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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...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ captures tensions — then and now

‘Romeo and Juliet’ captures tensions — then and now

Gabriella Backus, Artistic Editor

May 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

omeo and Juliet¨ has been reimagined by the Bear Creek drama department -- instead of taking place in Verona, Italy, in the 1300s, this version of “Romeo and Juliet” is set during the 1940s Zoot Suit Riots, tension-ridden era in which white servicemen launched attacks against Mexican Americans and...

Dating shows feed our need for ‘happily ever after’

Serra Raquel, Entertainment Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

From dating 25 girls at once to meeting dozens of people naked on an island, millions of people find themselves sitting back once a week to witness countless people in search of love behind a camera. “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Are You the One?” and “Dating Naked” are prime...

Alumna debuts YA novel, sells movie rights

Alumna debuts YA novel, sells movie rights

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

“‘Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you’ll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it’s all a game,’” participants...

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