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Boycott games with deceptive money schemes

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Columnist

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Genuine Gian

The Electronic Arts video game company its due criticism because of a recurring payment model in the upcoming AAA title “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” In an attempt to defend their actions to members of the reddit.com community, the EA Community Team account has received a record of more than 400,000...

The Queen of Pop has earned her ‘Reputation’

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

“The drought was the very worst,” begins the last song of Taylor Swift’s last album “1989.” After waiting a three-year long drought for new music, Taylor Swift has finally released her sixth studio album “Reputation.” 2016 was a year full of drama and betrayal for the singer and led...

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Ben Gyman, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Matthew Shepard was a political science major at the University of Wyoming. He enjoyed theater and was learning to speak German and Italian. He had a very close relationship with his only brother Logan. On the night of Oct. 6, 1998, Shepard was beaten, robbed, and left for dead by two men because...

Seasonal fun activities at Dell’Osso Farms

Seasonal fun activities at Dell’Osso Farms

Kaleb DeLaCruz, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

From ziplines that are high in the sky to a spooky haunted house, this family farm books fun and more. Dell’Osso Family Farm has been around for generations, but it was founded as an asparagus farm in the 1920 by three brothers from Italy.  The farm was then passed down to Rudy Dell’Osso in the 1950...

Homemade Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Homemade Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Gwendolyn Poole, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Recipes, Uncategorized

Fall has arrived (much anticipated) and probably one of the best representations of the season is pumpkin spice lattes. However, if you’re like me and have absolutely no income to support buying one every day from Starbucks, the easier and cheaper option is, of course, to DIY it.   What yo...

24 Hour Theatre provides ‘fun rush’ of excitement

24 Hour Theatre provides ‘fun rush’ of excitement

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Changing Faces Theater Company is a nonprofit theatre company based in Lodi and is run by Mike Bartram and Sabrina Willis-Bartram. For years, CFTC has performed a play every summer at Jessie’s Grove Winery. In addition, for the past four years, they have organized an annual 24 hour theatre event...

Novel and film spin-offs achieve different success

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

It’s often mentioned that no one cares about the side characters. Even so, these side characters have their own stories, and sometimes, these stories are brought to life for the enjoyment of the fans. Spin-offs are any novel, TV show, or movie that takes either a side character, subplot, history...

Gender equality evident in Dungeons and Dragons game

Giancarlo Lizzaraga, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Genuine Gian

In the medieval-fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons, players may find an environment that is more accepting of their sexuality and gender than in real life. “All of our new adventures contain LGBT characters,” D&D developer Jeremy Crawford said in a Kotaku article. “This is true of our...

All-female ‘Lord of the Flies’ film in the works

All-female ‘Lord of the Flies’ film in the works

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

When a plane full of little boys crash-landed on a deserted island with them as the only survivors, William Golding detailed what would happen in “Lord of the Flies.” With a few exceptions, they eventually devolve to their impulsive, murderous selves, not thinking of consequences and giving up on...

Fall ushers in new lineup of Broadway hits

Giancarlo Lizarraga, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Genuine Gian

For those desperate for something stimulating during their October break, California theaters will be ripe with captivating shows from Broadway and beyond. Following the premier of the musical sensation “Hamilton” in San Francisco earlier this year, many other returning and new musicals will be...

There’s a new Doctor in the house — and she’s female

There’s a new Doctor in the house — and she’s female

Eric Benitez and Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

In mid-July, the BBC announced that the 13th Doctor in its series “Doctor Who” will take the form of a woman, played by actress Jodie Whittaker. The revelation of a female doctor has been met with mixed reactions from viewers. Since 1963, “Doctor Who” has seen many actors take the lea...

With new language apps, you too can be a polyglot

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

For years, language-learning was an area of study only conducted in classrooms and with the help of expensive programs like Rosetta Stone. Today, however, anyone can learn simple vocabulary with a click of a button. Students may choose to learn a new language for a variety of reasons: for school, for...

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