The Bruin Voice

‘Tall Girl’ falls woefully short on truth

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2019

When “Tall Girl,” a Netflix original movie about a tall, blonde white girl, was released in September 2019, a concerning number of people made sure to tell me, “Bailey, Netflix made a movie about you! Ha! You’re so tall.” And they’re right! Thus, I am aware of the struggles of being ...

Shameful Silence in sports must end

Adan Banks, Sports Editor

September 20, 2019

Professional sports players are the best of the best athletes; they are at the pinnacle of fame and fortune, earning millions of dollars every year from their appearances on television shows and commercials along with their participation in professional sports.  Posters of Lionel Messi and Stephen Cu...

Ariel remake highlights Disney’s lack of Diversity

Bailey Kirkeby, Co Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2019

With Disney making the rounds to ruin each of its animated movies with a subpar live-action remake, “The Little Mermaid” is unfortunately the latest victim. However, despite many Disney fans’ distastes for recent remakes, “The Little Mermaid” was particularly controversial. In the ...

Coach favoritism can factor in picking roster

Coach favoritism can factor in picking roster

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

While participating in sport tryouts, most athletes give it their all, believing that their hard work and skill will be rewarded with a spot on the team ー but to some coaches, favoritism and seniority, rather than skill, may be the reason an athlete makes the roster. Whether it stems from a past relationship...

NFL turns blind eye to domestic abuse

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

April 26, 2019

In February of 2019, the Cleveland Browns signed Pro-Bowl running back Kareem Hunt to a one-year deal. Hunt was let go by the Kansas City Chiefs in December of 2018 after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking an unidentified woman and is currently on the commissioner's exempt list and...

Misplaced anger at white ‘Bachelor’ contestants

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, Entertainment Columnist

April 26, 2019

Up until this very column, my highbrow, news-obsessed facade has hidden my love for such a trashy television show. However, I must come clean — I am one of the nauseating fans of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” Every Monday, I hustle through my homework so I am able to lie down in bed, remote in hand,...

Bad officiating is just part of the game

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

April 26, 2019

Sometimes, living with our mistakes is just part of the game. The 2019 NFC championship game ended with what some viewers claimed was an obvious pass interference penalty, but no flag was thrown, prevented the Saints from claiming a victory over the Rams in the final minutes of the game. This non-call...

‘Bird Box’ just another boring survival film

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, and Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019

In Dec. 2018, as I logged onto Netflix and prepared to continue watching “Shameless,” I was introduced to — as I would soon find out — the worst Christmas gift I have ever received: “Bird Box.” Set in post-apocalyptic California, this alleged horror film begins with the movie’s star...

Sports can’t dodge immigration debate

Jordan Latimore, Sports Columnist

January 8, 2019

Immigration is one of the many topics at the forefront of political discussion in the U.S. Whether it's the migrating caravan, the debate over birther rights, or the issue of overstayed visas, immigration has proven itself to be a complex dilemma — one that has spilled into the sports arena. International...

A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

January 7, 2019

Although I have mostly blocked out my memories from middle school due to the overwhelming feelings of distress and confusion they caused me to feel, I can still pinpoint the exact time when I started to question myself and my identity: August of my seventh-grade year. I had a lot...

Taylor Swift speaks out about her political stance

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Political activism has been in entertainment since the Civil Rights movements that lasted through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Most people hear the names of activists like Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, but many celebrities have spread their political views and commentary since that time as well. Bob...

Team tryouts are overwhelming students

Jacqueline Guillena, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

Tryouts can be very intimidating for athletes — especially if they’ve never tried out for a team or if it’s a new sport they haven’t played before. For most athletes, overcoming nerves is the hardest thing to do, but getting those nerves under control is possible. Athletes are encouraged to...

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