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Crowds Return to Cinemas Marking A Start to A ‘New Normal’

Crowds Return to Cinemas Marking A Start to A ‘New Normal’

Ruben Banuelos, Staff Writer July 9, 2021

With 2020 in our rearview mirror, many public spaces deemed non-essential in March 2020 are open again after over a year of closure. Watching a new movie at your local movie theater is becoming a reality...

LGBTQ+ Media representation for Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Media representation for Pride Month

A curated list of films, books, and music to celebrate Pride Month By Scarlet Schwenk, MANAGING EDITOR Maha Sanad, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Arlie Sarnicola, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Pride Month, the time to...

Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever,” and the Importance of Representation in Mass Media

Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever,” and the Importance of Representation in Mass Media

Maha Sanad June 9, 2021

By Maha Sanad, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR “Never Have I Ever” is a coming-of-age comedy series that premiered on Netflix in April 2020. The series follows an Indian-American high school girl named Devi...

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, The Savior of Movie Theatres

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, The Savior of Movie Theatres

Paolo Acob May 14, 2021

By Paolo Acob, PHOTO EDITOR The closer the U.S. is to returning to a safer society, with Covid-19 testing becoming more accessible, 35.8 percent of Americans are vaccinated, and with the continuous maintenance...

'Shadow and Bone,' Netflix’s Current #1 Ranked Show: A Review

‘Shadow and Bone,’ Netflix’s Current #1 Ranked Show: A Review

April 30, 2021

By Maha Sanad, STAFF WRITER Netflix’s newest book to series adaptation, ‘Shadow and Bone,’ released on Friday, April 23, after fans had been eagerly awaiting its arrival for months. ‘Shadow...

Minari: The Honest Exploration of Immigration in America

Minari: The Honest Exploration of Immigration in America

April 30, 2021

By Paolo Acob, PHOTO EDITOR Minari In many ways, Minari (2020) is a story showcasing the persistence of the American dream. A narrative focused on immigrants, and their struggle to make ends meet...

These buggies are one of a kind. The blue Volkswagen (VW) Beetle on the left totes a hand-painted cartoon design of famous characters on its hood along with multiple other unique customizations.

A relaxing Sunday morning at the Air-Cooled Cruisers car meet in Folsom, Calif.

April 14, 2021

Photo Essay By Dominique Boynton, CONTRIBUTOR Folsom, Calif. – Residents join together on March 21 for the Air-Cooled Cruisers car meet. Locals show off their retro rides and swap stories between...

Coach Johnelle Cabading observing the girls’ swim team completing their swim set.

Newark Memorial High School Sports Practices Resume in the Red Tier

April 14, 2021

Photo Essay By Kabir Dhillon, CONTRIBUTOR Newark, Calif. — As Alameda County has entered the red tier and social distancing protocols have changed, high school sports have started to practice, and...

Musician Aaron Pearson performs at neighborhood outdoor bar, Retro Junkie

Musician Aaron Pearson performs at neighborhood outdoor bar, Retro Junkie

April 14, 2021

By Brody Cooper, CONTRIBUTOR Walnut Creek, Calif. — I went to an Acoustic Live event at the outdoor bar venue Retro Junkie. Musician Aaron Pearson performed and put on a great show for everyone. There...

Women Throughout History in the Arts and STEM: A Tribute to Their Contributions

Women Throughout History in the Arts and STEM: A Tribute to Their Contributions

March 31, 2021

By Paolo Acob, PHOTO EDITOR Maha Sanad, STAFF WRITER Scarlet Schwenk, POLITICAL EDITOR Women’s History Month is a time to honor women’s contributions to society. In honor of women in the arts and...

TikTok looks to ‘promote kindness’ with new pop-up feature

TikTok looks to ‘promote kindness’ with new pop-up feature

March 28, 2021

By Mary Katreeb, STAFF WRITER On March 10, TikTok launched a pop-up feature intended to discourage cyberbullying. The term ‘discourage’ is used because this pop-up feature only serves as a warning...

The Age of Streaming Services

The Age of Streaming Services

March 18, 2021

By Maha Sanad, STAFF WRITER More and more people are switching out their cable subscriptions in favor of streaming service subscriptions including, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney +. College students, in...

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