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The Umbrellas release a moving, coming-of-age album. Rating: A

Avoid the rain with the buddy in ‘Fairweather Friend’

Yaritzza Montenegro, Copy Editor
February 22, 2024

Out in the sun and inside live music venues, there is a quartet that comes together to exude happiness through their instruments. Nick Oka and Keith Frerichs build a groovy beat while Matt Ferrara and...

Wishy makes an attempt at creating a name for themselves as new artists in the industry.Grade: B-Photo Credit: Wishy

‘Paradise’ is Just Another Indie Rock EP

Gray Barranco, Staff Writer
February 21, 2024
Wishy’s latest alternative and indie rock release sounds just like the rest of the genre.
Six Artists You Should Be Listening To: February 2024

Six Artists You Should Be Listening To: February 2024

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
February 15, 2024
Listen to some new artists this February.
Rebel Moon follows a young woman who must assemble an army to stand against a nefarious space overlord.
Rating: DPhoto Credit: Netflix

‘REBEL MOON’ LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED

Calahan Davis, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024
"Rebel Moon" impresses with its cinematography yet the story lacks originality.
The long-awaited sequel to Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted brings new minigames, animatronics, and easter eggs for fans to find. 
Rating: A

Get Jumpscared To Your Heart’s Content in ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted 2’

Hunter Rhee, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024

Never in a million years would anyone think a simple game about being a night guard at a pizzeria would turn out to be one of the biggest game series of all time. Ever since I bought my Oculus Quest...

Hang up! ‘Phone Orphans’ is on the line

Hang up! ‘Phone Orphans’ is on the line

Violet Moreno, Staff Writer
February 2, 2024
Laura Veirs releases her newest studio album.
 “The Talos Principle II” is a massive puzzle game that takes place 1000 years after the saga’s first entry. 
Rating: A-Photo Credit: Croteam

Uncover the Secrets of a Futuristic World in ‘The Talos Principle II’

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer
February 2, 2024

One thousand years ago, a new kind of humanity emerged, becoming the new caretakers of the Earth. They were created by The Founder, a god-like being revered by the new race. The Founder also founded New...

Guests are guaranteed to find a meal they’ll enjoy at Cheongdam Food Hall.
Grade: A-

Chow Down at Cheongdam Food Hall

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
January 31, 2024
Taste the soul of Korea, along with other cuisines, at this elevated food court.
SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: JANUARY 2024

SIX ARTISTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: JANUARY 2024

Adrienne Vera-Perez, Staff Writer
January 15, 2024
Check out these artists this month.
The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen impresses with its animation despite the poor treatment of MAPPA animation staff. Rating: A- Photo credit: Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association

‘JUJUTSU KAISEN: SHIBUYA INCIDENT’ LIVES UP TO HIGH ANTICIPATIONS

Ayma Malik, Editor in Chief
January 12, 2024
Jujutsu Kaisen has become legendary in the anime world.
‘Radical’ is a true story about the upbringing of Jose Urbina Lopez  Elementary. Rating: AArt Courtesy of 3Pas Studios

‘Radical’ Will Leave You Speechless

Yaritzza Montenegro, Copy Editor
January 9, 2024
The true story of a teacher who was dedicated to the dreams of his students.
West Texas Chophouse’s sophisticated decor helps create an elevated atmosphere. The atmosphere, combined with the delicious comfort food, makes for an outstanding dining experience. Grade: B

Savor Elevated Fixins at West Texas Chophouse

Ava Torres, Staff Writer
January 3, 2024
Satisfy your appetite with rich Texas-style steaks and burgers.

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