Thursday, October 31, 2013


Divergent, is a new sci-fi thriller movie coming out in 2014. It is based on the book "Divergent", which is the first book of the trilogy. The movie is about a young girl named Beatrice Prior, a special girl with special mind. The movie takes place in a futuristic society where every one is separated in to different communities called Factions. When you turn sixteen you get the choice to stay or leave your faction. The movie revolves around the life of Beatrice Prior, after she chooses to stay or leave her faction. When she makes this choice she reveals a interesting secret about the society they live in. Beatrice's life gets put endanger as she tries to figure out whats going on. 
"One Choice can transform you, One Choice can destroy you, One Choice can define you" ~ Divergent. 
          By: Izzi


A lot have asked me what my favorite water sport that I love to do, what I normally answer is, "Its kiteboarding." But what is kiteboarding? Kiteboarding yeah is classified as one of the most extreme sports in the world, but above all the extreme and awesome, its just a load of fun. The feeling that you get while you are just pulled 20 meters in the air but this kite, and then you sort of free fall back to the water... Its just awesome!! Watch the video and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Watch and please leave a comment

By: Juan Fernando


As many people know Allegiant, the third and final book of the divergent trilogy, recently came out. So many people are furious, sad and devastated by the time they finish the book. A lot of reviews on amazon say to just read the first to books and make up the ending. Many people want to kill a particular character and others want to just cry. It's written really well but the ending is what causes the anger and devastation.

If you are reading Divergent or Insurgent BEWARE!!! Your heart will be ripped into two, dropped in a vat of acid then run over by a steam roller.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Catching Fire

As many fans of the Hunger Games know the Catching Fire movie is coming out soon. Its coming out the 22nd of November. This movie will hopefully this movie will be as good if not better than the first.  Catching Fire was an amazing book filled with romance, action, drama, and so much more. I have yet to meet anyone who didn't like it. Hopefully the movie will follow the book closely. If you want to you ca see the final trailer which will come out this Sunday. Below you can watch one of the multiple trailers.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary

On November 23rd The 50th Anniversary for Doctor Who will be released. BBC has already aired a teaser trailer. in the trailer there are tiny little things that have been in past episodes of Doctor Who. The article I read called them "easter eggs", they are like references from other Doctor Who episodes. I realize that if you haven't seen every Doctor Who sense they began in 1963, you wont get all the references. But the trailer is really cool, its set up cool and it shows most of the Doctors sense the beginning of the show.  Here is the trailer, 

by: Izzi 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Apple Event

On Oct. 22, Apple held a big event in San Francisco do discuss many new things. During the event, Apple released the IPad Air, IPad Mini Retina Display, OS X Mavericks and Mac Pro. The IPhone and IPad maker stated that they are going to make a 5th generation IPad and a 2nd generation IPad Mini. The Mavericks were released  for free for any Mac bought after 2007. He also said there were other free software products. There is also then new update IOS 7.0.3 and with the new Mavericks installed you can get ibooks and maps on your computer. You can also tag, your files with colors so its easier to find, you just type in the color you tagged it on in the search and you find all the files you have tagged with the color. You can tag as many files as you want.
By: Izzi 

Classics Are Never Old

Last weekend, out of boredom, I decided to watch classic movies, and ended up watching The Birds, directed by the genius Alfred Hitchcock. Most of you probably know who Hitchcock is (if you don't then you probably come from another planet) But, do you know The Birds?.
It was originally a horror movie, but with today's special effects, it's hard to feel scared by the film. Well, I don't know about you, but there where parts when I was actually terrified. What do you think about it? Do you believe the classics never get old? Or do you feel bored by them?

By: Pablo Arimany

Sam and Cat

By: Genesis Esquilin
Taken from Google Images

Do you miss Sam Puckkett from ICarly? Do you miss Cat Valentine from Victorious?  Now you can see them both in Nickelodeon on their new TV show, Sam & Cat. Sam & Cat is about Sam came to LA (Los Angeles) and saved cat from a garbage truck (I know a garbage truck), they become friends. Cat convinces Sam to be her roommate after Nona (Cat's grandmother) went to a retirement home.  Later, they met a 12 year-old boy name Dice. Dice is their neighbor who likes to trade things for money. He also manages a professional wrestler name Goomer. Goomer is not smart (he thought he can fix his hamburger after Sam crushed it). Also in each episode, they use the number sign "#" before the name of the episode.

