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Isekai anime (Mushoku Tensei, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2)

Isekai? More like

Sharon Ma, News Editor February 8, 2024

Isekai, meaning “other world”, is an absurdly popular subgenre of fantasy in Japanese fiction. At its core, this genre revolves around characters being transported to a different world - usually from...

MatPat crying after delivering the news of his retirement from GameTheory.

ByeBye MatPat

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2024

Back in the 2010s, YouTube, a streaming service that requires no introduction, was heavily dominated by Lets-Players like Markiplier, Pewdiepie, or Jacksepticeye. These YouTubers focused on recording their...

An Ad for the new Percy Jackson series on Disney+.

Percy Jackson: The Series vs Movies

Sophia Gonzales, Sports Editor February 7, 2024

On December 19, 2023,  Disney+ released the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, first airing two episodes on the release date, then releasing an additional episode every Tuesday. There are a total...

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa

The Importance of Dystopian Novels in Education

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor December 1, 2023

Dystopian novels have become a crucial component of literary exploration in education today. Characterized by dreadful futures and societal decay, dystopian novels may fall under the fiction category of...

A snippet from the new season of Loki.

New Loki Timelines

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

The fan-favorite Disney Plus series Loki has started rereleasing a new season, and many people are very excited to see where this season goes! New episodes are released every Thursday at 6 pm PST, starting...

SZA performing during The SOS North American Tour in Rogers Arena (Getty Images)

SZA Announces SOS Deluxe Album

Sophia Gonzales, Sports Editor October 30, 2023

On September 8, 2023, popular artist SZA announced the deluxe edition of her last album, SOS. Last December 2022, SZA released her second studio album, SOS, consisting of 23 tracks total, featuring artists...

Olivia Rodrigo GUTS Tour

Olivia Rodrigo “GUTS” Tour

Jordyn Gaeta, Features Editor October 30, 2023

Since the release of pop star Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, GUTS, fans have speculated that the 20-year-old would announce a tour singing both of her albums live to fans around the world. Rodrigo...

A poster promoting Taylor Swifts The Era Tour.

Music Industry Turned Film Industry

Gwen Gollihar, Opinion Editor October 30, 2023

Taylor Swift has done it again. Not only has she helped the economy grow in nearly every city she has visited throughout her Eras Tour with an estimated $5 billion economical impact, according to,...

GUTS album cover

Spill Your GUTS

Gwen Gollihar, Opinions Editor September 20, 2023

On September 8, 2023, Olivia Rodrigo released her second pop album, GUTS, nearly two years after she debuted with her album SOUR. After those long years, the pop industry has finally received the second...

Louis Tomlinson preforming at the 2nd Away From Home Festival.

Away From Home Festival 2023

Jordyn Gaeta, Features Editor September 19, 2023

The third annual Away From Home Festival is taking place on August 19, 2023. The Away From Home Festival is an indie music festival brought together by ex One Direction band member, Louis Tomlinson, showcasing...

Taylor Swift announcing the 1989 album.

Bringing 1989 to 2023

Jordyn Gaeta, Features Editor September 19, 2023

In October 2014, pop star Taylor Swift released her 5th studio album, 1989. It debuted with 13 songs and ran 48 minutes long until she released the deluxe album debuting at 1 hour 8 minutes with 19 songs....

Zach Bryan Performing Live

Closing Summertime with a New Album

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2023

Zach Bryan is a relatively well-known folk and rock artist with solid country roots. Bryan has been making music since 2017, his career beginning when he was in the Navy during his free time. He released...

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