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A Club Penguin Childhood

A Club Penguin Childhood

By Elinda Xiao

April 7, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

I  remember what I used to do in my elementary school summers, during those rare windows of free time. My mom would allow me thirty whole minutes of computer time, and I wouldn’t waste a second of it, dashing to the clunky family laptop as fast I as could go, waiting impatiently as my mom entered the pas...

Figure skating stars to visit SAP center

Figure skating stars to visit SAP center

By Rachel Hildebrand

April 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Next month some of the best skaters in the country will meet in San Jose for Stars on Ice, a tour including some of America’s brightest prospects for the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Nathan Chen and Karen Chen, no relation, are some of the highlights of the tour. Nathan has set the ba...

“CHiPs:” a crime of a movie

“CHiPs:” a crime of a movie

By Skylar Cunniff

April 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The police comedy, action movie Chips that came out on Mar. 24 was a modern comedy based off of an older TV show. Dax Shepard wrote, directed and starred in the movie as the main character Jon Baker. Michael Pena acted as the other main character, Frank "Ponch" Poncherello. The two characters played off of...

NAV’s debut project disappoints

NAV’s debut project disappoints

By Elizabeth Cook

March 30, 2017


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T he latest addition to the XO label, NAV, released his eponymous project in late February. However, the project fell short of all expectations, comprising of empty lyrics and the same, monotonous message: glorifying drugs and demoralizing women. Despite the promising beats, piano interludes and a f...

Underground duo Tennis destroys expectations

Underground duo Tennis destroys expectations

By Claire Torii

March 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Tennis? You mean the sport? How do you listen to a sport? Do they double-fault? Most haven't heard of the native Coloradans married duo Tennis, comprised of Alaina Moore, the curly haired subject of all five of their album covers and the lead singer, and Patrick Riley, the captivating guitar play...

Bebe Rexha’s new EP leaves you wanting more

Bebe Rexha’s new EP leaves you wanting more

By Noor Baig

March 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

With the weather getting warmer and senioritis kicking in, I have been itching for my favorite badass female artists to release an album with some on-repeat-all-summer quality tracks. I didn’t get a full album – yet -- but I got a six-song EP, “It’s All Your Fault: Part 1” by Bebe Rexha,...

Sheeran’s “Divide” is best work yet

Sheeran’s “Divide” is best work yet

By Katie Snell

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Shape of You “ is currently Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs and has held a spot for the past eight weeks. His third full-length studio album “Divide,” which includes “Shape of You,” was released Fri., March 3. To put it simply: this album is incre...

King Kong is back, and he’s definitely worth your money

King Kong is back, and he’s definitely worth your money

By Mark Lu

March 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The first film ever about a giant gorilla batting angrily at aircraft first came out in 1933. Since then, along with the Japanese monster Godzilla, King Kong has been an icon in film history, revolutionizing, if not setting off, the long string of giant monster films that would ultimately follow it. ...

“Logan,” an overrated, misguided Western, fails to make up for a flimsy plotline

“Logan,” an overrated, misguided Western, fails to make up for a flimsy plotline

By Mark Lu

March 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Yes, that’s right. I did not enjoy “Logan.” It’s actually not that terrible of a movie. The action sequences are well executed and Hugh Jackman did an excellent job portraying a mentally-wounded warrior with many scars, as did Patrick Stewart with Professor X. Newcomer Dafne Keen impresses a...

Teenage story reveals hidden life messages

Teenage story reveals hidden life messages

By Hana Baig

March 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The face of a worried girl fills the big screen, and everyone is silent. The people’s heartbeats quicken as the audience grows tense. We see the face of this girl wake up to the same day over and over. Everyone waits on the edge of their seats, anxious to see what the girl will do. This was the eff...

The Reel: Tension

The Reel: Tension

By Mark Lu

March 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Any sort of on-screen entertainment must invoke emotion in the viewer. Sadness, happiness, anger, pity, laughter, the invocation of emotion is pretty much the definition of entertainment. In order to maximize the extent of this emotion, movies need to employ plot development or character developme...