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The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan served as one of many filming locations for the science fiction film, “Dune,” which is ranked among the top 10 films of 2021 by staff writer Hallie Chong.

Top 10 movies of 2021 is a unique list

Hallie Chong, Staff Writer December 21, 2021

One of the major aspects of life that COVID-19 has taken away from us is the joy of watching newly released movie with a big tub of freshly buttered popcorn and even a Coca-Cola, if you will. Although...

The new San Ramon Sandbox VR arcade in the City Center opened earlier this month. The arcade is the fist of its kind in San Ramon and provides gamers with a new type of entertainment experience.

VR arcade trend reaches San Ramon

Parwaan Virk, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

This is not your father’s arcade. A new Sandbox VR arcade,  which opened Dec. 3 in the City Center,  break away from traditional arcades and slot machines with 21st century technology used for entertainment...

The “Squid Game” logo is the first thing viewers see when they watch the series.

‘Squid Game’ isn’t playing any games

Sophia DiGiovanni, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

“Squid Game” is sweeping the nation. Released on Sept. 17, the show became No. 1 on the Netflix charts in only four days. Racking up 111 million views in the first four weeks, “Squid Game”...

The Wadi Rum desert in Jordan served as one of many filming locations for the science fiction film, “Dune,” which is ranked among the top 10 films of 2021 by staff writer Hallie Chong.

‘Dune’ rides the sand to success

Alice Oh, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

With excellent cinematography, eye-catching graphics, and eerie music, the production of “Dune” exceeds expectations.  The plot and character development, however, are shallow in comparison to...

HoYeon Jung poses at the premiere of “Squid Game”.

HoYeon Jung steals the hearts of many

Daphne So, Features Editor November 29, 2021

As of Oct. 18, I have 186 HoYeon Jung-related posts saved to an Instagram folder.  You might be thinking: Are you crazy? She’s some random model who was in a Netflix show. What’s so great about...

Batman through the years

Batman through the years

Tyler Aronson, Staff Writer November 29, 2021

One of the most iconic superheroes of all time will be receiving a new film on March 4. Batman has made a cultural impact on the big screen over the years, being portrayed by six different actors in...

Characters from the new “Spider-Man: No Way Home” movie trailer in action which comes out on Dec. 17.

Spider-Man trailer has fans spinning

Samantha Contreras, A&E Editor October 15, 2021

Two  years after Spider-Man’s identity was exposed in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Marvel has finally released the first trailer of the new “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” In just the first 24...

Actor Simu Liu speaks at San Diego Comic Con in July before the release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”.

New Marvel film adds to representation in MCU

Eli Mayerson, Sports Editor October 15, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, introduces a plethora of firsts for the films. Set in the “post-snap” timeline after the events...

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