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An Outsider’s Thoughts of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

An Outsider’s Thoughts of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Samantha Tun, Staff Writer
January 14, 2016
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It is hard to believe that some people have never seen the “Star Wars” movies despite their influence on popular culture. I happen to be one of those people. My parents were never fans, so I didn’t really find it incredibly important to watch the movies either. Because of the internet, however, I hav...

In Case You Missed It: The Top 5 Underrated Hip Hop Albums of 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Top 5 Underrated Hip Hop Albums of 2015

Kevin Kim, Staff Writer
January 11, 2016
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What a time to be alive.  2015 was an important year for hip hop with its many album releases, fashion trends and“beefs” between rappers.  Kendrick Lamar dropped his incredibly influential and critically acclaimed “To Pimp a Butterfly,” while other big name artists like Drake and Future continued...

Best Shows to Binge Watch Over Break

Best Shows to Binge Watch Over Break

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer
December 16, 2015
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After the stress of exams is over, many  students look for a way to rest and recuperate after two long, tiring weeks of studying and testing. One popular way to unwind after a long semester is some good, old fashioned TV binge watching. Whether it’s on Netflix, Hulu or HBO Go, these shows are some...

Singing on a High Note

Singing on a High Note

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
December 3, 2015
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     Berkeley’s very own Mello Divas flew to Dayton, Ohio, to star in a nationally-ranked a cappella showcase. Out of the 112 groups that sent audition tapes, the Mello Divas and nine other groups were chosen to perform. Dayton’s Kettering A Cappella Festival welcomed the Divas, and they sure le...

Making Music Club Review: It’ll Just Take a Minuet

Making Music Club Review:  It’ll Just Take a Minuet

Emma Edmund, Staff Writer
November 17, 2015
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     Looking for some stress relief? Sophomore Natalie Belluccia has started the Making Music Club for any students who want to  create and listen to music. Even if you’ve had no experience with music, you should still stop by just to listen to some cool beats or even learn how to make mus...

The Top 5 Trending and Undiscovered Apps

The Top 5 Trending and Undiscovered Apps

Samir Rajani, Staff Writer
November 5, 2015
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2015 has been a transformative year for apps, with thousands of new apps and updates having been added to the iOS app store. Some apps have been trending at Berkeley, while others have gone unnoticed. Here’s a handy guide to the top five apps of fall 2015. Trending Apps: 1) Snapchat – The new Snapchat...

In Case You Missed It: “GO:OD AM” Album Review

In Case You Missed It:  “GO:OD AM” Album Review

Kevin Kim, Staff Writer
November 3, 2015
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        In case you’ve been sleeping on the Pittsburgh phenom, Mac Miller has recently dropped his third studio album, “GO:OD AM.”  Serving as a wake-up call for himself and anyone else struggling with the same problems, “GO:OD AM” takes us deep into the mind of a rapper who is...

Illuminated

Illuminated

October 29, 2015
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Self-Aware

Self-Aware

October 22, 2015
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Traveling to Wonderland: Critic’s Review

Traveling to Wonderland: Critic’s Review

Anjali Shah, Staff Writer
October 19, 2015
Filed under School Productions

This past weekend, Berkeley’s Advanced Theater Ensemble (ATE) put on the production of Alice v. Wonderland. Chris Marshall, ATE’s new director, described these actors as one of the most talented group of theater artists he has ever worked with, and after witnessing the madness of Wonderland come to ...

Behind the Fall Play

Behind the Fall Play

Sarah Mohammadi, Staff Writer
October 15, 2015
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        Advanced Theatre Ensemble’s  fall play, Alice vs. Wonderland, opens tonight at 7 o’clock! There’s something different about this play, however. Shrouded in mystery, details of the play remain a secret to students and faculty members. Advanced Theatre Ensemble actress, Morgan Alexand...

Water Droplets

Water Droplets

October 15, 2015
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