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Disney remakes: uninspired imitation or creative sequel?

Devyn Inong, Feature Editor

April 26, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment

“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


Filed under Entertainment, Online Only

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


Filed under Entertainment

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...

‘Bird Box’ just another boring survival film

Bailey Kirkeby, News Editor, Managing Editor, and Entertainment Columnist

March 25, 2019


Filed under Blogs&Columns, Entertainment

In Dec. 2018, as I logged onto Netflix and prepared to continue watching “Shameless,” I was introduced to — as I would soon find out — the worst Christmas gift I have ever received: “Bird Box.” Set in post-apocalyptic California, this alleged horror film begins with the movie’s star...

SJ Pride Center honors local LGBTQ+ leaders

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Last month, San Joaquin Pride Center held its annual Pride Honors Event to celebrate local influential members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially those who have made significant strides for the community in the past year. One noteworthy example is Lisa Cooper-Wilkins, who was the recipient of the Education...

Family fun can still be had ─ but at a cost

Leilany Perez, Opinion Editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

Every family has a favorite place or activity that they enjoy such as movies and ball games. However, this fun comes at a cost ─ a high cost, in fact. With the start of the new year, prices at many family fun locations have increased. Disneyland, for example, announced an increase in its ticket prices...

YA novel themes capture teenage angst – but leave some wondering if works exploit issues

Jayden Jones, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

When Judy Blume published “Are You There, God, It’s Me Margaret” in 1970, the novel was the first to address the classic woes of teenage angst: stress, relationships, and finding themselves. Today, the novel remains one of the most popular young adult (YA) novels of all time. Published befo...

Dutch Bros vs Empresso Coffeehouse

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment

The hype surrounding Dutch Bros and Empresso Coffeehouse has led to more than just a few caffeinated debates: which coffeehouse reigns supreme? Dutch Bros, founded in 1992, prides themselves on their speedy customer service and positive service. They live up to their expectations, as I had less than...

Taylor Swift speaks out about her political stance

Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Entertainment

Political activism has been in entertainment since the Civil Rights movements that lasted through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Most people hear the names of activists like Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa Parks, but many celebrities have spread their political views and commentary since that time as well. Bob...

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