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BC alumnus Chase Hudson reflects on TikTok success

BC alumnus Chase Hudson reflects on TikTok success

Bailey Kirkeby and Ryan Flores

November 15, 2019

When social media video app TikTok — primarily used for sharing short lip-sync, dancing and comedy videos — combined with Musical.ly, a solely lip-syncing app, the application was widely criticized by teenagers, who viewed the platform as a joke and made fun of the short videos. Today...

‘Joker’: Villainous outcast cloaked under heroic arc

‘Joker’: Villainous outcast cloaked under heroic arc

Nathan To, News Editor

November 15, 2019

With a box office opening weekend of over $96 million, Todd Philips’s film “Joker” is proving to be immensely successful despite its problematic narrative, which has sparked troubling social commentary regarding mass shootings and violence. The film portrays the descent of Arthur Flec...

‘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 ...

Tiramisu donut? Our ACE train adventures

Tiramisu donut? Our ACE train adventures

Nathan To and Adan Banks

November 15, 2019

8:40 — The Beginning: We boarded the train from downtown Stockton station; they didn’t check our tickets until we had already been on the train for about an hour, which was very confusing. We arrived at the Fremont Station at 10:20 after a long and bumpy and creaky ride.   ...

The Ever-changing interest of Millennials encourages the rise of ‘Bedroom Pop’

Ethen Smith, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

With music-sharing platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud and countless others, one can share their music to the masses instantly. Also, as technology continues to improve, equipment and computer programs used to produce music are becoming more advanced and cheaper to buy. With e...

Social Media app TikTok influences Billboard Hot 100 list

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

During March of 2019, the Billboard Hot 100 experienced a bizarre shift — a shift that had the potential to permanently change the course of the pop music genre. Week after week, breakout artist Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” began to dominate the charts. The secret of its success lies w...

‘PewDiePie’ Effect leads to Minecraft revival

‘PewDiePie’ Effect leads to Minecraft revival

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2019

After facing tremendous backlash for a series of controversial videos posted in 2017 — causing him to lose deals with both Disney and YouTube — gaming YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, was able to revive not only his channel but an entire video game by uploading a simple Let’s...

“Rock of Ages” at Stockton Civic theaters urges viewers to “Don’t Stop Believin”

Grace Gremel, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

“Rock of Ages,” a head-banging, high-energy musical, will be performed at Stockton Civic Theater from August 28 to September 22. The lively musical is full of rock music from the ’80s, including ​Journey, Styx, Night Ranger and White Snake. The musical follows the main characters Drew and ...

“Euphoria” brings the reality of Generation Z to light

Deepika Sahota, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

In the new Drake-produced HBO series “Euphoria,” the audience is treated to the presumably chaotic and provocative lives of Generation Z.  The show’s lead — Rue Bennet, played by former Disney star Zendaya Coleman — is a teenager struggling to deal with her father’s death and her ow...

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 ...

Disney remakes: uninspired imitation or creative sequel?

Devyn Inong, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019

Disney Remakes, Inong Ask anyone at Bear Creek what their favorite movie was as a child, and most will say it was a Disney movie. But now, the childhood classics that everyone knows and loves are getting ready to grow up too. Disney has recently debuted a variety of sequels for many of the franchise’s...

Global spread of ‘Hallyu’ — all things Korean

Global spread of ‘Hallyu’ — all things Korean

Leilany Perez, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2019

Americans, both young and old, are rapidly becoming obsessed with Korean culture. “Hallyu,” or the Korean wave, refers to the growing global popularity of South Korean culture. Hallyu’s increase in popularity can be seen through the expansion of K-pop, K-dramas, and K-beauty. K-pop was first...

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