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Album Review: So-so view on Drake’s ‘Views’

Mohamed Bafakih, Contributing Editor

May 3, 2016

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Four studio albums and seven years into his music career, and the question still remains: Are we going to get the Drake that provides therapy sessions to help get us over an ex, or the Drake that will bring lyrically-decent bars with his exquisite flow. His first album since “Nothing Was the Same,” which released in 2013, “Views” gives us a view of Toronto’s own...

Concert Review: Rock band punks out at own show

Misty Severi, Reporter

April 19, 2016

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As a first time reviewer and viewer of the punk rock band SWMRS, I had pretty high expectations of the concert. However, when SWMRS took the stage, I expected them to be leagues ahead of the rest of the bands in talent, but instead they failed in comparison to The Frights. There were four bands in total that performed on April 6, and each one rose in talent as the bands...

Album Review: Von Zimmer’s album is decent

Misty Severi, Reporter

April 19, 2016

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As someone who pays more attention to the lyrics than if a song is musically complex, I would say that lyrically, the artist Von Zimmer has a real talent. Von Zimmer, a songwriter from South Dakota, just put out a new album and sent The Rip a copy in hopes of a review. The paper decided to oblige. There are 10 songs on Von Zimmer’s album “Freddie’s Extra Teeth,”...

Movie Review: Parody movie has much laughter to all the viewers

Mason J. Rockfellow, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2016

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“Meet the Blacks” is a comical take on the past suspense movie series “The Purge.” Carl Black, played by Mike Epps, is a resident of Chicago who has his own wiring company and ends up robbing drug dealer Key Low, played by Charlie Murphy, after Key Low gets arrested. After robbing Key Low of his money and a large amount of marijuana, Carl uproots his family and...

‘The Life Of Pablo’ is a new hit

Jacob Tovar, Photographer

April 5, 2016

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Kanye West is my second favorite artist after Logic, but this album review on The Life of Pablo will be completely in favor of Yeezy. From the get go, “Ultralight beam” is very gospel-like with a church choir on the hook. Chance the Rapper kills his verse talking about his daughter and how he feels even more unstoppable after collaborating with Kanye. There are also...

‘Daredevil’ makes Marvel Studios look good

James Macias, Reporter

April 5, 2016

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Daredevil is a marvel comics “O.G.” (Original Gangster). This term is commonly applied to unmitigated bad-asses who have been around since as long as anyone can remember. The Netflix original series: “Marvel’s The Daredevil: Season 2,” is one of the best offerings ever to bare the sacred Marvel Studios name. The story threads, which, carry us through the 13 episodes,...

Zootopia: Laughter for everyone

Zootopia: Laughter for everyone

March 15, 2016

Zootopia is likely to be the best animated movie of the year. Yes, it may even be better than whatever Pixar has to offer in 2016. This movie is charming...

Fire Emblem Fates game exceeds expectations

Fire Emblem Fates game exceeds expectations

March 15, 2016

“Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest” masterfully blends both rewarding challenge and engaging gameplay in a way that is so addicting, it’s hard not to call...

Uber provides a good experience

Uber provides a good experience

March 1, 2016

Recently, I took a taxi in LA with some friends because it was readily available instead of waiting six minutes for an Uber driver to show up. In the end,...

Best cell phone carrier is Verizon

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

March 1, 2016

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From someone with Verizon wireless as his carrier, I can honestly tell you it is by far the best wireless service out there. Better than Sprint with its hidden fees, and don’t even get me started on those lackluster Boost and Metro PCS services. They are a joke. Don’t get me wrong I have had all of these carriers and they all offer fine services. Sprint has some of the...

‘Into the Badlands’ is a great new show

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

March 1, 2016

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In the summer of 2015, the AMC (American Movie Classics) channel announced a new series they said would rival the already critically acclaimed “The Walking Dead.” On Nov. 15, 2015, they delivered on that lofty promise with their new post-apocalyptic concoction titled “Into the Badlands.” ITB or “Badlands” for short, is a kung-fu based drama surrounding two main...

‘Allure’ is not meant for men

Marcus Castro, Contributing Editor

March 1, 2016

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Being a typical man who loves sports and video games, I decided to review a magazine that is geared toward women. I looked through the magazine section at Foodmaxx and was beyond confused because I didn’t have a clue what the more girly magazines were supposed to be about. So I closed my eyes and randomly grabbed a magazine. Do I now regret this? Yes. I say this because...

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