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We need a real sports hero

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

The 49ers have garnered an unusual amount of attention this season — but it’s not because of their dismal record. During the team’s preseason same against Houston, quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem — a move that prompted many other athletes to protest racial discrimination,...

Think you’re getting the real news? Think again

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2016

Millions of people base their judgments on the information provided by news broadcastings. Many assume that it’s always safe to rely on these broadcasts for accurate updates in current world events. However, many news station are now transforming into entertainment based broadcasts, rather than...

Youth football leagues must stop tackle play

Marino Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

If you’ve played a contact sport — whether it be football, wrestling or hockey — you know one thing: getting injured hurts, but being embarrassed hurts unimaginably worse. No athlete wants to be called out for being a “crybaby” or “weak”: instead athletes thrive on being the toughest person...

Serra’s Side of the Story: Same sex relationships break sexual norms on TV

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

September 16, 2016

Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are two of the top networks for children’s television programs. Recently, these networks have been making advances towards having queer representation in their cartoons. “The Legend of Korra” was a popular spin-off from the Nickelodeon show “Avatar: The Last...

More than pigskin with Livingston

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

June 3, 2016

Most basketball analysts agree that the greatest team to ever touch the court is the ’96 Chicago Bulls led by superstar Michael Jordan. Jordan and the Bulls set a NBA record for most wins in a regular season with an overall record of 72 wins and 10 losses. The Bulls would finish that year as NBA...

Pop-Culture in Perspective: Live action Disney films capture the magic

Pop-Culture in Perspective: Live action Disney films capture the magic

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

June 3, 2016

We grew up with the classic Disney movies that captivated both children and adults. Although Disney is without a doubt a powerhouse brand, the company has taken further steps to maximize the magic. Recently, Disney has remade many of these classics into live-action films to portray stories that are literally...

Pop Culture in Perspective: #OscarsSoWhite sparks controversy

Pop Culture in Perspective: #OscarsSoWhite sparks controversy

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

February 12, 2016

Out of all the ceremonies of the extravagant award show season, the Oscars takes the cake as the most significant, as the coveted Academy Award has become the hallmark of a performer’s career since the first ceremony in 1929. But with all this year’s nominees of the acting category being white, it...

More than pigskin with Livingston

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

October 30, 2015

Every single college football coach in the SEC ㅡ which consists of powerhouse schools such as the University of Alabama, Auburn and the University of Florida ㅡ are contracted to make over $4 million this year. These salaries raise eyebrows across the county; presidents of these universities don’t...

More than Pigskin with Livingston

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

September 11, 2015

Most sports fans would say the more exhilarating and exciting sports to watch are the ones with male participants. Viewers prefer to watch the NBA instead of the WNBA and would rather watch men’s boxing than women’s boxing. Male sports take the spotlight away from female sports because of the often aggressive nature and fast pace associated with sports like football and basketball. However women’s sports have been gaining both prestige and viewers as recent momentous events have escalated its fan base.

Teens shamed for reaction to Zayn Malik’s departure

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2015

We laughed, we cried — we made one too many parodies of “What Makes You Beautiful.” But the time has finally come: the slow deterioration of the popular boy band One Direction, with the recent departure of one of its members, Zayn Malik. On March 25, Malik announced his decision to leave...

Dynasties spark fan fever

Darius Livingston, Sports Editor

May 14, 2015

All sports teams share one common goal: to become a dynasty.

Disney movies fall short in race representation

Natalia Gevara, Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2015

When we think of Disney movies, riveting plot lines, enticing characters and pleasant musicals are what typically comes to mind. However, with Disney being part of much of this generation’s childhood and process of growing up, the more serious issues regarding the films are often overlooked — especially...

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