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Netflix’s “Bird Box” boxes itself in

Netflix’s “Bird Box” boxes itself in

Skyler Spears and Vikram Balasubramanian

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Since its release, “Bird Box,” from director Susanne Bier, has been an enormous success for Netflix. The movie, based on a book of the same name by Josh Malerman, is about a mysterious suicide epidemic that starts sweeping the world. It follows the idea that if you see “it”— an omniscient s...

DV rapping duo “rains” in 15,000 streams with SoundCloud EP “Frostbite”

DV rapping duo “rains” in 15,000 streams with SoundCloud EP “Frostbite”

Caroline Lobel, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, On-campus Art

Dougherty sophomores George Sphicas (Georgeraps) and Kushal Tirupathi (Kush Raps) have amassed over 15,000 streams on “Frostbite,” their first SoundCloud EP, consisting of seven hip-hop tracks with wavy beats and catchy lyrics. They have been inspired by music since middle school, with Tirupathi first ...

3 Artists You Should Know: DV edition

3 Artists You Should Know: DV edition

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Manager

February 7, 2019


Filed under 5 Artists You Should Know, Arts & Entertainment

Dougherty’s ever-growing population exhibits a wide range of talent. From the engrossing productions of the theatre program to the determined athletes, we find ourselves amongst students with ambition and flair. In the midst of such a diverse population, here are three artists you may have missed out...

Spider-Man animates his responsibilities

Spider-Man animates his responsibilities

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Golden Globe’s Best Animated Feature Film of 2018, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” glows with a well-driven plot as it takes a new spin on the beloved superhero Spider-Man. Released on Dec. 14, 2018, the film follows the life of Miles Morale, the teenage protagonist who discovers his sp...

DV Dhadkan dances to new heights

Vivian Kuang and Sanjana Ranganathan

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

DV Dhadkan, a Dougherty Valley Bollywood dance team, has started the year by gaining acceptance into the prestigious Dil Se dance show and expanding its membership. This is DV Dhadkan’s fourth year as a team and they are completely student-run and choreographed. The team specializes in a fusion of Ind...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic bores with generic plotlines and bland storytelling

“Bohemian Rhapsody” biopic bores with generic plotlines and bland storytelling

Taylor Atienza, Kavin Kumaravel, and Megan Tsang

December 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Despite offering some compelling moments from the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” ultimately feels overwhelmingly cliché and dull in its retelling of the history of the iconic rock band. The Queen biopic features Rami Malek as lead vocalist Freddie Mercury. Malek is accompa...

5 Artists You Should Know: Alternative rock edition

5 Artists You Should Know: Alternative rock edition

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Manager

December 9, 2018


Filed under 5 Artists You Should Know, Arts & Entertainment

1) Paradise Fears Wendy Day // Wikimedia Commons Shelving this band in one genre seems difficult; their eccentric discography follows a myriad of genres like rock, pop, folk and even at times jazz. However, their debut album, “Yours Truly,” unquestionably falls into the alternative rock genre....

“Beautiful Boy” bares the brutal truth behind battling drug addiction

“Beautiful Boy” bares the brutal truth behind battling drug addiction

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Assistant Photography Editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Indie director Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy” is a tear-jerking drama with soft and uncomfortable moments, varyingly presented in a disjointed and artistic manner. Based on a true story, the film follows the childhood and early adulthood of Nic Sheff, portrayed by Timothée Chalamet,...

Jot down this Japanese stationery

Jot down this Japanese stationery

Caroline Lobel and Claire Zhang

November 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

There’s a large variety of pens, highlighters and other supplies that are made in Japan that meet the needs of students, but many are unaware that they can purchase these goods for themselves. Japanese stationery is one of the more popular trends of the Asian culture boom as it becomes more accessi...

Don’t gloss over Glossier products

Don’t gloss over Glossier products

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Assistant Photography Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Meet Glossier, a skincare and makeup brand that encourages people to get comfortable in their own skin. With a wide array of skincare products that aim to achieve hydrated and glowy skin, the brand endorses the prioritization of skincare vs. makeup. While controversy lies in the amount of coverage given...

5 Artists You Should Know: Pop punk edition

5 Artists You Should Know: Pop punk edition

Harshita Neralla, Social Media Manager

November 14, 2018


Filed under 5 Artists You Should Know, Arts & Entertainment

Bands like Green Day, Blink-182, All Time Low, and Panic! At The Disco have set the scene for most pop-punk bands, but between their award-winning albums and endless careers, other immensely talented artists are swept underneath the mat quickly. In fact, here are a few pop-punk artists that you may h...

The dying entertainment of reality TV

The dying entertainment of reality TV

Pranav Chillappagari, Public Relations Manager

November 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Reality television is losing originality, and it’s suffering as a result. Everything has seemingly been done or the ideas aren’t entertaining enough to maintain viewership. While we see many reality TV stars like Snooki (who now refers to herself as Nicole Polizzi) and Omarosa Manigault divorce t...

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