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Direct Light Leaves Weary Counting Sheep

Direct Light Leaves Weary Counting Sheep

February 14, 2011

It’s 11 p.m. on a school night: your breath is minty fresh, you’ve stripped down to your onesie, and the warmth of down feathers engulfs you.  However, your head is not quite enticed by the pillow yet.  Many hours of straining your mind has put you on edge and you need a way to relive the st...

Can you pass freshman year? Quiz with Answers

Can you pass freshman year? Quiz with Answers

February 9, 2011

Can you pass freshman year? Take this quiz and see if you've got what you need to pass all the classes. Answers included. Read More »...

Rapper Timbalias brings “lyrical skill” to Marin

February 9, 2011

The music industry hasn’t seen a distinguished rapper come out of Marin City since the great Tupac Shakur. Recently, many have complained that the rap game in the Bay Area has been lacking lyrical skill. However,  Marin City rapper Timbalias might be able to change all that with his increasingly popular...

Spring & Summer 2011 Movie Preview

Spring & Summer 2011 Movie Preview

By Wesley Emblidge

February 8, 2011

2010 was a somewhat disappointing year for movies. In the first half of the year, many movies that looked good (such as “Iron Man 2”) were big disappointments, along with generally awful movies, like “The Last Airbender.” The year got better in the winter and fall, but it was still nowhere ...

Food for thought may improve your brain power

February 7, 2011

Whether you’re looking to get superior marks on an upcoming SAT, or you’re a senior looking to keep your grades up with as little studying as possible, eating certain foods could be the key to success. There are lots of vitamins and nutrients that can help improve memory and brain function, but here...

The Green Hornet is more entertaining when he isn’t The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet is more entertaining when he isn’t The Green Hornet

By Wesley Emblidge

January 14, 2011

Sometimes when you see a movie trailer, you think “Oh, that looks awesome!” but oftentimes, the film fails to live up to your high expectations. “The Green Hornet,” the new superhero action-comedy starring and written by Seth Rogen and directed by Michel Gondry, is one of those films. The el...

“Black Swan” a dark take on ballet

“Black Swan” a dark take on ballet

By Wesley Emblidge

December 10, 2010

If one had to compare “Black Swan” the new film from Darren Aronofsky, to any other film, they would draw a blank. Even Aronofskys previous film, "The Wrestler," is miles away from this movie. The story follows a fantastic performance by Natalie Portman as Nina, a ballet dancer, who is given the ...

“Cannibal” fails as a survival technique

“Cannibal” fails as a survival technique

December 10, 2010

Last time I reviewed a Ke$ha album, I was merciful. Her debut, “Animal” was gimmicky and fun for the most part, but didn’t have the longevity to carry her through a prosperous career. “Tik Tok” slowly drifted off the airwaves, “Your Love is My Drug” and “Blah Blah Blah” were catchy, but di...

MGMT expands their psych-pop horizons

By Hank Brown

May 5, 2010

Very few musicians go from playing hour-long jams of the “Ghostbusters” theme in college to being rocketed into psychedelic superstardom as fast as Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, otherwise known as the meat of pop sensation MGMT. Their sophomore effort, “Congratulations,” is a slightly...