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The Office

The Office

Jake Striebeck

May 28, 2020

That’s what she said or, that’s what he said. What Michael Scott said, anyway. “The Office,” a four-time Emmy Award-winning mockumentary-style sitcom, is one of the most-streamed shows on Netflix to date. It focuses on the workplace routine of a group that is diverse, obnoxious and wholesome....

The Bachelor

The Bachelor

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

May 28, 2020

Oh my god, who is the rose going to? Please don’t be Luke. Please, oh please. I swear, if she picks Luke I will never watch this show again. “Luke,” she says. What the hell? Okay, ladies, the wine is out, the TV is on, and our emotions are high. Yes, “The Bachelor” is live on television,...



Juhannah Reduque

May 28, 2020

In 2008, a film from a young studio made its way into the limelight. Its main character was largely unheard of, because the film was a comic-book adaptation, and it was expected to fail. Still, “Iron Man” shattered all doubt and claimed the number one spot for weeks at the box office. Rotten Tomatoes...

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Edysa Vasques

May 28, 2020

The “Harry Potter” franchise evolved alongside a generation that followed the same journey as its protagonist. They were young, confused, often misguided by the adults in charge, and everybody knew an Umbridge or two. The only difference between our two worlds was that the Harry Potter Universe had...

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Josh Peck

May 28, 2020

“Game of Thrones” was a television phenomenon of the past decade. Since its first season, the HBO drama has been nominated for 160 Emmy Awards, winning 57 of the prized television awards. The show was based on George R. R. Martin’s book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and quickly gained millions...

A New Kind of Superhero

By Dito Sáenz

Carlos Prado, Contributing Writer

March 27, 2020

When you think of Aquaman, what image comes to your mind? You might imagine that he looks like the traditional superhero: tall, thin and blonde with a bright orange one-piece suit. Now, what if I told you Aquaman has long, black, wavy hair, a body reminiscent of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s and...

Movie Review: ‘Across The Universe’

Movie Review: 'Across The Universe'

Robyn Castro, Assistant Photo Editor

March 20, 2020

“Across the Universe” is a film about love, anti-war activism, self-discovery, psychedelic drug culture, free speech, sexuality and the civil rights movement, themes which are all beautifully choreographed into a Beatles musical. Director Julie Taymor knew that creating a musical based off songs solel...

Movie Review: ‘The Photograph’

Movie Review: 'The Photograph'

Ebony Purks, Staff Purks

March 4, 2020

This past week, I saw “The Photograph,” directed by Stella Meghie. The film, released in February 2020, follows two heartfelt love stories: one between Mae, the movie’s protagonist played by Issa Rae, and Michael Block, played by Lakeith Stanfield, and another between Mae’s mother, Christina, an...

Movie Review: ‘Parasite’

Movie Review: 'Parasite'

Tali Duarte, Assistant Magazine Editor

February 25, 2020

*Spoiler Alert* “Parasite,” directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, is a cinematic masterpiece that has paved the path for foreign films in American theaters. After winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Bong accepted his award by stating, “Once you overcome...

Between the lines: Catch and Kill Column

Photo by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu

November 6, 2019

“Catch and Kill” is a ruinous account of powerful men and the toxic system that has protected them and prolonged coverup culture for decades. During his two-year investigation involving more than 200 sources, Ronan Farrow uncovered subplots of espionage, the dangerous culture of nondisclosure agreements,...

Anyone can wear the mask

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Kirkland Luther

January 23, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse” is the latest installment in the Spider-Man movie franchise and has already solidified its place in superhero and cinema history with its aesthetically pleasing comic book – animation style, relatable story and inspiring messages. The Sony Animation film was release...

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Cast & crew. From right: Rebel Mariposa, Caitlin O’Brien, Ashley Smith,
Kathy Miner, LaurenBrowning, Melody De La Garza, B.Kay Richter, Denise Hernandez. Photo courtesy of GET Texas

Ryan Thompson

December 6, 2017

Local organization uses its platform to get millennials out to vote. There is a particular group of individuals who hold a great deal of power they don’t know they have. This group is the most racially diverse generation in American history. They are said to have a high tolerance for divers...