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Fiona Apple reflects on her past in intense and emotional new album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

Fiona Apple reflects on her past in intense and emotional new album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”

Riya Mehta, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

On Friday, April 17, singer song-writer and pianist Fiona Apple released her emotional and intense fifth studio album “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” after eight years.  The album begins with a funky and disorienting beat that swiftly proceeds into a progression of beautiful piano chords in “I Want You...

Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” breaks the boundaries of minority representation in American television

Elaine Park, Claire Zhang, Oce Bohra, and Teju Anand

May 28, 2020

As cliche as the storyline was, “Never Have I Ever” shows a promising change in how minorities are portrayed in American television. Co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, “Never Have I Ever” focuses on a new coming-of-age story of a fifteen-year-old, self-centered Indian American girl, Devi Vish...

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness

Tiger King released on Netflix Mar. 20 to varied reactions

Amruta Baradwaj, News Editor

May 28, 2020

The American True Crime documentary series titled “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness” officially released on the streaming platform Netflix on Mar. 20. The seven episode show follows the outlandish lifestyle of tiger-breeder Joseph Maldonado-Passage, otherwise known as Joe Exotic. Exotic is the...

One Direction’s legacy continues strong after a decade of music

One Direction’s legacy continues strong after a decade of music

Mahika Arya and Drishti Upadhyaya

May 28, 2020

Ten years ago, a modern musical miracle happened. Its occurrence came as a surprise, but in no way was it a regret. It revolutionized lives, touched millions, broke unbreakable records. What was it, you may ask? Oh, just a little band called One Direction.   Now, a decade later, the band, more commonly...

BTS brings “ON” new genres in “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7”

“MAP OF THE SOUL: 7” by BTS was released on Feb. 21. Within a week of its release, the album rose to the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

Helen Kang, Copy Editor

April 30, 2020

On Feb. 21, BTS released their fourth studio album, “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7,” their second chapter of the “MAP OF THE SOUL” series.  The series itself references Jungian philosophy, a branch of personality psychology founded by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. He proposed the concept of arc...

Everything you need to know about TikTok

Caroline Lobel, Managing Editor

April 26, 2020

Whether you’re someone who has had TikTok downloaded since day one, has never heard of the app or are simply interested in learning more about what it is, you’ve come to the right place. TikTok is a fairly new social media platform created by ByteDance, a Beijing-based tech company, that allows users...

Netflix: What should’ve stayed versus what should’ve left

Insatiable came out on August 10, 2018 and was cancelled after two seasons.

Aria Khalique, Harshita Neralla, Riya Mehta, and Shruthi Narayanan

April 24, 2020

Although Netflix first started out as a home video rental service similar to Redbox, nowadays it is more well-known as a streaming service with a diversity of television shows and movies. While originally, Netflix only contained pre-existing shows and movies, it has expanded to include its own original...

“How we’re feeling” about Lauv’s new album 

Lauv matures both emotionally and musically in his full debut album,

Riya Bindlish and Vivian Kuang

April 22, 2020

Lauv released his debut album “~how i’m feeling~” on March 6, featuring 21 tracks. In a shift from his previous releases, in particular his playlist “I Met You When I Was 18,” Lauv explores a more authentic and mature perspective on his emotions in this first album. Delving into relevant so...

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” both charms and frustrates

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” both charms and frustrates

Tessa Galeazzi, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Since “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” was released in 2018, the movie has charmed its viewers and quickly became one of Netflix’s “most viewed original films ever.” The story follows Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), a hopeless romantic who writes letters to her past crushes which she k...

Focus To-Do makes time management easy and recreational

Jiayu Zhan, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Focus To-Do is a planning app that greatly increases the efficiency of work; it is an app that every procrastinator needs.   The main feature of the app is a Pomodoro timer, which separates work time into 25-minute intervals with short breaks in between each one and long breaks after a certain ...

Green Day’s “Father of All…” disappoints with overbearing pop influences

Green Day’s 13th album “Father of All...” incorporates a large amount of pop influence, marking a sharp and unpopular change from their usual rock sound.

Shruthi Narayanan and Aria Khalique

March 20, 2020

Green Day released its 13th studio album, “Father of All…” on Feb. 7, marking a sharp and unpopular turn into the world of pop. The Berkeley natives have been making music since the early 1990s. Their sound, classified as “punk rock,” has always retained the quality of their instruments ...

Fallah and Arbi carry on the “Bad Boys” legacy

Fallah and Arbi carry on the “Bad Boys” legacy

Teju Anand, Claire Zhang, and Oce Bohra

March 11, 2020

Directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi continue Michael Bay’s “Bad Boys” legacy in the third installment, “Bad Boys for Life,” almost a decade later. The action-comedy film was released on Jan. 17 and has raked in nearly $300 million, becoming the highest-grossing movie in the series. The mov...

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