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Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Michelle Wong
February 13, 2018
Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

he Super Bowl: an American tradition celebrated by football fanatics and many others, even those who don’t follow the sport to witness the memorable halftime show. But even before the start of the 52nd Super Bowl, there was plenty of controversy surrounding the upcoming performance by artist Justin...

Music: Ariana Grande’s Weekly Christmas Song Reviews

Elia Chen
December 13, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music

Pop star Ariana Grande’s Christmas releases have minor flaws but are, overall, a sweet success. Read More »...

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Karen Ma
September 13, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

n Aug. 24, renowned pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a song that broke the record for most plays in one day on Spotify and topped charts in 10 countries. Its video, released just three days after, gained the most views within the span of 24 hours in Youtube history. The song, “Look What...

“Hangover III” inspires highs in some, headaches in others

“Hangover III” inspires highs in some, headaches in others

Ankita Tejwani
May 29, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released works with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we reviewed our first film “The Hangover Part III,” directed by Todd Phillips. Ankita’s Take: Unexpected, but hilarious. In 2009, “The Hangover” came out and made ...

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Yimeng Han
April 19, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from will.i.am, purveyor of hip-hop. Smitha’s take: “#willpower” works. I did not expect that. To be very clear, I am not a will.i.am....

Music: Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” barely toes the boundaries

Music: Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” barely toes the boundaries

Namrata Ramani
April 16, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

Although Paisley made an effort to bring new sights and sounds to country music, the result is still the same landscape. Mixed Reviews is a feature in which we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. Here, we review Brad Paisley’s latest album “...

Music: ‘Paramore’ an innovative resurgence

Music: ‘Paramore’ an innovative resurgence

Yashashree Pisolkar
April 11, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Music

Mixed Reviews is a feature in which we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. Here, we review Paramore’s latest album “Paramore.” Anjali’s take: “Still Into You” after a strong comeback Considering that the last time I’d listened to Para...

Music: Can Bowie make a strong comeback after 10 years out of the music scene?

Music: Can Bowie make a strong comeback after 10 years out of the music scene?

Catherine
March 14, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to a highly anticipated album “The Next Day” from David Bowie. Catherine’s take: Bowie repulses teens On his 66th birthday, David Bowie anno...

Music: Does ‘Amok’ live up to expectations?

Music: Does ‘Amok’ live up to expectations?

AlexaTheaSuarez
February 27, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to a highly anticipated album "Amok" from Atoms For Peace. Yimeng’s take: Experimental, electronic, excellent Before I start my review, a disclaim...

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Smitha Gundavajhala
February 6, 2013
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from Bjork, mistress of weirdness. Yimeng’s take: If it’s not Bjork, don’t fix it Bjork is known for creating avant-garde music t...

Seniors explain art portfolio pieces

Seniors explain art portfolio pieces

Issra Osman
November 20, 2015
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

College apps. MVHS seniors become very familiar with them around this time of year. Art students, however have a very different application process as they must create a portfolio to go along with their applications. Each one includes images of the pieces they’ve created throughout the years, which...