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On-Campus Art Piece Captures the Teenage Experience (Satire)

On-Campus Art Piece Captures the Teenage Experience (Satire)

By Allison Moore

October 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, On-Campus

S ituated in the girl’s bathroom of the lower B Building, “I Hate Homestead” is often misinterpreted as a commonplace defacement. This is not the case. Rather, “Homestead” is a high-brow form of conceptual art that offers a classic take on the trials facing modern secondary school stude...

Cafe Stop is worth stopping by

By Tara Sohal

October 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, On-Campus, Showcase

Out of the countless times I’ve driven past the local Falafel Stop, I never fail to see the restaurant swamped with a crowd of people happily munching on or attentively waiting for their Mediterranean food. The popular eatery extended their food options by introducing their newest addition to their...

Behind the scenes of “The Servant of Two Masters”

Behind the scenes of “The Servant of Two Masters”

By Avalon Allen and Zachary Hayes

October 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

T he Drama department performs many plays each year, and their next one is right around the corner. Written by Carlo Goldoni in 1746, “The Servant of two Masters” is a classic comedy that recounts the events of a particularly hungry servant, Truffaldino. The servant finds himself in an awkward predi...

Horror movie roundup

By Avalon Allen and Luka Maeda

October 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Muschietti makes a riveting adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel   Amazing acting and incredible visuals define this popular horror film As many know, “It” was originally created by the popular horror novelist Stephen King in 1986. The plot was centered on a group of outcasted ch...

Listen to the entire album and you’ll see why

By Indira Cockerill

May 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

While having heard a song on the radio, you could say it was love at first song. Then as the weeks go on, replaying the song one too many time, it grows stale and I unlimitedly become bored of the song which I had once loved. While in the moment it’s satisfying, the listener is missing out on many ot...

Great America is great again

By Skylar Cunniff and Rachel Hildebrand

May 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

California’s Great America amusement park has been a big attraction in the Bay Area for years, but recent improvements have made it better than ever.  The largest wooden roller coaster in Northern California, the Gold Striker, opened in 2013 and the new roller coaster Patriot replaced the Vortex thi...

Stars on Ice offers talent, excitement

By Rachel Hildebrand

May 18, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

L ast Friday some of the biggest stars in figure skating descended on the SAP Center for the Stars on Ice show. It consisted of jumps, beautiful costumes and immense talent. Going in, I was most excited about seeing 17-year-old Nathan Chen, this year’s mens national champion and America...

The Reel: Why “The Lion King” is the greatest animated film of all time

The Reel: Why “The Lion King” is the greatest animated film of all time

By Mark Lu

May 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

My all-time favorite movie (yes, my favorite movie ever) is the 1994 Disney animation and now-classic “The Lion King,” written by Irene Mecchi & Jonathan Roberts and directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff, with an iconic score by Hans Zimmer & Elton John. “The Lion King” featu...

Fate decided, it’s horrible

Fate decided, it’s horrible

By Daniel Chung

April 25, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Muscle cars, sexy women and exotic locations is not a movie. “The Fate of the Furious” is the newest film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. The film, unlike its predecessors, fails to entertain the audience. The film is the first film to not star Paul Walker,the series hero Brian O’C...

The search is over

The search is over

By Katie Snell

April 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Unlike some of his older, optimistic and playful music, John Mayer’s new album “The Search for Everything” is brutally honest about the pain of heartbreak. Even the melancholy expression on Mayer’s face in the cover album art expresses his struggle to find happiness through love. Some of the...

The Reel: Poetic storytelling should not be celebrated for being poetic

The Reel: Poetic storytelling should not be celebrated for being poetic

By Mark Lu

April 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

A while ago, I saw “Moonlight,” a film that I commended for its screenplay craftsmanship in another column. Despite being ambitious and beautifully-shot, it lacks the essential quality of entertainment: substance. Of course, it conveys principles much needed for today’s changing times, but would it have hurt at all to add a visible storyline? I loved “Moonlight.” But as I watched it with my famil...

‘Strange the Dreamer’ is strangely mesmerizing

‘Strange the Dreamer’ is strangely mesmerizing

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

April 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Purple prose — the practice of adding unnecessarily elaborate, embellished, superfluous, intricate and detailed descriptions into one’s writing — is generally looked down upon. But author Laini Taylor makes the seemingly unnecessary beautifully necessary in her novel “Strange the Dreamer.” ...

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