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Killing a Whitewasher : Ghost in the shell

Killing a Whitewasher : Ghost in the shell

Noah Garcia, Opinion Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s always satisfying to find meaning in a film, especially when you had no preconceived notions  going into it. After watching the film Ghost in the Shell, I had my own personal realization about the film that I didn’t expect. This is the type of film which is crafted to be visually stunning but lac...

Nintendo Switch Breakdown

Nintendo Switch Breakdown

Danny Celiz, Podcast Manager
March 15, 2017
Filed under A&E

In November of 2012, Nintendo released the successor to the Wii called the Wii U. The Wii U is the first Nintendo console to support HD graphics alongside debut titles like “Splatoon” and “Super Mario Maker” in conjunction with sequel titles like “Super Smash Brother 4” and “Bayonetta...

Mysterium Theater’s presentation of ‘The Music Man’ is colorful whimsy

Mysterium Theater’s presentation of ‘The Music Man’ is colorful whimsy

Diego Crespo, Editor-in-chief
June 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

Directed by Rio Hondo's own John Francis, "The Music Man" is a charming musical playing at the La Habra Depot Playhouse. When "Professor" Harold Hill comes to town to run a game over the people of River City, he devotes himself to finding out as much about the town's people as possible. Along the way...

Review: ‘Only the Dead’ masterfully depicts the grim war in Iraq

Review: ‘Only the Dead’ masterfully depicts the grim war in Iraq

Zackary Mejia, Staff Writer
April 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

“Only the dead see the end of war” is a quote attributed to the Greek philosopher Plato, whose most famous student, Aristotle, would go on to mentor Alexander of Macedonia. Without a doubt, through his military campaigns in West Asia, Alexander knew Plato’s proverb by heart. As his successors...

Agents Mulder and Scully return to ‘The X-Files’

Agents Mulder and Scully return to ‘The X-Files’

Rose Loza, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under A&E

May contain spoilers! Fans were delighted to hear that the beloved 90's paranoia television program, The X-Files, would come back from it’s hiatus, and have a 10th season starting at the beginning of the year. Ending its last episode of the season on Monday, Feb. 22, many were intrigued and e...

Demi Lovato ‘Confident’: Album Review

Demi Lovato ‘Confident’: Album Review

Maria Martinez, Staff Writer
October 26, 2015
Filed under A&E

Since her liberation from the Disney Channel’s clutches, Demi Lovato has become one of pop’s leading motivational figures, bawling songs about self-empowerment and talking to Congress about destigmatizing mental illness. The 23-year-old’s smash hit “Cool for the Summer” is the first single...

‘Jane the Virgin’ Season 2 Recap and Review

‘Jane the Virgin’ Season 2 Recap and Review

Maria Martinez, Staff Writer
October 17, 2015
Filed under A&E

*WARNING. SPOILER ALERT* THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MANY SPOILERS. READERS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN WATCHING THIS TELEVISION SHOW SHOULD READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.  An American humorous, romantic, and comedy-drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman, debuted season 2 of Jane the Virgin on Oct. 12 o...

*SPOILER ALERT* M. Night Shyamalan shocks viewers again with ‘The Visit’

*SPOILER ALERT* M. Night Shyamalan shocks viewers again with ‘The Visit’

Arlene Torres, Staff Writer
September 30, 2015
Filed under A&E

*Writers Note* This movie review contains a few spoilers. Writer and director M. Night Shyamalan’s movies have been known to include eerie shot styles, clever storytelling and dramatic plot twists. Movies such as “Signs” and “The Sixth Sense” shocked viewers with unexpected endings and ...

Grape Seed Oil? Oily Face? What?!

Grape Seed Oil? Oily Face? What?!

Christopher Ly, Staff Writer
September 26, 2015
Filed under Lifestyles

Ever heard of grape seed oil?, me neither. Not for a long time until I read about it recently. It was this year through beauty blogs, which I stumbled upon it while looking through the various facial oils that were present on the website, totalbeauty.com where I found it. The reason why I happened...

Porto’s Bakery & Café is the local home away from home

Maria Martinez, Staff Writer
September 25, 2015
Filed under Lifestyles

Rosa Porto, a talented cake maker was the one who established Porto's Bakery & Cafe and brought it from Cuba to California. Customers have traveled from all over, just to have a taste of their legendary potato balls, cheese rolls, red velvet cupcakes and the list goes on and on. Many years...

‘Black Mass’ is Worth the Ticket to Ride

‘Black Mass’ is Worth the Ticket to Ride

Malea Meza, Staff Writer
September 21, 2015
Filed under A&E

*Writer Note* As a movie lover I thought very hard on what I wanted to rate the movie Black Mass, and I eventually came to a conclusion of a 7.5/10. Black Mass is intense, gripping, chilling and absorbing. It is always difficult to take a true story of a man’s life that evolves over decades and ...

Huntington library features Gainsborough’s “Cottage Door”

Huntington library features Gainsborough’s “Cottage Door”

Jessie Jing, Staff Writer
July 1, 2013
Filed under A&E

The Huntington Library is currently featuring artist Thomas Gainsborough’s three different versions of The Cottage Door, a landscape piece by artist Thomas Gainsborough. Thomas Gainsborough is one of the 18th century Rococo artists. He is famous for his paintings of landscapes, as well as portraits...

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