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Scientifically speaking, love happens when oxytocin is released in the brain, cultivating strong feelings of romance. However, simply describing love as a chemical reaction does not fully encapsulate the emotions and experiences that go along with it.

Is love just a chemical reaction?

By Abigail Kim, Staff May 21, 2024
Although love's scientific basis is in its production of oxytocin, many argue love transcends mere chemical reactions.
“The Plane People” perform at the Pantages

“The Plane People” perform at the Pantages

Based on a true story, the hit musical “Come From Away” hits heartstrings on last week’s field trip.
By Adrianna Bean, Staff May 20, 2024
Based on a true story, the hit musical “Come From Away” hits heartstrings on last week’s field trip.
Find out which MItski song best represents you!

What Mitski song are you?

Mitsk is a songwriter who often delves into complex human emotions. Ever wonder which Mitski song represents you most? Take this quiz to found out?
By Maya Diaz, Associate Online Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2024

After the AP exams, unwind and enjoy yourself by seeing a movie, viewing art, or even visiting the Carlsbad flowers.

Three things to do this weekend to celebrate the end of AP Exams

From movies to flowers, there’s plenty to do this weekend to rest and recharge after AP exams.
By Adrianna Bean, Staff May 17, 2024
From movies to flowers, there’s plenty to do this weekend to rest and recharge after AP exams.
MULTITALENTED Grae Drake, an entertainment reporter, at the Grammys. Dubbing herself a hybrid in the entertainment journalism field, she interviews celebrities, reviews movies and TV shows and covers awards shows like the Oscars for local news networks.

The untold story of a real-life storyteller

By Adrianna Bean, Staff May 15, 2024
A jack of many trades, talents and star-studded mischief, Grae Drake is an entertainment reporter, covering the latest movies and shows for various local media sites.
The ongoing social media buzz surrounding the clash between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has divided fans, leaving them torn between allegiance to either artist.

Drake vs. Kendrick: The week’s hottest feud

A hot topic on social media nowadays, the feud between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has left fans of both artists wondering which side to pick.
By Natalia Navarro, Staff May 15, 2024
A hot topic on social media nowadays, the feud between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has left fans of both artists wondering which side to pick.
Greta Lee at the Met Gala 2024.

The best dressed from this year’s Met Gala

This year's Met Gala theme was “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” See the most memorable looks from this year's event.
By Max Sandoval, Staff May 13, 2024
This year's Met Gala theme was “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.” See the most memorable looks from this year's event.
Artists like Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, and Tyler, The Creator have kept the hip-hop scene alive

Modern hip-hop: a constantly evolving artform

The hip-hop scene has changed overtime and artists like Kid Cudi, Kanye West and Tyler, the Creator are keeping it alive.
By Michael Arredondo, Staff May 7, 2024
The hip-hop scene has changed overtime and artists like Kid Cudi, Kanye West and Tyler, the Creator are keeping it alive.
Benson Boone debuts album: Fireworks & Rollerblades

Benson Boone debuts album: Fireworks & Rollerblades

Benson Boone makes his mark as a pop artist as he debuts his first full-length album “Fireworks & Rollerblades,” showcasing his unique music style.
By Max Sandoval, Staff Apr 30, 2024

Before becoming a pop sensation, singer-songwriter Benson Boone was a contestant on the singing competition American Idol in 2021.  After making it to the top 24, he left the show and decided to begin...

Taking a look at this years Coachella Music Festival

Taking a look at this year’s Coachella Music Festival

Hosted from April 14 through April 23 in Indio, California, this year's Coachella Music Festival was a hit with music fans across the country. Featuring special performances, surprise guests and iconic outfits, Coachella offered much to keep up on following the event.
By Natalia Navarro, Staff Apr 30, 2024
Hosted from April 14 through April 23 in Indio, California, this year's Coachella Music Festival was a hit with music fans across the country.
With her storytelling capabilities and lyrical imagery of her country roots, her pop-inspired hooks, general melodic composition and alternative-leaning vocal arrangements, the album is given a solidified “Taylor Swift” sound that is unapologetically unique to her.

Our ears were blessed, our souls were tortured

A surprise double album, Taylor Swift’s "The Tortured Poets Department’ delivers an emotional, beautifully written body of work for anyone who needs a good cry.
By Adrianna Bean, Staff Apr 25, 2024
A surprise double album, Taylor Swift’s "The Tortured Poets Department’ delivers an emotional, beautifully written body of work for anyone who needs a good cry.
Three things to do downtown this Earth Day weekend

Three things to do downtown this Earth Day weekend

From book festivals to TV show sneak peeks, there is plenty to do to keep you entertained this weekend.
By Madison Thacker, Arts/Entertainment Editor Apr 19, 2024
From book festivals to TV show sneak peeks, there is plenty to do to keep you entertained this weekend.
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