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‘The Perfect Date’ falls short of perfection

‘The Perfect Date’ falls short of perfection

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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...

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