High Tide

The Bangtan Boys are back

The Bangtan Boys are back

Sarah Falahawazi, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Album Reviews

Through their remarkable vocals, poetic lyrics and boyish good looks, boy band Bulletproof Boy Scouts (BTS) has spread the Korean Pop craze to the rest of the world through their groundbreaking album, "Love Yourself: Answer." Debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 with “Love Yoursel...

Rice Things is a hidden treat

Sara Falahahwazi, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Restaurant Reviews

A Japanese dining festival lies in the last place you would expect: on the edge of an unremarkable shopping plaza, right next to a quaint nail salon. With its casual atmosphere and affordable food options, Rice Things is bringing more than just rice to Redondo Beach. The low prices and easily missed exterior of...

A dark web in dark times

Sydney Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Living in a digital world, people often express a side of themselves that would otherwise be hidden from the world. Through a distinct and fresh way of storytelling through a computer screen, Aneesh Chaganty’s “Searching” highlights the two-sided aspects of social media, allowing people a platfo...

Battle Royale

Battle Royale

Sydeney Nguyen, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Marvel Studios has hooked fans into their elaborate and masterfully crafted Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, through their movies over the past 10 years, taking us all over their universe from “The Avengers” here on Earth to “Guardians of the Galaxy” in space. The vastness of this “univers...

Raw fish rolled fresh

Raw fish rolled fresh

Austin Nunis, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar in Torrance introduces a new take on the average sushi dine-in experience with a concept new to the U.S. : a conveyor belt running throughout the restaurant where everyone can access sushi at any booth. Conveyor belt sushi is not a new idea in more trendy downtown LA areas, althoug...

Silence is golden

Sydeny Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

For most, sound is found in abundance and is a sense we take for granted in daily life since it is found all around. However, in a world where any noise could jeopardize lives, “silence is survival” and a deeper appreciation for sound is developed. John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” brings not ...

Who’s your Hopdoddy

Who’s your Hopdoddy

Sophie Flemming, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Crafting their locally-sourced and mouth-watering food, Hopdoddy Burger Bar entices customers into a world of flavor. Located inside El Segundo's mini-mall, The Point, this restaurant has "a passion to bring you burgers made with fresh, all-natural ingredients prepared by hand." The restaurant ins...

My heart’s not in Havana

Sophie Fleming, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Cuban-American Camila Cabello successfully launches her stirringly-vibrant career as a solo artist through the release long-awaited solo debut Camila. Following the singer-songwriter’s brutal departure from girl-band Fifth Harmony, this album consists of Cabello’s own tropical, hip-swaying rhythms ...

Pho-nomenal food

Sydney Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

When people think of Vietnamese food they generally refer to “phở” and “bánh mì” sandwiches, but are rarely exposed to other authentic dishes. Pho Hue Oi puts traditional central Vietnamese cuisine in the spotlight as the Vietnamese food scene gains more popularity.   The restaurant ...

Din Tai Funky

Din Tai Funky

Alexis Mesa, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Reviews

In a sea of popular teenage fashion boutiques and sneakerhead hotspots lies Din Tai Fung, a branch of a growing dim sum-like restaurant chain expanding in the United States. With five locations in Southern California, many of Din Tai Fung’s eaters have been brainwashed by the opinions of misguided fr...

Lost in Daydreams

Austin Nunis, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Reviews

One of the most endearing qualities about Weezer is their ability to please a variety of different ears through a mix of peppy pop songs and their signature guitar riffs. On albums such as The Green Album and Make Believe, the band explores a vibe more directed towards the general public, while albums li...