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Alternative animated films you need see

Alternative animated films you need see

Paola Rivera, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018

We’ve all grown up on some form of animated film, most likely, something produced by Disney or Pixar. These films are sometimes brilliant, at at other, predictable. Why do we love them so exclusively? Why not? It isn't like the media offers up ample information  on alternative animation studios or...

“Divergent” author offers up new adventures

“Divergent” author offers up new adventures

Jackie Martinusen, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018

In a world ruled by fate and riddled with conflict, can two teens from opposing nations learn to work together or will they succumb to the status quo and rip each other apart? "Carve the Mark" is a young adult science fiction novel, written by Veronica Roth, that explores this scenario with dept...

“Love, Simon” touches hearts

“Love, Simon” touches hearts

Alex Gonzales, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

"Love, Simon", based on the novel "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli, stars Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, Everything Everything, and The Kings of Summer) as Simon Spier. Simon lives a pretty normal life, he has an amazing younger sister, his two loving parents played by both Josh Duhamel (...

“Black Panther” booming at box office

“Black Panther” booming at box office

March 15, 2018

The Marvel cinematic universe has recently introduced movie audiences to the African nation of Wakanda and features a new superhero, the Black Panther. The character's first cinematic introduction came with Captain America's third film, Civil War, where we saw T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) crowned king...

Upcoming Grizzly Fest offers music, food, and change of venue

Upcoming Grizzly Fest offers music, food, and change of venue

Alex Gonzales, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

With warmer weather and spring right around the corner,  more outdoor events are coming up, like Grizzly Fest, one of Fresno's most popular annual music festivals. After proving to draw large crowds for three years, the festival has been able to bring in increasingly well-known artists like Snoop Dogg,...

New bestselling books to check out at Central library

New bestselling books to check out at Central library

Natalie Gallegos, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

From billionaire disappearances to video-game hacker exploits, Central East librarian Christine Flores has a book for you. These are five critically-acclaimed, bestselling novels new to the Central East library and available for checkout now. These books come in a variety of genres from mystery to science...

All-ages concerts coming to Fresno

All-ages concerts coming to Fresno

Emily Keomany, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

In the next couple of months, many music artists and bands are coming to Fresno, but teens aren't allowed to attend all of them. These are some of the most popular concerts or shows coming to Fresno that offer an all-ages venue. Music genres may vary from hip-hop, rap, rock, to indie. Every artist ha...

Mapping a tragedy

Mapping a tragedy

Brandi Flores, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017

When someone commits suicide, their friends and family often wonder what they could’ve done differently. The novel, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, explores this tragic situation by creating a character named Hannah, who has recorded a set of tapes, each revealing a different reason why she decided...

Declan McKenna changes game with provocative lyrics

Declan McKenna changes game with provocative lyrics

Sofia Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

New artist Declan McKenna hit the top spot in Alternative Nation's top 18 Countdown with  his self produced debut single ‘Brazil” for three weeks in a row at only 18 years of age, though not a lot of people know his name. McKenna is an indie- alternative music singer and songwriter who released...

Up & coming indie bands who deserve more

Up & coming indie bands who deserve more

Cristina Zaragoza, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

For those wanting to find the next big band before they get the mainstream spotlight, here’s a selection of those who are up and coming. They will all be on tour soon,  so if you’d like to check them out before they blow up…now is your chance. They all deserve a strong following, but aren’t...

Hidden Netflix movies you need to watch

Hidden Netflix movies you need to watch

Alex Gonzales, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

You might know the feeling, when you’re scrolling through Netflix titles like a robot, passing by film after film, only to find yourself watching the same movies just to be safe. We have access to thousands of movies yet we tend to shun most of them because we have never heard of them before. We are s...

Meek Mill Catches A New Dream

Meek Mill Catches A New Dream

Ahmar Rogue Hunley, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016

For years artists have used music as an outlet to express creative ambitions and life experiences. Among these artists is Pennsylvania born rapper Meek Mill, born as Robert Williams. Known as a critically praised artist and producer working alongside hip-hop greats such as Kanye West and Rick Ross, Mill...

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