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‘The Post’ Piles on the Drama But Fails to Deliver Impact

‘The Post’ Piles on the Drama But Fails to Deliver Impact

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

The Post has been hailed as a political drama full of conflicted characters and relevant to the times. While I do see the drama part about how “democracy dies in darkness,” I felt no love lost on any of the star-studded cast, nor did director Steven Spielberg explore the full complexity of the issue....

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ invites us into a blend of old and new elements

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ invites us into a blend of old and new elements

Amber Bacardi, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Over 20 years after the original movie was released in 1995, the time has finally come for a stand-alone sequel in the Jumanji franchise. Directed by Jake Kasdan and released on Dec. 22, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was one of 2017’s top-grossing films. Despite its apparent success, upon f...

Hamilton: An American Review

Hamilton: An American Review

Brigid Ambuul, Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Full disclosure: I am a biased source. While I’m no Eminem, I pride myself on my ability to rap nearly every word to the groundbreaking hip-hop musical "Hamilton." I’ve spent two years memorizing lines that move faster than my tongue naturally permits and, in the process, I’ve learned about the for...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far, far more than your usual dose of galactic fun

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far, far more than your usual dose of galactic fun

Crystal Sung, Reporter

December 24, 2017


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I had my reservations when I walked in. My faith in Star Wars was rekindled when I walked out. With the cult-ish fan base surrounding Star Wars, I was naturally skeptical of the hype surrounding The Last Jedi — the long-awaited Episode VIII. But director Rian Johnson takes us  on a wild ride through...

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Malech’s “Unkempt Secrets from the War” Teaches Forgiveness

Averie Sargent, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Independent author Jennifer Malech published her first book “Unkempt Secrets From the War” on Jan. 24. Malech writes historical fiction and recently published her second book, “A Song for Somme,” on Nov. 17.    “Unkempt Secrets” follows orphan Nel Rosenberg, a German girl living in Londo...

Taylor changes direction too Swiftly in ‘reputation’: The album ranked and dissected song by song

Taylor changes direction too Swiftly in ‘reputation’: The album ranked and dissected song by song

Crystal Sung and Anastasia Reimann

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

There’s been so much uproar about “reputation,” be it the scandalous music videos or the unavailability on streaming services — look what you made us do, Taylor. So here’s our take on each of the songs, in the order of the album. "...Ready for It?" Crystal: As the opening song, it does its ...

Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake Cranes For Splendor But Loses Its Essence

Russian Grand Ballet’s Swan Lake Cranes For Splendor But Loses Its Essence

Crystal Sung, Editor in Chief

October 30, 2017


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It was with anticipation that I bought my ticket for the classic ballet Swan Lake, brought by the Russian Grand Ballet to a familiar stage at the Escondido Performing Arts Centre, one that I have danced on many times. Despite claiming to possess “Russia and Ukraine’s brightest ballet stars,”...

Meaningful (Turtles) All the Way Down: John Green Hits Home Again

Meaningful (Turtles) All the Way Down: John Green Hits Home Again

Alison Whitley, Reporter

October 20, 2017


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John Green’s “Turtles All the Way Down” was published on Oct. 10, 2017. His fifth solo published book and his seventh overall, it was first announced at Vidcon 2017, and readers have been wondering about it ever since. The story follows Aza Holmes, a 16 year old girl struggling with OCD (obsessive...

Remember the A la Mode: Creamistry’s Modern Take on a Traditional Dessert

Remember the A la Mode: Creamistry’s Modern Take on a Traditional Dessert

Maddi Tseng, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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The Order When I first walked into Creamistry, I was overwhelmed by the amount of options available. From dairy-free to organic ice cream bases, the assortments of flavors, there is practically no limit to the amount of customisations one can make to create the perfect dessert. Add-ons like chocola...

Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2017

Book Recommendations from the Jerds 2017

Brigid Ambuul, Mikaila Barker, Lauryn Butler, Rebecca Campbell, Anna Davis, Emily Farren, Rachel Howard, Rylie Pepper, Danielle Pigeon, Anastasia Reimnn, Elizabeth Reimann, Kaleigh Strong, Crystal Sung, and Skylar Todd

June 8, 2017


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We're back with more book recommendations from the 2016-2017 Journalism Staff! Click on the name of the staffer to check out their profile; click on the title of the book for more information about that book. Happy reading!

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

Everything You Need to Know About ‘Everything, Everything’

Alex Parker, Reporter

June 1, 2017


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“Everything, Everything” is a romance revolving around the life of 18-year-old Maddy Whittier. Maddy has SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency) which prevents her from going outside and experiencing normal life. Her immune system cannot defend itself against common viruses, so she can only be expose...

Out of This World: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Out of This World: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Amber Bacardi, Reporter

May 30, 2017


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After three years of waiting, the highly anticipated release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” had fans flocking to theaters on May 5, 2017. With nonstop action, slapstick humor, retro music and Groot’s killer dance moves, the newest installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has different aspects ...

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