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Level Up! Ep. 16: But is it art?

Level Up! Ep. 16: But is it art?

Devin Schwarz, Seamus Reed, Abraham Fuentes, Jordan Allums

October 1, 2019

Up   In this one your boys examine the deep relationship between graphics power and art style at the root of gaming visuals. We discuss the best and worst we've seen and whether or not, in this world of super powered hardware, graphics even matter anymore....

Bose Frames: Adding ambience to the world

Bose Frames: Adding ambience to the world

Abraham Fuentes, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2019

In the last few years, both fashion houses and wearable tech companies have explored the idea of adding music to your environment with Sony Xperia Ear Duo, Aftershokz Trekz being two examples. Known for its noise canceling technology, Bose initially joined this market with the SoundWear companion speaker...

Get home ASAP, A$AP: Rocky’s “First Day Out” track

Get home ASAP, A$AP: Rocky’s “First Day Out” track

Sam McMinimy, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

A$AP Rocky’s “Babushka Boi” is a vibrant song beautifully produced with a vivid and hard-hitting video.  New York rapper Rakim Mayers, 30, known by his stage name A$AP ROCKY, released the song on Aug. 2 after facing assault charges and published both the new single and video just 26 days later...

Level Up! Ep. 15: Music & Megabytes

Level Up! Ep. 15: Music & Megabytes

Devin Schwarz, Seamus Reed, Abraham Fuentes, Jordan Allums

September 19, 2019

  On our 15th episode we discuss music (and sound as a whole) in video games. We discuss the horrible voice acting of Oblivion, the memorable sound effects of World of Warcraft and the swelling soundtrack of Breath of the Wild. We do not own any of the music or sound effects used in thi...

Four climate change documentaries and how you can watch them for free

Four climate change documentaries and how you can watch them for free

James Domizio, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless by the media coverage of climate change. However, we are duty-bound to stay informed on this topic so that we may fight for change before it’s too late. One easy and entertaining way to educate yourself is to watch documentaries. While Netflix and H...

I watched over 365 movies last year and now I have movie burnout

I watched over 365 movies last year and now I have movie burnout

James Domizio, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

        I spent 752 hours — over 31 days — watching movies last year. If those numbers sound ridiculous, it’s because they are. Most people’s New Year’s resolutions are about bettering themselves; my 2018 New Year’s resolution was to watch 365 movies ...

Youth activists fight for future at PLANET HOME conference in San Francisco

Youth activists fight for future at PLANET HOME conference in San Francisco

Téa Lindsey, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Students and activists across the country gathered in San Francisco last weekend to convey their deep concerns about the world they will inherit, if they live long enough to see it.  San Francisco’s first “PLANET HOME” conference at the Palace of Fine Arts on Sept. 13–15 drew a vast collection of ...

Ms. Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green rock Day 2 of Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

Ms. Lauryn Hill, CeeLo Green rock Day 2 of Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

James Domizio, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

Ms. Lauryn Hill and CeeLo Green performed for a sun-soaked audience to close out the first weekend of the Sonoma Harvest Music Festival on Sunday. The audience freely wandered the grounds of the winery, which were transformed with booths, drapery and furniture into a more intimate, low-key version of BottleRock Napa Valley. Local restaurants William Tell House and Cluck-u-Chicken provided ...

“Norman F*cking Rockwell”: Doesn’t rock but it does all right

“Norman F*cking Rockwell”: Doesn’t rock but it does all right

Jasmine Benigno-Hall, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Lana Del Rey’s sixth studio album is a broken record. She fails to deliver any new sounds that differ from her previous albums. By sticking with piano ballads and her electronic pop style, Del Ray doesn’t kick it up a notch or try something new. Throughout the album is a theme of lost love. She references an ...

College’s collection of hundred-year-old pottery on exhibition

College’s collection of hundred-year-old pottery on exhibition

Alex Nunez, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

The Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum at Santa Rosa Junior College has curated a Native American exhibit focused on the ancestral Puebloan civilization, with the college’s oldest collection of Puebloan pottery—dating from around the 900-1300 A.D—on display. The museum is located behind Doyle Li...

JPEGMAFIA’s Soul Escapes Temptation on Newest Single

JPEGMAFIA’s Soul Escapes Temptation on Newest Single

Jesse Kapukui, Features Editor

September 5, 2019

“Jesus Forgive Me I Am A Thot” is the latest single from up-and-coming artist Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, better known as JPEGMAFIA or Peggy. In a musical landscape where popular rap production has begun to sound all too similar, JPEGMAFIA’s one-of-a-kind piercing voice and glitchy production...

“Look Mom I Can Fly”: A glimpse into the life of Travis Scott

“Look Mom I Can Fly”: A glimpse into the life of Travis Scott

Sam McMinimy, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

“Look Mom I Can Fly,” Travis Scott’s first documentary, gives viewers a first hand look at the notable life of the 28-year-old rapper. The Houston native documented his moments of work, play and creativity into an 84 minute Netflix Original. Scott has transformed himself into an icon and role m...

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