What to Watch Before the Academy Awards

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By Evin Santana, Staff Writer With the Academy Awards approaching quickly on February 26, 2017, there are many different movies that should be watched before the big event. The movie La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, directed by Damien Chazelle, has been nominated for over four different categories such as Best Original Song, Score and Screenplay. La La Land […]

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The Grammys: A Night to Remember

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By Erin Neil, Co-Editor in Chief On February 12th, celebrities flocked to the Staples Center to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night in music. The show began with Adele’s melancholy hit, “Hello” and continued with a comedic opening number from host James Corden. Throughout the show, audiences heard from Grammy veterans like Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry as well as […]

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Has SNL Shaped Politics?

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By Evin Santana, Staff Writer Although many of the sketches performed on Saturday Night Live are comedic, some viewers believe that the politically-focused skits influence how people perceive candidates and elections altogether. Saturday Night Live has been on the air since 1975, and every season gives way to skits that poke fun of and satirize politics. SNL has helped shape public perception […]

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Best Shows to “Binge” Watch on Netflix

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By Olivia Hamblin, Staff Writer Mystery Sherlock Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves Network: PBS Sherlock is an iteration of the story of Sherlock Holmes, originally by Sir Arthur Doyle, with a twist, taking place in 21st century London. Sherlock goes on a plethora of adventures with his partner, John Watson. Throughout the 90 minute episodes, bonds […]

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Checking Horoscopes Causes More Cautious Decision Making

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By Sarah O’Brien, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered how checking your horoscope will affect your decision making throughout the day? For the last week, I have been following my Aquarius horoscope on Astrology.com. I would start my morning by checking my sign and as the day would go on I would think about events that happened and if it was […]

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Knott’s Scary Farm: An LA Landmark

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By Alex Smith, Staff Writer “The gates were unlocked and spirits from below flew free. Human souls that had been trapped in the bodies of animals were released by the lord of the dead and sent to their new incarnations”, Welcome to Knott’s Scary Farm. Knott’s Scary Farm originally started off as a three-day event in 1978. Known for Halloween […]

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Frank Ocean Back with Blonde

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By Maria Thomas, ND Blog Staff After four long years of unexpected hiatus, fans are frustrated with Frank Ocean’s constant date teasing. But now, he finally resurfaces with the release of his 17-track R&B album, Blonde (aka Blond).  Blonde earns Ocean number one on the Billboard 200 and is recognized as the third largest debut of 2016. In 2012 the singer […]

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