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“13 Reasons Why” Sets an Example for Impressionable Teens

“13 Reasons Why” Sets an Example for Impressionable Teens

By Gemma Sturgeon, Managing Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion, Reviews

The recently released Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” is raising conversations about suicide and mental health in general, but is the content too raw and real for the eyes of the public? The series is based on the best-selling novel written by Jay Asher, and follows Hannah Baker, a teenage girl w...

Radiohead Leaves Santa Barbara “Daydreaming”

Radiohead Leaves Santa Barbara “Daydreaming”

By Nicky Monreal, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

On April 11, 2017 people gathered at the Santa Barbara Bowl to watch a band that transcends both age and background: Radiohead, a group that all ages can appreciate. For over three decades, this group has been making music, but on this night they brought their unique sound to our town. As the sun beg...

Ed Sheeran Stays True to His Roots with Release of ‘Divide’

Ed Sheeran Stays True to His Roots with Release of ‘Divide’

By Mia Capuno, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

With such an influential voice, Ed Sheeran shapes the very sound of acoustic pop music today. Instantly breaking Spotify streaming records, according to the New York Times, with 375 million globally in a single week, Sheeran’s 3rd studio album release, ÷ or ‘Divide’ proves to be the biggest release ...

Regina Spektor Elevates Spirits Through Powerful Simplicity

Regina Spektor Elevates Spirits Through Powerful Simplicity

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Thirty minutes after the show was said to begin, the Russian-born singer-songwriter pranced onto the stage with the unifying professionalism of a classical pianist and the whimsy of some sort of mythological pixie. Two ceramic mugs of hot water and what looked like a tincture sat beside the isola...

La La Land: A Reemergence of Musical Film

La La Land: A Reemergence of Musical Film

By Maya Al Sabeh, Feature Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

“La La Land”, a parade of laughter, happiness, and heartbreak, had a successful run in theaters for the past few months, and for good reason. The film thoughtfully captures the emotional roller-coaster that is trying to find your place in Hollywood. Director Damien Chazelle salutes old Hollywood...

The Edge of Seventeen: A Coming of Age Film That Does the Classics Justice

The Edge of Seventeen: A Coming of Age Film That Does the Classics Justice

By Jaden Gill, Managing Editor
December 16, 2016
Filed under Reviews

When another comedy-drama hits theaters featuring angsty teens and their irrelevant issues, it’s most people's tendency to turn away, disgraced by the thought of any high school-themed film attempting to top the iconic “Breakfast Club” or “Sixteen Candles.” Not to say that writer/director Kel...

Movie Review: “Pan”

Movie Review: “Pan”

By Sophia Martinez, Writer
October 20, 2015
Filed under A&E, Features, Reviews

“Pan” hit the theaters on October 9, 2015 with a bang. A movie that brings you back to your childhood of Disney movies. It had funny moments, really sweet moments, and even some emotional ones. The movie “Pan” is about 12 year old Peter Pan (Levi Miller) going through the journey of fig...

Movie Review: “Pitch Perfect 2”

Movie Review: “Pitch Perfect 2”

By Mackenzie Austin
May 29, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

“Pitch Perfect 2” is about a group of girls who are in a three-time U.S. championship-winning a capella group. After an accident during a performance, the girls have to win their way back so they can perform again. During their experience they find their voices and how to come back together and work together again. “Pitch Perfect 2” is hilarious. There are more jokes and s...

Movie Review: “American Sniper”

Movie Review: “American Sniper”

By Mackenzie Austin
April 24, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

People all over the country are raving about the movie “American Sniper.” Theaters were flooded with men and women with tears in their eyes because of the heart-wrenching true story of Chris Kyle. Kyle was given the nickname “The Legend” when he killed 160 people in the most recent war in Iraq and bec...

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” brings authentic story to SBIFF

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” brings authentic story to SBIFF

By Franklin Leung
February 19, 2015
Filed under A&E, Features, Film Festival, Reviews

In front of a packed hall in the Arlington Theater on Feb. 8, Roger Durling, the Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), opened in Spanish on the final night of the festival - talking about his experience pursuing the American Dream as a Panamanian immigrant in the Unite...

Music Review: “Evermotion”

Music Review: “Evermotion”

By Lauren Caspersen
January 22, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Album atwork for Guster's new release "Evermotion" (photo / Ocho Mule Records) Guster’s new album “Evermotion,” released Jan. 13, exudes a down-to-Earth smoothness that captures the audience’s ear right from the start with their first song “Long Night.” Guster was formed back in Boston, Ma...

Music Review: “The Dream Walker”

Music Review: “The Dream Walker”

By Lauren Caspersen
January 19, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

"The Dream Walker" album artwork (photo / To The Stars Records) Fast paced, tantalizing modern beats flow through Angels & Airwaves’ new album "The Dream Walker." Angels & Airwaves first took off in 2005 when lead singer Tom DeLonge, lead singer of famous punk rock band Blink-182, deci...

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