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De Anza professor honored for activism embraces her Asian-American culture

De Anza professor honored for activism embraces her Asian-American culture

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Being one of a handful of Asian students at her school, De Anza ethnic studies professor Mae Lee recalled other children coming up to her, pulling at their eyes to taunt her appearance, mocking the Chinese accent which she recognized in her parents’ speech. These were the elements of her l...

Omar Apollo Performs at The New Parish

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

Chicano indie star Omar Apollo enchanted the Bay Area audience at one of two sold-out shows in Oakland on Sunday, Nov. 3. Apollo featured his newest single, “Frìo” in the “Speed of Sound” tour set list, which is his first song entirely in Spanish. “Sing along. This is a safe space,”...

California History Centers 50th Anniversary

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2019

Traditional Japanese calligraphy was illuminated with augmented reality and displayed as the main art piece to celebrate the California History Center’s 50th anniversary at “Taste of History,” a joint benefit between the CHC and the Euphrat Art Museum on Oct. 26, Saturday. Internationally known...

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is nostalgic but unsurprising

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ is nostalgic but unsurprising

Yorsabell Wodaj, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

“Terminator: Dark Fate,” directed by Tim Miller, featuring original cast members Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, attempts to revisit previous plotlines with a new twist, but becomes repetitive and boring. The sixth movie installment in the Terminator franchise revolves around mending...

Dia San Jose shows diversity in Mexican culture

Dia San Jose shows diversity in Mexican culture

Jenny Choi, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

Dia San Jose teleports attendees to Mexico’s “Dia de los Muertos,” featuring live music, traditional foods and antique stands on Saturday, Oct. 19. With half of their face painted as skulls, Maria Burrell and Arturo Magaria of Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí swayed their colorful skirts into waves...

‘In The Tall Grass’ is a decent piece of horror and propaganda

‘In The Tall Grass’ is a decent piece of horror and propaganda

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Stephen King and Joe Hill’s novella, “In the Tall Grass,” is an unfortunate piece of anti-abortion propaganda and an OK horror film. Directed by Vincenzo Natali, the mystery thriller focuses on two families that become trapped in an inescapable field of grass as a result of their own choices. The...

‘Tell Me Who I Am’ a disturbing trauma film

‘Tell Me Who I Am’ a disturbing trauma film

Harleen Gill, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

“Tell Me Who I Am,” is an enticing and disturbing documentary, but not worthy of putting on your watchlist. The documentary is about two identical twins Marcus and Alex Lewis who confront each other after 20 years about their childhood traumas. Director Ed Perkins does a good job of eliciting...

Frank Ocean single disappointing

Siddarth Srivastava, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Frank Ocean is one of the greatest hidden gems I’ve ever discovered, though his newly released single “DHL” is not representative of his artistry. Ocean’s style is exactly what I look for when I listen to music and he has made some of my all time favorite songs. His most recent album, “Blonde,”...

Kanye’s “Jesus is King,” a beautiful Christian album

Kanye’s “Jesus is King,” a beautiful Christian album

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

After being delayed nearly four times, Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” provides a spiritually clean gospel experience that is healthily different from the rest of West’s discography. West also released a thirty minute art-film titled “Jesus is King: A Kanye West Film,” which gives an...

‘Maleficent 2’ is messy and almost completely unrelated to ‘Sleeping Beauty’

‘Maleficent 2’ is messy and almost completely unrelated to ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

“Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil,” is a movie about acceptance, recognizing and overcoming differences, though a lot of that gets lost in its poor execution.  “Mistress of Evil,” is a sequel to the 2014 “Maleficent,” which gives the Disney villain a second chance at a first impression b...