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Dancers’ energy belies trouble ahead for De Anza department

The workshop class finalizes the DA Dance Demonstration with a bang on March 22 at the Visual & Performing Arts Center at De Anza College.

William Roman, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018

“Take a dance class and save your life,” dance instructor Warren Lucas implored the audience at the DA Dance Demonstration held on Thursday, March 22 at De Anza Collge. What started off gently with a ballet performance soon turned into a highly energetic show. Contemporary, salsa, freestyle an...

‘Love, Simon’ a solid venture into LGBTQ teen rom-coms

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

“Love, Simon” has huge significance as the first widely-distributed LGBTQ teen romantic comedy films, the start of a potentially new wave of LGBTQ mainstream representation in the film industry. But does it live up the expectations as a film? In short, while it has the idealized sheen of a Hollywood f...

REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ an extraordinary superhero story

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018

There is a place that thrives off its most prominent resource, an elemental ore called Vibranium, which is valued at $10,000 a gram– that’s right, a paper clip’s worth of this stuff is enough to get you big bucks. That place is the sovereign state of Wakanda, the humble abode of the Black Panth...

‘Get Out’ deserved more consideration from the Academy

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018

Annually Hollywood’s most impressive celebrities walk the red carpet, looking their best to see who the Academy will present the 24 Oscars for different categories of excellence in filmmaking. March 4 the 90th Oscars award show was hosted by a tuxedo wrapped Jimmy Kimmel. “Oscar is 90 years old tonight … after a...

Student vision: bring De Anza dancers together

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2018

Spotlights flare and weave across the auditorium, illuminating a troop of dancers staggered side-by-side on stage. Their faces look intensely focused, passionate and their movements, synchronized. Dancing among them is a student who has been there since the inception of this dance collective almost fo...

‘Bayonetta 2’ offers higher quality for Nintendo Switch

Ethan Bennett, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018

Ding-dong, the witch is back as Bayonetta leaps onto the Nintendo Switch and takes center stage nine years after her appearance on the Wii U. Relive the story of the famed Umbran witch as she adventures to recover her lost memories, make a wide roster of friends and unleash devastating witch powers on her...

MGMT evolve its sound in ‘Little Dark Age’ album

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018

MGMT’s fourth album, “Little Dark Age,” released on Feb. 9, is a captivating display of varied synth pop production, with lyrics that speak to the millennial generation. Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden’s previous music under the name MGMT sounds drastically different from this new album. ...

“The Shape of Water” a rare love story

Rebecca Arnone, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2018

With 13 Oscar nominations, The Shape of Water brings a woman’s love affair with a rare species to the big screen. The subtle drama was carried by intimate moments between the leading characters, a thrilling race against the clock and even a short one-time black and white musical number by the lead actr...

“Pop Team Epic” mixes old-fashioned anime, modern pop culture

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2018

The anime adaptation of Bkub Okawa’s surreal four-panel comedy manga, “Pop Team Epic,” premiered on Jan. 6, to the delight of manga fans and to the confusion of newcomers expecting a typical comedy anime. The first episode starts with a fake-out opening of a generic idol rom-com entitled “Hoshii...

“Black Lightning” a modern super-hero story

William Roman, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2018

On a dark and rainy night, Jefferson Pierce is pinned face down on the hood of a police vehicle while his daughters watch with expressions of anger on their faces. After avoiding giving him an explanation for why they pulled him over in the first place, one officer eventually says that a local liquo...