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Co-director Cecilia Aldarondo rewinds to the past and relives her high school experiences through a unique film. (Photo from IMDb)

Not like the other movies: ‘You Were My First Boyfriend’ revisits high school trauma through cinematic re-enactments

By Alicia Liste November 29, 2023

As the proverbial theater lights dimmed, I was immediately immersed in the captivating world of love, nostalgia and self-discovery with HBO's latest cinematic masterpiece, "You Were My First Boyfriend.”  The...

The world grieves the unexpected passing of Matthew Perry, fondly reflecting on his time in Friends.

Celebrating a comedy legend

By Helen Tam November 22, 2023

As a devoted fan of "Friends," I write this piece with a heavy heart, grappling with the sudden and unexpected loss of Matthew Perry.  On Oct. 28, the world lost the brilliant 54-year-old actor who...

Two big brands coming together creates more revenue for them both.

Another Taylor takeover

By Andrew Fekete November 1, 2023

Pop star Taylor Swift started her music career in 2006 and has since taken over the music industry. Her fame has grown at a rapid pace, with her name plastered everywhere, no matter the brand. The NFL...

MovieTok captures the magic of the film industry through accessible and engaging videos.

TikTok’s cinematic revolution captivates viewers

By Veronica Zhao October 31, 2023

As the flickering glow of the TV screen illuminates my living room, I find myself lost in the world of cinema. The anticipation of a gripping plot, the power of exceptional performances and the magic of...

Although phones are meant to benefit us, they can prevent us from being in touch with the real world and furthering our education.

Screenagers, it is time to be teenagers

By Mackie Vu October 20, 2023

Students can enjoy an abundance of freedom, whether it is walking to the 7/11 down the street or engaging in activities that extend late into the night. Although freedoms are often seen as liberty, we...

Due to the violent nature of “Mortal Kombat 1,” I feel uncertain about playing.

Lore not worth the gore

By Parth Dhaulakhandi October 7, 2023

“Fatality, Liu Kang wins.”  By the time I hear this, I do not care who won. Gore and violence have already ruined an otherwise perfect gameplay experience. “Mortal Kombat 1,” the newest...

The audience erupts in screams and tears as The 1975’s lead singer Matty Healy performs.

The 1975 smashes expectations

By Kevin Miao and Adam Orrin October 2, 2023

Curtains rise to highlight a life-sized house. Matty Healy, the lead singer of The 1975, walks to the couch, turns on the TV and lights a cigar. The audience is entranced: their eyes follow his every movement...

Taylor Swift’s tour buses traveled through 17 states while she performed 53 shows, positively affecting the revenue in each city she visited.

‘The Eras Tour’ creates a ‘Gold Rush’

By Danielle Feldsher September 27, 2023

Whether you are a Taylor Swift superfan like me or a longtime hater of the singer, there is no doubt that her “Eras Tour” has made a shocking impact on the United States this year. Holding the record...

NewJean’s newest album is a smooth take on love and loss.

‘Get Up’ and listen to NewJeans’ newest album

By Maya Dutt September 25, 2023

The first time I heard NewJeans, a five-member K-pop sensation, was when my friend played me their debut song, “Attention.” From that moment on, I fell in love with their music. I religiously followed...

Although the electronic band aiwake has a short discography, each song is a gem that you do not want to miss.

Underrated Artists: aiwake produces imaginative, downtempo beats

By Saira Ahmed September 11, 2023

Driving at blue hour after sunset and a long road awaits: a feeling of calmness and contentment can only be paired with the best music. The indie electronic band aiwake’s discography perfectly fits this...

From enthusiastic performances and a beautiful venue to funny moments and fan reactions, “Bittersweet Daze” is a concert I will never forget.

Cavetown’s ‘Bittersweet Daze’ tour comes to Bay Area

By Saira Ahmed and Nicole Kim July 25, 2023

“Happy-sounding sad music,” the way indie-pop artist mxmtoon introduced her performance, initially felt like just a side comment. However, it perfectly encapsulates the bright, poppy sound and sad...

My experiences with playing piano and the drums proved firsthand how diverse art can be.

Art is more than drawing

By Patrick Hao June 6, 2023

When I first heard the word “art,” I thought it only pertained to drawing and similar activities. However, as I got older, I realized art is so much more than that. The term “art” encompasses,...

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