Students need to watch “13 Reasons Why” – with caution

  Netflix dropped an instant hit among millions of viewers in March with “13 Reasons Why.” The 13-episode series touched on topics like: alcohol abuse, rape, stalking, sexual abuse, anxiety and of course, suicide. The television-adaptation is based on the ...

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Parade of Lights is electric

Parade of Lights is an electronic rock band from Los Angeles that makes feel-good music one can dance and sing to. Formed in 2010, Parade of Lights consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ryan Daly, bassist Randy Schulte, keyboardist Michelle ...

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Heathers: The Musical ‘paints a picture of culture’

1989 – a great year to listen to Janet Jackson’s album, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814,” go watch George Michael in concert during his Faith World Tour or kill three of your classmates. Fresno State’s University Theatre premiered “Heathers: The ...

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“Brightening” up the indie-pop scene

Brighten is an indie-pop band from Chico, California that consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Justin Richards, drummer Jimmy Richards and bassist Alex Draper.   Being a band for 13 years means Brighten’s history is a long one and can ...

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Why Fresno is growling for Grizzly Fest

Two words come to mind when rock and roll, vibrating basslines, food trucks and graffiti art come together: Grizzly Fest.   This year, the festival attracted thousands of music fans to Chukchansi Park for an evening of reggae, rock, rap ...

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‘The North Wind Knows My Name’ is ‘captivating’

Albert McLeod’s “The North Wind Knows My Name” is a memoir worth reading. McLeod begins with Chapter 1: “Return,” which recounts a 2002 trip McLeod took with his son to his now-vanished hometown of Norgate, Manitoba, Canada. McLeod introduces the ...

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So much style, so little time

Going into a movie with the knowledge that it is a remake can sometimes hinder one’s opinion before even watching it. There are usually high expectations for any remake, and I think “Going in Style” went above them. Just like ...

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FresYes Fest shines a light on local music

Thousands of people made their way to downtown Fresno on March 25 for Tioga-Sequoia’s annual FresYes Fest, a celebration of local beer, food and music. The festival took place at the brewery’s beer garden with Fulton Street being blocked off ...

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Power Rangers morph into a new generation of superheroes

Since remakes have swept the nation lately, it is easy to have mixed emotions when a childhood favorite is being remade for modern times. Will they destroy the legacy of the show? Or will it be so thrilling it takes ...

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Disney gives timeless remake of a ‘Tale As Old As Time’

The world received a brief first glimpse at Disney’s live-action re-adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” last spring when a teaser trailer was released. Nearly one year later, the film is out and capturing the hearts of audiences of all ...

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‘Missoula’: A sexual assault story that ‘needs to be read’

In 400 pages, Jon Krakauer investigates the college town of Missoula, Montana and a series of campus rapes that took place between 2010 and 2012. He documents the experiences of five victims and the aftermath of their assaults. “Missoula: Rape ...

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Night Riots give Fresno a night to remember

Alternative rock band Night Riots returned to Fresno on March 11 to perform in front of a sold out crowd at Strummer’s. Based out of Templeton, California, Night Riots has been together since 2011. The group consists of singer Travis ...

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Influencing history and the books

California politician Carole Migden talked to students on Monday following the screening of “Political Animals” in the North Gym. The documentary film “Political Animals” follows four women and the work they did fighting for the civil rights of LGBT people ...

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Girl power punk band: no ‘Regrettes’

Los Angeles-based punk band The Regrettes played in front of a sold-out crowd at Strummer’s on Friday, Feb. 24.   The band opened for San Diego-based band The Frights and Orange County duo The Garden. The Regrettes’ lineup consists of ...

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‘Fist Fight’ misses the punch

After watching the trailer for “Fist Fight,” I instantly brushed off the film as just another raunchy comedy focusing on teachers at a high school with a bad reputation. While I was mostly correct, I was also pleasantly surprised. “Fist ...

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Music Monday: The Frights

Hailing from San Diego, The Frights are a three-piece surf punk band that formed in 2012. Their style is a form of punk-rock music derived from surf culture. The current lineup consists of singer and guitarist Mikey Carnevale, bassist Richard ...

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‘Furthermore’ is a captivating adventure

“Furthermore,” by New York Times best-selling author Tahereh Mafi, is a fairy-tale-like story that captures the reader from start to finish. Alice Alexis Queensmeadow was born without pigmentation—her skin is white, her hair is white, her eyes are a barely-there ...

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Fresno Foodie: They rolled one for ‘Mi’

What’s the hype? I always love a good pun so a sushi restaurant named “Roll One For Mi” tempted me to try it out. The clever name holds up to its high standards. With a great patio, good service and ...

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