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“Love and Monsters” offers a twist in the apocalypse

Dylan O'Brien stars as Joel Dawson in this apocalyptic romance with great comedic timing as usual.
December 9, 2020

“Love and Monsters” is an apocalyptic movie directed by Michael Matthews and was released and distributed by Paramount Pictures on Oct. 16. It mingles romance, like the name suggests, and comedy into...

Early and mail in voting should be promoted even after the pandemic

Voters are forced to wait in line to vote in person while someone can research elections at home before mailing in their ballot.
December 8, 2020

The pandemic has changed several aspects of life. Some things such as remote learning and mask mandates will go away however others such as remote working in the tech industry will and should persist even...

“After We Collided” glamorizes toxic relationships to young audiences

December 8, 2020

“After We Collided,” the second movie of the Harry Styles fanfiction series written by Anna Todd, was released on Oct. 23, 2020. The series originated from Wattpad, a free website where anyone can...

#EndSARS Protests in Nigeria usher in a new era of police accountability

Recent protests in Nigeria have brought the issue of police accountability to the forefront of a social movement named, #EndSARS
December 8, 2020

On Oct. 3, a video circulated on Twitter, and eventually became viral, of a young Nigerian man being brutally shot by a SARS officer. Over a period of five days, the video amassed 10,000 retweets, with...

The affirmative action proposition fails in 2020 elections. Why? An Asian-American and (biracial) Latina perspective

Affirmative action was a hot topic in 2020 elections because of conflicting opinions on how it affects minorities.
December 7, 2020

Proposition 16, the California ballot measure that would have repealed the ban on affirmative action, didn’t pass. 56.1% of California voters voted no while 43.9% voted yes. We were stunned, expecting...

The top 10 TikTok songs that live in my mind rent-free at all times

TikTok songs are ever-popular with the app growing, but some songs remain iconic throughout the years.
December 7, 2020

Quarantine has made us all super nostalgic for the good old days, with the revival of childhood memories like Avatar, baking and Animal Crossing — it’s only expected that we’d return to music to...

Ariana Grande exhibits her emotional growth through hit album “Positions”

Ariana Grande released new studio album Positions on October 30, providing a unique spin to her usual music.
December 6, 2020

American singer and pop star Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album, “Positions,” on Oct. 30, 2020. The 14-track album fuses pop with R&B, expressing her admiration for her current boyfriend...

Entertainment businesses face COVID-19 impacts

Entertainment businesses forced to shut down due to COVID-19 are eager to open.
December 4, 2020

Update as of Nov. 13: As COVID cases are rising, Contra Costa County is now back to the red tier which means a limited amount of businesses will be allowed to open. On Friday, Nov. 13, businesses, including...

The bro-country subgenre silences female voices, preventing country music from progressing forward

The declining value of female voices in the country music industry can be easily seen through radio airplay statistics.
December 2, 2020

“Slide your sugar-shaker over here… shake it for me girl… let me see you do it in the bed of my truck.” Those are just some of the offensive, sexist and poorly written lyrics consistently heard...

Mamamoo’s “Travel” provides truthful messages

Released on Nov. 3, Mamamoo’s tenth mini-album “Travel” conveys relatable messages in their lyrics.
December 2, 2020

Following the members’ individual solo comebacks, South Korean girl group Mamamoo dropped their message filled tenth mini album “Travel” on Nov. 3 after a year of releasing their second studio album,...

K-drama “Do You Like Brahms?” explores the subtleties of human interaction

“Do You Like Brahms?” is a slow-burn romance that explores the comfort that music can bring.
December 2, 2020

The famous love triangle between composers Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Clara Schumann is often named as one of classical music’s greatest romances. Some interpret it as a great tragic love,...

Night owls deserve to be understood — not shamed

Teen night owls live in a society that constantly demands them to be early birds.
December 1, 2020

Many would say that COVID-19 is the only major public health crisis that anyone has experienced at our age. But that assumption is not necessarily correct. For years, we have been (and still are simultaneously)...

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