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Movie Literate: How quality animated films transcend age

By Claire Torii

October 27, 2018

Filed under Claire Torii, Entertainment, Movies

Everyone remembers their first movies. Maybe not their very first movie, maybe not the date and time, but a memory of a blur of colors and scenes that provoked you to beg your parents to press play on the DVD player one more time. For many of us, those movies were animated films. For me, it was “Mulan,” “Finding Nemo”...

Troye Sivan makes another album bloom

Troye Sivan makes another album bloom

By Hana Baig

September 7, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Hana Baig, Music

After his first album debut of “Blue Neighborhood” in 2015, Australian artist Troye Sivan released the highly anticipated second album, “Bloom,” this year, returning with his unique sound of slow, emotional modern pop. As a part of the LGBT community, Sivan started off his music career with hi...

‘On My Block’ sheds light on teens of color in LA

 ‘On My Block’ sheds light on teens of color in LA

By Era Goel

April 15, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Era Goel

“On My Block” is refreshingly connected to not only teens of color, but communities of color. The 10 episode Netflix Original is the latest coming-of-age comedy set in East L.A. that follows five young teens as they transition from the safety of middle school to the ever-changing dynamic of hig...

‘Isle of Dogs’ is an endearing and well-made film

April 13, 2018

Filed under Avalon Allen, Entertainment, Movies

Director Wes Anderson’s most recent movie, “Isle of Dogs,” is a success similar to his previous films, which include “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “Moonrise Kingdom.” The plot of the movie is set in the future, where a rampant “canine flu” in Japan forces all dogs of the nation to ...

The 'Old' Weeknd is back

The 'Old' Weeknd is back

By Batool Al-Jabiry

April 12, 2018

Filed under Batool Al-Jabiry, Entertainment, Music

The enigmatic R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, or more popularly known as The Weeknd, is notorious for producing songs that have an alluring, soft and sensual sound. His songs carry an abundance of references to sex, drugs and other NSFW topics. He’s also popular for showing a reserved and mysteriou...

Cardi B does it for the culture

By Gianella Ordoñez

April 12, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Gianella Ordonez, Music

L ess than a year after her rise to rap stardom with single, “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B, the Bronx MC, released her debut album,  “Invasion of Privacy.” When she announced her album release date my excitement and anticipation for the album was unbearable. I remember listening to the first two singles “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 savage. B...

'Heathers'-esque teen murder flick will trump others alike

By Luka Maeda

April 5, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Luka Maeda, Movies

Fresh into the film industry, Cory Finley has already written and directed his first cinematic work with “Thoroughbreds.” It is a brilliant work of thriller that swept the audience off its feet with meaty writing and enigmatic characters. “Thoroughbreds” depicts sick behavior from two teen...

Choir performance inspired by Vivaldi

By Avalon Allen

March 19, 2018

Filed under Avalon Allen, Entertainment, On-Campus

On Feb. 1, choir and band joined together to skillfully perform Antonio Vivaldi’s hymn “Gloria.” “Every year we perform a ‘Major Work,’” choir teacher Jeff Morton said. “The ‘Gloria’ is over a half of an hour long and has 12 movements, some soft and beautiful, others loud and powerful....

The hottest local spots for hot chocolate enthusiasts

By Tara Sohal

March 9, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Tara Sohal

I t’s not uncommon for students to travel off campus during lunch to grab a cup of coffee, most likely in hopes of the caffeine fueling them for the rest of the day. But then again, there’s alway the teens that despise the bitter taste of coffee, the ones that can go without that energy boost fro...

Winchester: Spook or Spoof?

By Tamar Gilad

March 7, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Tamar Gilad

W ith the exception of Helen Mirren’s tasteful performance, the Spierig brothers’ “Winchester” is  another movie to be added to the list of cliché horror films. Based on true events, the movie is set in the 1900s in the dark and unusual San Jose mansion of Sarah Winchester, the widow of a gun...

‘Not a bad thing’ to experiment?

‘Not a bad thing’ to experiment?

By Era Goel

February 16, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Era Goel, Music

W hen Justin Timberlake released “The 20/20 Experience” five years ago after great anticipation from fans, the album opened with 968,000 sales and went on to become 2013’s top seller, according to Billboard. For his latest release, “Man of the Woods,” which mingles country vibes with his ...

‘Black Panther’ soundtrack lives up to same hype as film

By Lily Hartenstein

February 15, 2018

Filed under Entertainment, Lily Hartenstein, Music

Not only does Marvel’s upcoming film “Black Panther” host an incredible cast, but the movie’s soundtrack brings musical icon Kendrick Lamar to the list of creatives working on the highly anticipated movie. Lamar announced his role in producing and curating the soundtrack on Jan. 4, when he d...