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“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a delightful end to the journey

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a delightful end to the journey

Jordan Allums, Arts & Entertainment editor

February 23, 2019

DreamWorks’ third and final entry of the “How to Train Your Dragon” series is a short and sweet send-off for heroes Hiccup and Toothless, keeping the theme of loss and acceptance strong after three films. “The Hidden World” picks up one year after the defeat of the previous film’s dragon-cap...

Thunder’s brewing in Vancouver in Seer’s ‘Vol 6.’

Thunder’s brewing in Vancouver in Seer’s ‘Vol 6.’

Seamus Reed, Assistant News and Arts & Entertainment editor

February 19, 2019

Crashing drums, lumbering riffs and haunting vocals from frontman Bronson Lee Norton tick all the essential boxes for a perfect doom metal album. “Vol.6” is an intense thunderstorm of rhythm and vocals by up-and-coming group Seer, playing heavily to their strengths from previous albums. At jus...

“Alita: Battle Angel” is CGI perfection

“Alita: Battle Angel” is CGI perfection

Jordan Allums, A&E Editor

February 15, 2019

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez may have turned an obscure manga series into a beautiful, eye-popping sci-fi blockbuster, but leading actress Rosie Salazar steals the show. Fans of action, sci-fi and anime should all see “Alita: Battle Angel.” The film’s action sequences are on par with some of...

10 lesser-known love songs for you and your bae this Valentine’s Day

10 lesser-known love songs for you and your bae this Valentine’s Day

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Love is a central theme in music, and since music speaks to people and evokes certain emotions in ways normal speech can’t alone, it’s a great medium to talk about such feelings. However, when it comes to what we hear on the radio, there is an irrefutable cycle of tropes and expressions in rela...

How to do Valentine’s Day on a budget

How to do Valentine’s Day on a budget

Edgar Soria Garcia, Illustrations Editor

February 14, 2019

Just because you’re broke doesn't mean your heart has to be. Valentine's Day is here, along with the opportunity to have a great day with your sweetheart. There’s just one issue: Your brain says Cheesecake Factory, but your bank account says Taco Bell. There’s no need to worry. Here are f...

Social equality speaker engages students on issues of race, ethnicity and nationality that stem from bias and assumption

Social equality speaker engages students on issues of race, ethnicity and nationality that stem from bias and assumption

Luke Morrow, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

A social justice speaker engaged students on breaking down racism, bias and assumptions related to a misunderstanding of race, ethnicity and nationality during an event Wednesday morning in the Girvin Family Student Activities Center. Seventy students and three instructors attended the Black Histor...

10 streaming movies for lovers this Valentine’s Day

10 streaming movies for lovers this Valentine’s Day

Jordan Allums, A&E Editor

February 11, 2019

The typical Valentine’s Day consists of flowers, chocolates, dinner and a movie. The typical Valentine’s Day is expensive, too. This year, give your wallet a break; stay home and watch something festive. This list will make it easy to find a flick, with romantic movies ranging from sci-fi to comedy a...

Noble Folk: A noble inclusion to downtown Santa Rosa

Noble Folk: A noble inclusion to downtown Santa Rosa

Edgar Soria Garcia, Cartoon/ Illustrator Editor

February 7, 2019

Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar opened its new location in the heart of Santa Rosa on Fourth Street. With the town square consisting of bars and cafés, the addition of Noble Folk was something downtown Santa Rosa didn’t know it needed. Noble Folk is located at 539 Fourth St., making it the only ice ...

“King of the Dudes”: Sunflower Bean’s bold attempt to save rock falls short

“King of the Dudes”: Sunflower Bean’s bold attempt to save rock falls short

Jesse Kapukui, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

“King of the Dudes” is the latest four song EP from New York City based rock band Sunflower Bean. The album was released on Jan. 25 with a runtime of roughly 20 minutes. The band departs from their clean and glossy sound for a fast-paced, nostalgic rock record and, unfortunately leaves much to be...

Cage the Elephant drops new single “Ready To Let Go”

Cage the Elephant drops new single “Ready To Let Go”

Jesse Kapukui, A&E Writer

February 6, 2019

“Ready To Let Go” is the newest song from Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band Cage the Elephant released on Jan. 29. This single is the emotional return to music fans have hoped for after a year of silence. Born and raised in the small town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, band members Matt and Brad ...

An Oscars synopsis and review: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

An Oscars synopsis and review: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Riley Palmer, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

“If Beale Street Could Talk” is a warm, welcoming conversation about the beauty and anguish of the African-American experience in the 1970s. Director Barry Jenkins adapted the film from the novel of the same name by James Baldwin, aiming to draw parallels between the struggles of the black communit...

“Resident Evil 2”: Guns and gore and guts — oh my!

“Resident Evil 2”: Guns and gore and guts — oh my!

Jordan Allums, A&E Editor

February 5, 2019

Capcom has started off 2019 with a strong remake of 1998’s “Resident Evil 2,” reanimating the classic survival horror entry with a modern face-lift and adding to the list of recent standouts in the single-player genre. The game released on Jan. 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The re...

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