film

How the Grinch was Remade

11:37 AM

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Wow, we’re already here, it’s almost the end of the year.

The year flew by fast, boy oh boy, ‘twas a blast.

For today’s article, I’m talking about someone who’s mean,

A man in red, and a man who’s green.

By film editor, Ajay Ascano

writing

Meet Bridget

2:45 PM

This past summer, I received a notification from the advisor of my school’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) club of a new opportunity right around the corner.

By writing editor, April Owens

film

Ralph Breaks my Expectations

8:52 PM


Some spoilers!

Wreck-It Ralph 2, a.k.a. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” was a decent movie with the usual good mix of feelings and greater messages sprinkled in with good story-telling and lovable characters.

By film editor, Ajay Ascano

photography

Polaroids.

11:50 AM

I asked a few polaroid owners what polaroids mean to them. Here are their responses:

By photography editor, Bi Ndiforchu

music

HIGH FA$HUN BABY

10:44 AM

If you’re like the editor-in-chief Stephanie, you compile songs into playlists based on mood. Every song follows a theme, a vague feeling that is captured by a brief playlist title. But what makes a song sad or happy, winter or summer, laid-back or upbeat on a technical level? 

By guest writer, Anne Tsai

film

Editor's Note: Long Takes

11:38 AM

Have you ever seen a really long scene in a film and wondered- how long did it take for them to get that perfect? (Possible spoilers for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Birdman, and Goodfellas.)

By film editor, Ajay Ascano

academics

Campus Insider: Bowdoin College

6:55 PM

Considering liberal arts colleges or East Coast schools? Here are some pics highlighting my trip to Bowdoin College, a top liberal arts college in Maine. Check them out for an inside look on what November on the opposite side of the country looks like. (Spoiler alert: fall is actually a season!)

By academics editor, Diana Meza

writing

The Slumps

2:24 PM

“I haven’t been writing much. I’ve been spending a lot more time thinking. I feel like I can’t really put my thoughts on paper… they’re too abstract.” 

By writing editor, April Owens

academics

Surviving School: Procrastination

5:42 PM

School’s especially spooky at this time of year: midterms, extracurriculars, college apps, etc. Staying on top of things is much easier said than done, so here are some quick tips on how to combat that mid-semester procrastination crisis. 

By academic editor, Diana Meza

film

Do I Recommend "A Quiet Place"?

8:33 PM

In this article, I will try not spoil anything other than basic main plot points- however, there are still some spoilers for "A Quiet Place."

By film editor, Ajay Ascano

academics

Campus Insider: Williams College

5:21 PM


By Diana Meza, academics editor

Hi everyone!

As all you seniors know, college application season is well underway, so here’s the first Campus Insider: Williams College edition.

music

'90s: DIVA Edition

8:03 PM


By music editor, X

We’ve all heard of the decade, but not all of us have lived through it. Here’s a playlist to help you reminisce about the 90s and the pop vocal performances by female icons.

film

Editor's Note 2: Chekhov's Gun

11:32 AM

Today, I will be talking about a term/trope in movies that is often overlooked- which is sort of ironic, given the definition of it. 

Warning: There are spoilers for the 2nd season of the television series Atlanta and Logan. You have been warned.

By Ajay Ascano, film editor.

academics

Meet Diana

7:37 PM

Meet our academic editor, Diana Meza, and anticipate her future content! To all you upperclassmen: her advice is sure to come in handy as college application season approaches.

photography

Eye to iPhone: Stephanie 3

11:09 AM

A third installation that peeks into our most immediate tool of documentation: the iPhone.

By editor in chief, Stephanie Castaneda Perez

political

Internment

7:41 PM

Watch the documentary about Japanese internment during World War II-- an event that occurred in the backyard of the South Bay. By politics editor, Teotl Veliz, and Indya Searchwell.

Join the Team!

9:11 PM

Join the team? Yes, we want YOU! YouthCake is seeking editors in various art and social justice-oriented fields around the South Bay. Duties, positions, and more are all included below! Tune in!

academics

Chicano Youth Leadership Conference: Recap

11:59 AM

This past weekend, I attended the Chicano Youth Leadership Conference at Camp Hess Kramer, in Malibu. The conference functioned as a multitude of things--a massive college workshop, a networking event, a community- builder, a celebration of culture, and more. I was able to attend the camp through the nomination of my teacher, Dr. Serna. Staying at Camp Hess Kramer overnight, absorbing the energy, I was affected profoundly. I came home with a flurry of ideas, feeling truly refreshed.