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If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Denisse Brito, Editor-In-Chief
February 18, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Music, Showcase

After months of hinting about an album in the works, Drake shockingly released a mix tape entitled, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” The rap star’s mix tape debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Charts 200, making it his fourth album to reach number 1 on the charts. The mix tape sold...

Tragic, Terrifying, and Unexpected

Tragic, Terrifying, and Unexpected

Jordan Cowdell, Staff Writer
February 4, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase

Today, a Taiwan TransAsia plane crashed into a river, breaking apart, not too long after take off. It was said that the plane clipped a bridge and came crashing down. This plane was carrying 58 people, in which 15 survivors made it out, leaving 12 missing and the others dead. The last thing that air...

Harper Lee’s first book in over 50 years

Harper Lee’s first book in over 50 years

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer
February 4, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts, Showcase

After years of relative obscurity, it was recently announced that the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird", the now 88 year-old Harper Lee, will be publishing a new book. "Go Set a Watchman" will hit the shelves July 14th and is Lee's first published work in more than 50 years. The book takes place...

The Wild Truth about Christopher McCandless’s Past

The Wild Truth about Christopher McCandless’s Past

Samantha Stenson, Photographer
February 3, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts

Many may be aware of the deceased hiker known as Christopher McCandless who traveled across country and ended up living off the Alaskan wilderness for 113 days. His story has been published as a book, Into the Wild, by Jon Kraukauer which has been adapted into a Sean Penn film. There are many who are...

To Remake or not to Remake?

To Remake or not to Remake?

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer
January 29, 2015
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Media&Arts, Showcase

Recently rumors have been spreading regarding upcoming star Chris Pratt as the new Indiana Jones. Now I have nothing against Chris Pratt, nothing at all, but another Indiana Jones? I can't imagine anyone playing Indiana Jones other than Harrison Ford, who Spielberg picked even after her had already been...

Western Conference vs. Eastern Conference

Amanda Cao, Head Photographer
January 28, 2015
Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

In the NBA, there are two conferences which split up into six divisions. Over the past few years, it is evident that players have gravitated towards the Western Conference. As a result, the Western Conference is much more competitive in earning a playoff spot due to the excessive amount of talent within...

Why “The Interview” is exactly what the world needs

Why “The Interview” is exactly what the world needs

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager
January 22, 2015
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

Is this film relatively insensitive to the evil occurring in North Korea? Sure. On the other hand, can it be considered a crown-jewel in the name of free speech? Of course it can. Look past all the mixed views, and it can be clearly seen that this film serves a far greater purpose in the grand scheme of things.

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“The Interview” Falls Through

“The Interview” Falls Through

Loretta Cardenas, Staff Writer
December 17, 2014
Filed under Editor's Picks, Media&Arts

Within the last month, Sony has received various threats from what was considered anonymous sources. The company was even hacked into and had information stolen and leaked to the public. Many speculations were made about who the hacking was done by; some made the assumption it was IT Technicians the company had recently fired, but Homeland Security was finally able to trace the source of the hacking to a group in North Korea that goes by “Guardians of Peace”.

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The Michael Brown Misunderstanding

The Michael Brown Misunderstanding

Hannah Sutherland, Online Manager
December 15, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

...let’s take a look into the life of Michael Brown. The 6’4”-tall, 292-pound man was no stranger to the justice system, possessing a string of juvenile crimes ranging from domestic violence to gang affiliation. And, people seem to forget that on the day of his shooting, he and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were captured on camera strong-arm robbing a convenience store and physically assaulting the store’s owner.

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“The Interview” Is Insensitive

“The Interview” Is Insensitive

Jenevieve Haug, Media & Arts Editor
December 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

Franco and Rogen have taken humor to a whole new level with their latest film “The Interview,” and that is not a positive comment. With this new film they are taking a sensitive subject, which is the fact that North Korea is being run by a malicious man and millions of people are suffering under his rule, and turned it into a joke for profit.

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North Korea Scandal

Maria Vital, Copy/Op-Ed Editor
December 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks

North Korea and Sony have some beef

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Brown Vs. Wilson: Why There Should Be No “Vs.”

Brown Vs. Wilson: Why There Should Be No “Vs.”

Lily Sanz, Editor-in-Chief
December 11, 2014
Filed under Columns, Editor's Picks, Showcase

As most know, 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The result of this unspeakably tragic event erupted into conflict nationwide, leaving people wondering what exactly happened and who was in the right. I firmly believe...

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