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‘Rare Beauty’ is a no-go

‘Rare Beauty’ is a no-go

By Sara Shohoud

April 2, 2020

Singer-songwriter Selena Gomez took to Instagram Live to announce the launch of Rare Beauty, her new makeup line. Gomez claims she has been working on the makeup line for two years now. To be honest, for two years of “hard-work,” Rare Beauty seems like a massive flop for the beauty industry.  The...

Justice for Gabriel

Justice for Gabriel

By Karen Li and Saanvi Thakur

March 22, 2020

“I remember that his throat looked like somebody burned him ... bruising and cuts all over his face ... black eyes and a bullet in his lung,”  the ambulance bay nurse who treated Gabriel Fernandez said.  On May 22, 2013, Pearl Fernandez called 911 to report that her son, Gabriel Fernandez, ...

‘I am not okay with this’ makes promising debut

‘I am not okay with this’ makes promising debut

By Karen Li

March 21, 2020

“Hi. My name is Sydney. I’m a boring seventeen-year-old white girl.” With this charming introduction, we are thrust into the world of Sydney Novak, who is, as she says, a seventeen-year-old white girl. However, “boring” inevitably fails to hold true, seeing as Sydney is the main char...

Hot Mulligan touches on sexual assault, break ups, loneliness in new album

Hot Mulligan touches on sexual assault, break ups, loneliness in new album

By Jane Park

March 18, 2020

Recently, Spotify’s algorithm has recommended me to listen to bands like The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Hot Mulligan. From there, I was hooked on to the variety of pop punk available that I had no idea existed.  Hot Mulligan really stood out to me  because of their weird band name, along with...

From ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ to ‘I Love Me’: Demi Lovato releases new anthem

From ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ to ‘I Love Me’: Demi Lovato releases new anthem

By Andrea Sun

March 9, 2020

When I was in fifth grade, my friend introduced me to “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato. At the time, it was a catchy song with extremely high notes that I blasted for fun. But as time went on, 10-year-old me began to explore Lovato’s other music, realizing she was more than songs about boys who ma...

Film face off: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2000 versus 2019

Film face off: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ 2000 versus 2019

By Nitya Kashyap

January 8, 2020

The 2019 movie adaption of "Charlie’s Angels," originally an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from 1976 to 1981, is most definitely superior to the version released in 2000.  The plot between the two film versions differs greatly. In the 2000 movie, all three angels, played by ...

Adoring ‘Fine Line’

Adoring ‘Fine Line’

By Anika Karody

January 2, 2020

The wait is over. Harry Styles’ new album has finally arrived, and I’m loving it. Having been a fan of his music since his debut with One Direction, I was very excited and anxious to see what this album would bring, especially because he hasn’t released any music for the past two years. ‘Fine...

Soundtrack to my life: the irreplaceable meaning of music

By Andrea Sun

December 18, 2019

I remember the first time I ever associated a song with a relationship: “For Good” from “Wicked.” My younger brother sung it for his elementary school performance and he walked around the house, belting the tune every day. One line reminded me of a friend that always seemed to be pushing and pull...

‘Frozen II’ melted my heart of ice

‘Frozen II’ melted my heart of ice

By Allen Zhang

December 13, 2019

With gorgeous animations, catchy songs and a chance to revisit fans’ beloved Frozen characters, Disney’s “Frozen II” hit theaters Nov. 22, almost six years after the first film was released.  [SPOILER ALERT: read at your own discretion] While adapting to being queen of Arendelle, Elsa h...

No need for concerns

No need for concerns

By Anika Karody

November 18, 2019

Hysterical, inappropriate laughter. A cynical villain. That is what I had initially thought about the DC Comics character Joker, until I watched the new movie about him, which is titled “Joker.” The film premiered on Oct. 4 and follows the psychological transformation of Arthur Fleck, a reject...

Annual Halloween barbecue brings staff together

Annual Halloween barbecue brings staff together

By Sara Shohoud and with additional reporting by Leila Salam

November 13, 2019

Abominable’s rise through cultural influences

Abominable’s rise through cultural influences

By Yukari E. Zapata

November 8, 2019

A bominable, a movie set in Beijing, China, surrounds the idea of finding yourself. The film stars actress Chloe Bennet playing the main protagonist, Yi. Albert Tsai stars as Peng, Yi’s close friend, providing the movie with outstanding comedy and Tenzing Norgay Trainor stars as Jin, Peng’s cous...