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Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Music

How is it that iconic female musicians like Cher, Nina Simone, and Stevie Nicks, among many more, have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?   On the 2016 list of nominations for the 2017 Rock Hall, there were only two female nominees, Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan. All of the i...

Of Easter and Marketing

Of Easter and Marketing

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

How are resurrection, a bunny, and chocolate related? Easter, of course. The holiday that was created to celebrate the “resurrection” of Jesus in the A.D, morphed into a simple day for families who were religious (or not) to gather and have fun together. Parents would hide colored hard boiled or pl...

Beauty at the Box Office

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
March 16, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

On March 17, 2017, the Disney franchise will release a new re-imagined film of one of their classic tales, Beauty and the Beast. The 2017 version stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and a plethora of talents among the two leads. The film adds to Disney’s collection of their class stor...

Of Love and Mixtapes

Of Love and Mixtapes

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

Victor Hugo said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” We cannot always put how we feel about the people close to us into words. We perceive love in actions like kisses and sweet gestures. We feel as though it flows through our veins, just as we ...

The Growlers and the City Club

The Growlers and the City Club

Adeline Sims, Music Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Music, Showcase

The Growlers have a unique sound that has been labeled as “beach goth” which basically means a mix of garage, surf, and psychedelic rock. What is so intriguing about this relatively local band (having originating in Dana Point, California) is that their sound makes you feel morbidly optimistic, ...

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Glover and Gambino; A Dynamic Duo

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Media&Arts, Music

Donald Glover and Childish Gambino have both taken over so many aspects of the entertainment industry, and they’re the same person. Whether you’re a fan of Glover’s acting or his musical pseudonym, Gambino, there’s no sign of his success in either industry ceasing. Donald Glover among other things, is a writ...

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

In Islam, there is an idea called nifāq. Nifāq is a type of hypocrisy shown in the munafiqun which are a group of Muslims who were said to be unsympathetic towards the cause of Muslims. Outlined in Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the most important books for Sunni Muslims, “The prophet Muhammad said: ‘The ...

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Series of Unfortunate Events [Review]

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts

  The new Netflix original series, “Series of Unfortunate Events”, based upon the Daniel Handler book series of the same name features headline actors such as Patrick Warburton who plays Lemony Snicket, the series’ narrator, and Neil Patrick Harris who plays the dastardly Count Olaf. It also ...

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Showcase, Uncategorized

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

   In the remaining time of  Barack Obama’s presidential term, the President recently announced the 21 recipients who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is the highest civilian award in the United States and among that the medal is “... a tribute to the idea that all of...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Media&Arts, Uncategorized

On October 30th, Leonardo DiCaprio premiered his documentary, “Before the Flood”. The documentary follows DiCaprio’s three year trek around the world visiting places where climate change has affected. In the beginning and throughout the film DiCaprio refers to the painting The Garden of Ea...

Oil’s well that ends well?

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

Over the past month in North Dakota the battle between the potential building of an oil pipeline has split the state in two. With the help of environmentalists, the pipeline’s construction has been halted. According to daplpipeline.com, the Dakota Access Pipeline is a pipeline that would run 570,00...

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