‘My Everything’ has everything

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
August 28, 2014
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Ariana Grande returned with her second studio album "My Everything," and listeners of the release can expect her usual catchy music and lyrics. Grande started out as an actor on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious;” she eventually pursued her vocal talents. Her music tends to blend R&B, pop, hip-hop... Read more »

Pepper, The Dirty Heads to headline Shoreline Jam Festival 2014

Pepper, The Dirty Heads to headline Shoreline Jam Festival 2014

Danielle Carson, Design Director 
August 26, 2014
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As the deep blue of the midday sky gave way to dusk, the grass was covered by blankets and reggae fans, the air was thickened by the fragrance of reggae music and the Queen Mary was the majestic backdrop to it all. These are the images that permeated last year’s Shoreline Jam reggae festival at... Read more »

FYF Fest 2014: The Biggest Yet

FYF Fest 2014: The Biggest Yet

Jesus Gonzalez, Diversions Editor
August 26, 2014
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Every year, thousands of people gather in Los Angeles for what has been dubbed by some the “best weekend of summer;” for many who attended FYF Fest over the weekend, the nickname rang true. The 11th FYF fest took place on Aug. 23 and 24, and marked a new era for FYF. The event booked some of its... Read more »

Capaldi wows in Doctor Who premiere

Capaldi wows in Doctor Who premiere

Michael Ares, Online Editor
August 24, 2014
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Daleks and Cybermen beware, a new Doctor is in town. After the phenomenal season 7 finale showing the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) regenerating into the new 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi), the BBC released the dawn of a new era with its new season 8 premiere episode "Deep Breath" on Aug 23. Following... Read more »

‘The Giver’ takes you for a ride

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
August 24, 2014
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The beloved Newbery Award-winning book “The Giver,” written by Louis Lowry in 1993, has been adapted to the big screen. If you have read and enjoyed reading Lowry’s book, you will most likely enjoy the movie because it is an entertaining representation of the characters and story. Jonas (Brenton... Read more »

Long Beach’s sand sculpture contest attracts large crowd

Long Beach’s sand sculpture contest attracts large crowd

Ruben Diaz, Staff Writer
August 20, 2014
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The 82nd annual Long Beach Sand Sculpture Contest took place at Granada Beach on Aug. 16 and 17. Some of the sand sculptures that were made were made included dinosaurs, rocket ships, guitars and the traditional sand castle. Community members who registered online for the contest were able... Read more »

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is a mediocre movie

Michelle Siebert, Staff Writer
August 13, 2014
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Originating as a comic book, the Ninja Turtles mutated into a cartoon series and a barrage of video games, toys and movies. The beloved franchise has been rebooted on the big screen, and the latest installment is a blend of science fiction, action and comedy; unfortunately, the film will mostly appeal... Read more »

OC Fair concludes with Reggae Jams

OC Fair concludes with Reggae Jams

Danielle Carson, Design Director
August 13, 2014
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On the summer nights of the last two days of the OC Fair, the Pacific Amphitheatre was packed with reggae fans who were feeling alright. “Count Me In,” a summer tour that kicked off in mid-June, headlined by reggae band Rebelution with supporting bands Iration and The Green, jammed for a packed... Read more »