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“13 Reasons Why” continues its controversial streak with season two

“13 Reasons Why” continues its controversial streak with season two

Julia Fickenscher

June 11, 2018


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

A girl with a broken soul; bullies, rapists and the sensitive stigma of depression; 13 tapes that left both the characters and audiences broken: “13 Reasons Why” was an informative yet extremely controversial show that was deeply criticized for its reckless handling of extremely sensitive topics. ...

Intro to Metal

Intro to Metal

Riley Bangs

June 6, 2018


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Metal is an exclusive genre. Given today’s trends of popular music, it may feel even impossible to break into such an isolated genre. It’s hard to tell what’s good and what’s not so good because, well, to us regular people, it all sounds too similar to distinguish. I’m here to guide you thr...

Review: Solo, A Star Wars Story

Review: Solo, A Star Wars Story

Riley Bangs

June 5, 2018


Filed under Apps Review, TV & Movies

Some time after the events of “Revenge of the Sith”, Han Solo’s story as a rogue hero is told in full detail in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” As in the previous standalone “Star Wars,” a slew of new characters are introduced; some feel wanted and crucial to certain themes, while others feel li...

Buena High’s “She Loves Me” is alluring and alive

Buena High’s “She Loves Me” is alluring and alive

Riley Bangs

May 22, 2018


Filed under A&E

A spattered audience sat anxiously for the last showing of Buena’s summer musical. A smell of sweet perfume was in the air as the curtain rose on Mr. Maraczek’s beauty store, lone and unassuming. A group of coworkers converges to discuss how beautiful the day is before entering a place of odd, p...

VHS drama department brings color to stage with “Seussical the Musical”

VHS drama department brings color to stage with “Seussical the Musical”

Emma Yakel

May 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events

The house lights may have been dimmed, but the atmosphere of Ventura High School’s (VHS) production of “Seussical the Musical” was bright enough to light up the entire auditorium. Decked in colorful costumes and accented by a “Where the Wild Things Are”-esque backdrop, students in the VHS Drama Department...

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Kanye West “Imagine(s)” John Lennon’s utopia

Riley Bangs

May 21, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music, Opinion

On Dec. 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of a Dakota apartment building in New York City. The killer stated that he committed the act merely for attention. The killer shall remain nameless. On May 1, 2018, a pair of interviews with Kanye West surfaced on the internet; one with radio personali...

Accessories take an outfit from “blah” to “ahh”

Accessories take an outfit from “blah” to “ahh”

Sophia Parker

May 17, 2018


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Accessories are all the rave, especially at this moment. Belts, hats, neck scarves and sunglasses are currently dominating the fashion world and are key to putting together the most desirable outfit. An outfit can go from “blah” to “ahh” in a matter of seconds by just adding an accessory. Need...

Review: Beauty is in the Details with “The Wrath and the Dawn”

Review: Beauty is in the Details with “The Wrath and the Dawn”

Emma Yakel

May 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Books

A monster and a woman that he forced to live with him. While it may sound a little like “Beauty and the Beast,” this is no princess story. “The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renée Ahdieh uses themes from “One Thousand and One Nights” and “Beauty and the Beast” in order to paint a beautiful jour...

Review: Superorganism’s self-titled spotlight

Review: Superorganism’s self-titled spotlight

Riley Bangs

May 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

It makes sense that a group of eight members would show a wide range of influence and styles however, the surprise is that Orono Noguchi’s team is able to conglomerate them all into something wonderfully unique. This is the connection that Childish Gambino’s “Because the Internet” aimed to ach...

“Avengers: Infinity War” unites heroes in the biggest crossover film yet

“Avengers: Infinity War” unites heroes in the biggest crossover film yet

Julia Fickenscher

May 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, TV & Movies

From the world that brought you a superhuman with a patriotic shield, a god of thunder with a powerful hammer, a genius doctor with the power to alter time and an everyday kid with special spider powers comes “Avengers: Infinity War." It's a film that ties the heroes together while simultaneously managing to tear them apart. This new a...

A wasteland of intentional design

A wasteland of intentional design

Riley Bangs

May 2, 2018


Filed under A&E, Gaming

Over the spring break, I wanted to play a game that gave me a deep immersion—something I could sink myself into for several hours and be swept up in its world. I ended up with Elite Dangerous, a space flight simulator that replicates the Milky Way galaxy in all of its massive glory. Over 100 billion star systems sca...

Good vibes and food that thrives: the best cuisine to try at the Annex

Good vibes and food that thrives: the best cuisine to try at the Annex

Julia Fickenscher

April 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Food & Restaurants

While “The Collection” in Oxnard has been growing in popularity for its nice movie theater, unique shops and beachy atmosphere, it recently added a new food court into the mix. Similar to the Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, there is a wide range of unique flavors and tasty cuisine. From pork ...

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