The Epitaph

Watchmen sequel revives after 30 years

By Luka Maeda

December 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Luka Maeda

R ecently-released DC Comic series “Doomsday Clock” received praise from longtime Watchmen fans with a promising plotline and as always, superb artwork. Writer Geoff Johns, most notable for works such as “Blackest Night” and “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E,” teamed up with pencilist Gary Frank and co...

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

By Kate Gabrielson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Kate Gabrielson, Music, Uncategorized

Although I enjoy turning on the radio in December and singing along to the classic Christmas carols as much as, if not more than, the next person, I must confess I get tired of hearing the same played-out covers my grandparents likely listened to in the 1940s. By late December every year, my reaction is t...

Engaging, but not a ‘runaway’ hit

By Aishwarya Jayadeep

December 4, 2017


Filed under Aishwarya Jayadeep, Movies

A girl faces the wall in her parents’ garage, her back to the van behind her. Her outfit is a dedicated shrine to bubblegum innocence: there’s a little cat-shaped clip in her wavy hair, pastel dinosaurs on her pink shirt, purple speckles on her leggings and chunky magenta bracelets around her ...

The ‘thrill’ was worth the wait

By Ryan Ng Newman

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Ryan Ng-Newman

For the most part, love songs these days are repetitive and predictable. Therefore, I do not particularly buy into to the typical tunes that boast heartache and unfinished relationships. However, Sam Smith's second studio album "The Thrill of It All," has pleasantly surprised me. One of the...

The second can be as bad as the first

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Israel La Rue, Movies

Tyler Perry's "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” is the second installment in the Madea Halloween movies. The movie focuses on how recurring Madea character Tiffany is going to a halloween party that her dad doesn’t want her to go. It was generally very funny. Perry played the role of as three...

‘Fortnite’ and ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ go head to head

By Jeff Yang

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Jeff Yang

Recent years have seen a trend away from the classics of first-person shooters and toward the relatively new battle royale genre. The battle royale games all follow the same style; massive amounts of players spawn in a set world usually through parachutes and find weapons and other aids to help them ...

Pad Reputation

By Allison Moore

November 6, 2017


Filed under Allison Moore, Entertainment, On-Campus

A found-art piece on the door of the Lower B building girl’s bathroom, entitled “Women,” boldly addresses the stigma surrounding menstruation. Just as the the female figure typically depicted on restroom sign is completely obscured by a pad in “Women”, women who menstruate are often overlo...

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”: a total lie

By Avalon Allen

November 6, 2017


Filed under Avalon Allen, Entertainment, Movies

“Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman,” released on Oct. 13, arrives only five months after the box-office success of  “Wonder Woman.” Rather than being about the superwoman though, this movie focuses on the inspiration and personal lives of her creators: Professor William Marston, Elizabeth Marston and Olive Bryne. According to the movie, Bryne is ...

Another typical horror film hits millions in box office

By Luka Maeda

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Luka Maeda, Movies

Stuck up sorority girls and generic Hollywood humor litter in director Christopher B. Landon’s recent work, “Happy Death Day.” The “Groundhog Day” inspired film earned $26.5 million in box office over the first weekend and that number continues to rise, surpassing “Blade Runner 2049.” Unfortunately, “Happy Death Day” is as forgettable as it sound...

Similar to another Marvel movie

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

In this third installation of the Thor movie series, “Thor Ragnarok” takes a less serious angle than in the past movies. Throughout the whole entire movie it felt as if the movie had a “Guardians of the Galaxy” feel to it. The vibe that “Guardians of the Galaxy” brings it bright, flas...

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 Allison Moore, 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, Tara Sohal

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...