Spotify: superior streaming service
May20

Spotify: superior streaming service

As technology progresses, so does accessibility. For decades, music was only accessible through mediums like vinyl, cassette tapes, CDs, and digital downloads. Now, we see the rise of streaming services. With the decline in music sales in both digital (through services like iTunes) as well as physical (namely CDs), who is to blame? Services like Spotify and Apple Music are becoming more and more popular, and many people debate between...

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Diversity reaches the film industry
Apr19

Diversity reaches the film industry

In 2018, it’s time that we give mainstream media recognition to movies featuring characters who aren’t straight white people. Directors and filmmakers have gotten backlash for years due to white washing casts, and rightfully so. It appears the hope of getting an accurate cast of African-American actors seemed bleak, and then came “Black Panther”. “Black Panther”, released in February 2018 by The Walt Disney Co. (under Marvel Comics,...

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Local artist spotlight: Flatsound
Apr18

Local artist spotlight: Flatsound

Imagine being so scared of the outside world, that you trap yourself in your house for 10 years. What do you do with your time? Do you paint, write, or just watch time go by? For Mitch Welling, he spent his time making music in his bedroom. Mitch Welling, a San Diego native hailing from Fallbrook, has made a name for himself by making music in his house. He uses the name “flatsound”, and has released multiple albums and EPs since...

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Speakout: What is your favorite show on Netflix?
Mar31

Speakout: What is your favorite show on Netflix?

“I’ve actually been watching a few, there’s one called Altered Carbon. That one is actually really good. I like how it’s set in a dystopia, and how people can technically never die, if you’re rich enough. I like that aspect of it.” – Grant Mace     “I recently finished Black Mirror. I like how each episode is a different story, and they don’t focus on quantity over quality. I also like how they put so much detail into the...

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Musician Elton John Retires at 70
Mar04

Musician Elton John Retires at 70

On Jan. 24, 2018, music legend Elton John announced that he would be retiring from his musical career. Elton John, born as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, was raised in Middlesex, England. He started to learn piano at the age of 3, and began taking formal lessons at age 7. When he was 11, he received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of London, where he spent five years studying music. In 1962, at the age of 15, John began playing...

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