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“The Hate U Give” captures both discrimination and racial biases

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Filed under Reviews

“The Hate U Give” realistically captured the tension and discrimination between law enforcement and the black community. It also included the experience of a black teenager being around predominantly whites and the experience of being in a neighborhood ran by drug lords. For the most part, director George Tillman Jr. and screenplay writer Audrey Wells did a good job...

Op-Ed: Watch the upcoming NBA season

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA season is upon us once again. With an active offseason, many teams improved while some teams stayed stagnant. Many elite players found a new home through trades and free agency this summer. LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker with a young set of teammates to hopefully help him reach his ninth straight NBA Finals. Reigning champion Golde...

Op-ED: How can we best react to celebrity deaths?

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Opinion

Death is an unavoidable aspect of life, and it seems to sting a little more when a life is lost at such a young age. Potential is lost; the opportunity for a person to achieve something great is stripped away from them prematurely. Death at a young age, unfortunately, is a common thing, and it has been taking place in the music industry since its beginning. However, a focus...

Streetwear takes over

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

September 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The unknown world of streetwear has been slowly creeping into the public eye with Hip-Hop artists, celebrities, and athletes alike choosing to rock brands like Supreme, Bape, and Palace to name a few. These brands have served a specific niche of customers for several years, but the proper exposure and just the right amount of hype has thrust their popularity to the center of...

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

Ariana Grande’s fourth album titled “Sweetener”was released Aug. 17 2018. “Sweetener”is a pleasant treat that subtly tastes somewhere between...

Op-Ed: Oversaturating songs on albums lessens quality

Cameron Johnson, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Editorial, Features, Opinion

Music has always been a primary source for me to zone out on long drives, zone in while working out, or most importantly to express how I’m feeling in a particular moment. With that being said I’ve come a long way since buying explicit songs on my family’s shared iTunes account without my parents’ permission. As a college student it is invaluable to have the ability...

Childhood Dream

Childhood Dream

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Columns

When kids were kids back in the day and actually wanted to be something in life other than famous, they would say they would want to be a doctor, a firefighter,...

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

Christina Benavides, Copy Editor

May 9, 2018

Filed under Columns

There are many resources for suicide prevention, and one of my newest findings are crisis hotlines that are online or through text. I believe this way...

Tattoos and piercings are an expression of my interests and a permanent record of my life

Tattoos and piercings are an expression of my interests and a permanent record of my life

April 30, 2018

My fascination with tattoos and body modification began when I was in elementary school. I have always loved elaborate piercings and artwork that incorporates...

“A Quiet Place” meets expectation

“A Quiet Place” meets expectation

Hector Martinez, Reporter

April 29, 2018

Filed under Reviews

The film “A Quiet Place” directed by John Krasinski, was released on April 6, and I just recently went to see it for the first time on April 21. I...

Prioritizing self-care

Prioritizing self-care

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 16, 2018

Filed under Columns

Stress is everywhere. From the second you wake up and open your Twitter feed until your head hits your pillow at night- you will be exposed to stressors....

Shocker: Wrestling is scripted

Shocker: Wrestling is scripted

Karla Gutierrez, Photo Editor

April 16, 2018

Filed under Columns

I was that child that was very naïve when an adult would tell me wrestling was “fake.” Looking back at it now, they were an idiot as much as I was...

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