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Why “Call Me By Your Name” deserves an Oscar

Why “Call Me By Your Name” deserves an Oscar

Sarah Williams-Cain,
Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The coming of age story “Call Me By Your Name”, which explores naive love and a young man’s curiosity about sexuality, has garnered attention for its portrayal of emerging LGBTQ relationships in the 1980s. For more reasons than one, this movie should receive all its Oscar nominations, and wit...

Now is the best time to be a Kanye fan

Now is the best time to be a Kanye fan

Elijah De Castro,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Kanye West is crazy. Hate him or love him, you can’t deny that he is. Fortunately for Kanye fans he hasn’t done or said anything ridiculous lately and has been flying under the radar. We’re a couple months into 2018 and thankfully Kanye West fans don’t have to cringe at his actions or bow their hea...

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Ryan Coogler is three for three with newest film

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Growing up, my household was filled with comic books and a superhero movie collection. My dad is a superfan. He can tell you the smallest detail about any superhero, world, villain, weapon, you name it. So now, I may not be as knowledgeable as him, but I know enough. My favorite Marvel superheroes are Hulk, Bla...

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Reggae artist Hirie performs in Berkeley

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

‘Stay Wandering’ tour sells out first show at Cornerstone venue When Hirie was told the show was sold out she asked everyone in the green room to scream “Sold out!” as she recorded it on her phone. She later posted it to her Instagram account. The San Diego based reggae-pop band performed at C...

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Rave culture descends on the Bay Area

Christian Martinez,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

The Bay Area has become a powerhouse for electronic dance music (EDM). At every show, the energy and good vibes can be felt as soon as you walk into the venue no matter which DJ is behind the turntables because that’s a part of rave culture. Rave culture is something that is recognizable but sometimes mis...

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

2018 laws have affected marijuana consumers and culture

Rebecca Olmos,
Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

I’ve been smoking cannabis since I was 16. I’ve come to appreciate it for both its medical and recreational benefits. Medically, it helps with my anxiety when life gets overwhelming. Recreationally, it doesn’t leave me with a massive hangover if I decide to overdo it with my friends. I’m gla...

Beauty trend creates business opportunity for CSUEB student

Sierra Perales,
Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Beauty, brains and business all in one The beauty scene continues to evolve and, almost always, celebrities are the first to experiment with the daily trends that arise before they turn mainstream. Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry are all known to use eyelash extensions, another semi-permanent al...

‘The Post’ has the most to boast from coast to coast

‘The Post’ has the most to boast from coast to coast

Juan Diaz,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

“The Post,” directed by Steven Spielberg, was a surprising joy to watch. It isn’t action packed like many other past Spielberg movies such as “Saving Private Ryan,” “Minority Report” or the Indiana Jones saga. But it does have a certain charm movie enthusiasts and Spielberg fans such as myse...

‘Coco’ is the movie we’ve been waiting for

‘Coco’ is the movie we’ve been waiting for

Isabel De Honor,
Contributor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Pixar does it again! They’ve produced another award-winning tear-jerker with their latest release of “Coco” in November 2017, which recently won a whopping 11 trophies at the 45th Annie Awards, an American award ceremony dedicated to animation. It is also nominated for an Oscar in the category of...

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

DU-High: Drugged driving is drunk driving

Alaina Bigelow,
Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

In the late hours of Dec. 24, 2017, CHP Officer Andrew Camilleri was rear ended and killed by a driver under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. The driver himself sustained multiple injuries and was later charged with manslaughter. Almost a week later on Jan. 1, marijuana was legalized in the state of C...

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Justin Timberlake pays tribute to the late Prince

Yasmine Castañeda,
Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Life

Football’s biggest night was hosted in Minneapolis this year as the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII. The Battle for the Lombardi Trophy rocked the television screens of over 103.4 million viewers across the country. The Philadelphia Eagles, who were once consi...

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