Category Archives: Entertainment

Cali Roots music festival en route for eighth annual event

The Monterey Fairgrounds is preparing for big crowds in a weekend full of reggae during the California Roots festival, a reggae music and arts festival scheduled for Memorial Day weekend,…

Zab Zab masters strong flavors of Thailand with homey ambiance

Tucked away into the charming recesses of Lighthouse Avenue, local gem Zab Zab Thai Cuisine features a cozy family-friendly environment, authentic Thai flavors and affordable prices that make for a…

’13 Reasons Why’ needs a few more reasons to justify watching this Netflix Original

“13 Reasons Why” is a powerful story, really. You know, blackmailing and the trivialization of teen suicide aside. It’s also quite cute how this one-season Netflix original has become the…

Mint chocolate chip or bubblegum ice cream?

As the school year comes to an end, thoughts begin to wander, imagining how nice life will be when time turns to summer. Amid these thoughts of Netflix, laziness and…

Reusable water bottles make fashion statements above all else

Over the past few years, crinkly, cheap, plastic water bottles have become outdated, and renewable, stylish replacements that are environmentally friendly have begun to flood Carmel High School. There are…

Carmel senior publishes short story to Amazon to make a profit

Somewhere, right now, a self-proclaimed writer is saying, “Yeah, I’m going to finish and publish my story any day now, whenever the time is right.” Months, years will pass, and…

Soundtrack to hit musical ‘La La Land’ a stand-alone masterpiece

In most movies, the soundtrack is merely background music, often taking a backseat to other parts of the production. However, in musical movie “La La Land,” the soundtrack takes the…

Hollow shell of original, ‘Ghost’ just delivers gorgeous visuals

A strange sense of relief and perplexity filled my mind as the screen faded to black and the credits rolled. While I was trying to override any bias I carried…

Record-breaking Coachella Music Festival appeals to Padres

Every spring, a multi-thousand person pilgrimage to the Empire Polo grounds in Indio, California, takes place. Donning trendy outfits, Camelbaks and a love for music, attendees to the April 14-23…

Spring musical ‘She Loves Me’ features comedy, romance

“When we opened the theater back in 2012, our students did a collaboration with Monterey Peninsula College and performed ‘Grease,’” Carmel High music director Brian Handley explains. “Every year since…