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Split Review

Published on February 28th, 2017 | by Luna Kohut

“Split” is a smart and satisfying new horror movie released in early 2017 that twists the themes of trauma, fate and sinister absurdity. The director of this movie, M. Night Shyamalan, is known for making movies ... Read More


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Annual Spaghetti and Strings ’16-’17

Published on February 11th, 2017 | by Annie Huang

Samo Orchestra’s annual Spaghetti and Strings concert, well known for serving dinner (spaghetti) while students perform, was held on Feb. 10. This year, the venue was changed from the Samo cafeteria to the Le Meridien Hotel, ... Read More


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Food Reviews: Samosa House, Gjusta and Sapp Coffee Shop

Published on February 1st, 2017 | by Griffin James

Samosa House No one really comes to Santa Monica for the food. Often overpriced and usually mediocre, restaurants usually choose to pander to tourists rather than developing a local audience. Fortunately, Main Street provides a haven ... Read More


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Musical auditions cause drama in theater department

Published on December 19th, 2016 | by Lea Yamashiro

In the aftermath of the auditions for the spring musical, “The Sound of Music,” rumors and complaints have spread about the rigorous audition process being slightly unfair, in addition to it being long and difficult. The ... Read More


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Moonlight Review

Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Max Morin

As the Oscars approach, filmmakers are releasing high-caliber movies left and right for award consideration. “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins, is a riveting tale about a homosexual African-American boy growing up in the rough side of ... Read More


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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Review

Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Monty McAlpine

The fantasy film continuing on the Harry Potter movie series, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” was released on Nov. 18th. The film is set in the same universe as Harry Potter, but instead of ... Read More


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Starboy Review

Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Eliza Bernstein

On Nov. 25, Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, released his third album, entitled “Starboy.” Tesfaye has become pretty popular for his past work, including songs like “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Earned It,” so ... Read More


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Arrival Review

Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Joseph Kean

The suspenseful sci-fi film “Arrival” features Amy Adams as an expert linguist named Louise and her partner Ian, a mathematician played by Jeremy Renner. Already, this PG-13 motion picture has become one of the most anticipated ... Read More


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Thanksgiving Project Playlist

Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Gigi Grossman

It’s Nov. 24. You’re sitting around the table with your loved ones—telling stories, laughing, enjoying the sight of the divine holiday foods all laid out perfectly, when the first piece of turkey is sliced. Suddenly, you ... Read More


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