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The Student News Site of Middle College High School @ Santa Ana College

The Spellbinder

The Student News Site of Middle College High School @ Santa Ana College

The Spellbinder

Social media can validate thoughts someone would never say in-person.
Socially acceptable behavior doesn’t apply online
Shirley Gonzalez, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

You’re scrolling through TikTok and a video pops up. It’s an edit of someone in court. You click on the comments to get a better understanding...

When asked about the future and what we desire to one day become, many have already cracked the puzzle and contain a precise vision of the future, while others are still in question about what they desire to pursue.
The ultimate dilemma: Childhood dream careers
Guadalupe Vargas-Gomez, News Editor • March 23, 2023

“I am going to be a doctor!” “I am going to be a firefighter!” “I want to be a teacher!” Those and many more, are responses that...

Different relationships during adolescence can affect your identity later on.
Adolescent experiences shape your identity
Suleyka Hernandez, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

Thinking back on adolescent years, the memories created with friends, families, and strangers seep into your adulthood. Emotions and sentiments...

Teens are stressing over social media.
The negative impacts of social media on teens
Andy Morales, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

Teens believe that going on social media makes them feel good. When their followers like their posts or comment on their posts, they feel loved. They have a sense of belonging. Teens have established a social status based...

The normalization of internalized racism is helping to glorify hate and distrust within communities.
Internalized racism
Kaithlyn Gonzalez, Multimedia Editor & Social Media Manager • March 23, 2023

We see various stories about Caucasian people unfairly treating people of color. However, the continuing issue of people of color attacking other people of color is rarely brought to the public’s attention. It is an unresolved...

Fashion aesthetics have become more problematic than we think.
Aesthetically pleasing or classism speaking?
Samara Oregon Ruiz, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

You’re scrolling through TikTok and notice all of these fashion videos popping up on your "for you" page. The people in these videos follow different fashion aesthetics and show off their stylish outfits to thousands of...

The song Art of Peer Pressure illustrates Kendricks double life of he is at home versus how he acts with friends.
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City”: A staple in the hip-hop community
Christopher Armenta, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

Since its release in 2012, the album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”, by rapper Kendrick Lamar, revolutionized the hip-hop community. With recent events involving gang violence and police brutality, many people have revisited...

Student actors peek through the little holes backstage to see the final scene of the two lovers kissing.
"Pride and Prejudice": The process of putting on a play
Joselin Corrales, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

Four young daughters search for husbands, and one of them, Elizabeth Bennet, doesn't want to marry just because she has to, but because she wants to be in love. Advanced Drama has been putting together various shows and...

All fans can enjoy and appreciate the attention to the original source material when watching a live-action adaptation film.
Live-action adaptations: Why do we watch them?
Paige Burgueno, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

From comic books to novels to video games, live-action adaptations have become more popularized in the film industry as digital technology improves. Popular media franchises, such as Disney, Marvel, and DC have pushed adaptations...

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