Author Archive: Mark Negron

A young writer who was first exposed to films before he was even a year old, falling in love with classics like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Matrix, and soon a love for all things in the realm of art and creativity, such as games, music, television and theater. He debuted in The Roundup with December 17th's Story of the Week for the school newspaper, dubbed "The Force is Strong in These Costumes..." and continued to write for them ever since. As a Junior, he's landed the role as Editor in the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) section, and hopes to showcase the beauty in entertainment.

rss feed Facebook Twitter Google Plus

IT Review by Morgan Bay

| 09/28/2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone is born with two fears: fear of falling and loud noises. All other fears are either learned or experienced. Some can be as simple as clowns or more dark with a parental figure. The creature in the new horror movie hit of the year, IT (2017), takes those fears and uses them against children […]

Continue Reading

Beyond the 13 Reasons: Why We All Need to Change

| 06/02/2017 | 0 Comments
Beyond the 13 Reasons:  Why We All Need to Change

Since its Netflix release in March, 13 Reasons Why has taken the media by storm, teeming in both praise and criticism, compliment and controversy. This comes as a surprise to nobody, being that it tackles the hugely current yet incredibly difficult issues of bullying, teenage suicide, and the effects they have on an entire community. […]

Continue Reading

J. Cole — 4 Your Eyez Only – Album Review

| 01/25/2017 | 0 Comments
J. Cole — 4 Your Eyez Only – Album Review

The rap scene has recently been dry, with the only hits coming out in the last month or so being Ooouuu by Young M.a. and Fake Love by Drake. Until now, that is. J. Cole makes a return with 4 Your Eyes Only and here’s how some of the songs rank. For Whom the Bell Tolls To anyone looking […]

Continue Reading

The Lack of Pokemon in Pokemon Sun and Moon

| 01/23/2017 | 0 Comments
The Lack of Pokemon in Pokemon Sun and Moon

Originally a game with 151 creatures to catch and collect, some big and some small, but still loved by many. However, in recent games, less Pokemon have been introduced. Pokemon X and Y introduced only 76 new Pokemon, and the most recent games brought in only 81. This leads to the questions, why aren’t there new Pokemon […]

Continue Reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

| 12/22/2016 | 0 Comments
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review

The galaxy far far away just broke new ground with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Question is: Did they hit a goldmine or rock bottom with the first spin-off film in the Star Wars legacy? In short, the movie is amazing. Rogue One has a level of darkness that no Star Wars film before it has had. Sometimes this can […]

Continue Reading

The Walking Dead Season 7: Reviewing The First Four Episodes

| 11/17/2016 | 0 Comments

The Walking Dead has finally returned after months of waiting! Was the wait worth it, or is this batch of episodes another piece of zombie chow? Let’s find out. Oh, and there’s no restraint on spoilers here, so watch these episodes now before reading on. 7 01: The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be […]

Continue Reading

Hills West and the Supreme Court: What Do We Know?

| 11/10/2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 election is quickly hitting our beloved high school in many ways. One of these ways, and arguably the most important one, is in the Supreme Court. This brings up the question of whether or not students thought this was important, here’s what we found out. First off, let’s discuss what’s going on with […]

Continue Reading

Marvel’s Doctor Strange Review

| 11/09/2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A land of powers, science, amazing heroes and not-so-amazing villains (unless you’re Loki). However, there’s a new element brought to the table, introduced in the newest entry in the series: Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange is about Stephen Strange, an extremely talented but equally arrogant surgeon who can put any Grey’s […]

Continue Reading