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New Hop Along album displays expert and unique performances

John Bricker, Opinions Editor

May 4, 2018

Indie rock band Hop Along’s latest album “Bark Your Head Off, Dog,” is easily one of the best records of 2018 so far, an addictive display of expert songwriting and vocal performances. The Philadelphia band’s lead singer, Frances Quinlan, delivers an incredibly unique and varied performance ...

Back to his old days, The Weeknd’s EP hits with longtime fans

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018

“My Dear Melancholy,” is a return to the explicit R&B that made The Weeknd famous and his third Billboard No. 1 album in a row. The thematic conflict exposes his disconnection from the emotions of heartbreak with drug use and fully-enabled lust.     At this point in his career The Weeknd is a ...

De Anza Anime Club brings a sense of community for its members

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018

Council chamber A is filled with chatter as both new and old Anime club members arrive for the first meeting of the spring quarter. Extra tables are pulled out and pushed to the back of the room for those who want to use their electronics during the meeting. Food is opened in plastic containers a...

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...

‘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...