The Epitaph

An exhibition of excellence

An exhibition of excellence

By Matthew Wu

November 16, 2015

When movie adaptations are made, there’s always the worry of the product not being truthful to the original content. Despite being major box office hits, films like “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings” and even “The Great Gatsby” all fell victim to this type of criticism. So when...

Rebel and relax with natural hair

Rebel and relax with natural hair

By Karla Agudelo

November 11, 2015

Whether you’re a brunette wanting to be blonde, a blonde adding an extra gold shine or a blonde adding a red shade for a nice “champagne-y red,” there are a variety of spontaneous natural colors to try this fall season. You might take baby steps by spicing it up. Brunettes can try subtle ton...

Visual novel review: Voices from the sea

Visual novel review: Voices from the sea

By Eva Chu, Reporter

November 10, 2015

Strangers rarely offer help, and never offer to spend a week trying to make you smile. Zeiva Inc. released the visual novel “Voices from the Sea” with main characters solitude-loving Cantus and cheerful but naive Maris. “Voices from the Sea” opens with Cantus at the beach, who has a hobby of collect...

Nathan Sykes is back and better than ever

Nathan Sykes is back and better than ever

By Lily Adler, Business Manager

November 9, 2015

Best Track: "Kiss Me Quick" 3 out of 5 stars Released June 28, 2015   The Wanted’s hiatus may have left a big gap in many of its fan’s hearts, but here to fill that gap is band member Nathan Sykes with his debut EP “Kiss Me Quick.” It’s our first glimpse of what to exp...

Sound from teen impresses

Sound from teen impresses

By Katie Snell

November 8, 2015

Ray Goren’s young age is undeniably impressive, as he is writing his own music and lyrics at only fifteen. Goren’s EP album “Songs For You” is a compilation of five songs. All are unique yet have similar undertones and basic feeling. His instrumentals are notable as well. Goren plays the ...

“Goosebumps” is a great Halloween treat

“Goosebumps” is a great Halloween treat

By Zainab Islam

October 31, 2015

  Star Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5   Goosebumps” initially seemed like a cheap “action” movie with kid-sized horror -- certainly not worth watching. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the humorous and action-filled movie adaptation of R.L. Stine’s series. “Goosebu...

Cake it up

Cake it up

By Karla Agudelo

October 23, 2015

When asked about their opinions on makeup and the methods they use, seniors Subani Sijapati and Alexis Farias expressed seeing makeup as an art form and form of expression. Sijapati explained her knowledge on contouring, strobing, bronzing and cooking. Just like there are different forms of art, t...

New to country music? Then “Start Here”

New to country music? Then “Start Here”

By Yunqi Deng, Reporter

October 17, 2015

New and upcoming artist, Maddie & Tae’s album “Start Here”, is changing the country music world with their relatable lyrics to teenagers and the criticism of the Bro-Country trend. Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, American female country music duo, are both singers, songwriters and guitarists. ...

Author speaks about “Love Letters to the Dead”

Author speaks about “Love Letters to the Dead”

By Desmond Kamas, Reporter

October 14, 2015

Ava Dellaira stands in the library, leaning on a podium in front of projection screen. “Dear Kurt Cobain,” she reads from her novel, “Love Letters to the Dead.” The audience is entranced. When she finishes the chapter, the crowd bursts into applause. She smiles, thanking them. Like her prot...

We’re all looking forward to The Weeknd

We’re all looking forward to The Weeknd

By Brittany Prock, Sports Editor

October 14, 2015

Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, breaks hearts and blows minds with his new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness.” “Beauty Behind the Madness,” released on Aug. 28, followed his album Kissland, which was released in 2013. Taking over the music world in big strides, “Bea...

Students ‘expresso’ their take on Philz

Students ‘expresso’ their take on Philz

By Tara Sohal, Reporter

October 9, 2015

The aroma of freshly ground coffee beans fills the air as you take your first steps in. Philz Coffee has been growing increasingly popular. Students are raving about the local chain and why they seem to enjoy it more than other coffee shops. The environment of any business plays a part in its im...