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Review: Technical difficulties during “Metamorphoses”

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic did not stop BC professor Cody Ganger from directing Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” The play was presented as an audio-only version on YouTube starting May 1 at 8 p.m. until May 3 at 10 p.m.  Given the circumstance, the performing arts department did the best they could with what they had for “Metamorphoses,” bu...

Netflix’s “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” leaves audience wanting more

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

At first glance, Netflix’s new anime series “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045” contained an animation style that was a major disappointment. However, it was quickly forgiven due to an intriguing storyline that proved a second season is a must. The series was a sequel to the original classic (1991) manga and the (1995) anime “Ghost in the Shell” by manga artist Masamu...

Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” is Binge worthy

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Netflix launched a new coming of age show, “Never Have I Ever,” that was released on April 27 created by actress Mindy Kaling that was hilarious and delightful. Kaling has also created and starred in Fox’s “The Mindy Project,” as well as several other comedy shows. “Never Have I Ever” gave viewers a look into the life of a 16-year-old Indian American girl nam...

“Outer Banks”: A modern day treasure hunt

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

April 29, 2020

If you like mystery, action and coming of age shows, “Outer Banks” on Netflix is the one to watch. It has been on Netflix’s top ten list in the United States. The show takes place in the Outer Banks, which is the barrier island of North Carolina and Virginia. It follows a group of friends John B (Chase Stokes), Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (Jonathan Daviss) and...

Netflix’s “Extraction” was captivating from start to finish

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 26, 2020

Netflix’s original action film “Extraction” was exciting, captivating and was very well choreographed throughout the entire film. On April 24 many got to see Chris Hemsworth take on a new role from his usual, Thor.  Hemsworth takes on the role of an ex-military, now mercenary, Tyler Rake, who was hired to rescue the son, Ovi Manhajan (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), of an impri...

Comedian performs online for BC students

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

April 23, 2020

Stand-up comedian Brent Pella performed a stand-up routine from Los Angeles for BC students on April 14 through a Zoom conference call. Pella incorporated a lot of his YouTube videos into the hour-long event. Most of his videos featured Trevor Wallace, a well-known online comedian, and those videos garnered the most reactions from the sidebar chatroom. Pella also did a lo...

Netflix’s “Money Heist” was given life after death

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Netflix released part four of the Spanish show “Money Heist,” originally named “La Casa de Papel,” on April 3.  Part four continues right where part three left off. Nairobi (Alba Flores) was shot in the final episode of the third part and the gang must do whatever they can to attempt to save her in the fourth part.  The first half of the season was boring. ...

Call of Duty’s Warzone review

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

April 2, 2020

Call of Duty released two new and free game modes, Plunder, a new outlook on battle royales, and Warzone. Warzone is being beta tested, but it runs like a smooth and finished product. Warzone can hold up to 150 players at a time in a huge map Call of Duty created. The players are either separated into teams of three or they can play alone. The objective of the game is to ...

Which streaming service is best to use right now

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, people have been shut into their homes leaving them with much more time on their hands than normal. This is the time to binge watch favorite shows and movie sequels. Many streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu have seen an increase in subscriptions amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Lately many of the streaming services like ...

Netflix’s “Freud” is worth watching if you can handle it

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Netflix’s original series “Freud,” came out on March 23. It is a fictional story on the life of Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who founded psychoanalysis.  Netflix revamps Freud and turns the neurologist into a detective with magical powers. This turns the show into an interesting murder mystery thriller -- though it is more of a mystery for the cast  as t...

“ELITE” Season three ends with a shocker

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 25, 2020

“ELITE” came back to Netflix with its highly anticipated third season and brought back its fan-favorite cast. The show is a popular mystery and drama series from Spain. Ever since its premiere in 2018, the show has consistently shown how much drama and mystery it has.  In the first season, it showed how wealthy every student is in Las Encinas except for three who can go ...

Review: “Self-made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker”

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Netflix's limited series "Self-made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker," premiered on March 20. It is based on the true story of Madam C.J. Walker, born with the name Sarah Breedlove.  Breedlove was the first woman to become a self-made millionaire. She grew up in difficult times losing her parents at a young age, being orphaned by the age of seven. She was the first ...

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