The Pioneer

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Video games, a means of connecting.

Video games, a means of connecting.

October 17, 2020

By Antonio Aguilar, CONTRIBUTOR Using video games to connect and socializing during quarantine People are using video games as a means of socializing during this epidemic while we are in quarantine, due to COVID-19 we can’t socialize in person, so others are using video games as an alternative the...

Parks and Recreation The Beginning of Quarantine Reunions?

Parks and Recreation The Beginning of Quarantine Reunions?

May 6, 2020

By Rob Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR In this weird and unexpected time, any little thing helps to bring a positive hopeful feeling back into our lives. NBC has answered our prayers by releasing a new special that was both unexpected but much needed. The beloved tv series Parks and Recreation is no stranger to...

After the coronavirus postponement of Music Festivals, Insomniac hosts a virtual rave-a-thon

After the coronavirus postponement of Music Festivals, Insomniac hosts a virtual rave-a-thon

April 14, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez, Photo Editor Music festival season is upon us, meaning we get to see our favorite headliners at our favorite festivals such as Coachella, Beyond Wonderland, Stagecoach, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and many more. For many of us, we saved up money so we can attend these events as the d...

Top “Smash” player takes a shot at Nintendo

Top “Smash” player takes a shot at Nintendo

March 5, 2020

Number one player calls out Nintendo By Robert Andalon, CONTRIBUTOR Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, the number one Super Smash Bros Melee player in the world, called out Nintendo on Twitch after winning Smash Summit 2020, a major crowdfunded tournament. “Even if it’s just Ultimate, support the ...

DEATHPROOF TOUR | NASCAR ALOE

DEATHPROOF TOUR | NASCAR ALOE

February 19, 2020

By Sylas Agtarap, HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER The North Carolina native embarked on one of his tour stops to San Francisco at Brick & Mortar. A different style is what sets Nascar Aloe from the rest of the industry. His carefree lifestyle with a love for mosh pits and rage cultivated a close-knit fan base....

Birds of Prey Emancipates DCEU

February 15, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER “A Harlequin is meant to serve a master.” They’re obedient and follow the rules set by who they serve….but what happens when the master goes away? All rules go away and all bets are off. That is part of what makes Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey so riveting, almost f...

Bojack Horseman: A reflection of inner demons

February 6, 2020

By Rob Brandt, STAFF WRITER If you have ever needed a show that is relatable, current, emotional, and an all-around feel-good party, look no further than the Netflix Original series Bojack Horseman. The show is an adult animated comedy that follows the misadventures of Bojack Horseman: the alcoholic, sa...

A DECADE OF POP CULTURE

A DECADE OF POP CULTURE

December 12, 2019

By Ethan Alonzo, COPY EDITOR The past decade brought waves of change. The 2010s were the decade for Internet memes, social media influencers, and diversity throughout Hollywood. The years before brought the creation of the iPhone and the start of the Obama Administration. However, as the years passed ...

The social impacts of social media

The social impacts of social media

December 12, 2019

By Jovill Pagay, CONTRIBUTOR Social media has opened doors for brands and young entrepreneurs. As society is becoming more technology based, companies are starting to connect with younger social media creators to form a new kind of marketing strategy in order to sell to their consumers. Instagram i...

Making Hollywood dreams more than fantasy

Making Hollywood dreams more than fantasy

December 5, 2019

By Rob Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR Lights, Camera, Action! Those three words have defined the film industry since its beginning. Many film buffs have a dream of becoming the next Steven Spielberg or have the dream of writing a film as iconic as a Quentin Tarantino blockbuster. Fans would kill to be on the set...

A reunion we didn’t know we needed

A reunion we didn't know we needed

By Roberto Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR

November 7, 2019

"Zombieland: Double Tap" Zombies have just invaded your town and eaten all your friends and neighbors, you’re probably doubling down and fortifying your house. However, do you remember a few simple things while you were prepping for the end of the world? Maybe a toothbrush, or a flashlight, or eve...

Delayed album release raises concerns

Delayed album release raises concerns

By Elijah De Castro, CONTRIBUTOR

November 7, 2019

Think back to a time when music albums were set in stone. An announced date for an album release was actually treated as a deadline, not a suggestion. Once the music was released on vin, it was treated as the absolute final. Today, that is no longer the case. After several failed potential releases...

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