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Final Maroon 5 Playing At Super Bowl

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Football and the NFL have been a staple of American culture for at least 30 years and with this comes the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl itself contains an equally significant event, the halftime show, one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the year. The halftime show is home to artist like Michael ...

Album of the Week: Cher’s Dancing Queen

Nathalie Sibal, Co-Copy Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After playing Ruby Sheridan in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cher covers ABBA once again with the release of Dancing Queen on Sept. 28. The album features 10 well-known songs such as “Chiquitita”, “The Name of the Game”, and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”. From fast-paced tempos to moving ...

BTS Takes the World by Storm

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

During the month of Sept. popular K-Pop band BTS travelled to America to promote their new album Love Yourself: Answer. Toward the end of their visit, the group stopped by UN event to represent their country. Kim Namjoon, known as RM, is the leader of BTS who is actually fluent in English. His speech a...

This is America

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Known for hit songs like “3005” and “Redbone,” Donald Glover, under the alter ego Childish Gambino, has came back with another . “This Is America” recently premiered May 5 on an episode of Saturday Night Live. With the song reaching No. 1 on the charts and over 100 million views on YouTube, it has...

Allison Mack and NXIVM

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Arts and Entertainment, Music

Actress Allison Mack, most known for her role as Chloe in Smallville has been arrested on April 20, under allegations of sex trafficking. She has been recruiting women and young actresses to join a “self-help” group named ‘Jness’. The group ‘Jness’ is a subgroup of the organization, NXIVM, ...

No Tears Left to Cry

Victoria Arguello, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Ariana Grande made her grand return to the music world with her upbeat single “No Tears Left to Cry” on April 20. The singer followed up the premiere with a gravity-defying, Inception-like video and even debuted the song live during a surprise Coachella appearance in the same day. Now, Grande is giving f...

Stay Gallery Presents “Dogbite”

Corey Ocasio, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Community, Music

The Stay Gallery, an art mecca located within the heart of Downey, has blossomed from just starting off as the small-scale space it was in 2012 to an outlet where people of all ages can express their creativity through art while being provided with an environment where they can be themselves. Along w...

Death of Avicii

Hector Diaz, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Two weeks ago on April 20, Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as his stage name Avicii, was found dead while on vacation in Muscat, Oman. Bergling passed away at the age of 28 due to an unknown cause of death, leaving his family members and fans profoundly shocked. His unexpected death and unclea...

J. Cole’s “ATM” is RAD

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

After two years since the release of his album 4 Your Eyez Only, Jermaine Cole, most popularly known as J. Cole, debuted his fifth studio album on April 20 titled KOD. Of the most notable track off the album, “ATM” has received the most attention. In this song he raps about the disillusionment of dollar signs ...

Song of the Week: “Not Able” by Hop Along

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Hop Along, the Philadelphia raised indie-rock band, released their fourth album titled, “Bark Your Head off, Dog” on April 6. The varied styles used on the record are all memorable in their right, but it is the track, “Not Able” and its distinct tone and message that sets it or apart or rather...

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