The Epitaph

Memes represent gateways to humor, toxicity in modern culture

MEMES IN MEDIA: Many issuing topics in the news media such as COVID-19 aren’t taken seriously due to joke making and disrespectful remarks.

By Nitya Kashyap and Yukari E. Zapata

April 25, 2020

Memes: one of the most used forms of communication and expression for students, according to The Student View. Memes can be used in many forms of communication as well as an expression of thoughts and emotions.  For example when friend groups, friends or classmates are talking about a funny ...

Celebrity involvement impacts community positively during COVID-19

IN THIS TOGETHER: Popular talk show hosts, like Trevor Noah, issue comedic relief and promote unity within the community.

By Shreya Partha

April 23, 2020

From helping those who are most affected by COVID-19 to streaming free concerts online, celebrities like Trevor Noah and John Legend are helping aid social distancing efforts.  Despite the fact that the hardest hit by the outbreak are the homeless, the people working in the entertainment industry a...

Finding comedy, humor amid pandemic

Late-night TV hosts are delivering a unique take on comedy in their living rooms and backyards following concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in early March. Clockwise, from top left, segments from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah (interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci).

By Melody Chen

April 6, 2020

A heavily bubbled bathtub in a 4-star bathroom commences the scene as we hear a tooting rendition of The Late Show theme song in the backdrop. A few seconds in, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert emerges in a suit and a tie behind a massive bubble tower — kicking off his second monologue at his home...

Hot Mulligan touches on sexual assault, break ups, loneliness in new album

“you’ll be fine” is a musical masterpiece

By Jane Park

March 18, 2020

Recently, Spotify’s algorithm has recommended me to listen to bands like The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Hot Mulligan. From there, I was hooked on to the variety of pop punk available that I had no idea existed.  Hot Mulligan really stood out to me  because of their weird band name, along with...

No need for concerns

No need for concerns

By Anika Karody

November 18, 2019

Hysterical, inappropriate laughter. A cynical villain. That is what I had initially thought about the DC Comics character Joker, until I watched the new movie about him, which is titled “Joker.” The film premiered on Oct. 4 and follows the psychological transformation of Arthur Fleck, a reject...

Abominable’s rise through cultural influences

New dreamworks movie shines a new light on animated Chinese movies

By Yukari E. Zapata

November 8, 2019

A bominable, a movie set in Beijing, China, surrounds the idea of finding yourself. The film stars actress Chloe Bennet playing the main protagonist, Yi. Albert Tsai stars as Peng, Yi’s close friend, providing the movie with outstanding comedy and Tenzing Norgay Trainor stars as Jin, Peng’s cous...

How to: Prom

April 29, 2016

Floating on clouds of flowers

British Singer Zayn Malik on stage

By Karla Agudelo

April 14, 2016

The album “Mind of Mine” was a great start for Zayn Malik’s commencement of a solo career. Malik’s album was released on March 25 with a blend of “Frank Ocean and Usher,” according to the album overview on iTunes. When I first saw the names of the songs on the album, I could not resist ...

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

By Katie Snell

February 29, 2016

F ollowing a smash hit, self-titled debut album in 2013, The 1975 is back for more success. Their second studio album, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,” was released Feb. 26. The four-man alternative rock band is led by frontman Matt Healy and his incredi...

Best local coffees, as told by a high school coffee lover

Photo courtesy of Allie Valente.

By Katie Snell

February 26, 2016

Photo by Katie Snell Starbucks Coffee  - 20620 W Homestead Rd, Unit 3251 Cupertino CA 95014 Order: Tall (small) cappuccino - $3.69 Star rating: 3.5/5 If you’re looking for a quick coffee fix, Starbucks is fast, easy and delicious.   Photo by Katie Snell Peet’s Coffee and Tea - 22350 Homestead Rd, Cupert...

Road Chip: A Nutty Tail

 “Road Chip Official Poster”
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By Elinda Xiao

February 12, 2016

Let’s be honest: no one thought “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip” would be a good movie. This boring story of three high-pitched singing chipmunks has never been interesting or intriguing, and one can only wonder why Hollywood continues to pump out these thoughtless, rodent-based musical mov...