On the show, they use some people. They use two kids on the first episode and on another episode. They also use Sophia Grace & Rosie (I know!) on an episode call #TheBritBrats and #RevengeOf TheBritBrats. They also use Eric Lange (Sikowitz from Victorious). in the episode #MommaGommer. 

So if your a person who really loves Sam Puckkett from ICarly and Cat Valentine from Victorious, then Sam & Cat is the show for you.

Here is the commercial

Taken from YouTube



Hey, most of you have already read my earlier post, but this is a video of a typical triathlon finish. This sprint finish was between Jonathan Brownlee and Javier Gomez, This has to be one of the best finishes ever. Its awesome, if you take your time to watch it, it will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Please watch this one and the last one I posted, and comment.

By Juan Fernando


Hey, I know most of you people here don't know what triathlon is. Well, let me educate you a little bit. Triathlon is a sport that consists of 3 individual sports at once, the 3 sports are swimming, biking and running, in that order. And in my opinion is one of the toughest most intense sports out there, its a combination of endurance and speed, for any of you guys that wants to see what it is, I am going to post a video below showing a montage of triathlon. Be sure to check out my next post showing a typical triathlon finish.

By Juan Fernando

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

After all the exciting Harry Potter films. J.K. Rowling has announced that she will be making a new movie called "Fantastic Beasts and where to find them." The movie is about a text book from Hogwarts and the author of that book, Newt Scamander. Newt Scamander was mentioned in the first book in the Harry Potter series. Scamander was a magiczoologist.  Ever science a fascination of hippogriffs when he was a child he started to study Fantastic Beasts. The movie will talk about this mans life in the 1918. During his life he want and worked with the Ministry of Magic. according to the article he spent almost a decade researching and writing the book. This movie gives us the past of the magic Wizard World. It sound really cool and exciting.
By: Izzi 

Hitler's Reaction

"Hitler's Reaction" is a scene taken from an old movie where he receives the bad news that an ally he confided in wasn't able to create a coalition force to fight off the invaders. What youtube users do is that they take something big in the media and change the subtitles, for comedy, of course. There is many videos like this. Unfortunately, since this scene is open to the public, some users post a lot of bad language and vulgar content. Fortunately, this is rare, but viewer discretion is advised. Anyway, I hope you find this as funny as I did. 

by Chris Galvez 11th "He swims the Atlantic as we speak..." hahahaha

The Walking Dead

If any of you people are looking for a series to watch  at home, then watch the walking dead. Its this mind-blowing series in which there is an outbreak of a sort of decease. So when you die, you sort of comeback to life but in a dead way. Zombified would be the correct term. Its about how this group of survivor go to hell and back just to survive the apocalypse. It is really entertaining and I would really recommend it.
Check out this weird trailer and decided.

By : Juan Fernando

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Flipping Dead

Coming from a guy who both wants to take part in the zombie apocalypse and learn parkour; this is possibly the greatest video ever made, other than the baby penguin getting tickled. I half expected one of their legs to fly off, but these might be alpha-zombies or something. Anyway, check out this video, it's cool and stuff. It's a good way to waste time before you start your homework, too. 

by Chris Galvez 11th. You have to start your homework later, though.

Chinese Food

Let's play a game... Below you will find a music video. A music video that was written and produced by Patrice Wilson, the same man who wrote and produced "Friday" sung by Rebecca Black. Now, here comes the interesting part; It's even worse. So, go ahead. Click it. Watch the video. Listen to the lyrics. After all, what could possibly be worse than the worst song in the world. The answer is obvious. It's called "I love chinese food" by Alison Gold. (How come all these singers have colors for last names?) 

by Chris Galvez 11th. We apologize to the Chinese.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The House of Hades

For those who haven't read the Percy Jackson series, you really should. The House of Hades is part of a spin off series and is the fourth book. In this book we once again join the seven as they continue their journey. I am super excited about this book as are many of the other PoJ fans. You can buy it now since it recently came out. If you haven't read the other books than go read them now before you even consider this book. The author, Rick Riordan, also wrote: The Kane Chronicles, The Demigod Files, The Demigod Diaries, The Maze of Bones, Big Red Tequila, Survival Guide( The Kane Chronicles),  and a few more. There are rumors that Riordan is going to be writing a Norse God series. If you need an opinion about how amazing this author is, or how you should read House of Hades you can ask Izzi Loosle, Marcia Orellana, Kelly Correa, and a few others. The books are so good! once you pick them up its so difficult to put them back down!


