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Lana Del Rey’s newest album was released worldwide March 24. Her first album in two years, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd,” signalled her return into the limelight of the music industry.

Lana Del Rey’s new album enchants, enthralls listeners

Ashlyn Tate, Reporter May 30, 2023

Lana Del Rey’s ninth studio album, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” album speaks to hard-hitting themes and the confounding nature of humanity. Awash with hidden details and...

Screenwriters along the picket line near Walt Disney Studios while striking for adequate compensation. Their contract renegotiation requests were denied after streaming giants unjustly refused to adjust their residual payments.

Writers’ strike exemplifies pitfalls of streaming services, unites industry

Yasmine Rivera, Reporter May 30, 2023

“Fists up, pens down! LA is a union town!” Protesters chanted throughout May in the Writers’ Guild of America Strike, flooding the picket line of the labor union that represents writers from the...

Netflix’s “Beef” grips viewers with its storyline, excellent acting and its raw portrayal of the struggles of its two Asian American leads, amassing nearly universal acclaim. Since its release, it has garnered rave reviews and premiered as one of Netflix’s most-viewed series, clocking in nearly 172 million total viewership hours as of April 30, according to Netflix.

Netflix’s “Beef” explores tragically realistic pursuit of modern-day happiness

Jaden Gardiola, Culture Editor: Online May 29, 2023

Listen (6 minutes):    It all starts with a middle finger. Or, rather, it all starts when lead Danny Cho almost backs into the side of Amy Lau’s white SUV, prompting her to flip her middle finger...

Rubble is cleared from the interior of St. Mark’s Church and roof trusses are stabilized because it is still unsafe to enter. Vicar Kate Harrison has begun to plan what the reconstruction should entail.

Vicar of destroyed church has yet to grieve as restoration process begins

Clara Martinez, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2023

Four months have passed since the St. Mark’s Church caught fire, a place of worship for some families and where school concerts were held for others. The remains of the building that Vicar Kate Harrison...

Spotify has rolled out a new discovery feed feature that allows users to scroll and listen to a preview of audio and video clips. While the feature is similar to TikTok, it can be an excellent tool for users who are looking for new music.

Spotify adds TikTok-style discovery feed to app

Zoe Karibian, Reporter May 25, 2023

Spotify recently added a new feature to its music streaming platform that provides users with a TikTok-style discovery feed. According to Spotify, the update aims to offer listeners a more personalized...

Students and faculty members reflect on the growing number of people adopting vegan and vegetarian diets. The rise of plant-based diets has shown a growing awareness on health and environmental impacts through our food choices.

Community reflects on health, environmental impacts of plant-based diets

Zoe Karibian, Reporter May 24, 2023

Olivia Ford (’24), a member of the Sustainability Council said she has noticed a significant rise in the adoption of plant-based diets and attributes this change to concerns regarding the environment...

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Nov. 19, 2022. They gathered to discuss increased defense support against Russia in support of Ukraine.

UK provides long-range missiles to Ukraine ahead of counter-offensive

Ailish Herrmann, Reporter May 18, 2023

The U.K. became the first country to begin supplying Ukraine with long-range cruise missiles, delivering several "Storm Shadow" cruise missiles May 11, according to CNN. The missiles have a range of 100...

Student sleep deprivation is a topic of importance which is frequently overlooked. According to a study conducted by the Child Mind Institute, 70% of teens did not sleep the recommended eight to 10 hours every night.

Sleep deprivation impacts daily life, requires attention

Inez Stephenson, Reporter May 17, 2023

I woke up to the agitating sound of my alarm clock. It was 6:15 a.m. on a Tuesday. My head felt groggy and my eyelids were heavy. The night before, I was up past midnight finishing the day's load of homework....

The book It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover recently went viral on social media platforms, particularly since 2021. The book arguably romanticized the abuse that the protagonist experienced while others viewed it to have accurately represented her experiences.

Colleen Hoover’s novel “It Ends with Us” romanticizes abuse

"Ryle's voice is low and intimidating. 'You're mine, Lily. You belong to me.’” In Colleen Hoover's novel "It Ends With Us," the protagonist, Lily Bloom, grapples with the challenging and traumatic...

Festival attendees gather  between performances. Coachella took place over two weekends from April 14-23 in Indio, California.

Coachella 2023 showcases revolutionary outfits

Uma Israni, Reporter May 15, 2023

Coachella is an electrifying music festival that spans two weekends from April 14-23 in Indio, California. Every year, celebrities, influencers and fans from around the world gather together for an immersive...

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