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The Black Sheep of the Gaming World - 3/14/22

February Project (Feb 27, 2022 at 8:34 PM).MOV


Jared Dela Cruz, Ricky Hernandez, DJ Zaragoza & Ryan Martinez


My Girl: Is It Worth Your Time? - 3/4/22

All of Us Are Dead: Show Review - 3/4/22

12 Sight-See's of the World - 3/2/22

The Tinder Swindler - 3/2/22

Ukrainian Ace Fighter - 3/2/22

Book of Boba Fett Review - 3/2/22

Dark Cultural Differences - 2/24/22

5 Reasons to Visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures - 2/24/22

How to Stick to a New Years Resolution - 2/22/22

Encanto Review - 2/22/22

Top 10 Highest Paid Actors Per Movie - 2/18/22

Top 10 Best Hulu TV Shows - 2/16/22

Finding Ohana: Netflix Movie Review

Eternal Love: Is It Worth Your Time? - 2/16/22

Clinique Moisture Surge Review - 2/16/22

Art Project Interview with Senior Karina Sanchez - 2/7/22

Dimension W Review - 2/7/22

Fate/Zero Anime Review - 2/7/22

Exploring Peru - 2/3/22

Blue Period: The World of Art - 2/3/22

Ink Master - 2/2/22

The Super Bowl - 2/2/22

December Project (Jan 26, 2022 at 12:28 AM).MOV

Cold Day

Jared Dela Cruz, JanRob Legaspi, DJ Zaragoza, Ricardo Hernandez, & Ryan Martinez


Churro Cupcake - 1/27/22

Miss Gu Who is Silent: Is it Worth Your Time? - 1/14/22

Get Even: Netflix Show Review - 1/14/22

Christmas Around the World - 1/14/22

Omicron - 1/7/22

Stranger Things Season 4: What's to Come? - 1/7/22

Warzone - 1/7/22

Mushoku Tensei Review - 1/4/22

Elon Musk: Richest Man in the World - 1/4/22

Spider-Man No Way Home - 12/16/21

Hulu Removes Travis Scott Documentary After Backlash - 12/16/21

Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now - 12/16/21

Point of View from an EMT - 12/16/21

Wildflower Cases - 12/16/21

Once We Get Married: IS It Worth Your Time? - 12/16/21

Brand New Eyes Album Review - 12/16/21

Eternals Review - 12/16/21

IT Cosmetics: Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer - 12/16/21

October Project (Nov 14, 2021 at 8:59 PM).MOV

Honey & Butter Macarons Review

Sophia Woodson


10 Reasons Why Finishing School is Important - 11/12/21

What is Karate? - 11/12/21

Noah Yorke: Aspiring Musician Following in His Father's Footsteps - 11/12/21

Star Wars: Visions - 11/12/21

Baki the Grappler (2001) Review - 10/29/21

Manifest Review - 10/22/21

Cute Programmer: Is It Worth Your Time? - 10/29/21

Which is the Best Continuation of Avatar: The Last Airbender? -10/8/21

Splitgate Review - 10/8/21

September Project (Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM).MOV

Are You smarter than a fifth grader?

Adrian Castro


What You Should Consider When Applying to College - 10/1/21

Advanced Clinical 10% Glycolic Serum - 10/1/21

Best Headset in the Game - 10/1/21

15 Things To Do When You Are Bored - 10/1/21

Top 10 College Softball Teams in the NCAA - 10/1/21

Stealth Walker: Is It Worth Your Time? - 10/1/21

Bleach (Spoiler Review kinda) - 10/1/21

"He's All That" Review - 10/1/21

September Project (Sep 6, 2021 at 10:23 PM).MOV


Jared Dela Cruz, Daniel Zaragoza, Ricardo Hernandez, & Ryan Martinez


21 Fun Things to Do in the Summer of 21’ - 5/20/21

Disney+ Series Trailer Review: High School Musical the Musical the Series (Season 2) - 5/20/21

iCarly Revival Series - 5/17/21

The Longest Work in the English Language? - 5/17/21

Steps to Take After Committing to a College - 5/12/21

North Hollywood - 5/10/21

Super Smash Bros Ultimate - 5/10/21

Initial D Review (Spoilers) - 4/29/21

Chaos Walking Review - 4/29/21

Marvel Studios Trailer Review: Loki - 4/29/21

'Ungodly Hour' Chloe X Halle - 4/23/21

Shine Your Icy Crown Review - 4/26/21

Raya and the Last Dragon - 4/1/21

NBA All Star Game - 4/1/21

Colt Link Recruitment

colt link recruitment video 2021-2022

Corina Cervantes


Colt Link Recruitment Meeting is Friday, March 26th at 12:35pm. Applications are due before Spring Break.

