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Ariana Grande shows her vulnerable yet savage side with new album “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande shows her vulnerable yet savage side with new album “thank u, next”

Tiara White, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews

Less than six months after Ariana Grande dropped her Grammy winning album “Sweetener,” she came back as her most authentic and savage self on Feb. 8 with another non-skippable album full of pure and raw emotion, “thank u, next." While “Sweetener” highlights Grande’s process of picking...

Metalcore to Pop- Bring me the Horizon’s New Sound

Metalcore to Pop- Bring me the Horizon’s New Sound

Julissa Villalobos, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Taking a drastic turn, Bring Me the Horizon has released their first pop album, yes dare I say POP album, “Amo” on Jan. 25. Although the desire was a metal album, "Amo" did not disappoint. It delivered. Tarring away from their metalcore roots BMTH has their fans questioning the future of this...

J. Cole is back again with new hit “Middle Child”

J. Cole is back again with new hit “Middle Child”

Guadalupe Zaragoza, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music, Reviews

With the release of his song "Middle Child" on Jan. 23, J. Cole has definitely put the rap game on notice, as well as left fans asking for more. The song was produced by Cole and T-Minus who worked together last year on "Kevin's Heart" and 6LACK's and Cole's "Pretty Little Fears." It continues...

There is a motherfucking FEVER

There is a motherfucking FEVER

Julissa Villalobos, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music, Reviews

In the mix of a government shut down and over 35,000 LAUSD teachers marching for their students, The Fever333 drops an album that starts a fire, actually a fever in everyone who listens. Let this fever be a source of strength to make the changes you want to see in your community. The Fever333 is...

Camp Flog Gnaw: better than Fyre Festival, not as good as Coachella

Camp Flog Gnaw: better than Fyre Festival, not as good as Coachella

Marilyn Parra, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Hyped fans and Golf Wang enthusiasts filled Dodger Stadium this past weekend, Nov. 10-11. Tyler the Creator's annual festival Camp Flog Gnaw, had everything from food, alcohol, rides and music. The two-day event is a special festival that started back in 2012. Wristbands went on sale in May which...

Jazz it up: Cerritos College pep band let the good times roll

Jazz it up: Cerritos College pep band let the good times roll

Derrick Coleman, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Cerritos College pep band, led by Dr. Betancourt, play at every game and provide that school spirit that is needed to win games. While the pep band carries a lot of history, the students in the band work hard for the pep rallies. Although the pep band's main function is providing spirit for the...

Surf City Blitz gonna dry your eyes!

Surf City Blitz gonna dry your eyes!

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

SoCal punk rock bands came together on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at Huntington Beach hosted by Frosty, Heidi & Frank from radio station 95.5 KLOS. Everyone was welcomed at the event, ages ranged from an older couple wearing matching Surf City Blitz merch to the younger generation of fans rocking their...

What to expect at the ultimate festival: Tropicalia

Rebecca Aguila, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Among the many music festivals that happen in Southern California, Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival is welcoming a wide variety of upcoming artists and bands to perform this year. The two-day music festival will take place in the city of Long Beach on Nov. 3 - 4 at the Queen Mary. There are upcoming...

Death Cab for Cutie ‘Thank You for Today’ will make you miss home

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Death Cab for Cutie's ninth studio album, "Thank You for Today," should be recognized by its rare and relatable indie-pop songwriting by vocalist, Benjamin Gibbard as he expresses nostalgia, loss and new beginnings. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(f...

Psychedelic art and its associations

Andrew Casillas

December 18, 2013


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The word psychedelic evokes different images for various people. Oftentimes, people think of mushrooms or drug influence. If we open up our eyes we can see that psychedelics demeanor has been around for years to pass that wasn’t drug induced. Often times these works had a point to make. They hone...

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