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The act of banning books limits freedom

Aditi Lappathi and Eva Shen

January 11, 2020

In September 2019, the notoriously heroic, or traitorous (depending on whose side you’re on) whistleblower Edward Snowden published his memoir, Permanent Record. Within a couple of hours of its release, the US government sued Snowden and attempted to take his royalties. Although they couldn’t prevent...

Teen Musicals struggle on the Broadway stage

Sneha Cheenath, Aria Khalique, and Drishti Upadhyaya

January 9, 2020

“The Lightning Thief”, Broadway’s newest show targeting teens, made 29.8% of their gross potential the week of Nov. 17.  A devastatingly low number, “The Lightning Thief” is the second lowest grossing show on Broadway (just in front of “Linda Vista”). It is not the only ill fated tee...

Taylor Swift’s new feud brings attention to the corrupt music industry

Taylor Swift’s new feud brings attention to the corrupt music industry

Harshita Neralla and Daniela Wise

January 5, 2020

Earlier in July, recording artist Taylor Swift released a blog post to her Tumblr page addressing her departure from her previous record label, Big Machine Records. In the post, she outlines the control Scott Borchetta, the CEO of the record label, had over her masters (music catalogue) and the selli...

The legacy of Woodstock proves its relevance in light of its 50th anniversary

Tessa Galeazzi and Shruthi Narayanan

December 31, 2019

In Aug., another Woodstock festival, called Woodstock 50, was supposed to occur. This would have been the seventh festival held, after the festivals which occurred in 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2009, all during Aug. in upstate New York.  Woodstock was a rock music festival intended to promote peace. A...

Dayglow glows in his recent album Fuzzybrain

Dayglow glows in his recent album Fuzzybrain

Megan Dhillon and Amrita Himmatraopet

December 29, 2019

Sloan Struble, better known as Dayglow, released his album “Fuzzybrain”on Sept. 28, 2018, blending indie rock with nostalgic undertones and creating a pleasing retro aesthetic.  He then revisited his debut album and added two new singles, “Nicknames” and “Listerine” on Nov. 14 of thi...

My Chemical Romance continues to be relevant in light of their recent reunion

My Chemical Romance continues to be relevant in light of their recent reunion

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

December 28, 2019

On March 22, 2013, Gerard Way, the frontman of the rock band My Chemical Romance, announced the band’s separation on their website, writing that “and now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end.” After six years of silence, on Oct. 31, they announced a reunion show in Los Ang...

Indian Hotspot brings the heat

Helen Kang and Riya Mehta

December 26, 2019

On Nov. 16, Indian Hotspot opened in the Bollinger Canyon Safeway Plaza, taking the place of Pallen Martial Arts. Advertised as a “foodie heaven bar,” a “venue to nostalgic cravings,” and a place to connect and meet up with friends, this new restaurant offers a variety of Indian regional flav...

Some exciting animated holiday episodes to watch this season

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

December 25, 2019

Many animated episodes are delightful to watch throughout the year, but are especially so during the holidays.    The Simpsons: “Marge Be Not Proud” (s.07, e.11) Summary: Bart sees a commercial for a hot new video game, but after Marge refuses to buy it, he attempts to shoplift it from a...

These holiday movies will snow you away

These holiday movies will snow you away

Amrita Himmatraopet and Drishti Upadhyaya

December 24, 2019

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) The holiday season brings with it a whirlwind of emotions. To some it means pain, and to some happiness. For Charlie Brown, it means confusion. Charlie Brown struggles to feel anything but apathy during the month overtaken by sales and discounts. Commercialism seems to be what...

Winter Dance Show brings a cool end to the semester

Helen Kang and Riya Mehta

December 23, 2019

On Nov. 20-21, Dougherty Valley’s dance program hosted its Winter Dance Show in the Performing Arts Center, displaying the hard work they’ve put in throughout the semester. Dance 2, 3 and 4 led by Ms. Ramona Altman spent months choreographing all 32 pieces for the show. Although the show was rewar...

Frozen 2 came out and we can’t let it go

Frozen 2 came out and we can’t let it go

Drishti Upadhyaya and Mahika Arya

December 19, 2019

Elsa stars in the sequel of Frozen. While entertaining and heartfelt, Frozen 2 lacked consistent characters and plot.   Disney joined the winter season on Nov. 22 with the long-awaited sequel to its blockbuster. The 2013 movie followed two royal sisters, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kriste...

Bollywood deserves a social evolution

Bollywood deserves a social evolution

Amrita Himmatraopet and Aditi Praveen

December 15, 2019

Bollywood has been around since the beginning of the 20th century, racking up over a billion fans from all over the world. Its artistic style usually reflects romantic stories and lifestyles from all over India, more often than not in a very misogynistic manner by sexually objectifying women, labeling th...

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