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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 “Father of All…” disappoints with overbearing pop influences

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 returns with serendipitous “The Slow Rush”

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

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...

Foo Fighters’ “00959525” offers consistency but lacks originality

Foo Fighters’ “00959525” offers consistency but lacks originality

Aria Khalique, Riya Mehta, and Shruthi Narayanan

February 20, 2020

The Foo Fighters EP “00959525” retains their original alternative rock roots in a strong and consistent album but fails to introduce new elements into their sound.  “00959525” was released on Jan. 3, 2020 as a surprise to fans. The album consists of four recorded songs and two live songs,...

Greta Gerwig adapts “Little Women” for the better

Greta Gerwig adapts “Little Women” for the better

Sheyda Ladjevardi, Harshita Neralla, and Anika Garg

February 18, 2020

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” brings to life the 150-year-old classic with a modern twist. The story, laced with modern dialogue and snippy one liners, follows the March sisters ー Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy ー in a post-Civil War setting through their girlhood. From unrequited roman...

Harry Styles shares his insight on love in “Fine Line”

Harry Styles shares his insight on love in “Fine Line”

Megan Dhillon and Amrita Himmatraopet

February 14, 2020

Former teenage heartthrob Harry Styles released his new album “Fine Line” on Dec. 13, 2019, combining elements of soft rock and indie to create a bittersweet album that’s reminiscent of old memories and welcomes in new experiences. Upbeat and funky, “Watermelon Sugar” is sunny and nostalgic ...

Halsey unveils her inner mind in album “Manic”

Halsey unveils her inner mind in album “Manic”

Lauren Chen and Harshita Neralla

February 12, 2020

Releasing her third studio album “Manic” on Jan. 17, Halsey reverts to her hollowed vocals and rebellious lyrics, finding creative solace within her own life and focusing on the person behind her persona: 25-year-old New Jersey native Ashley Frangipane. Incorporating concepts from her imagination,...

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...

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