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Column: How pandemics have influenced music

Column: How pandemics have influenced music

As my music history teacher always says, “Music serves as a mirror for society.” Historical events have a profound impact on the style, content, and function of music in society; additionally, the rate of stylistic change in music increases as the rate of change in...

Review: Surviving the pandemic with ‘Minecraft’

Review: Surviving the pandemic with ‘Minecraft’

One of the toughest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the 16+ month quarantine that many kids around the world have had to endure. Not being able to spend time with friends in person for fear of catching and spreading the virus, the internet is the only place we can...

Column: Fighting hate with optimism

Column: Fighting hate with optimism

As a little girl, my grandfather would read me fairytales every night before bed. I was transported out of our lonely apartment in the bustling city to a magical princess fairyland where anything was possible. As I've gotten older, the only aspect of my life that has...

Newsom recall organizers submit 2.1 million signatures

Newsom recall organizers submit 2.1 million signatures

Thousands of Californians have collected signatures to recall Governor Gavin Newsom since the beginning of the pandemic. The effort recently had almost 1.2 million signatures validated and around 300,000 more signatures are needed to qualify for a recall election....

Opinion: It only happens in the movies … right?

Opinion: It only happens in the movies … right?

Nothing is better after a long, hard week at school than to watch a good movie. Since 1888, movies have been around to provide viewers with an outlet from reality. All genres of film — romance, comedy, drama, mystery, science fiction, action, horror and fantasy —...

Poem: ‘Dusk Sighs Softly Once More’ Sijo

Poem: ‘Dusk Sighs Softly Once More’ Sijo

Young palm fronds peer over the fairy-glass waves of the turtle tarn Parallel golden strips lowers itself into the mirror pond Not a ripple in sight — a mask-draped chelonia sleeps inside     Explanation: The first stanza's palm fronds are probably not...