Google Classroom Code: W73XCWL

SMITE - 3/15/21

Hunter X Hunter Review - 3/22/21

L’ORÉAL Detox & Brighten Clay Mask Review - 3/11/21

We Were Liars Book Review - 3/12/21

Should Manga Only Be Published Digitally? - 3/1/21

David Dobrik Returns to Youtube - 2/26/21

Daft Punk Announces Retirement - 2/26/21

Good Girls - 2/25/21

To All the Boys I've Loved Before: Always and Forever - 2/25/21

January Project (Feb 19, 2021 at 10:18 AM).MOV

flower painting

Kimberly Ulloa


Kimberly walks us through the creation of her art.

Freaks and Geeks - 2/19/21

Saving Mr. Banks - 2/19/21

January Project (Feb 1, 2021 at 7:38 PM).MOV

versace bright crystal review

Elizabeth Lazcano


Elizabeth gives us a recommendation on one of the best perfumes on the market.

Marvel Studios Trailer Review: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Ethan Phan


After Avengers Endgame and Spiderman: Far From Home, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ended Phase 3, however it has led to much excitement and curiosity as fans ask: what's next?

The MCU had announced that they would launch their Phase 4 with Disney+ original series that would include WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, Hawkeye, and many more. WandaVision was the first series to begin streaming and two episodes were released on Friday, January 15, 2021, kicking off Phase 4. After those two episodes, an episode was released every Friday on the streaming service Disney+.

The show will follow up with the aftermath of Avengers Endgame after we see old man Captain America towards the end of the movie. We see Captain America Steve Rogers go back in time to return the infinity stones and stay in the past to live out a life he was never able to. We see in the movie that he hands over his iconic shield to Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, played by Anthony Mackie.

Sam, who will be accompanied by James Buchanan Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan, will have to follow in the footsteps of Captain America as we will see many new and old faces in this new series. We can see in the trailer that there will be a return of Baron Zemo, who last appeared in the movie Captain America: Civil War, with a more comic accurate suit. He will wear a purple ski mask that is one of his most iconic and signature looks. We also see in the trailer the return of Agent 13, Peggy Carter’s niece Sharon Carter, who was an ally to Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, and Bucky Barnes.

The trailer does an amazing job keeping the audience's’ senses heightened with the intense sounds and visuals of it. Along with the new comic accurate costume for Baron Zemo, we see Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes also get fresh, new looks.

Sam Wilson will still have his more mechanical version of the suit with metal wings, however the red and white colors of it will match the comics. We see Bucky will actually have shorter hair for the show and will wear a blue leather jacket vest that will not have a left sleeve so that his metal arm can be exposed.

In the trailer, we also see that Baron Zemo will make his return in order to finish what he had tried to accomplish in Captain America: Civil War by breaking up and getting rid of heroes. There is a new group and movement that is also shown called the Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind, or U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M.

They are a terrorist group whose founder was dedicated to the elimination of all nationalism and national pride around the globe. We will also be introduced to a new character, the U.S. Agent, whose outfit matches Steve Rogers’ Captain America.

Both the sounds and the visuals in the trailer were amazing as it was released during the Superbowl and needed to capture the attention of the many viewers. The audience could really be captivated, as it is a cinematic masterpiece itself. There are many tight shot angles that show the intensity that the show will bring to its audience. In my previous trailer review for WandaVision, I had mentioned that the trailer had done an incredible job of not only making the show seem interesting to Marvel fans, but is displayed to an audience that enjoys watching a show with some mystery, thrillers, and in the fashion of a sitcom.

In this show, we can see by the trailer that it is more action packed that will most likely give Marvel fans the action and adventure that they want from their movies and shows.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will be the second released Marvel series that will be exclusively streamed on Disney+ starting Friday, March 19, 2021.

EVA NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask Review - 2/3/21

The Vtuber Boom: An Introduction and The Secret to Their Success - 2/4/21

How to Make Empanadas.mp4

how to make empanadas

Corina Cervantes


Corina makes us all hungry and shows us how to make authentic empanadas.

All You Need To Know About Olivia Rodrigo’s Debut Single: drivers license - 1/13/21

Super Bowl Predictions - 1/27/21

WandaVision - 1/13/21

Shawn Mendes Wonder Album Review - 1/6/21

New Girl - 1/6/21

Gacha and Gambling Go Hand in Hand

Sophia Woodson


Sophia provides an in-depth analysis of the problem with loot boxes in video games.

One Shot Campaigns: Dungeons & Dragons - 12/7/20

Positions Album Review - 12/3/20

Chaos Walking Trailer Review - 12/2/20

November Project (Dec 1, 2020 at 1:00 AM).MOV

Fall fashion 2020

Bronwynn Buakong


Bronwynn takes us through what is making a comeback and what is on trend this year.

