‘Glass Onion’ peels back layers in another Rian Johnson whodunnit

After a sweeping box office success in 2019, Rian Johnson was off to the races to produce a sequel to “Knives Out” and after three years, a switch in distributors, and a pandemic, it finally arrived. Ditching the New England estate and familial setting, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” moves detective Benoit Blanc to a Grecian island owned by tech billionaire Miles Bron. The film follows a fantastic ensemble cast, so-called “disruptors” who are portrayed by the likes of Kathryn Hahn as Claire Debella, …

Award winning voice actor Kevin Conroy leaves behind lasting legacy for Caped Crusader

Following an astonishing career as the Caped Crusader for over 30 years, covering everything from animated shows to video games, famous Batman actor, Kevin Conroy, passed away on November 10th, 2022. While his career as the Dark Knight is studded with several different outings, his humble beginnings came in the form of 1992’s “Batman: The Animated Series,”. Conroy, a Juilliard graduate, had a background in stage acting, and small voice parts in commercials here and there. He was originally skeptical of taking part in this …

Free speech or freefalling? The dark days of Twitter are here

After months of tantrums and tirades, America’s crybaby Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter is finally complete. If it wasn’t an appealing time to join before, now is an even worse time. Musk shared a manifesto to the platform on Oct. 27 which highlighted his main interests in buying the company, citing mainly an upkeep of freedom of speech on the site. Despite Twitter being a privately owned company with no real need to honor the first amendment, Musk fails to realize what exactly he has …

Voter Guide: The Courier’s endorsements for the 2022 midterms

Prop 1 sets out to codify a woman’s right to abortion to the California state consitution. This would ensure that women across the state would have the right to choose for themselves. The Courier staff fully endorses Prop 1. Prop 26 gives expanded betting opportunities at casinos on Native American land. The revenue generated by this would benefit Native Americans greatly. The Courier had a 70/30 split, with 70% in favor of Prop 26 because of the revenue generated for Native Americans. While 30% were …

Pasadena’s Measure H reins in greedy landlords, limits rent hikes

On the ballot this year is Measure H, an attempt to help rent control and tenants in Pasadena continue living without fear of ridiculous rent increases. Weighing on the measure is Bee Rooney, a member of Pasadena For Rent Control, a group in favor of Measure H, who explained the group’s goals. “It’s all for the intention of keeping people housed,” Rooney said. “We want to allow people to stay at a place for a year or two or even three at a time. Or, …

PCC voters hit the polls for the first time

Election day in the U.S. midterms is coming up fast and as such a brand new wave of voters are present and ready for their voices to be heard, some for the first time. Voting is an integral piece of our nation’s legislative process, which is completely reliant on people’s willingness to get out to the polls and make choices they think will benefit them. Whether it’s by visiting polling stations or voting by mail, the people’s voice is what decides how our elected leaders …

Women’s Volleyball team gets raided by Vikings in 3-1 loss

With music blaring loud, the Lancers Women’s Volleyball team practiced before their game against Long Beach. Fired up from a good win, the team were ready to fight to keep their momentum going. However, despite putting up a good fight throughout the game, the Lancers volleyball team lost to The Long Beach Vikings 3-1. The team fought long and hard through each set, keeping the scores relatively close but failing to overtake the Vikings. The game got off to a rocky start, with loose coordination …

Dreams killed by DACA repeal

In a feared decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 5th, they ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA, which was instituted in 2012 under the Obama administration, was unlawful. DACA made it so undocumented immigrants that came to the US as children could not be deported, but it did not offer a pathway to citizenship. This decision makes it so there can be no future applicants for the program following the October 31st deadline. Current applicants can still reapply …

Restless nights never end with Taylor Swift’s latest ‘Midnights’

Following a reveal at the MTV music awards, weeks of cryptic teasers on TikTok, and several fan theories, Taylor Swift has released her tenth studio album, “Midnights”. The album combines aspects like the theming of “Reputation”, the upbeat pop of “1989” and the deep, spiritual lyrics of “Folklore” to deliver a rollercoaster of emotions. “Midnights” follows 13 sleepless nights throughout Swift’s life, whether it’s staying up wondering if that special someone actually loves you or being provoked by thoughts of revenge, this album has it …

The hierarchy of power did change: All it needed was ‘Black Adam’

Following an upheaval of Warner Brothers leadership, and a myriad of financial problems, ‘Black Adam’ is the only other Warner Brothers Pictures film to release this year. Headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, this film follows Black Adam, a character many probably haven’t heard of but this film will most definitely change that for the better. The film opens with narration from Bodhi Sabongui’s character Amon Tomaz that gives a much-needed exposition on Kahndaq, a fictional middle eastern civilization that has existed since before the …