Hard Decisions: Would You Go For The Easy?

I'm currently reading an apparently popular book called If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I began reading it because, well, it's all over the media and everyone our age is talking about it.
It might be a YA novel, and pretty easy to read, but it sure has a strong plot and conflict. The writing is also pretty good, if you ask me.
 (Lily, I know how much you love this.)

Anyways, as you can see in the cover, there's a question: what would you do if you had to choose? I'm not done with the book yet, so I still don't know what role that question plays in the plot, but I think I have an idea of how.

Mia, a seventeen year-old girl has all her future figured out: She wants to leave her small-town to attend Juilliard, in New York City, and become a professional cellist. Besides, she has a loving boyfriend, who is a member of a punk band, and a loving family.
Sounds perfect right? Well, it all shatters when a fatal accident during  a road trip with her family kills everyone.
Or that´s what she thought.
After the accident, she has an off-body experience, and is able to see the remains left by the accident.

Sure, it sounds pretty cool to be outside your body, but it ain´t fun when you have to witness the bodies of your family (and yourself), or your car in flames.

Well, I think that the question comes into place right there. She probably has to make a decision of what to do with her life now. That is pretty scary all by itself. Imagine having must of your pieces put together, and because of an accident, you´re forced to create a new plan.
So, I was wondering, what is your opinion on this.
If you one day, without warning, you are forced to make a decision on what to do with your life, what would you do?
Here goes the book trailer, maybe it will make more sense if you watch it. :)

By: Pablo


Hey guys, I don't know if many of you know this but the second movie of Thor is coming out and it looks like it is going to be killer. I looks like a really good movie, after seeing the trailer I kind of got a good perspective of how the movie is going to be like. Only from watching the trailer, I would give this movie a rating of 9 out of 10, obviously I haven't seen the actual movie but that is what I presume is the rating that I am probably going to give it. In this movie Thor goes to his former evil brother and asks him for help so that they can fight against and ever present evil; darkness.
Thanks for reading, watch the trailer and please comment.

By: Juan Fernando Gabriel

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Uselessly Important

We all know about the SAT. Yeah, I feel like throwing up when I hear that. Well, this useless test is apperantly super important when applying to college. For some reason, college admission officers put too much important in your scores.
Well, guess what? The SAT is completely and utterly useless! It doesn't really tell a university how good of a student you are, and, thankfully, many colleges are starting to realize this. But, of course, the prestigious Ivy Leagues are still on the haunt of applicants with perfect scores.
Actually, the man in charge of College Board, the place where you subscribe for the test, has declared himself that the SAT has several flaws and in many cases does not fully emphasize what someone is capable of. There is always someone who gets good scores, of course, and for those people, the test is a door opening opportunity. Unfortunately, that's not the case for me.

Anyways, everyone in the 12th Grade is feeling completely stressed about the test. Either because they already took it or are waiting to take it to get this over with. I'm one of those who have not taken the test yet. Although I have taken some practice tests, and, let me tell you, I completely suck! So, everyone, brace yourself for the most annoying test preparation of your life. Seriously, every college in the world should just ditch this test.

Yes, this is how I feel about taking the test.

By: Pablo Arimany

Killer Karaoke

By Genesis Esquilin

Taken from Google Images

Do you love to see people in torture? Do you love to see people in a cold pool full with snakes? Do you want to see people tying to win up to $10,000? Then Killer Karaoke is the show for you. Killer Karaoke is an American reality TV show in truTV. It is about people singing while doing crazy challenges. The host of this show is a crazy man (he is not too crazy) name Steve-O (in the photo). The challenges of the show are Big Stank, Bite Club, Blown Away, Cactus Maze, Hair Raiser, Head Case, Puppet Master, Swamp Swing, Walk of Fear, Shock Therapy 1, and Shock Therapy 2. (My favorite). (Shock Therapy 1 and 2 are different). And the final three take a ride on the world's largest turntable and the one who stays the longest gets up to $10,000!

Big Stank is when the contestants sings while two big sweaty 500- pounds men dancing with the contestant. 

Bite Club is when the contestant wear a suit and been bitten by wild dogs (sometimes they had to deliver packages).

Blown Away is when the contestant stands in front of three giant fans and get a facial (Steve-O style) while holding a rope full of water and being thrown with the fans paprika and oatmeal. 

