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

Ja'Nell Gore, Reporter

November 9, 2018

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“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...

Netflix’s new reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” brings a dark twist

Miranda Defoor, Web & Social Media Editor

November 9, 2018

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A new take on the 90’s sitcom, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” took off on Netflix after its release. Though the new series features Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka), her aunts Hilda and Zelda (Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto), and her cat Salem - it is based on the 2014 comic of the same name, a darker version, and not merely a lighthearted remake of the old show. The show takes...

Hozier wows fans with new EP “Nina Cried Power”

Paige Atkison, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

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Hozier’s new EP “Nina Cried Power” wowed listeners upon its late September release. Hozier, a folk-rock artist from Ireland, first made waves with his single “Take Me to Church” in 2013. Since then, Hozier has collected numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination. Hozier’s self-titled album made its debut in 2014, and fans have patiently waited for the release o...

“American Vandal” keeps momentum in new season

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 27, 2018

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“American Vandal” has released an amazing second season on Netflix. The show is a mockumentary series created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda. It is a parody of true crime documentaries such as “Making a Murderer” and “Serial.” The season starts after the events of the second season in which two students Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) helped a stud...

“The Nun” doesn’t come through with good scares

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 13, 2018

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“The Nun,” a horror film released Sept. 7, is not as great as it would seem. The movie is a spinoff of the Conjuring and part of the Conjuring universe. The film is set in 1952 and tells of a demon that resides in a church, killing nuns. The film explains the nun from the conjuring is part of the storyline in the universe it is shared in. The film starts with two nuns...

Happytime Murders is an absolute disappointment

Happytime Murders is an absolute disappointment

Ruben Lira, Reporter

September 5, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized

“The Happytime Murders” is not a film worth a watch in theatres.

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

BlacKkKlansmen boasts surprising humor and lightness through a dark film

Bryana Lozoya, Reporter

August 31, 2018

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“BlacKkKlansman” is a great movie and worth the money.  The film is based off Ron Stallworth’s memoir, with the same title, about his time as an ...

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

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

Karaoke Night at the new Downtown Red Zone

Diana Coronado, Reporter

April 15, 2018

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Friday night plans just became Karaoke Night at the new Downtown Red Zone. On April 6, I made my way down to the new Red Zone, given the fact that it was my first bar experience it was unexpectedly a fun night over all. Every Friday they have hosted these karaoke nights to boost up their ratings. The event is from 9 p.m.-1a.m., the music selections ranged from Latin,...

Post Malone’s “Stoney” is as bland and underwhelming as his personality

Post Malone’s “Stoney” is as bland and underwhelming as his personality

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 15, 2018

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Post Malone’s debut album, “Stoney” is receiving much attention over a year after its release. The album garnered attention after Malone released...

“Strong Style Evolved” was like watching a movie

“Strong Style Evolved” was like watching a movie

April 1, 2018

When going to watch a movie, a live act, or in this case a wrestling show and not knowing what’s about to happen, is probably the best way to enjoy anyt...

“Fire and Fury” reveals few unseen tales

“Fire and Fury” reveals few unseen tales

Jenny Brito, Web & Social Media Editor

March 23, 2018

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Written by Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury” offers an interesting perspective on what the White House is like with President Trump in command. The book...

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