Here To Help Inc.mp4

here to Help

Corina Cervantes


Corina shows us what Mr. Kevin Glaspy (KG) is doing to give back to the Covina community.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Review - 11/9/20

Dry Lips? Say No More - 11/18/20

October Project (Nov 2, 2020 at 3:09 PM).MOV

painting saiki k

Kimberly Ulloa


Kimberly shows us her artistic process in drawing and painting an anime character.

CHS Latino Culture Club: Dia de los Muertos - 11/3/20

Knives Out Review - 11/4/20

Enola Holmes Film Review - 10/21/20

The Pixar Way of Storytelling - 11/3/20

NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Miami Heat - 10/15/20

September Project (Oct 12, 2020 at 12:35 AM).MOV

Memory games

Pearly Narvaez Olmedo & Ameer Blackshaw

Published on 10/13/20

Pearly and Ameer compete on various memory quizzes. Hilarity ensues.

September Project (Oct 1, 2020 at 10:13 AM).MOV

the great pretender review

Kimberly Ulloa

Published on 10/6/20

Kimberly reviews The Great Pretender, a new anime series on Netflix.

The Sweet & Treat Spot - 10/6/20


When Will One Piece End? - 10/5/20

Gone Girl Review - 10/5/20

The 2002 Acura RSX - 9/30/20

Le Mans 24 Hours Race, 11th to 17th June 2018
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans - 9/30/20

Colourpop - 9/30/20

Important College Dates/Deadlines - 9/29/20

‘Say GoodBye to Acne,’ Mario Badescu Drying Lotion Review - 9/29/20

The Travis Scott Meal - 9/28/20

Clubs On Campus - Quarantine Edition - 9/28/20

5 Seconds Of Summer: CALM Album review 9/22/20

Mulan Movie Review - 9/23/20

Is the New Dune Worth the Hype?

Dune (2020) Movie Trailer Review

Bronwynn Buakong


The upcoming film, Dune (2020) is based on the original 1965 science fiction novel, written by Frank Herbert. Since its publication, there have been five Dune sequels: Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune. The novel was then adapted into the 1984 film, directed by David Lynch. Kyle MacLachlan starred as Paul Atreides and lead a cast that included Alicia Witt, Brad Dourif, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Sean Young, and musician Sting. Dune (1984) was seen as a cult classic, but definitely had its flaws, receiving many negative reviews.

There's hope among some that the new film will improve upon the old, directed by Dennis Villeneuve and starring the astronomically talented and remarkable Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. The cast in this movie is phenomenal and includes Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, and many more outstanding actors.

The trailer may seem extremely confusing to people who have no idea what Dune even is. The futuristic story is intricate and contains so much lore that is hard to fit into one movie. That is why this movie will only cover the first half of the original novel, with a planned sequel handling the rest. The trailer starts off with a voice over of Paul Atreides, Timothée Chalamet, announcing that something strange is happening to him in this far future of humanity on the dangerous desert planet, Arrakis. It then leads to him saying that there is a crusade coming. This foreshadows that the whole movie will revolve around Paul Atreides leading nomadic tribes in an extreme battle to control the intergalactic empire planet, Arrakis, also known as Dune. Paul Atreides, being the gifted son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most vital element in the galaxy, undergoes many specific tasks in order to gain the skills to become the leader of the tribes for the crusade. The trailer shows malevolent forces exploding into conflict over the only source of the most valuable substance, spice, that extends human life and provides accelerated levels of thought. The story explores the complex interactions of politics, religion, technology, and deep emotions with Paul’s family, the new empire, and other powerful individuals that are all tied together into the confrontation that will alter the course of humanity.

The music is intense and climatic. It includes a theatrical number in the soundtrack that creates a dramatic atmosphere for the viewers. There were many chants and gospel-like choir sounds that added more flavor to this trailer and the movie dynamic itself. The sudden change in sound from powerful noise to almost silent in certain scenes displays the action packed events that will occur throughout the movie.

The visuals were impressive in the trailer. The dust from the sand, the muted colors, but the massive scale plays a significant role in the art and set design. It truly captures what the exposition of the movie is about and where and when the movie is taking place. You can tell that it is big budget cinema. The combat scenes are shot well and add a great touch into the trailer.

Overall, Dune (2020) looks like a good science fiction movie filled with exciting action scenes for the audience to enjoy. The movie premieres in theaters on December 18th, 2020.

2021 yearbook teaser -

Yearbook 2021 Theme teaser

Yearbook Staff

Published on 9/18/20

A teaser for the 2021 yearbook theme. Can you guess the theme?

