Category Archives: Arts

“Parasite” winning at the Oscars is an important landmark for cinema

By Albert Chang-Yoo Staff Writer In my opinion, the Oscars have become increasingly stale within the past years. It’s not only the fact that the awards show consistently tops the three-hour mark (the 2018 Oscars had a runtime of three hours and fifty-four minutes), but the fact that diversity has been sorely lacking in past years. In a sudden turn

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"Parasite" deserved to win Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars

By Kai Lock Prep Editor-in-Chief “Oscar Season” is done and awards have been given out, including the most controversial award, Best Picture. It’s controversial in terms of deciphering the varying opinions and factors that are within the film. This year Best Picture was awarded to “Parasite,” the international Korean thriller movie given to us by Bong Joon Ho.  “Parasite” is

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Games bond people and create communities

By Mark Haiko Multimedia Editor Games are associated with many stereotypes, such as being useless time-wasters to promoting negative emotions and practices. But, as reported by people that actually play them, games are a positive force of good that unites people. Not only do games introduce people to new friends, they also reinforce the friendships of people by uniting them

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"Mortal Kombat 11" is as awesome as it is gory

By Jovani Contreras Staff Writer *In this review, there will be minor spoilers* Starting in October 1992, “Mortal Kombat” has made an impact in the fighting game industry. The iconic franchise, known for its gore and brutality, has 18 games total in its series.  Their most recent addition to the series, “Mortal Kombat 11,” launched on April 23, 2019.  “Mortal

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"Parasite" is a must-see movie

By Jovani Contreras Staff Writer In this review, there will be minor spoilers! The attention to detail and consistency in Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” is extensive. Every inch of the Kim family home looks worn, tattered and filthy. The setting encapsulates the reality of how poor laborers live in South Korea. We truly see how unfortunate the Kim’s living situation

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“Melee” is the best feel-good game of all time

By Joseph Dieckmann Staff Writer “Super Smash Brothers Melee” is a fighting game released for the Gamecube system in 2001. For many years, “Melee” was considered to only be a party game for recreational purposes. But, as recently as 2010, “Melee” has become a competitive fighting game with thousands of players and spectators.  I believe that the main reason for

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