The Epitaph

Pad Reputation

By Allison Moore

November 6, 2017

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

“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 ...

Similar to another Marvel movie

By Izzy La Rue

November 6, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Listen to the entire album and you’ll see why

By Indira Cockerill

May 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...