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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...

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...

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...

Tame Impala returns with serendipitous “The Slow Rush”

Tame Impala’s new album “The Slow Rush” is serendipitous and dreamy, perfectly embodying Kevin Parker’s signature psychedelic sound.

Riya Mehta and Amrita Himmatraopet

March 9, 2020

On Feb. 14, psychedelic rock musician Kevin Parker, more famously known as Tame Impala, released his fourth studio album “The Slow Rush.” Mysterious and echoey, the album begins with a fast beat and ominous tone on “One More Year.” Parker talks about living life to the fullest without any reg...

Super Bowl halftime show sparks controversy

Super Bowl halftime show sparks controversy

Lauren Chen and Daniela Wise

March 4, 2020

Superstars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed alongside J Balvin and Bad Bunny in an energized Super Bowl LIV halftime show on Feb. 2. Though some argued that the performance objectified women as sex symbols and that it was overtly political, it actually empowered women of Latina culture while showing...

“Reverie” brings you through dreams

Shruthi Narayanan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

“Reverie” by Ryan La Sala is an imaginative urban fantasy book filled with great messages and diversity. After its release on Dec. 3, 2019, the book featured on many prominent book lists, garnering well-deserved hype. Many of its main characters, including the antagonist who is a drag queen sorceress...

Selena Gomez delivers a “Rare” experience

Selena Gomez delivers a “Rare” experience

Mahika Arya, Copy Editor

February 23, 2020

Selena Gomez dropped her newest album “Rare” on Jan. 10, showcasing the hidden aspects of relationships in a life of fame. With powerful, invoking lyrics, she engages the listener for 40 minutes of bliss. The Disney star’s first self-recognized album, “Revival,” debuted No. 1 on Billboard...

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