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‘The Emoji Movie’: a romanticized advertisement

October 16, 2017 7:40pm | Jessica Cabrera

Pictures have been an integral part of society for centuries. Humans have used them for communication before the creation of the writing system. Then, the emojis came. Humans evolved into using emojis to express emotions, which has permeated the movie industry. Sony Pictures Amimation released […]

Netflix, streaming services, destroying the film industry

October 10, 2017 7:41pm | Kushtrim Muja

While “Netflix and chill” is a common phrase among teenagers, the phrase Netflix and kill seems more appropriate to those in the film industry. The hit streaming service has become a staple in households around the world, but is effectively killing the film industry’s creativity […]

Meet the Defenders: Netflix’s street-style Avengers

October 10, 2017 7:27pm | Luis Banuelos

Much like how “The Avengers” came together a few years ago on the big screen after the heroes had solo outings of their own, Marvel’s “The Defenders” has teamed up for a run on Netflix. This “street-level” super-team brings together crimefighter Daredevil/ lawyer Matt Murdock […]

Hoover’s ‘It Ends With Us’ is a must read

September 13, 2017 5:51pm | Brenda Dorantes

By Brenda Dorantes     “Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.”     “It Ends With Us” is a contemporary romance novel written by Colleen Hoover. The story sets on Lily’s journey through finding love, but also questioning […]

Virtual Reality headsets more accessible than ever

May 3, 2017 7:08pm | Lorena Beltran

Riding through the air on a 50-foot roller coaster from the comfort of one’s own home is now possible thanks to Virtual reality (VR) headsets. The future has arrived. Virtual Reality is a three dimensional, computer generated, seemingly real setting in which player can interact […]

‘Get Out’ a terrifying look at racial tensions in America

May 3, 2017 6:58pm | Ashlend Laparra

The forty year old white man proclaiming that  ‘I would have voted Obama for a third term’ isn’t seen as a sign of lifting racial tensions, but more of a patronizing comment that leaves many African Americans feeling uncomfortable. Get Out puts these actions under […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings classic animation to life

May 2, 2017 4:28pm | Caitlin Gaddis

The live action rendition of Disney’s 1991 film Beauty and the Beast, while underwhelming their audience with the lack of musical talent in the main character, has managed to capture the attention of classic fans by taking advantage of their access to Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) […]

Drake’s new playlist “More Life” offers varied blend of music

March 29, 2017 7:46pm | Vincent Rendon

Drake’s latest project More Life begs the question: who exactly is Drake? Because of its designation as a playlist as opposed to an album, More Life gives Drake an avenue to dip into multiple styles and sounds without worrying about a message or theme to […]

Yoshi Burrito brings Mexican, Japanese fusion to SV area

March 7, 2017 7:08pm | Kushtrim Muja

In 2008, San Francisco restaurant owner Peter Yen created a hybrid between the sushi and the burrito — the sushi burrito, mixing both Asian and Latin flavors into  one rolled delicacy. After this, the sushi burrito quickly blew up in popularity, spreading first around San […]

“Artificial Disaster” evolves from covers to originals

March 7, 2017 7:07pm | Abigail Oliver

Heading towards the cafeteria after school, you can hear the birds chirping in the deserted quad. In the midst of silence there is a roaring sound of clammering instruments and a low rumbling voice bellowing throughout the cafeteria. “Got any jokes?” Band leader Pablo Gomez […]