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It’s easy to fall in love with the album’s distinct tracks and amazing instrumentation, but the lyrics buried beneath the massive reverb make it hard to fully appreciate certain tracks. Rating: A- Photo Credit: Wichita Recordings

Find Yourself Dizzy, Dazed After Listening to ‘Interplay’

Ava Torres, Staff Writer
April 22, 2024
Shoegaze pioneers Ride release their newest addition to the Alternative/Indie community.
Le Mans Ultimate is a poor racing game.Rating: D Photo Credit: Studio 397

Navigate the curves of ‘Le Mans Ultimate’

Chase Paine, Shadow Files Reporter
April 22, 2024

Back when video games were first introduced, nobody could have imagined that people would spend countless hours in front of a screen, simulating racing experiences with real steering wheels. Ever since...

Murder Mubarak” is a thrilling murder mystery with an Indian twist. 
Grade: A-
Source: Netflix

Feel Your Jaw Drop Watching ‘Murder Mubarak’

Shayna Migalang, Staff Writer
April 15, 2024
Watch the elites of India become entangled in a complex murder mystery in “Murder Mubarak.”
Trick the Dog formulates a heartwarming tracklist.Grade: APhoto Credit: Trick the Dogy

Indulge in Real Love with ‘Sweet to Me’

Gray Barranco, Staff Writer
April 10, 2024
Trick the Dog releases his first full EP to Spotify.
The Umbrellas release a moving, coming-of-age album.Rating: APhoto Credit: The Umbrellas

Avoid the rain with a buddy in ‘Fairweather Friend’

Yaritzza Montenegro, Copy Editor
March 30, 2024
“Fairweather Friend” is set to go on tour starting in West Hollywood and ending in Paris.
 Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a fulfilling remake of the original 2005 movie.
Rating: A- Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ Doesn’t Fall Short

Daphney Garcia Hatton, Staff Writer
March 25, 2024
A modern “enemies to coworkers to lovers” comedy.
Eighteen years after the game’s original release, “Persona 3: Reload” is reborn for a more modern era. Updated graphics, familiar characters, relatable stories, and an interesting storyline return in a wonderfully reimagined version of Persona 3.
Rating: A+
Photo Credit: IGDB

Uncover the Mysteries of the Dark Hour in ‘Persona 3: Reload’

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
March 22, 2024
A wonderfully reimagined version of Persona 3 comes to modern platforms.
PACKS creates a lyrically stunning record.Rating: A-Photo Credit: PACKS the Band

‘Melt the Honey’ is a Sweet Fever Dream

Adrienne Vera-Perez, Staff Writer
March 21, 2024
Indie rock band PACKS laments about falling in love, missed opportunities, and high fructose corn syrup.
Transform your day with acai bowls, coffee, and other treats. Grade: B+

Treat your taste buds at Better Days Coffee & Acai

Venice Jingco, Staff writer
February 29, 2024
Discover a treasure trove of unique tastes, and dive into Better Day’s many sweet and savory options.
Almost 20 years after the first game’s original release, “Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy” comes to modern platforms. Updated graphics, returning and new characters, and interesting storylines, return in a wonderfully remade collection of mysteries. 
Rating: A- 
Photo Credit: IGDB

Unveil the Mysteries within the Courtroom in ‘Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy’

Emmanuel Miranda, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
A collection of Apollo Justice games come to modern platforms.
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.