San Bernardino is not exactly considered to be the gaming center of Southern California, but a growing community, one driven student leader, and the local college's student union are looking to change that. Since the growth of popularity of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube, the Smash Bros. gaming community has only grown. This past year gave the community a new installment with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. Since then, the community has continued to grow with hundreds of tournaments taking place all across the country. The Inland Empire has been a hotbed for the gaming community. Every weekend throughout the Inland Empire dozens of gaming … [Read more...] about Coyote Cross-Up aims to unite Inland Empire gaming community
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By Richard Aranda and Kai Watson Art can be found anywhere as showcased in a RAFFMA-hosted event that was meant to inspire students to display their art to the world. On November 14, artists gathered together at the RAFFMA Made in California art exhibit. The event showcased the portrait style photography by Wayne Shimabukaro. Accompanying him at the panel were artists Wayne has collaborated with in the past. They discussed the art scene when they were up and coming artists and how it compares to today, offering advice to young artists. New York is known to be the place of emerging artists and setting trends. This is contrary to painter and sewer Monique Prieto's belief saying, … [Read more...] about RAFFMA: Made In California
Returning to the Dodger Stadium this year was the eighth year for Tyler, the Creators in the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2019. Presale tickets were sold out back in May way before he released the lineup which was later released in August with a mystery guest as a headliner. Many festival attendees believed the secret artist was going to be R&B singer Frank Ocean but were quickly disappointed when singer/ hip hop artist Drake was the final closer of the festival weekend. Drake being one the biggest music artist of the world received a negative uproar from the crowd chanting “WE WANT FRANK!”. The secret artist was not revealed until the moment of. Tyler came out to greet the crowd and … [Read more...] about Drake? We Want Frank!
Originally from Long Beach, and later moved to Pico Rivera, the third annual Tropicalia Music Festival was in high enough demand that it was moved to the Pomona Fairplex. The Lantinx-focused festival, which took place on November 9 and 10, had Day 1 headliners such as Los Tigres Del Notre and Caifanes. Day 2 featured Kali Uchis, the Buttertones, the Drums and other indie-surf-rock bands. With Camp Flog Gnaw, another huge music festival by Tyler the Creator, being the same weekend, it seemed like Tropicalia would have stayed at the same venue, but that was not the case. "I saw the line-up to this year's Tropicalia fest for Day 2 and immediately sold my Camp Flog Gnaw weekend … [Read more...] about Tropicalia music festival moves to Pomona
With the recent high winds and electricity shutdowns, students have had a lot of time on their hands. So, what is there to do when you get the amazing “classes canceled” text? Victoria Gardens is located right off of the 15 freeway in Rancho Cucamonga. This shopping center is home to all of the top brand names such as LuLu Lemon, Oakley, Tillys, Sephora, Ulta, and also has a newly renovated Apple products store. Not only that, but they also offer a wide variety of dining options. Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs, TGI Fridays are all located in the center. They also have a dining hall that has restaurants such as Panda Express if you are looking for a quick bite to eat so that you can get … [Read more...] about What to do when the power goes out: activities around the Inland empire
Joker is the tale of the titular comic book villain of the same name, and is directed by Todd Philips, director of The Hangover trilogy, and stars Joaquin Phoenix of Her fame. It is not your standard comic book movie as it takes on a more gritty, urban tone similar to Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. The story follows Arthur Fleck, a middle-aged, mentally ill man who has a disorder that causes him to laugh uncontrollably even when he doesn’t feel like laughing, which leads to awkward or uncomfortable situations. It’s an uncomfortable affliction for Arthur, and you see on his face just how torturous it can be for him. Arthur works as a clown who aspires to be a comedian, but he has the … [Read more...] about Send in the clowns: a Joker Review
Season 9 of American Horror Story (AHS) created by Ryan Murphy brings back the 80's slasher films era. A perfect way to kick off this year's "spooky season." AHS: 1984 follows the Camp Crystal Lake theme from Friday the 13th. This season focuses on a group of young adults in Los Angeles heading into the newly reopened Camp Redwood in escape of the summer heat as camp counselors. After being warned that reopening Camp Redwood is a mistake, the gang still heads for the woods, as any 80's slasher film cast would. AHS: 1984 is continuing to slowly tie in seasons together, such as season 5, AHS: Hotel. Although it may not be the last season, the main actors Sarah Paulson and Evan … [Read more...] about American Horror Story: 1984 Review
What better way to kick off the fall season than to head to Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch with family or friends! The Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch is located in Redlands, at 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd, and welcomes anyone that is looking to make fun-filled memories. Prices range between $10-$12 for General Admission depending if you go during the weekday or weekend. Kids ages 5-10 are $5 and Senior (65+ with a valid ID) is $7, and parking is free. Activities that are included with admission is the Flower Garden walk-through, Pumpkin Houses, Chicken Show, Tractor Pulled Hayride, U-Pick Pumpkin Fields, Fall themed photo op spots and much more. Jessica and Daniel Hughes drove all … [Read more...] about Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch
Social media influencers get paid to put their lives online, but is it worth it once their safety becomes a concern? Popular social media influencers have had to deal with fans stalking them and showing up at their houses. The fans do this in hopes of meeting their favorite influencer. They don’t consider the boundaries they are crossing which put these influencers in danger. These social media influences consider their online presence as a part of their career. With such a large audience online, they are given many opportunities that others without a following would not get to experience. Dante Paul, owner of the furniture company West Coast Coffins, considers his account to be a … [Read more...] about Are social media influencers concerned for their safety due to what they post online?
By Diana D'arcangelo More than a decade ago in the mid-aughts, there was no greater constant in my life than my Saturday morning routine. Still in my pajamas, I would wake up by 9 am, grab my bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and sit in front of the living room TV to watch the newest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh, dubbed into child-friendly English from its original Japanese. Unless I pestered my parents into buying me a VHS copy of my shows, and since we normally couldn’t afford cable, Saturday mornings were my only brief window into this captivating world of color, dialogue, and narrative. Dramatic arcs would be laid down brick by brick, week after week in 22-minute timeslots, culminating in … [Read more...] about The Handmaid’s Fail: how the shift to streaming is tweaking storytelling in television