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Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Another anime remake gets whitewashed

Earlene Mary Escobal,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

“Alita: Battle Angel” lacks ethnic representation Anime and manga remakes are difficult for me to watch. Japan, where anime and manga are from, does a good job of portraying and casting characters close to the original. The United States is not as successful. The live action  “Death Note...

‘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...

Kanye or Shakespeare: Who is more relevant?

Kanye or Shakespeare: Who is more relevant?

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Kanye Omari West is a larger than life global figure in pop culture. West has won 21 Grammys, released seven platinum solo albums and designed shoes for Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas. He made Taylor Swift famous and is the head of the GOOD Music record label. He also works on his YEEZY fashion line....

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents itself in not only the architecture and the locals— but within the animals that roam the streets...

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza

Rebecca Esparza,
Contributor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Family makes the world go round Red, blue and orange vacant buildings, rusted cars and garbage are what I continued to see as I walked through Havana. I kept seeing lightning and hearing thunder, hoping it wouldn't rain on me as I was searching for something to capture. Mind you, I wouldn't be wa...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days, my rosy tourist perspective has disintegrated as my eyes increasingly open t...

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta

Alexandra Archuleta,
Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Life in the slow lane Life for the socialist citizens of Havana, Cuba moves at a different pace. In the land of 1950s vintage cars, slow internet, and even slower hospitality, it’s more than apparent that the people of Havana are on island time. As my fourth day in Havana comes to a close, I can...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Somewhere over this rainbow

Somewhere over this rainbow

Casey Peuser,
Online and Social Media Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

At the risk of fulfilling the stereotype, lately I’ve found myself identifying with the great Judy Garland in wishing that I, like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, was somewhere over the rainbow. By ‘rainbow,’ I’m referring to LGBTQ Pride.  And by ‘over,’ I mean discouraged by the lack of...

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

May is month to honor Asian Pacific Islanders

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Showcase

Earlier this month, when our family celebrated Mother’s Day, my mother chose a Korean BBQ place to have our family dinner. She would never pick Korean BBQ on her own, but chose it to please my brother, sister and I because eating at a fancy Korean BBQ place is the in-thing to do in my generation. My moth...

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Downtown Hayward hosts Cinco De Mayo festivities

Kamille De Guzman,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

Several local ‘Ballet Folklórico’ companies, made up mostly of children dressed in colorful, intricate costumes, were the focal point of Hayward’s Cinco de Mayo Festival last Saturday. “I feel like the stage is my home,” said 14-year-old Jasmin Hernandez, a performer with the ‘Ballet Xochip...

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