Tuesday, February 20, 2018

John Green’s Latest Novel Debunks OCD Misconceptions

Illustration by Kate Greenblatt To say John Green is a big part of our teenage years is an understatement. He’s won countless awards for his young adult novels, encapsulating a generation of readers with thought...

49ers and Raiders Fans Hold on to Hope Despite Mediocrity

Illustration by Fintan O'Sullivan The end of the 2017 National Football League (NFL) season marked another disgruntled year for Bay Area football fans. Both teams finished with an underwhelming 6-10 record. Both teams had their...

Legacy of Black Panthers Lives on Through New Exhibit at the Oakland Museum of...

On October 15, 1966, in Oakland California, an organization called The Black Panthers was formed by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The Black Panthers, originally called the Black Panther Party for Self Defense,...

A$AP MOB Flaunts Raw Musical Talent on Cozy Tapes: Vol 2

Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, the second studio album by the American hip hop group A$AP Mob, was released on the 25th of August this year. Like it’s prequel, Cozy Tapes Vol 1:...

Joji Fails to Separate Persona from Music

Illustration by Mia Turner When somebody thinks of memes and the culture surrounding them, one of the big names that comes up is Filthy Frank. The man behind the Filthy Frank YouTube channel, George Miller,...

Nokia Epitomizes Female Empowerment

In her recent album, 1992, Princess Nokia’s identity as a 28-year-old Afro-Nuyorican (a name for Puerto Ricans living in New York) shines through as she references neighborhood staples, ‘90s pop-culture figures, cultural traditions, and...

Blade Runner Cast Covers Up Drab Script

The highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s original, Blade Runner is finally out, and I’m proud to say that it’s better than the last. Don’t get me wrong, the original is amazing for all...

“The Florida Project” Depicts Child Poverty

Illustration by Mia Turner Sometimes the happiest places on earth are surrounded by the darkest. This is the area Sean Baker explores in his newest film, The Florida Project. In his previous works he has...

Exhibit Fuses Student Art and Ecology

In Donald Trump’s America, one topic that should be on the forefront of everyone’s minds is the  environment. With Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, bringing coal back, and reducing enforcement of pollution laws, scientists...

Books, Movies, and TV: Media Expands Role as Activism Platform

Illustration by Elena Griedel Going to high school when you look different than everyone else. Coming out as gay to your family. Fighting for the right to work in a job where no one else...