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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 and Ahmad Annous

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...

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,...

Parks and Recreation vs. The Office

Parks and Recreation vs. The Office

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

April 26, 2019

“The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” are both timeless mockumentaries overflowing with countless comedic and heartwarming moments — but there's no denying which show is superior: “The Office.” Although “The Office” aired its final episode nearly six years ago, today it holds the...

Alternatives for high price activities

Gavin Cardoza

March 25, 2019

Family outings are often a great way for family members to bond with one another. Spending the day at the ballpark, watching a favorite team play or heading out to catch the latest film release; these picture-perfect moments are ones that live on in the memories of each family member, until, at least,...

Streaming services replace traditional TV

Streaming services replace traditional TV

Jasmine Castillo, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019

This generation eschews traditional TV services and instead prefers to utilize technology to cater to their entertainment needs. Streaming services that provide TV shows, movies and music are highly popular among teens, sparking competition between companies to create the best streaming choice. Due...

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