Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” opened on Friday, June 8, 2018, and was immediately met with complimentary reviews from numerous outlets, bolstering its advertisements proclaiming it as the scariest film of the year, or in ages, or some other ostensibly impressive amount of time. However, despite several promising elements, the film as a whole is an utter failure as a horror movie. From the cliches to the tonal mistakes to the thoughtless visual style, horrendous pacing, and almost consummate lack of scares, the film falls far too …
The birds, and the bees, and the stds
Well, I am not buying it. I have reviewed my finances, weighed the options, and I am certain I cannot make the purchase. On May 7, 2018, the Los Angeles Times published a story titled, STDs in L.A. County are skyrocketing. Officials think racism and stigma may be to blame, and in the piece, Soumya Karlamangla expresses a great deal of concern for a serious issue afflicting an alarmingly high number of marginalized and underrepresented citizens. However, in the process of this noble pursuit, Karlamangla …
Baseball head coach upgraded to permanent position
On May 23, 2018, Lancers’ baseball coach Pat McGee, was promoted to a permanent position as head coach as well as a professor of Kinesiology on campus.
Lancers track improves, but hits wall at Conference Finals
Coach Egbunike stands firmly and watches his athletes train, carefully scrutinizing their technique and form. His posture and expression tell the story of a man acutely aware that his team is in the midst of two of their most daunting tournaments this season.
Understanding the etymology of ‘Latinx’
Five large, unblemished pieces of paper hung on one side of the room, framing the seated audience. The papers are stark and barren except for a single term written across the tops of each page, a term denoting some demographic of the Latin American community.
Armenian students commemorate genocide with celebration of culture
On Monday, April 23, the Armenian Students Association (ASA) club will commemorate the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians, the victims of an early 20th century genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, with a show celebrating Armenian culture. The event will take place in the Westerbeck Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include performances of varying mediums such as singing, dancing, poetry readings and instrumental numbers. The event is open to everyone, and has been held annually by the ASA club for several years. …
Dazzling, defiant, but disappointed: Lancers lose at Diablo Valley
Last Friday, the Lancers were unable to secure victory in their swim meet against Diablo Valley College, but tasted some redemption on Saturday at De Anza College. Despite winning only 8 of the 27 races in a losing effort against Diablo valley College on Friday, the Lancers did defeat De Anza college, and on Saturday, won the the College of Marin Invitational. Over the course of the two meets, the Lancers also acquired some valuable information about how to compete in Northern California. The most …
PCC announces new satellite campus
Last month, the Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new satellite campus, PCC Northwest, at a local high school. The campus comprises the entirety of the D-building on the campus of John Muir High School. Pasadena City College had already been providing, “lower-division general education credit classes, for the last three semesters,” according to Assistant Superintendent Vice President Dr. Robert H. Bell. The campus is planned to be comparable in scale and function to the existing satellite campus in Rosemead, although the programming …
Vance Joy offers a mediocre effort deserving of his fans
Last Friday, Vance Joy released his new album, “Nation of Two”, a mundane collection of songs featuring virtually the same arrangement and identical subject matter.