Cactus Maze is when the contestant wear blurry vision goggles while walking through a field of cti and dodge a bag of flour and try to grab money in a cactus. And a little surprise, their is a python on the cactus!

Hair Raiser is when the contestants (only male) sit in a barber's chair and get a wax. And Steve-O add a scorpion to the contestant's stomach!

Head Case is when the contestant has to stick his or her hand or head into a case and try to find a $50 bill. The funny part is when one of the cases is a stuff animal of food to confuse the contestant.

Puppet Master is when the contestant gets inside a suit with a man and the man controls the actions while the song is playing.

Swamp Swing is when the contestant (usually a female) gets on a swing and get drop in a tank full of ice cold water and full of snakes and twi baby alligators!

Walk of Fear is when the contestant stroll down the catwalk and put his or her feet into six boxes full with creatures and dangerous items. The first three boxes are  ice water, fish guts, and maggots.

Shock Therapy 1 is when the contestant wear shock collars and serve Steve-O food and drinks. Sometimes Steve_o don't eat the food, he just throw them behind his back.

Shock Therapy 2 is the same thing as Shock Therapy 1, but the contestant has to walk up and down the stairs and then they serve Steve-O the food.

So if your a person who loves people being torture, then Killer Karaoke is the show foe you. 

Here is one of my favorites events of Killer Karaoke.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hungry Yet?

I really hate not having breakfast before going to school. Seriously though, who does? You just end up all cranky in classes and you can't pay attention. Well, that's me, I don't know about you.
This year in particular happens to be my "let's not have breakfast year", because I'm lazy and I can't wake up early enough to have breakfast and leave in time to drop my brother off at his school (who starts half an hour before we do.)

Anyways, during ICT, I sit in between JiYe and HaNuel. Both of them are ALWAYS looking at delicious Korean recipes, with the most mouth-watering pictures that you could think of. Today, I barely ate, and JiYe decides to read a blueberry muffin recipe.

I mean, come one! Look at that! Like not eating wasn't enough.
If you want to make one of this, and possibly give me (your favorite person in the world ;) a little tiny piece), then click here to learn how!

By: Pablo Arimany

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

By: Jorge Paredes

The second movie of the Hobbit is coming in December. If you like the movies of the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit tell how the ring was found, and many other things that appear in the Lord of the Rings. The second movie of the Hobbit, they are going to reclaim the Dwarves Palace, and kill the mighty dragon. Bilbo Baggins is going to do a lot of heroic things, and he is going to have the help from Gandalf and many other characters. So if you want to watch this movie, you will have to wait until December. I am waiting if they are going to make the movie of the Elves, they have more powers, and they are more intelligent. But, I would like to watch the second movie of the Hobbit, and see how all of the story ends. So, Would you watch the movie?

Friday, October 4, 2013


Alright everyone, Pottermore is probably the coolest website for potterheads! This website can allow you to be a student in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and you could go on your own magic adventure as if you were a character of the Harry Potter series! I have an account on this site, but I still don't know whether I am in the Gryffindor, the Ravenclaw, the Hufflepuff, or the Slytherin house due to the fact that I made my account 2 days ago and I had loads of things to do. I am really excited to take the test for my placement in a house though! You guys should definitely make an account and if you do, YOU ARE A WISE PERSON! If any of you guys wanna be a really potterhead though, go to Toni. She read the whole series and you should totally fangirl/boy about it with her!

Image taken from Google images

The Playstation 4

The playstation 4 is coming on the November of this year. This playstation will have new features that you can find by going to a website about games. This console will come with a HDMI cable that will give the graphics high quality picture. This console will use blu-ray disc and the there will be an app for the console to so you can see the activity and download games. When the console comes out about thirty new games will come out. The following games would be Watchdogs, Metal Gear Solid, Battlefield 4 and so on. This console is a new generation of gaming and will change the gaming nation, an your life. The console will have a downside, because this console will have to have a playstation plus subscription in order to play online or go on Netflix and such. This console will allow you to play through your PS vita, which sounds fun to do.  This console will also allow you to share your paid content to other friends or another console making it easy for the person so they don’t have to pay to much money on something so little. This is the Playstaion 4 and for further information go to or go on instagram and search for eyewavegames.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Funny or Creepy? You decide...

