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Bangers For the End of the World

Luke Wiener & Aaron Sabeti, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

We’ve all been stuck inside with nothing much to do for the past few months, and will continue to do the same for the foreseeable future. So if you’re sitting there all alone in your room, bored out of your mind and contemplating your own mortality, why not do something productive, like discovering...

Award Season Filled With Second-Rate Acceptance Speeches

Award Season Filled With Second-Rate Acceptance Speeches

Luke Wiener, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Grab some popcorn, get cozy on the couch and prepare for drawn-out, idealistic soapbox speeches. That’s right: It’s award season, baby! What began as a spirited celebration of excellence in Hollywood has recently divulged into what seems to be nothing more than a platform...

What If It Was You?

What If It Was You?

Lily Gong, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

Netflix’s hit show “You” follows Joe Goldberg, a young, attractive New Yorker who manages a bookstore, helps neighborhood kids and commits the occasional murder. Its immense viewership is largely attributed to Joe's charismatic, likeable nature. The show’s pilot begins with an “American...

The Oscars’ Diversity Crisis

The Oscars' Diversity Crisis

Atticus Parker, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were released on Jan. 13 and controversy immediately ensued — only one person of color was nominated for an acting award and no women were nominated in the Best Director category. The public pointed specifically to talented directors Greta Gerwig (“Little...

Unoriginality is Hollywood’s New Reality

Unoriginality is Hollywood’s New Reality

Eliana Feinstein, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Looking at a list of “movies coming soon to theaters near you,” one message becomes quite clear: Movie remakes are inescapable. In recent years, the number of remakes has multiplied at an alarming rate, so much so that checking movie theaters’ showtimes is now impossible without stumbling upon...

Netflix: The Great Exodus

Netflix: The Great Exodus

Lily Gong, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The hearty thump of your backpack echoes through your house as you return home from a long day of school. Exhausted, you throw your limp body onto your couch and pick up the TV remote. As you sluggishly scroll through Netflix’s homepage, it seems as though you’ve seen everything good it has to offer....

Pali’s Student Unions Work to Preserve Cultural Identities

Pali’s Student Unions Work to Preserve Cultural Identities

Aaron Sabeti, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

A melting pot, a land of opportunity and a land of the free are all terms used to describe the United States of America. It earned these names for its diverse population and extensive civil rights. Pali, with 46 percent of the student body composed of racial minority students, is especially representative...

Taylor Swift: Lover or Hater?

Taylor Swift: Lover or Hater?

Eliana Feinstein, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

“I’d be a fearless leader / I’d be an alpha type / When everyone believes ya / What’s that like?” In “The Man,” the fourth track on Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, Swift compares male and female experiences in the music industry and points out the sexist double standards to which...

Why Frank Ocean is the greatest artist of this generation

Why Frank Ocean is the greatest artist of this generation

Lulit Abdissa

April 3, 2019

“Up above the birds, I saw the sky like I never seen before." In late January 2019, news broke that artist Frank Ocean's video album, Endless, was set to arrive on multiple streaming services after only being available on Apple Music in video form since its release in 2016. However, much to the...

Hollywood Whitewashing

Hollywood Whitewashing

Joey Chae, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Hollywood is great. It produces countless movies and TV shows that make us laugh and cry and love again, but not everyone is featured on the big screen. Why was “Crazy Rich Asians” the first U.S. blockbuster with a primarily Asian cast in a quarter of a century? As a Korean-American, my mom made ...

Don’t Move On From the #MeToo Movement

Don’t Move On From the #MeToo Movement

Anouk Wijeratne, Arts & Culture Editor

February 27, 2019

Last year, the red carpets of Hollywood saw a change: a sea of stars, clad in black, Time’s Up pins fastened to their lapels, treating the word solidarity as a solution. This year, Hollywood continued with its empty promises of change, awarding accused sexual abusers, pedophiles, and rapists with Golden Gl...

CupcakKe needs to be protected at all costs

CupcakKe needs to be protected at all costs

Atticus Parker, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

CupcakKe is a national treasure, and we need to protect her. Chicago rapper Elizabeth Eden Harris, known professionally as “CupcakKe,” has surged into the spotlight in recent years, using clever wordplay and an almost cartoonishly erotic public image to captivate and sometimes shock audiences. It is ...

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