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Alameda personified by art, wine

Alameda personified by art, wine

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer

August 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Metro, Showcase

When you live somewhere long enough, you become a part of the traditions that a place embodies. Being born and raised in the small town of Alameda, I know what to expect on the island. There is always a 4th of July parade, the beach will be crowded on hot days, and during the winter holidays, Tho...

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Island Reggae Festival displays culture in San Jose

Janice Domingo,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Music today has been fused together with so many different sounds it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish its genre. One such evolving genre is reggae. Reggae originated in Jamaica in the late 1960’s and now represents a confluence of pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, and metal. This genr...

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...

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Hollywood is running out of ideas

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

June 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

Summer is practically here and with it will come three months of blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, most of these films will not be original ideas: they will be attached to a pre-existing franchise. Hollywood is taking it too far by pumping out films within established franchises. The franch...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Mat Weber,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The 17th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts festival took place in Oakland on Saturday, filling San Antonio Park with music, spoken word, local artists, community activists, and a variety of other events. The free festival was originally started in 2000 by the East Side Arts Alliance, a nonprofit community cultural ...

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...

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

In the month and a half since its release, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has generated a surge of controversy over its not-so-subtle subject matter: teen rape, suicide, and bullying. The story focuses on the suicidal death of high school student Hannah Baker, who leaves behind 13...

A new era of Disney remakes

A new era of Disney remakes

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life

I’ve been a Disney lover ever since I was a child. I’ve always loved how Disney makes me feel happy, and the uniqueness of each story. One of my favorite Disney movies is not an original but a remake. 2014’s “Maleficent” tells the tale of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of its iconic villaine...

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