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Don’t Be a Bobo, Get Some Boba!
Don’t Be a Bobo, Get Some Boba!
Eloisa Campos, Staff Writer • June 17, 2022

What is Boba?  The term “boba”, “bubble tea”, or perhaps “pearl tea” refers to a type of drink made of tea and a variety of toppings. This type of drink originated in Taiwan in the late 1980’s, where it grew in popularity as a street food. It gained traction and slowly built a whole culture around it. Today, there are over 3,000 boba shops in the United States alone. At these shops, you can find a wide variety of teas and toppings, and it’s a similar experience to a coffee...

5 Places to Go This Summer
5 Places to Go This Summer
Maria Bagumian, Staff Writer • June 16, 2022

During the summertime, people plan vacations to other countries or regions, but those who do not have that opportunity should know about all...

Sophie Verweyan (center, in black) poses with other young filmmakers at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase in May.
GHS Alum Sophie Verweyen Goes to Cannes
Mia Alcibar, Staff Writer • June 13, 2022

Sophie Verweyen graduated from Glendale High School in 2020, and had been a part of Mr. Kirkwood’s film program all four years of her time...

Thank You, Journalism
Thank You, Journalism
Lauren Claire Avelino, Editor-in-Chief • June 10, 2022

Two years have gone by, and my time here as an Explosion writer is over. It has been a wonderful experience writing for the website and getting...

One Piece: Alabasta Arc
One Piece: Alabasta Arc
Patrick M. Gutierrez, Staff Writer • June 24, 2022

One Piece is a Japanese animated series made by the studio known as Toei Animation. It was released as an official anime in 1999, but it started out as a manga written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. He has been writing One Piece since the early 1990s, and it was serialized in 1997. One Piece is one of the more emotional and diverse stories that I’ve ever watched. The show contains numerous characters, but the main crew consists of Monkey D. Luffy, Zoro Roronoa, Nami, Usopp, Tony Tony Chopper,...

Year of the Snitch, Death Grips
Year of the Snitch, Death Grips
Alex De La Garza, Staff Writer • June 24, 2022

Year of the Snitch was the last studio album released by the Death Grips in 2019. This was their sixth studio album, and many fans believe that it is their best. Death Grips has had many successful albums,...

Heartstopper, Episodes 5-8
Heartstopper, Episodes 5-8
Samantha Bordey, Staff Writer • June 23, 2022

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! Please click HERE to read yesterday's review of Episodes 1-4 of this series!  The second half of Heartstopper has more of an intense disposition than the first. It’s still...

Heartstopper, Episodes 1-4
Heartstopper, Episodes 1-4
Erica Mae Valdellon, Staff Writer • June 22, 2022

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! Heartstopper is a new Netflix series that was released on April 22, 2022. This series is based on a series of graphic novels created by Alice Oseman, who also wrote the show...

James Louie Serves an Ace!
James Louie Serves an Ace!
Kacy Puno, Staff Writer • June 14, 2022

James Louie is a senior at Glendale High School and is a captain on our school’s varsity tennis team. He was born in Glendale and has been attending GHS since his freshman year. Let’s hear about his viewpoint and perspective on tennis.  When did you first start playing tennis?  I started playing tennis when I was in fifth grade. I took a break during middle school, but then I continued to play beginning freshman year.  Who or what inspires/inspired you the most throughout your life?  God...

Lilly Armstrong Is Honored to Serve!
Lilly Armstrong Is Honored to Serve!
Isaiah Galindo, Staff Writer • June 3, 2022

Lilly Armstrong is the president of the National Honor Society and a senior here at Glendale High School. She likes to read about political theory and fiction, to ice skate, and to learn about complicated...

Ms. Reyes holds an orphaned, baby green heron, at her other job at the International Bird Rescue.
A Farewell to Ms. Reyes
Selin Avanesyans, Staff Writer • June 1, 2022

Ms. Michelle Reyes was born in Hollywood, California. Her hobbies include hiking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, cooking, baking, watching television, and spending time with her family and friends. One of...

Arman Vanyan Makes GHS More Colorful
Arman Vanyan Makes GHS More Colorful
Kristina Kugaevskaya, Staff Writer • May 31, 2022

GHS junior, Arman Vanyan, is the current color guard captain. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia and moved to the United States in 2012. Apart from color guard, Arman is secretary of the GHS Creative Writing...

The Return of My Chemical Romance
The Return of My Chemical Romance
Lenyn Murcia, Staff Writer • June 23, 2022

In October of 2019, Grammy-nominated punk rock band My Chemical Romance announced that they’d be reuniting. Over two years later, they’ve finally released new music, for the first time in over eight years. The band originally split up after the members revealed that they no longer felt their music was needed, and that the demand for angry music wasn’t there anymore. They also revealed that they were no longer having fun as a band.  The mounting pressure took a toll on them, especially after...

NFTs Are Terrible
NFTs Are Terrible
Lenyn Murcia, Staff Writer • June 20, 2022

NFTs have become a crypto currency fad over the last year, one that many people struggle to understand. The acronym NFT stands for “non-fungible token,” but that doesn’t offer an explanation as to...

The Misinterpreted Concept of the American Dream
The Misinterpreted Concept of the American Dream
Araksya Harutyunyan, Staff Writer • June 16, 2022

The concept of the American Dream has been around since 1931, after the best-selling book of James Truslow Adams called Epic of America. The original understanding of it was the equality and the opportunity...

Arent dogs just so cute?
Babies vs. Pets: The Ultimate Showdown
Edgar Torabyan, Staff Writer • June 14, 2022

“Babies are such a blessing.” Nothing crushes that illusion like having to sit near a crying baby in a movie theater or on an airplane. Kids have been viewed as a blessing for a long time. Even...

Lilly Armstrong Is Honored to Serve!
Lilly Armstrong Is Honored to Serve!
Isaiah Galindo, Staff Writer • June 3, 2022

Lilly Armstrong is the president of the National Honor Society and a senior here at Glendale High School. She likes to read about political theory and fiction, to ice skate, and to learn about complicated board games that are new to her. She is a crew manager, the sound system supervisor for the GHS Technical Theater program and a volunteer at the Los Angeles Zoo. Lilly is also the valedictorian of the Class of 2022, and she will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall. National Honor Society is...

Arman Vanyan Makes GHS More Colorful
Arman Vanyan Makes GHS More Colorful
Kristina Kugaevskaya, Staff Writer • May 31, 2022

GHS junior, Arman Vanyan, is the current color guard captain. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia and moved to the United States in 2012. Apart from color guard, Arman is secretary of the GHS Creative Writing...

Brandon Doronila Wants to Leave his Legacy at GHS
Brandon Doronila Wants to Leave his Legacy at GHS
Genesis Rodriguez, Staff Writer • May 25, 2022

Brandon Doronila is a senior at GHS, and he has been a Nitro since his freshman year. He was born and raised in Glendale, and his favorite hobbies include hanging out with his friends, playing video games,...

Zare Arakelyan Is the Artist of This Time!
Zare Arakelyan Is the Artist of This Time!
Isaiah Galindo, Staff Writer • April 11, 2022

Zare Arakelyan is a senior at Glendale High School, and he is the brass captain of the marching band. He was recently a member of the champion GHS Scholastic Bowl Team, which defeated the other schools...

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