In a World of Language

In a World of Language

Jacob Boyd, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

While the world continues to make advancements in technology and society, communication and the diversity of language have become increasingly important. As students prepare for college and experiences beyond their own communities, they recognize the value of early exposure to world cultures. The world la...

Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival

Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival

Melissa Tea, Online Manager/Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

  “Lunar New Year” is the term commonly used to refer the start of the first new moon of the lunar calendar celebrated by several Asian cultures and ends 15 days later with the first full moon. Because of the continuously altering moon cycle, the date of Lunar New Year changes every year anywher...

Harry’s Got All the Styles

Harry Styles: Live on Tour, Milan

Abby Capra, Style Editor

January 28, 2020

25 year old singer Harry Styles has evolved from a popular member of the boy band, One Direction, to a solo icon taking the world by storm. Styles not only goes out of the box when it comes to his music, but also style as well. Styles was made the face of Gucci in 2018, and has modeled for many of...

Living Like Bobby

Briskey creating YouTube content while outdoors

Natalia Huanosto, Front Editor

May 29, 2018

“Live life your way, everyday, 365 days.” This motto appears so simple and straightforward. All one must do is follow their heart and they will feel content with their existence. Yet, according to many statistics and specifically the Harris Poll, reports show that American happiness is at an all...

Lipstick and Rock & Roll

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the museum features beautiful guitars in front of a glass pyramid

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

May 31, 2017

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

Chicks, bunnies, and eggs

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

April 11, 2017

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

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

Mixtapes became popular in the 90s as way of showing their S.O how they felt through special songs.

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

February 14, 2017

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 at the Yucca Tap

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 31, 2017

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's musical pseudonym, Gambino, during a performance

Samantha Venegas, Media & Arts Editor

January 20, 2017

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

Photo via Flickr under creative commons license.

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 19, 2017

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]

Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 17, 2017

  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 ...

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