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Childish Gambino’s chilling new music video addresses gun violence

May 9, 2018 Opinion

Ah, what a time to be alive. Childish Gambino just released two new singles this past Saturday and the internet went wild, as they should. Donald Glover, also known as his alter ego Childish Gambino, is back and better than ever. Glover hosted and was a musical guest this past Saturday on “Saturday Night Live” where he performed his two new singles. It feels ...

To infinity and beyond 10 years: C Lo’s Movie Reviews

May 2, 2018 Opinion

It’s all come down to this. 10 years in the making, from 2008’s “Iron Man” all the way up to this February’s “Black Panther” — that’s almost half of my life. The Marvel cinematic universe has always brought joy to me with every new film that builds upon their franchise. I’ve grown up with these ...

Netflix and chill, Cannes

April 25, 2018 Opinion

Millennials will agree there is just something fundamentally right or comforting about streaming platforms. The idea of almost free, unlimited movies and TV shows, available on a multitude of almost unlimited devices whenever you want is a hallmark success of our generation. In some way, we pride ourselves on our dedication in supporting them. This ...

Coachella: music over ethics

April 11, 2018 Opinion

The Weeknd.  Beyoncé.  Eminem.  When these three household names were announced as this year’s headliners for the 2018 Coachella, which is taking place from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22, it seemed nearly every 20-something college student was ready to get their wristband. That is, everyone but me. As an avid music lover and ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: He-e-e-e-re’s Spielberg!

March 28, 2018 Opinion

I spent much of my childhood entertained by pop culture’s endless commodities. They made me happy — being introduced to the worlds of Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros. and Disney’s classic animated films. The world of film made the biggest impact on my life in terms of who I am as a ...

My American Dream is hopeless

March 28, 2018 Opinion

When I was a little kid, America was always the country I wanted to come to. Studying in America was always my dream. Spending the past three years in the United States has been a life-changing experience. However, I feel like my American Dream is about to end. As graduation is right around the corner, ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: Can’t iron out these wrinkles

March 15, 2018 Opinion

What do “The Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter,” “The Godfather,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “Fight Club” have in common? They are all content that originally came from books that were adapted into generally great films. Unfortunately, some films do not translate well from book to movie such as “Eragon,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Twilight” ...

Mental illness and gun control: Is it to blame for mass shootings?

March 7, 2018 Opinion 1 Comment

When mass shootings, especially school shootings, occur in the United States, gun advocates always blame the shooter’s mental issues while the opposing side chooses gun control laws as a solution. Immediately after the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fl, I couldn’t help but notice my far-right Facebook friends ...

My best friend is a Dreamer

February 28, 2018 Opinion 1 Comment

The cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program left many angry and disgusted by Donald Trump for his senseless acts. Many people went on social media to express their thoughts on the cancellation of the program, but it left me at a loss for words. This would mean that my best friend ...

Amazon Go (Get a New Job)

February 14, 2018 Opinion

Amazon’s latest feat of successfully opening and operating a nearly fully-automated “cashierless” convenience store, dubbed “Amazon Go,”  impressed me for two reasons. One, I’m from the Bay Area, which means I’ve been conditioned to eat, breathe and live tech. Two, they found a way to trick customers, who usually have an extremely difficult time returning ...

Vegan ice cream I didn’t hate

February 6, 2018 Opinion

Let’s face it: it’s really hard to hate ice cream. Ice cream is a privilege and remains one of the best joys of being human. There was this one time I tried to be nice to animals and bought vegan ice cream that was god-awful. I’m talking about a face-scrunching regret that made me think ...

How to get to Cuba under Trump Administration

January 24, 2018 Life Opinion

In 2015, Barack Obama tweaked a travel ban, kicking the door open for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba for  the first time since the Cold War. He didn’t outright legalize tourism, but he essentially gave U.S. citizens the go-ahead to travel. The U.S. Embassy in Cuba re-opened and people were able to book direct flights ...