Say goodbye to punk rock summer camp
Sep10

Say goodbye to punk rock summer camp

For the last 24 years, Vans Warped Tour has travelled across the country every summer, bringing local bands to the spotlight and reviving punk and rock icons for every generation to enjoy. This year, Vans Warped Tour graced the country for the final time. Vans Warped Tour started in 1995 as the brainchild of Kevin Lyman. During his college years at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, he spent time booking bands to perform...

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There is no competing with Marvel’s storytelling
Sep10

There is no competing with Marvel’s storytelling

For years, hardcore fans have argued over one seemingly simple topic: which franchise is better, Marvel or DC? The answer is simple: it’s Marvel. Marvel started in the late 1930s. The first Marvel superhero to become universally known was Captain America, who was first seen in Captain America Comics #1, published in March 1941, in the middle of World War II. Captain America remained as the most popular comic book character during the...

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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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