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Alex Liu, Managing Editor

Alex Liu is a senior at Monroe-Woodbury High School. This is his third year at The Wire News. This year, he is the Managing Editor for the club. He plays trombone for the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Pep Band. He is a member of the Chess Club and the Math Team. Alex enjoys reading and talking to his fellow classmates. He enjoys jazz and classical music. His favorite classes are Calculus B/C with Mr. Agro and AP Biology with Mr. Lewis.  He is excited for the start of the year, and he hopes for the best with this year’s The Wire News.

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Review: Valorant is an Extremely Promising Free-To-Play Game

Review: Valorant is an Extremely Promising Free-To-Play Game

May 6, 2021

Valorant is a free-to-play tactical shooter created by Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends. If you’ve ever played CS:GO, you will understand the basic gameplay mechanics. The big twist is the...

Alex Lius Island at the moment.

Penguin Isle is Well Designed, Simplistic and Enjoyable

April 12, 2021

Penguin Isle is a relaxing idle game that you can download for free. It is currently available on both the App Store and Google Play. Penguin Isle centers around building up an island of penguins. That’s...

The Book Club had its last in-person meeting to discuss Enchanted Air over a year ago.

Clubs Get Approval to Start Meeting In-Person Again

March 23, 2021

School clubs have been approved to hold in-person meetings under the COVID-19 guidelines put out by Orange County.  Following success with the reopening of sports for the winter season, the decision...

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is a Must-Play for Star Wars Fans

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is a Must-Play for Star Wars Fans

February 25, 2021

The idea of games set in the Star Wars Universe has always been popular. Star Wars Battlefront 2 delivers on that idea with large scale battles between the Jedi and the Sith. While there are some issues,...

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 is a Glitchy and Unpolished Mess

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 is a Glitchy and Unpolished Mess

January 25, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 is a major landmark in the history of video games. It was marketed as one of the best and most expansive RPGs in history. The game was in development for 8 years, since 2012. After all that...

Review: Retro Style Into the Breach is More Complicated than Chess

Review: Retro Style “Into the Breach” is More Complicated than Chess

January 15, 2021

Robots, aliens, and pixels? While Into the Breach may have the art style of a game from the 80s or 90s, the quality and polish of this game say otherwise.  Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy...

Pendragon Continues Tradition of Publishing Literature and Art Magazine

December 16, 2020

This year, Pendragon is continuing its tradition of being a showcase of student writing and art, even with the circumstances the club has been put in by  COVID-19. For students who haven't heard of...

Review: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is Quite the Spectacle

Review: “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator” is Quite the Spectacle

November 16, 2020

From peasants to Roman soldiers to gods, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) has all the mayhem and nonsense you would want in a sandbox game. TABS, as it's known, is a battle simulation game...

Monroe-Woodbury Adds New Assistant Principal

Monroe-Woodbury Adds New Assistant Principal

November 10, 2020

Ms. Marisol Jackson has recently been appointed as the House B Assistant Principal at the high school. I had the pleasure of interviewing her over email to learn more about her background and her position...

Monroe-Woodbury High School Tentatively Plans for a Pep Rally

Monroe-Woodbury High School Tentatively Plans for a Pep Rally

November 6, 2020

Monroe-Woodbury High School plans to hold the Pep Rally this year, although the specifics of these plans are still in the beginning stages. “With the current social distancing requirements in conjunction...

Review: Genshin Impact is an Incredibly Addicting Free-to-Play Game

Review: “Genshin Impact” is an Incredibly Addicting Free-to-Play Game

October 26, 2020

"Genshin Impact" is a free-to-play action-adventure RPG with a massive open world, and it has made waves within the gaming community in the last few weeks. This game has been wildly popular since its...

“Bad North: Jotunn Edition”

“Bad North: Jotunn Edition”

May 17, 2020

“Bad North: Jotunn Edition” is a small indie game that is truly a joy to play. It doesn’t take up much time and can be played in chunks. It’s a nice relaxing time-waster that’s perfect for the...

Review: “Destiny 2”: A Great Game to Play With Friends

May 8, 2020

"Destiny 2" is a first-person looter/shooter with a multitude of weapons, loot, and enemies. It is a free-to-play game on Steam. There are three main modes to play in "Destiny 2." These modes are...

Review: 2018 Game For Honor is an Absolute Must-Buy

Review: 2018 Game “For Honor” is an ‘Absolute Must-Buy’

April 23, 2020

"For Honor" (2018) is a third-person fighting game that is currently one of my favorite games, and I feel a lot of people would enjoy it.  This game has been through a lot of changes. Initially, when...

M-Ws new mascot Woodroe has been seen at school events since his debut this fall.

Monroe-Woodbury’s New Mascot Gets a Name

January 16, 2020

Monroe-Woodbury High School‘s new mascot was revealed at the first football game of the year on Friday, September 13, 2019.  In early September, it was announced that the mascot’s name would be...

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