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Urth Caffe focuses on being environmentally friendly by using only fresh ingredients in their food and minimizing the waste they produce. Grade: B

Enrich yourself with natural food from ‘Urth Caffe’

Elise Chan, Staff Writer
March 30, 2023
Enjoy organic food at this European cafe.
Purple Kiss hooks listeners in with their album’s mysterious concept. Rating: A 
Art Credit: RBW

Fall Into the Mysterious ‘Cabin Fever’

Kylie Dacquel, Staff Writer
March 30, 2023
Purple Kiss takes on a concept of mystery and darkness.
“Re/Member” has a thrilling horror aspect that may draw many people in.
Grade: A-
Photo Credit: Netflix

Break out of a Murderous Time Loop in ‘Re/Member’

Emmanuel Miranda
March 22, 2023
"Re/Member" is a thrilling horror movie that follows a group of high school students who are stuck in a death loop until they can break the curse.
  “Dear David” accurately portrays the awkwardness of growing up.Rating:B+ Photo Credit: Netflix

‘Dear David’ is a Love Letter to Growing Up

Kathryn Peterson, Activities Director
March 20, 2023
This Indonesian coming of age film hits home.
After only being available on the PSP and PS Vita, “Persona 3 Portable” has made a return on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. With the return of popular characters, an interesting storyline, and visual novel gameplay.
Rating: B+ Photo Credit: IGDB

Find the True Meaning of Life in ‘Persona 3 Portable’

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
March 7, 2023
Investigate the Dark Hour in 'Persona 3 Portable'
“Avatar Generations” is an RPG adventure set within the timeline of the cartoon.
 Rating: B
Art Credit: Square Enix Press

Become a Master Bender in ‘Avatar Generations’

Ashley Harris, News and Features Editor
February 28, 2023
First video game project in the Avatarverse since the establishment of Avatar Studios.


Ayma Malik, Opinion, A&E Editor
February 21, 2023
Fall in love with these artists.
Ladytron captivates using emotional and dense compositions in their newest album.  Rating: B 
Art credit: Ladytron

Escape into electronic waves with ‘Time’s Arrow’

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
February 21, 2023
Following a five year hiatus, Ladytron returns with their new album.
Melatonin is a unique rhythm game featuring Lo-fi songs and dreamy visuals.
 Rating: A
Art Credit: Half Asleep

Become one with your dreams in ‘Melatonin’

Venice Jingco, Staff Writer
February 7, 2023
Follow the narrative of self-improvement by mastering rhythmic dreams.
Mindcage” tells the story of catching a murderer by getting help from another murderer.
Rating: C-
Courtesy of Lionsgate

‘Mindcage’ is a Copycat Horror Film About a Copycat Serial Killer

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
February 6, 2023
“Mindcage” is somewhat entertaining, but suffers from a cliché ending.
White Noise” is stellar in some aspects of filmmaking, but its complicated plot may ultimately drive people away. 
Grade: B-
Photo Courtesy of Netflix

‘White Noise’ Manages to Silence and Clutter Thoughts Simultaneously

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
February 3, 2023
Witness the Gladney family navigate through a toxic crisis and its aftermath with their intense fear of dying.
Inside Domie’s Yogurt shop, you’ll find unique decorations from American artist Kaws. Grade: C

A Disappointing New Take on Boba with ‘Domie’s Yogurt’

Elise Chan, Staff Writer
February 2, 2023
Domie’s Yogurt needs more time to get it right.