists like Kehlani, Quavo, Post Malone, etc. 

“I really think Justin Bieber’s album is good. He sounds like a different person” said Samanta Hernandez, SAS 9th grader.

Watch the new Netflix romcom this Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 14, 2020 by in Entertainment

Watch the new Netflix romcom this Valentine's Day

Melisa Lovos

Chronicle Reporter

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the new sequel to the 2018 movie adaption To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, is now on Netflix, as a teen romantic comedy, a few days before Valentine’s Day. 

Directed by Micheal Fimognari, this new movie adaptation, along with the previous one of the sequel, are based on the YA series by Jenny Han, portraying the life of a young Korean-American teenager who has a preppy style and is a romantic. This sequel shows the continuation of her life after the love letters she wrote as a child, are mailed to her former crushes. Such leads to her getting to know one of the main characters, Peter Kavinsky. 

Throughout the movie, she begins experiencing her new ‘dating life’ with Peter, until another boy from her past, one of which she wrote a letter to, returns and as do her feelings. She becomes confused as to who she truly wants to be with, and whether it is possible to be in love with two boys- her boyfriend and her longtime crush. 

“I like how she wrote her feeling toward her crushes, into a letter, and then it got leaked and yet got a good reaction in return until she was in a relationship with one of them.” Says SAS Junior, Julian Valencia, who watched the new movie and found it entertaining as well as heartwarming. 

Shakespeare competition is no sweat for sophomore

Posted on February 12, 2020 by in Entertainment

Shakespeare competition is no sweat for sophomore

Maria Hernandez

Chronicle Reporter

Luna Estrada, a sophomore in PAM has won the Shakespeare competition. The competition took place on Feb 4.
Estrada performed Amelia’s monologue and she said she felt very prepared.
“I felt pretty confident. I had been practicing the monologue for like a few months at that point, so I knew the material pretty well.”
Estrada was shocked when she was announced the winner of the competition. She did not expect to win.
“I was beyond excited. I did not think I was going to win. I actually thought one of my friends was going to win.”
Estrada will now be competing at the Los Angeles District level

Grammy Awards a flop or not

Posted on January 28, 2020 by in Entertainment

Grammy Awards a flop or not

Henry Alquiza

Chronicle Reporter

As many know  Jan. 26 held many events from the tragedy in the morning to the Grammys.  Many throughout the day were discouraged with the news in the morning but the awards went on. With honoring two people who had passed Nipsey Hussle and the loss of Kobe Bryant the show started.

The award show was hosted by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys at the Staples Center here in Los Angeles. To keep it to the audience’s best interest the performers ranged from Aerosmith to Tyler the Creator, for a of 41 performers.  Additionally there were also 16 presenters for the Awards.

There were several awards given out in their own designated genres. However, the most notable awards were given to Billie Eilish. Consisting of “Record of the Year”,”Album of the Year”,”Song of the Year”,”Best new Artist”, and “Best pop album of the Year.”

Furthermore, senior Johnny Gutierrez stated “I feel like Tyler the Creator’s Grammy was well deserved, and was humble considering it was his first one.”

People we have lost this year

Posted on December 11, 2019 by in Entertainment, News

People we have lost this year

Henry Christian B. Alquiza

Approaching the end of the year many people were taken from us. A total of 135 celebrities were lost this Year, from music artist, actors, and public influencers. With recent loss of music artists Juice World, the world was awoken by news that he had died of a seizure Dec. 8.

Also recently the person who puppets Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Caroll Spinney died. We also lost a great comedian actor John Witherspoon who played as ‘Granddad’ on Boondocks.With a widely known childhood actor Cameron Boyce, who many remember from well known television series Jessie which air from 2011 to 2015 and portrayed as “Luke Ross.”

At the age of 33, rapper Nipsey Hussle who was shot on the same street of his store he owns “the Marathon Clothing Company.” This is only the very short list of the people who we lost this year.

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