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Twenty One Pilots deliver a high-energy, heartful, and entertaining show to audiences across the country. (Photo courtesy of And Pop)

Twenty One Pilots deliver jaw-dropping performances across the USA

February 21, 2017

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By Robert Garcia and Lina Mafi | Contributing Writers The band Twenty One Pilots (TOP) was formed in Columbus, Ohio in 2009 with current lead… Read More ›

HBO’s “The Young Pope” displays Catholic church life

February 21, 2017

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By Carson King | Contributing Writer “The Young Pope,” Paolo Sorrentino’s extraordinary Italian-produced drama, takes the Catholic Church and its central hub of the Vatican… Read More ›

Jasmine Fine Thai Cuisine brings classic Thai flavors, such as lemongrass and kefirr lime, to South Bay residents. (Photo courtesy of Yelp)

Jasmine Fine Thai brings cultural flair to South Bay palettes

February 21, 2017

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By Ramya Ramamoorthy | Staff Writer Want to go on a day trip across the Bay Area? While you’re in the South Bay, Jasmine Fine Thai… Read More ›

James Baldwin’s words find their immortality in the film. (Photo courtesy of Austin Film)

“I Am Not Your Negro” inspires viewers

February 21, 2017

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By Zoe Loos | Contributing Writer Lights begin to dim until the room goes black. Eye muscles ache slightly from the change in brightness. Anticipation, excitement,… Read More ›

Why the days after Valentine’s Days are the best days for everyone

Why the days after Valentine’s Days are the best days for everyone

February 21, 2017

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By Camilla Marais | Culture Editor Valentine’s Day is easily the most controversial holiday of any calendar year. Social media, as always, offers itself up… Read More ›

Lake shore fine dining

January 31, 2017

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By Camilla Marais | Culture Editor I, without a doubt, feel extremely lucky to live in the Bay Area. Technology, music, and food aside, we… Read More ›

Gorillaz and singer Damon Albarn team up to produce a captivating anti-capitalist critique on President Donald Trump. (Courtesy of BGR)

Glory to the return of the Gorillaz

January 31, 2017

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By Robert Garcia | Contributing Writer Since early 2016, rumors began to circulate that the Gorillaz were back in the studio. In October, the band… Read More ›

Actor James Mcavoy does an amazing job portraying, essentially, several different characters throughout the film. (Courtesy of ComingSoon)

The antagonizing depiction of mental illness in media

January 31, 2017

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By Kali Kushner | Assistant Culture Editor Despite great trepidation, out of vivid curiosity, I went to see M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film “Split.” Going… Read More ›

Ultimate Jan Term playlist

January 24, 2017

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By Adriana Avila | Staff Writer Is campus a little too quiet for you? The good thing is that you can change that. All you… Read More ›

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens embrace two of Walt Disney’s most beloved characters in live-action. (Courtesy of Digital Spy)

“Beauty and the Beast” trailers leave viewers awestruck

January 24, 2017

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By Natasha Yerramilli | Contributing Writer Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast,” coming out later this year, is a great way to kick off… Read More ›

Part of Tower of Power hit by train

January 24, 2017

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By Carson King | Contributing Writer A highlight of my first Jan Term at Saint Mary’s College was seeing the legendary East Bay R&B group… Read More ›

Viewers said a sad goodbye during the series’ final episode. (Courtesy of Neon Tommy)

BBC’s “Sherlock” comes to a conclusion

January 24, 2017

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By Aedan Richter | Staff Writer Tight situations, fast thinking, brilliant opponents, and the occasional witty remark were ever present in the final “Sherlock” episode.… Read More ›

Queer anime is history on ice

January 24, 2017

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By Kimi Schiefer | Staff Writer Dealing an unprecedented blow to critics that say that LGBTQIA+ representation has a negative effect on viewership, the anime… Read More ›

Neil Patrick Harris portrays the grim and scheming Count Olaf, the “guardian” to the three Baudelaire children. (Courtesy of Collider)

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” haunts Netflix

January 24, 2017

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By Camilla Marais | Culture Editor I don’t know how many of your childhoods went, but I can say that much of mine was spent… Read More ›

How to get the most out of cuffing season

January 18, 2017

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By Camilla Marais | Culture Editor Winter brings a shift within our society. We put on more layers, our hot chocolate intake goes up 300… Read More ›