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Opinion: Flextime for School

     Here at Mission Viejo High School we have a schedule that not a lot of other schools share or are familiar with,...

Beware of The Bear

       “It’s not about the food. It’s about the people.”            It’s all part of the life. The yelling across the room, the cursing at spilled food,...

I Got Into The Ivy League, Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

     Ok, let me reiterate what I mean by that headline: I got into Brown University, a member of the ‘ever-prestigious’ Ivy League, ranked #9...

“Sucks to be him”: A Renfield Review

    The man, the myth, the legend: Nicolas Cage strolls into the room — top hat, cane and all. His pale lips part to reveal...

From Writers to Fighters: The Writers Guild of America puts their “pencils down” for the first Hollywood strike in 15 years

     2007—the year of the first iPhone, the Spice Girls reunion tour, and the infamous finale to the Sopranos. It’s also the year of the...

Farewell to Everyone’s Best Bud, Judd

    It was September 1st, 2005 in Mission Viejo when now-17-year-old Judd Karn came into this world. Being the current Editor-In-Chief for The Diablo Dispatch,...

The Immortality of Dracula

     “I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot,” spoke Van Helsing, the enemy of Dracula. Of course, it might be a...

From Germany to California: Henry Nadeali Jelokhani’s Journey in Education and Life

      “We got it!” Moloud Nadeali Jelokhani exclaimed to her 12 year old son, Henry Nadeali Jelokhani, from across the house after opening up the...

“One School, Many Cultures”

    The sun shines bright on the student-run booths, showcasing nations from across the globe. Some 30 booths, spanning from Canada to Morocco, many doling...

Are You There Critics? This Is A Good Movie.

     Prior to Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret's theatrical release Judy Blume, prolific children’s book writer, continuously stated that this adaptation is better...

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The Movie of the Millenium: “Foodfight!”

     “You cold-farted itch,” says Foodfight! protagonist Dex Dogtective, who is a dog and a detective, and also the owner of the Copabanana nightclub (voiced...

DEFINITELY OUR LAST ISSUE

     It was around this time last year that The Diablo Dispatch announced its closing. After 589 years, our well-respected publication feared our final defeat.      The...

What would happen if we see a rematch in the 2024 election?

     Millions of people across America are feeling a very specific way; a feeling that can only be expressed as ‘needing a bigger boat.’ Relief...

Color Guard Isn’t Just a Sport — It’s a Family.

Color guard is so much more than throwing rifles and flags around. They have practices more than some sports around campus, and they never...

Valentine’s Day: What is so good about it anyway!?

Valentine’s Day is celebrated by 57% of people of all ages across the nation. The day is about lovey-dovey couples, sweet things for your...

Black History Month; Our American Story

The story of Black History Month begins in the early 1900s, about forty years after the US abolition of...

Awards Show Rundown

     In the year of 2024, there were many influential movies, television shows, actors, and artists. As January and February roll around, awards...

Puka Nacua: This Rookie Deserves a Cookie

 Oxford Languages defines the word determined as “having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.”      Makea “Puka” Nacua is the very...

Willy Wonka and His Chocolate Factory

The new hit movie, Wonka has flown off the charts, topping the box office for the third time since its first release. Many are...