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‘Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile’ lives up to its name

‘Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile’ lives up to its name

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019


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Netflix's new movie, "Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile" intricately displays the psychological torment and deception behind Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed over 30 women in the late 1900s. I had high expectations for this movie, as its two most prominent actors are Zac Efron and Lily...

“The Return of Obra Dinn” portrays how passion drives independent game developers

“The Return of Obra Dinn” portrays how passion drives independent game developers

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019


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I don’t game much, I’d go as far to say I’m not nearly one would classify as a “gamer." But I appreciate art. One’s expression of one’s self, heart, and passion. The end product of that will more often than not be a spectacular, unique masterpiece that defies expectations. And when it ...

‘A Dog’s Journey’ stirs up emotions with a touching story

‘A Dog’s Journey’ stirs up emotions with a touching story

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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Some people say that life has no purpose and is an endless journey with no end. The same can’t be said of Bailey, a dog who has been many dogs and knows their purpose. In “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron, Bailey fulfilled his purpose of protecting his owner Ethan throughout four lives and believed his time on earth to be over. Much to his surpri...

Tyler, The Creator’s album ‘IGOR’ is what we’ve been waiting for

Tyler, The Creator’s album ‘IGOR’ is what we’ve been waiting for

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019


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Tyler Okonma, also known as “Tyler, The Creator," has created an offbeat blend of hip hop, R&B, and funk into the most unique album of 2019 yet: "IGOR." The album's unique beats and a blend of styles is a catalyst for new music. Okonma is a 28-year-old rapper, songwriter, producer, and fashi...

‘The Perfect Date’ falls short of perfection

‘The Perfect Date’ falls short of perfection

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


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Although "The Perfect Date" was the number two most-streamed movie in the U.K., its clichés and overall lacking plot substance made it a tough movie to get through. The movie follows Brooks Radigan, a high school student with not enough money to pay for college. He attempts to make money whilst pursuing...

Billie Eilish’s debut album presents an unconventional approach to pop music

Billie Eilish’s debut album presents an unconventional approach to pop music

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019


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Billie Eilish's debut album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?” brings a variety of unique yet cohesive songs that are reshaping the norm of pop. Eilish is a 17-year-old American singer and songwriter. Eilish’s 21-year-old brother Finneas O'Connell, produces and collaborates on much of ...

‘The Dragon Behind the Glass’ dives deep into the world of the arowana

‘The Dragon Behind the Glass’ dives deep into the world of the arowana

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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This animal is illegal in the U.S., sells for up to 300 thousand each, and could be the cause of multiple murders each year. And it’s a fish! More precisely, the Asian Arowana, prized for its color and appearance similar to a Chinese dragon. Emily Voigt dives deep into the enigma of the Asian...

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 Ranter

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...

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