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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...

Summer flicks feature action-packed Superheroes

Summer flicks feature action-packed Superheroes

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, News, Showcase

The summer movie season is known for its blockbusters, action scenes and massive budgets. This summer, however, two themes seemed to reign supreme: superheroes and war. Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman” stole the show, grossing over $400 million in the U.S., possibly because of its uniqueness....

Black activism finds voice in YA novels

Black activism finds voice in YA novels

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Diversity, Entertainment

The Young Adult fiction world has worked tirelessly to increase the diversity in popular stories. Movements led through social media like the “We Need Diverse Books” campaign advocate for more diverse characters in adolescent and children’s stories. These campaigns have made small gains, but...

‘13 Reasons Why’ dramatizes serious topic: suicide

‘13 Reasons Why’ dramatizes serious topic: suicide

Kylie Yamada, Feature Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Suicide notes often serve to answer a particular question: why? In the new Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a young teenager answers this question — after her death. The series, based on a book written by Jay Asher, portrays Clay Jensen, a teenage boy who receives seven cassette tapes...

Relive childhood bliss through movies and cartoons

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Serra's Side of the Story

Every time I’m sick I find myself drawn to channels like Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon, or films from Disney or Dreamworks; if I have a bad day, the best medicine has proven to be a long marathon of classic Disney films. Is this obsession with children’s movies a sign of immaturity? Some could...

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