Literary magazine celebrates 50 years
May05

Literary magazine celebrates 50 years

Palomar’s award-winning annual literary magazine, Bravura, crosses yet another milestone this year with the celebration of its 50th year of publication. Since 1959, Bravura has given a creative voice to the student body of Palomar College in a variety of genres. “What is great about Bravura is that we feature many writers who do go on to become English teachers, go into business and creative arts as well as transfer programs, we find...

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But wait, please stop taking so many selfies
Apr01

But wait, please stop taking so many selfies

There is something Grimm happening my brothers and sisters. More and more I see people staring dumfounded with a childlike blankful heart at nothing other than their hands holding a phone. Some ridiculously twist their lips outward, and others put themselves at great peril to capture a “Selfie”, or as people past their 20s have always called, a self portrait. And much like the mirror, mirror on the wall, Selfies have become our...

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Don’t make February just history
Mar05

Don’t make February just history

When Carter G. Woodson set out in 1925 to archive and teach others about the contributions of African Americans he couldn’t have imagine it’s impact and how we would trivialize in the present. His main aim was to celebrate a whole group of people not just personal achievements, but lately Black History Month has become a racial crutch that people seem to use to show how far we have come in our pseudo-post racial society. Woodson’s...

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Valentine’s Day: Headache mixed with Heartache
Feb11

Valentine’s Day: Headache mixed with Heartache

Valentine’s Day is an annually emotionally damaging checkpoint that makes the social pressure to be in a relationship unbearable.   In case you weren’t stressed enough during the recent holidays, now you have to worry about what special gift your significant other wants on a day designed around showing how much you love them.   Set aside the fact that this celebration is based on the unnecessary death of a third century...

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Indie nostalgia with new sound
Jan24

Indie nostalgia with new sound

California native Stephen Malkmus added another notch to his belt with the release of “Wig Out at the Jagbags”, out on Matador Jan. 7. This is the follow up to 2011’s “Mirror Traffic” with alt-rock band Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. “Wig Out at the Jagbags” is the sixth release by the Jicks and delivers a hazy, laid back, catchy album to any listener longing for the lo-fi, fuzz guitar riffs and free-thought lyrics that Malkmus made a...

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