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Artists explain meanings behind pieces for art festival

Natasha Dardashti multimedia editor On April 20, the arts department hosted its annual art show. However, this year’s show was special in its additional acts. The opening of the gallery turned into a festival, with performances from Dance Company and live music from jazz band and solo student musicians. The event also featured games and food […]

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‘DAMN.’ showcases a vengeful, angry Kendrick Lamar

Jason Harward, design editor Kendrick Lamar has done it again. After two incredible albums, Good Kid M.A.A.D. City and To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as an experimental but well done soundtrack that, very literally, did not have a title, Cornrow Kenny is back. Kendrick’s past two stellar projects proved his lyrical genius, but this […]

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Guerilla Tacos is the best food truck in L.A.

Isaiah Freedman staff writer When Guerilla Taco’s owner and head chef Wes Avila started serving tacos from his truck in 2012, his mission was simply to cook tasty, quality food, not win awards, according to the truck’s website. Guerilla Tacos serve the best tacos in L.A., period. As a result of the truck’s popularity, the […]

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“24:Legacy” exhilarates with fresh take

Keith Stone co-editor-in-chief “24: Legacy” brings back all the nostalgia of the original gritty action drama, while also introducing a slate of fresh new characters and plot. “24” is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest action shows of all time. It had everything: multiple plots with fascinating characters, heart-stopping action, and a protagonist deeply […]

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Drama Lab’s one acts illuminate the Salter

Priscilla Hopper staff writer The latest projects assigned to the Drama Lab students included writing and directing their own scripts which were performed on March 30 in the Salter Theater. Mirrors Mirrors was written by sophomore Izabella Paz and directed by junior Elianna Litov. The story revolves around four aspiring ballerinas each obsessed with their […]

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Students in the industry: musicians on the rise

Sam Bernstein, staff writer Lauren Hannani, culture editor Last year, most students knew him as that guy from class. Now, people from all over the country  know him as Young Pari$, a young rapper whose music they can find on Youtube and SoundCloud. As a new “recording artist trying to make it big,” Phillip Billups, class of […]

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Film Review: ‘Get Out’ provides fresh take on horror genre

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy, and debut feature film, “Get Out” has seemingly emerged as one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed releases of 2017, and for good reason. This dark, strange and gripping tale of a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting the family home of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) manages […]

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‘Logan’ is a brutal farewell to the Wolverine

Evan Minniti staff writer The Wolverine has had a long and convoluted backstory in the long and convoluted “X-Men” franchise. There have been a lot of ups and downs: movies like “X2”, “First Class” or “Days of Future Past” really work as smart, action packed superhero movies; whereas “Apocalypse” and “Last Stand” were pretty disappointing […]

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Dev Patel delivers an incredible performance in “Lion”

Sam Bernstein staff writer Garth Davis, in his feature debut, brought the riveting nonfiction book “A Long Way Home” to life in his Oscar nominated film “Lion”. Dev Patel delivered the best performances of his budding careers in this heart-wrenching tale about a young man destined to find his way back home. “Lion” follows Saroo Brierley, […]

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Carruth’s ‘Upstream Color’ is flawed, but beautiful

Evan Minniti staff writer There are a lot of cute piggies, scary parasites and raw emotions in “Upstream Color”, a science-fiction romantic epic, and the second feature film for writer-director-actor-composer Shane Carruth. In an era when so many mainstream movies with budgets in the tens of millions can look so visually flat and uninteresting, “Upstream […]

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