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‘Imitation Game’ opens eyes to Turing’s heroics’

Lucas Harward, staff writer “Imitation Game” chronicles the creation of a machine that not only changed people, but changed technology as well. The film tells the little-known story of the creation of Turing machines, otherwise known as computers. Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing) is an awkward yet genius mathematician who first shows the audience his blunt […]

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‘Boyhood’ misses the mark

Celine Rezvani, staff writer  “Boyhood”, the coming-of-age movie of the new millenium directed by Richard Linklater, has received attention and praise this awards season. It was nominated for five Golden Globe awards, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director (Linklater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). It is nominated for six Academy Awards, including […]

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‘Birdman’: an actor’s dream

Jackson Prince, co-editor-in-chief “Birdman”, or “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” is, for an experienced actor or struggling English major, a dream film. Its ability to capture the conscience of the audience, by opening our eyes to ideas of reality and glory within reality, makes it a front-runner for Best Picture for this year’s Academy Awards. […]

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‘The Theory of Everything’ gives love new meaning

Lolita Gorbacheva, staff writer “The Theory of Everything” was awe-inspiring, majestic, sumptuous and delightful. The film was nominated for five Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne. A heartwarming yet heartbreaking journey, “The Theory of Everything” paints the beauty of a tragic love story. The film was marked by picturesque cinematography, as well […]

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Coffee popularity increases among adolescents

Lucas Harward, staff writer In recent years, a new trend has caught fire and captivated the adolescent population: coffee. Young people are currently the fastest growing population of coffee drinkers, and teens are drinking more coffee every year. In 2013, 13 percent of all visits to coffee shops were by consumers under 18 years of […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch becomes unexpected sex symbol

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart, staff writer Part time English detective, part time dragon, full time unlikely sex symbol, the oddly captivating actor Benedict Cumberbatch has taken the stage as one of the most alluring Englishmen to grace the screen. The television show “Sherlock” is mainly thought of as the catalyst of Cumberbatch’s sudden rise to fame. The […]

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Teacher inspires kindness on campus

Karen Shilyan, business manager English teacher Krisha Deaver takes on a leadership role on campus by reinstating “Kindness Week.” This is the second year that Deaver has implemented the grass roots movement. While it began as a positive thing her English classes could do for their peers, it has become much more. Deaver’s goals for […]

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Top four Thanksgiving pie picks

Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the day might call for turkey and stuffing, but is never complete without a slice of pie at the end of the delicious meal. Here is a hand-picked selection of the best pies in Los Angeles that will definitely have your Thanksgiving guests coming around for […]

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Artificial flashlights

Ben Shofet, graphics editor For iPhones and Androids alike, there are the apps that collect so much of our personal information blantaly, like Facebook and Twitter. However, there is one type of apps that steal much more information, without the knowledge of their 500 users. “We’ve all become victims of installing many apps on our smartphones […]

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‘Noises Off’ announced as Fall Play

Ben Shofet, staff writer  One week after the performances of “Romeo and Juliet,” Theatre Arts Workshop Director Dr. Brad Vincent announced and casted the fall play, ‘Noises Off.’ “It’s the funniest play I’ve ever seen,” he said. “I expect this play to be an even bigger success than ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ It’s a comedy; it’s […]

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