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Love, Simon Hails a Culture Finding Its Way

Love, Simon Hails a Culture Finding Its Way

Jaclyn Kim, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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Starring Nick Robinson from Everything, Everything and Katherine Langford from Thirteen Reasons Why, Love, Simon, directed by Greg Berlanti is a heartfelt teen romantic comedy that promotes self-confidence regardless of one's sexual orientation. Based off the Young Adult novel, Simon vs. th...

Infinity War: Movie Review

Infinity War: Movie Review

Jaclyn Kim, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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The new Marvel film, Infinity War, was released in theaters on April 27, 2018. Directed by the infamous Russo brothers, Anthony Russo and Joseph Russo, Infinity War has been considered the third most expensive film ever made with a budget of $318 million. From the opening weekend alone, the ...

Taste and Tell #9: Fine Fish with Friends in Focus

Taste and Tell #9: Fine Fish with Friends in Focus

Lauren Brown, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Food Reviews, Showcase

Ventura's beach-side downtown is filled with cafes, diners, and restaurants, including Spencer Makenzie's Fish Company. As a local favorite, they provide fresh fish and high quality food for their customers. The Ventura hot-spot has a new location in Camarillo, which opened on May 13 in the Carmen...

Fortunately, Series of Unfortunate Events Returns to Netflix

Fortunately, Series of Unfortunate Events Returns to Netflix

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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The long awaited season two of A Series of Unfortunate Events was released on March 30, 2018. The popular television show stems from the original series that was written by Daniel Handler under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. A brief summary: the plot follows three Baudelaire orphans who have suffered...

Call Me By Your Name and I’ll Call You By Mine

Call Me By Your Name and I’ll Call You By Mine

Chris Keating, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is set somewhere in northern Italy in the summer of 1983. The film is a transcendent gay love story, depicting the heartbreak and excitement in a relationship. At its core, it follows the journey of two blooming lovers. Elio Perlman, played b...

The Greatest Showman Movie Review

The Greatest Showman Movie Review

Jaclyn Kim, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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Released on Dec. 20, 2017, The Greatest Showman is an original musical directed by Michael Gracey that portrays the life of a visionary who becomes a worldwide sensation due to his success in show business. It features a vivid storytelling soundtrack produced by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the lyricists ...

Golden Activism 2018

Golden Activism 2018

Karli Douthett, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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This year's Golden Globes, held on Jan. 7, were not only about award recipients, but also about activism. Actors, actresses, and directors showed their support for the campaign Time's Up by sporting black attire and expressing their encouragement of the #MeToo movement. Located in the Beverle...

Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Marcella Barneclo, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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**Warning: SPOILERS Murder on the Orient Express — released on Friday, Nov. 10 — is full of meticulous mustaches and mysterious murder. Set in 1934 on a train called the Orient Express, 13 suspicious passengers are stranded in a snowstorm when a murderer strikes. With an elaborate backstor...

Taste and Tell #8: A Hidden Pizza (Piece of) Camarillo

Taste and Tell #8: A Hidden Pizza (Piece of) Camarillo

Kaylie Chen and Cecilia Bach-Nguyen

November 8, 2017


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The Pickwick Shopping Center is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, like the 99 Cents Only Store and Love Pho N’ Mor, which we covered in a previous Taste and Tell. Because of the large amount of stores within the center, it’s easy to overlook the smaller shops. One of these smaller restaurant...

Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Jasmine Plascencia, Photo Editor

October 30, 2017


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John Green, award-winning author of The Fault in Our Stars, returned with his new book Turtles All the Way Down on Oct. 10, 2017. At the start of her junior year in high school, Aza Holmes, also known as Holmesy, is a nervous mess as she talks on the phone with her best friend Daisy Ramirez. Aza h...

It (2017) Scares its Way to Cinema History

It (2017) Scares its Way to Cinema History

Joey Montoya, Guest Writer

October 4, 2017


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  Upon the recent release of the much anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel, It (2017) has dominated the box office and sent chills down the spines of audiences all around the globe. Perhaps one of the most notable aspects of the film would be the alarming amount of ...

13 Reasons Why: A Vengeful Suicide

13 Reasons Why: A Vengeful Suicide

Annie Mascolo, Co-Managing Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Op-Ed, Showcase

The debut of the Netflix original series, “13 Reasons Why” on Mar. 31 of this year, made a notable impact on modern pop culture and catalyzed the formation of fandoms across the world.  The series, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Gregg Araki, Carl Franklin, Tom McCarthy, Helen Shaver and Jess...

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