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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Sandi Westrand, Senior Staff Writer

December 29, 2019

Jazz can be defined as a specific American music style that originated from ragtime and blues to influence later genres, e.g. swing, pop and rock.  This sophisticated style is characterized by driving syncopated (displacement of beats) rhythms and polyphonic (harmonic) ensemble playing, by using vary...

End of the Skywalker Saga

Photo Courtesy IMDB.com

Austin Peregud, Senior Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The franchise began in 1977 when George Lucas released the first Star Wars film: A New Hope. The movie had an $11 million budget and featured young actors such as Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and others. After the first movie, Lucas and his tea...

“Joker”: A Movie Review — Spoiler Alert!

“Joker”: A Movie Review -- Spoiler Alert!

Austin Peregud, Senior Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The highest-grossing rated R film now belongs to Todd Phillips’s Joker at $788 million, (and counting) beating out Tim Miller’s Deadpool which made $738 million according to CNN. Vanity Fair reported that it reached $93.5 million in its opening weekend and the global gross was $234 million. The film sc...

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Jojo Rabbit”

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Jojo Rabbit”

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Taika Waititi, best known as the director of the cult hit What We Do in the Shadows, and the MCU’s (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Thor Ragnarok, has made yet another film, Jojo Rabbit. The movie has been in theaters for about a month now, and, in all honesty, it would be a disservice to one’s self t...

Cutest Child, it is.

Cutest Child, it is.

Austin Peregud, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The cutest baby in the world is taking over the internet. While known as, The Child in the Disney+ original series The Mandalorian, this creature has been coined the name Baby Yoda.  While we do not know the name of it’s species, he does look like the beloved Jedi master Yoda from the prequ...

Hyde Gallery On-Hold

Hyde Gallery On-Hold

Matisse Sanchez, Writer

December 4, 2019

The Hyde Gallery is having to push back its shows to next semester and won’t be scheduling any new exhibits due to construction happening on the Performing and Visual Arts Center. Nevertheless the Hyde Gallery is getting ready for its upcoming semester, and is already planning the next shows for stu...

Classical Guitar Magic

Classical Guitar Magic

Sandi Westrand, Senior Writer

December 4, 2019

The Grossmont Guitar Ensemble gathered Nov. 17 for the first concert of the semester to present a program of varied musical compositions from Baroque to pop and rock. It was delightful to observe professor Fred Benedetti skillfully flourish his baton as the ensemble responded with flawless renditions of eac...

Spoiler Alert! Grossmont has a TV Studio

Spoiler Alert! Grossmont has a TV Studio

Sara Rott, Deputy Editor

November 27, 2019

In the depths of Grossmont's Media Communications (MCOM) department, lies a secret few students are aware of: A room dedicated to the production of student ideas. For a community college, Grossmont is fortunate to have this technology. MCOM 117: Television Studio Operations is a class that introduces...

Hyde on Hold

Alex DeCosta in Hyde Gallery.

Matisse Sanchez, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Hyde Gallery is having to push back its shows to next semester and won’t be scheduling any new exhibits due to construction happening on the Performing and Visual Arts Center. Nevertheless the gallery’s staff and director are getting ready for its upcoming semester. Alex DeCosta, Hyde Gallery’s...

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Sara Rott, Deputy Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

Oktoberfest starts in September despite the name. The big celebration takes place over a 16-day period. Oktoberfest started in Munich, Germany, more than 200 years ago and still goes on to this day. It was first established when Bavaria’s crowned Prince Ludwig the First married Princess Therese...

IT : A Movie Review

IT : A Movie Review

Sandi Westrand, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Based on the tome penned by Stephen King in 1986, the story focuses on a New England town that has been plagued by an alien life form for centuries. The creature periodically awakens from a 27-year slumber to incite mayhem and inject fear into the townsfolk. With a predilection for younger victims, It...

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood

Donovan Holland, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, was released in American theaters in late July, and was welcomed by nearly only positive reviews. The film received praise for many of its elements over its two-hour and 40-minute runtime. Critics spoke highly of the strong performances...

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