courtesy of
 I honestly don't know if this is funny or creepy, what I do know is that I both laughed and jumped a little. The fact that it is a black cat, not being racist, and it has yellow eyes do not help to make the videos comedic appeal. Please feel free to make your comments below about how you feel about this. It is kind of difficult not to have an opinion about that cat.
 Animals that can talk have always fascinated me because I'm never sure if they are talking for the purpose of communicating or to sound cool(and they do). Take this demon spawn cat for instance, it is probably talking because it is in distress. However, it is also arguable that the cat was talking because it was simply bored and it was talking to because it could. It is my experience that most pets do that sort of playing around by themselves.
 My old dog would only ever bark when she thought she was playing with another dog. When she was alone she would act a lot like a cat. For a while I felt really sad about how my dog felt she had to hide who she really was when she was around other dogs and then I realized something very important. SHE IS A DOG. They can be smart but I doubt they can have feelings that complex. Please feel free to post about your animals weird tendencies.

By Gio Aboujaoude

Xbox 1

Tristan Arroyave

I have always wanted to have a console that could do almost everything, and now their is! It is called the Xbox 1. This console will have Skype so you can talk with your pals while playing a game together. You can play with your friends online, watch movies, connect your computer to it, and it is even voice activated! So like if you say “Xbox on” it would turn on and you wouldn’t have to move!

Sadly the Xbox 1 is $500 :( so you might have to beg your parents or wait for christmas which is almost here (almost meaning two months). When you buy the Xbox 1 it will come with one controller. Each controller cost $60 :( . The first game that comes out will be a driving game but more will come later on.

The Xbox 1, Playstation 4, and the Wii U are all fighting to see who is the best eighth generation of gaming consoles. The Xbox 1 will be released on November 22, 2013. Almost in time for Christmas.

Bad Grandpa

By: Jorge Paredes, 9th grade

Bad grandpa is a comedy movie that you can watch with the family. If you like to laugh but in a healthy way, this is the movie for you, I will tell you it is says some bad words, but that makes it funny. The movie is based on a grandpa who takes his grandson in a trip around all America. The movie is also based on Jackass. They helped create the movie, because they are really funny so they made the movie even funnier. The movie is filmed with hidden cameras, so people do not know they are n a movie. So all the troubles that happen, people get mad and they do not know hey are being filmed. One of the funniest parts is when the grandpa goes to a wedding and destroys the cake. The grandpa is the actor Johnny Knoxville, he is a member of the crew Jackass. He is one of the funniest men on Earth.
So if you want to go watch the movie, I recommend it to you. The movie has a little kid that also do and says funny stuff. Also when the grandpa (which is Johnny Knoxville) gets hurt is funny, because he looks really old, and because people do not know they are being film, they believe it and get really scare. So would you go watch the movie?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


By Genesis Esquilin

Taken from Google Images

Do you love watching people knock out from obstacles? Do you love to see peaple in pain? Do you love to see people trying to win $50,00? Then you should see this show call Wipeout. Wipeout is a one hour relity game show about 24 contestants trying to win $50,000 with the lowest time in each 3 rounds, The Beginning, The Middle, and The Wipeout Zone. This show is a sport entertainment and a comedy.    Wipeout is also own with the worlds largest obstacle course. This show is host by John Henson, John Anderson, and Jill Wagner. Wipeout also shows in season such as Winter Wipeout, Winter Wipeout: Deck the Balls, Spring Wipeout, and Summer Wipeout. The first episode of this show is June 24, 2008 and it’s still on! This show can be seen in ABC, truTV, or TBS. So, if you’re a person who loves to see people trying to win $50,000 in the world’s largest obstacle course, then Wipeout is the show for you. (For my opinion, Wipeout is America’s favorite reality show for this year and is one of my favorite TV show.)

Here’s the video if you’re interested. It also show some of the best scenes.

Taken from YouTube 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gummy Beavers

    Recently, the Equity snack bar has begun to sell gummy bears. These fun, colorful treats have proven to be a hit. I've seen many a student wielding a cup of bears in each hand. They are one of the most popular items on the menu. When it came to my attention that some of the students were unable to eat them due to their gelatin content, my curiosity regarding the other ingredients was sparked. This is what I found.

No, there is no beaver meat in gummy bears, merely castoreum, which is worse. Castoreum is used in many different products, such as perfumes and medicine. Mainly, it is used as a replacement for vanilla. It is the excretions from dried beaver anal glands. Don't expect to find it listed in the ingredients as castoreum though, it likes to be called "natural flavoring". Natural indeed. 

Gabriella Loosle