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Rapper Viincent draws inspiration from Bryson Tiller and J. Cole

Rapper Viincent draws inspiration from Bryson Tiller and J. Cole

Grace Gremel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As rap progressively becomes more mainstream due to more people taking a liking to the strong bass and flowing rhythm, many individuals dream of pursuing rap in the big leagues — but the grueling process to get to the top can seem insurmountable. Senior Vincent Ferrer is a hip hop/R&B ...

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ proves to be subpar finale

Michael Thomas, Managing Editor

January 31, 2020

The third Star Wars Trilogy came to an epically underwhelming and disappointing finale with the “The Rise of Skywalker.” For movie fans, this film was simply not good. For Star Wars fans, it was just horrible. “Skywalker” is now the lowest rated Star Wars film ever with 52% on the Rotten Tomatoes ...

‘Cats’ the movie fur-rightens away $70 million

‘Cats’ the movie fur-rightens away $70 million

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

January 31, 2020

Three good things can be said about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway musical “Cats”: it’s an impressive showcase for dancers, the costumes are ingenious and the songs, while nonsensical, are undeniably catchy. Tom Hooper’s film adaptation destroys all three aspects. It does, howev...

Sexual exploitation at Nickelodeon

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

On Nov. 2, 2019, Netflix added 13 Nickelodeon titles to its catalog.  The TV show “Victorious,” released in 2010, has arguably garnered the most attention from high school students, with many teenagers binge-watching the series and proclaiming their love for the “iconic” show they watched as young chil...

Sidebar: Baby Yoda hype

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2020

These days, when popular franchise “Star Wars” is brought up, it’s followed by one of two conversations: a hot take on the “Rise of Skywalker” or a declaration of love for Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda — whose name is technically “The Child,” according to series director Jon Favreau...

Snowflake? Lazy? Sensitive? … ‘OK, Boomer’

Snowflake? Lazy? Sensitive? … ‘OK, Boomer’

Ethen Smith, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

A cliché often preached to children and adolescents alike is to always “respect your elders,” for they have lived longer and, therefore, hold more wisdom.   However, if these same elders have doomed the ones they preach to, do they still deserve the respect future generations offer? Tension betw...

Unconventional casting in ‘Twilight’ confuses audience

Unconventional casting in ‘Twilight’ confuses audience

Alex Bussey, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2019

“Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992” is a series of monologues focusing on the beating of Rodney King and subsequent Los Angeles Race Riots in 1992.  Bear Creek Theater director Cassie Champeau adapted this production, originally a one-woman show performed by Anna Deveare Smith, to fit her cast of 17 ...

Disney Plus should not censor their past controversial content

Disney Plus should not censor their past controversial content

December 13, 2019

Nearly a century after its foundation, the Walt Disney Company has grown to unprecedented heights in the entertainment industry, absorbing Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox and many more into its massive corporate amalgamation.  However, this iconic company’s long history is littered with the skeletons ...

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.   ...

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