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The horror appeal of ‘Us’ is degraded by its humor

The horror appeal of ‘Us’ is degraded by its humor

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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Jordan Peele has done it again with another brilliantly shot film comprising of a predominately black cast. The premise of the movie and the overall horror aspect of it are also amazingly done, although the title of 'horror film' can only be applied to the first few scenes of the film. The opening...

‘The Hate U Give’ shares important message with readers

‘The Hate U Give’ shares important message with readers

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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Discrimination. Racism. Gangs, drugs, and territory. The same story, just a different century. And Starr Carter is sick and tired of it, but it’s her everyday life. “The Hate U Give” is a young adult book by Angie Thomas that centers around Starr Thomas and her life in two worlds. T...

‘You Asked for Perfect’ is a close parallel to students’ reality

‘You Asked for Perfect’ is a close parallel to students’ reality

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


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AP courses. Extracurriculars. Volunteer jobs just for the hours. It’s a common scenario for high school students who want to get into competitive colleges, and protagonist Ariel Stone fits the mold perfectly. He’s stuck in his own expectations and overloaded himself, perhaps to the point ...

“Sex Education” is an interesting take on the high school experience

“Sex Education” is an interesting take on the high school experience

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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For a show that discusses the intricacies of sex alongside high school life, "Sex Education" does a surprisingly good job of tying the two together in a comical and well-written series. Considering its title, I wasn't expecting much from this show, making the assumption that it would have average...

Killing time in the bay

Killing time in the bay

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Take I-92 to Highway 1, like you’re going to Half Moon Bay, but turn left instead of right at the intersection. Follow it for a while. Somehow, without leaving the county, every trace of urbania will slip unobtrusively into the horizon, subsumed by sweeping vistas and lush green fabrics, and the rig...

‘Undaunted’ inspires with unfiltered emotions and experiences

‘Undaunted’ inspires with unfiltered emotions and experiences

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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Getting shot at point-blank range five times is one thing. Getting back up, re-entering the political landscape, and then writing a book about it is another. Jackie Speier chose to pursue politics after being gravely injured, with her troubles being far from over. “Undaunted” by Jackie Sp...

“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” is a humorous and charming film

“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” is a humorous and charming film

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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“The Lego Movie: The Second Part” is not necessarily the movie we need, but it is the one we deserve. An impressive sequel to an already impressive prequel, it transports the audience back to the world of Emmet Brickowski, an unassuming and cheerful Lego man who just returned from his persona...

AirPods untangle the future of technology

AirPods untangle the future of technology

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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AirPods are a game changer. Gone are the days of headphones getting caught while working out, spending forever connecting wireless headphones to cellular devices, and having to decide between charging a phone or listening to music. AirPods have been out since December 2016, yet their popularity...

‘Rescued’ includes a pawsitive side to murder mystery

‘Rescued’ includes a pawsitive side to murder mystery

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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A murder in broad daylight with only one possible suspect. An innocent person, framed in cold blood. And 61 dogs. “Rescued," by David Rosenfelt, includes all of these elements as well as a possibly world-threatening scheme. “Rescued” is an Andy Carpenter murder mystery, the newest in a collection of 16. Each book is about defense attorney Andy Carpenter, his clients, and his dogs. When Andy’s wi...

“Escape Room” is an unexpected drama

“Escape Room” is an unexpected drama

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


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From the Harry Potter series to the Marvel comic book industry, Hollywood has mastered transforming society's trends into blockbuster icons. And, after becoming widely popularized during the last decade, escape rooms are the next pop culture phenomenon to receive an adaptation in the film industry....

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ webs together comic art and movie magic

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ webs together comic art and movie magic

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

December 16, 2018


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“Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” is an explosion in every application of the word. The newest spidey film, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel, burst into theaters on Dec. 13, and the movie has since raked in $12.6 million as of Friday, Dec. 14....

‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ broadens horizons with a well-developed story

‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ broadens horizons with a well-developed story

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Former First Lady. Philanthropist. Environmentalist. Michelle Obama is seen as all of these and more, but what she’s done to become who she is is a mystery to most. “Becoming Michelle Obama” changes that, offering insight into her past and her path to becoming who she is today. Writte...

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