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Why these cruelty-free beauty products are my go-to

Some may think cruelty-free beauty products are expensive, don’t work well or smell funny. But, I am here to say, they are not any of those things. You’ll rarely find me in Ulta or Sephora looking for makeup because a ...

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Have you seen the ‘incredible’ surprise Disney just put out?

My eyes lit up as I watched that lowercase “i”  turn into Roman numeral number “ii”. And yes, it was totally “WICKED!” The teaser to the trailer that is 13 years in the making finally graced all Disney media platforms ...

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‘Happy Death Day’ brings nothing new to the party

Stop me if you’ve heard this plot line before: Protagonist relives the same day over and over, and in the process is able to self-analyze ‒ and eventually rediscover ‒ his or herself. It is a premise that has been ...

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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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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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Get Out: A Cut Above

    Jordan Peele’s Get Out was quite a change of pace from his usual comedic endeavors that he is generally known for.  Although many of the themes of racism and class struggle were still present they were much more nuanced and ...

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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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Calm down those flyers with One Up Bands

You are at the gym. Nothing can stop you, you’re “all the way up” on the stairmaster. You are looking good in your fresh Nikes and your “Training for a marathon [on Netflix]” graphic tank top. You are ready to ...

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Mad Max

      If you are not completely tired of open world games or Arkham style combat, you might fall in love with Mad Max. It has great driving, satisfying combat, a great theme and … well, it’s got a cool car. I ...

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FTL: You are the Stormtrooper

FTL (Faster Than Light) is an addictive Roguelike spaceship game of cat and mouse. You are a federation spaceship that has information about the rebel flagship. This is a take off on Star Wars where you are like stormtroopers trying ...

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August Burns Red rock Strummer’s

Metalcore band August Burns Red’s most recent album “Found in Far Away Places” came out in 2015 and on Sept. 28, 2016, the band played at Strummer’s for the sold-out “Legends of the Fall Tour” stop in Fresno. The show’s ...

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Maná y su Latino Power Tour trajo no sólo música sino mucho más

El concierto de Maná, aparte de a haber iniciado la noche el 20 de septiembre con la canción “Manda Una Señal” del álbum “Amar es Combatir”, tomó una ruta la cual proveyó material educativo y sorprendente. La presentación demostró el ...

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“Pitch” lives up to its pitch

As a native of San Diego, a female and a devout Padres fan I have long awaited the season premiere of Fox’s highly advertised drama “Pitch” that aired on Sept. 22. The show takes us on a young woman’s journey ...

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Review: Laneige Brightening Sparkling Water Capsule Mist

  My skincare routine is pretty direct: every day in the shower, I’ll rinse my face with a gentle face wash and then post-shower I’ll spritz a little bit of diluted tea tree oil to keep my face fresh throughout ...

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I’ve been playing Wolfenstein: The New Order

I love history. And as any history buff would tell you, World War II was a very interesting time to speculate what could have happened. For instance, if only Hitler had given the tank divisions more fuel at Dunkirk, it ...

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Football: Season in review

The 2014 season was like a roller coaster ride for the Fresno State football team that finished the year with an overall record of 6-7. Things were tough early on, and the Bulldogs fell in a hole after suffering three ...

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‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Review

Each year like clockwork, Activision releases a new entry in its juggernaut brand. As the years roll by, the video game publisher finds itself under increased pressure to differentiate each new entry from its predecessors without compromising the spirit and ...

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