Club Corner: Media Club creates haunting series


Angela Ledesma

Video Production teacher Mark Middlebrook talks to senior Media Club members Ralph Uy De Ong and Jiszelle Arana on Nov. 17 while they edit videos. The Media club meets every Thursday to create a TV series with a working title called “High School Spirits.” For now, the Club is working on a trailer and will have an episode out soon.

Alysa Basmadzhyan

The Media Club is starting off with an exciting project that connects the school’s history with a supernatural twist. Both old and new members alike are thrilled to begin the Pearl Net News TV series with a working title called “High School Spirits.”

“I joined (the Media Club) because I had a lot of interest with video creation from the start,” freshman Jordan Viviano said. “I got into video editing around 2016. When I found out there was a club pretty much dedicated to that sort of thing in this school, I just kind of decided to take that opportunity.” 

Media Club was started in 2018 by video production teacher Mark Middlebrook and has been ongoing every year since. Middlebrook hopes to incorporate the rich history of the school, which used to be a hospital during World War II with ghosts into the new TV series.

“We want to use the whole school as a set and we will be including part of the school’s history,” Middlebrook said. “We are gonna be fictionalizing it so we can utilize PNN, journalism and drama and all the other stuff that goes into filmmaking.”

For now, the club has a trailer in the works and hopes to have finished an episode or two of the series by next month. 

“I think that this project is pretty big school-wise and I’m actually pretty excited about it,” said senior Jiszelle Arana, the director of the series. “I think that this project should be something that people should look out for and will be pretty fun.”