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Netflix, apps help popularize Korean dramas

Netflix, apps help popularize Korean dramas

Sophaline Chuong, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014


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In 2012, Korean sensation PSY came out with the hit Gangnam style that took the world by storm with over a billion views on Youtube.  Interest grew not only in the music, but in Korean dramas. “Kpop makes dramas more known because of idols who act in them,” sophomore Lok Leung said.  “It is...

The World Gone Wild: Falling in love with objects

The World Gone Wild: Falling in love with objects

Jasmine Santos, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

February 6, 2014


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Ah, Valentine’s Day, a day when the happily in love solidify their bonds and the rest of us are painfully reminded of our single status. But there are others of us that don’t seem to mind the loneliness at all. There are people that are content to spend the day and relish their alone time with...

British retro band’s unique poetic style a hit with listeners

British retro band’s unique poetic style a hit with listeners

Laura Angle, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


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In April 2012, band members of Bastille — Dan Smith, Chris “Woody” Wood, Kyle Simmons, and Will Farquarson — crammed themselves into a cupboard-sized recording room with minimal equipment and produced their debut album “Bad Blood,” which quickly sold over a quarter of a million records. As...

The World Gone Wild: Childhood actors grow up and grow dumb

Jasmine Santos, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

December 13, 2013


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Let’s talk tragedies, shall we?  For the slightly older generation, it was when Britney Spears went from that lovable, cute blondie in the Mickey Mouse Club to a sexy, sultry mommy with a mental issue and a habit of introducing herself with “It’s Britney, (insert profanity here).” For the...

Harlow part of original cast of ‘Upstream’

Jessica Lee, Sports Editor

December 13, 2013


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Theater arts instructor Rich Harlow was in the original cast of “Upstream Toward Lethe” as lead character Robby. The play was written in 1975 by University of California, Los Angeles, student George Moran as a requisite to obtain a Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in Playwriting, and the play...

Multi-generational play captures reality of aging

Multi-generational play captures reality of aging

Jessica Lee, Sports Editor

December 13, 2013


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Unlike the usual light-hearted plays often performed by high school drama classes, “Upstream Toward Lethe” focuses on a more serious topic: aging and the struggle to hold onto one’s memories. The play takes place in the Twilight Time Community, a retirement home. The stage was realistic to the...

‘Doing It For the Vine’ is often doing something dumb

Jessica Lee, Sports Editor

November 8, 2013


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Smashing cake onto a policeman’s face, attempting to jump over a car, and smothering oneself with ice cream in a McDonald’s drive-through are all acts done in the name of Vine. Just recently, Vine has become a viral sensation with over 40 million accounts.  The mobile app allows users to upload...

Fundraiser leads to a few raised eyebrows

Thuy Ngo, Feature Editor

November 8, 2013


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The World Gone Wild: Planet of the cats

Jasmine Santos, Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

November 8, 2013


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