Lindsay B, a solo artist by the name of Lindsay Baffo, is a musician from LA who creates infectious garage power-pop. For Baffo, this isn't her first musical project. She had two bands prior to this, however, she decided to go solo after a friend suggested that she go by her name as a solo act, because she wrote all the songs for her previous bands. “At the time, I didn’t really want to brand myself as a singer-songwriter because I used to think it was a little corny, but after a couple years, it was something I began to think differently about. I was more comfortable with taking creative ownership, not hiding behind a band name,“ said Baffo. Music had always been part of Baffo’s life … [Read more...] about Artist Profile: Lindsay B.
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Latin Night is just around the corner, as it will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) Lobby and Events Center, where everyone is invited to dance the night away to Latin music. "It brings the Latino culture and a lot of people get excited about it," said Programming Student Assistant for Program Board Destiny Lara Benzor. Program Board works with different organizations on campus and is dedicated to promote a sense of community at CSUSB through free, exciting, and entertaining events. It is well known for their annually dances they host such Latin Night, sponsered by the Latinx Center and Sigma Lambda Beta. "Latin Night started about five … [Read more...] about Latin Night is Here!
Released on Nov. 3, Thor: Ragnarok is the newest addition to the Marvel Universe that follows Thor in saving the universe once again with a splash of humor and action. This movie has a little for everyone, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to his home Asgard to stop Ragnarok from ruining his world. The end of Asgardian civilization is also threatened at the hands of an all-powerful new foe, the ruthless Hela. The original cast including, Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Anthony Hopkins (Odin), returned to the screen and new people, including a scene with Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Mark Ruffalo as the … [Read more...] about Thor: Ragnarok
Small Forward is a band from Los Angeles that creates breezy psychedelic rock and is the perfect soundtrack to your fall season. The group consists of Michael Stevenson, Rounak Maiti, Campbell Scott and Nick Waldram. The band started in 2013 when all four of the members met at Occidental College in LA and shared a fondness for music. Elaborating on their start, Stevenson said, “Rounak was the only one who had an 'established' SoundCloud presence of his original music that we all were really into, so I was itching to collaborate with him in some capacity. We all ended up living together at some point and the rest is written in the wind.” The band has been gaining momentum over the years … [Read more...] about The Psychedelic Laid-Back Music of Small Forward
The Women's Resource Center exists to provide a supportive place for all women on campus and is committed to addressing sexism and discrimination in all its forms. Irene Tobias, the lead assistant in the SMSU Women's Resource Center, was interviewed to discuss feminism and comment on the event. Q: Why was this event brought to CSUSB? So about three or four years ago, a few of us attended a comedy night. It was funny but there was a lot of racist and sexist jokes. All of the comedians were men and we thought it wasn't really fair because they were basically just making fun of people and there are other ways to bring humor. For the following year, we organized a feminist comedy night … [Read more...] about Women Take the Stage at Feminist Comedy Night
Good Night and Good Luck was released in 2005, yet it is still a relevant film 12 years after its initial release. The film takes place in the 1950's during a time known as “The Red Scare.” It is a time when reporters and journalists were afraid to publish anything that spoke out against the government. Their fear was that if they spoke out against those in power, they would be accused of being a Communist, or at the very least, a Communist sympathizer. The movie was directed by George Clooney. It depicts a time not so long ago when certain American politicians, namely Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy, began to use their status as political leaders to create a fearful climate in our … [Read more...] about Good Night and Good Luck: Parallels in Modern Society
Folk singer Les Son, of Riverisde, has just dropped his freshman album, The Trees. At a young age, Son learned the clarinet and trumpet. This progressed into him performing with the school orchestra, band, and choir. ”One of my uncles wanted to learn guitar and he was also getting into the Smashing Pumpkins," Les Son said. "He kind of forced me to learn the other parts so he could play along." This year, Son released his first album, The Trees. Due to time restrictions, he worked several months on demos for the album in the early mornings and late nights. Recorded at Son’s home, he deliberately wanted to be sparse when it came to equipment and used his iPhone 7 plus as his … [Read more...] about Artist Profile: The Music of Les Son
This October marks the release of the first traditional 3-D Mario Brothers game since 2010 on Nintendo Switch. Super Mario Odyssey, as it is called, doesn't fail to make the wait worth the while. That is not to say that Super Mario 3D World, released in 2013, was a bad game, but many Nintendo fans, myself included, have been eagerly awaiting a new 3-D Mario that uses the style of gameplay created in Super Mario 64. The game has had a strong release, selling two million copies in only three days, according to Nintendo’s own financial reports. This is equally impressive when one considers that there are only seven million Switch consoles sold so far. Odyssey is also averaging an … [Read more...] about Super Mario Odyssey Review
As Halloween quickly passes those who chose not to celebrate that particular occasion prepare their decorations for another holiday: Christmas. Halloween draws a big crowd and an even bigger hype, but Christmas enthusiasts don’t let this discourage them from spreading the early holiday cheer. I conducted a survey among my Christian friends at Azusa Pacific University, inquiring if they were allowed to celebrate Halloween or not due to religious beliefs. Of the 20 friends I surveyed, an astonishing 15 of them said they weren’t allowed to celebrate Halloween, but instead attend the church harvest festivals. Evangeline Embry is not only my mother, but also the true queen of … [Read more...] about Christmas Time in Fall
His iconic picture books have been translated into over 20 languages and spawned countless TV cartoons and films. The idea that Dr. Seuss, who is known for writing children's books, being considered racist was a shock to me and it was a complete contrast to what you usually think when you remember his work. The controversy all started when a librarian, Liz Phipps, rejected to accept several Dr. Seuss books donated by first lady Melania Trump, citing that the books were racist propaganda and contained harmful stereotypes. In another incident, several famous children's book authors, Mike Curato, Mo Willems and Lisa Yee, declined an invitation to the Literature Festival at the Dr. … [Read more...] about The Racism of Dr. Seuss