September Project (Sep 3, 2020 at 9:26 AM).MOV

Homework at home 2020

Nydia Chavez

Published on 9/16/20

A Colt does homework at home in 2020 and has to deal.

2020 US Open - 9/11/20

Betty Naseiro and Growing Up in Northeast Los Angeles - 9/14/20

Kobe Bryant Day - 9/9/20

NBA 2K20 Review - 9/9/20

Skater XL Review - 9/2/20

Jump Force - 9/9/20

Keeping up with the colts

EPISODE 1 - 9/2/20

ASB, the Vermilion, and teachers with news, stories, updates, and school culture.

Whiplash - 9/2/20

Life in the NBA Bubble - 9/2/20

Should People Pirate Media? - 9/1/20

How Do Seniors and Freshmen Feel about Beginning School Virtually - 9/1/20

August Project (Aug 30, 2020 at 11:41 PM).MOV

Midnight Sun Review - 8/31/20

Do You Wish You Were Heather?

“Heather” by Conan Gray Song Review - 9/1/20

April Athlete of the Month: Hannah Mejia - 4/29/20

Things To Do While in Quarantine - 4/29/20

DLC in Video Games - 4/22/20

Power Ranking The Top 10 MLB Teams For the 2020 Season - 4/22/20

Colt Link 4.0 Freshmen - 2/11/20

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas - 2/13/20

Covina Freshman Basketball - 2/7/20

Mexican Coke and McDonald’s Sprite: Is There Really A Difference? - 2/11/20

Coronavirus - 1/30/19

CES 2020 - 2/5/20

Covinas Spring Musical: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Is Disney Going Downhill? - 1/13/19

Riot Games - Gender Discrimination Lawsuit - 1/7/20

Black Widow Teaser - 1/7/20

Christmas Traditions Around the World - 12/13/19

Winter Concert Announcement - 12/13/19

a walk in the woods

Samantha Alcala


As I stepped out of my apartment and into the warm sunlight, I inhaled the crisp autumn air that seemed to burn my nose. I sat down on the steps for a minute and took in the colors. Red, orange, yellow and evergreen trees were sprinkled around the street and the leaves that had fallen from their branches crinkled and turned crunchy. I put on a pair of gray leather gloves and, and wandered towards the dirt trail located across the roadway, my camera and picnic basket swinging beside me.

It was 9:35 a.m. and as I strolled down the beaten pathway, the forest seemed to come alive with magic. The trees that ordinarily would have been green and bursting with leaves soon faded further and further into the deep rich colors of fall. The branches were bare but not empty, because perched on them were tiny speckled robin birds. Below the trees were the piles of pine cones and needles; inside a mound was a tiny squirrel. He was vigorously chewing on a kernel, but when we made eye contact, he whisked away into the trees.

I wandered further along the trail and made it to a fork in the road, one way led to a playground, the other led to a river. I headed towards the stream. On the way, I saw other creatures, rabbits in shades of grey and one rare deer. Her spots a fine shade of silver that seemed to glimmer in the morning light. I had grabbed my camera before I left, and as I bowed down on the forest floor to snap a shot, she dashed elsewhere. It was better that way, I would relive the memory more now than if I had taken the picture.

Soon enough, I made it to the river. It was like a diamond, for you could see the pebbles tumbling around at the bottom, or the salmon that swam upstream. The sounds of the brook were louder than normal and as I sat on the ground near a large oak tree, I noticed little details I hadn’t seen before. The trees overhead created patterns on the forest floor, leaves made little tornados when the wind blew, or the ripples of the water as it flowed over big rocks. I closed my eyes and sighed; It was a nice morning to take a nap, and I fell asleep in an instant.

When I awoke, my stomach felt hollow, but I had my lunch already prepared. The scent of pumpkin filled my nose as I spread out my meal before me. There was a jug of milk, mashed potatoes, a ham sandwich, two biscuits, and a slice of pumpkin pie. It was strikingly similar to Thanksgiving dinner, but it had only been last week right? Before long it was past 2 o’clock, and I wrapped up my basket and rose to stretch. I hadn’t spoken since I had left my apartment, but I repressed myself from saying anything in fear that the forest would lose its tranquility. As I strode down the path again, I watched the small squirrels and robins and plucked up a few crunchy leaves. In half and hour, I was back at the beginning of the trail.

I approached my front door and set down the basket beside me as I reached for my keys. My hand grasped the doorknob right before everything went black.

I opened my eyes and heard car horns. Rain tapped on the roof, and the blare of my alarm clock came into earshot. I rubbed my eyes and knew that when I went back outside, I wouldn’t discover orange colored trees or white speckled deer. Resting there for a moment, I reached for my robe and got out of bed.

School wouldn’t be perfect like the autumn dream I had just had. I sighed.

Two weeks til break.