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Hollywood in it for the money, not art

Hollywood in it for the money, not art

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under A&E

If you look at the 10 highest grossing movies from 40 years ago in 1977 and compare those with the 10 highest grossing movies of 2017, you’ll notice some differences.  First of all, 1977 was a great year for film. Some of the movies among the top 10 highest grossing films of the year include...

And the Oscar goes to…

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under A&E

The First Academy Awards ceremony was held in the Ballroom of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on May 16, 1929. Since then, there have been 88 awards ceremonies, and on March 4 of this year we will see the 90th Academy Awards.  Here are my predictions for this year. “Three...

What celebrity should be President?

Kiley Borba, Conan Maron, Shirin Afrakhteh, and Mason Allen

February 9, 2018


Filed under A&E

Name: Kiley Borba Position: Staff Writer Candidate: Alex Jones When I wrote about this exact thing last year before the 2016 election, I called for the end of society.  Now, I would like to take a step further and call for the DECIMATION OF IT. Alex Jones will lead to this decimation.  ...

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” brings back laughs

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” brings back laughs

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive

Christmas is here again and while some might enjoy spending time their typical American Family, I’d rather spend time the Griswalds, and their adventure doesn’t end at Wally World. That’s evident if you’ve seen the 1989 Classic "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation" Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly...

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie Review

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Christmas is here again and while some might enjoy spending time their typical American Family, I’d rather spend time the Griswalds, and their adventure doesn’t end at Wally World. That’s evident if you’ve seen the 1989 Classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly...

Which animated show would you live in?

Mason Allen, Brandon Victoriano, Ilene Morrisette, Emma Hall

November 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Name: Mason Allen Position: Staff Writer Show: “Futurama” In the year 3000, people regularly live to the age of 160, characters can make it from the earth to the moon in only a couple of seconds and all your favorite celebrities are permanently preserved as heads at a local museum.  Thi...

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

San Ramon celebrates 150th anniversary

Mason Allen, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  San Ramon celebrated its 150 year anniversary on Sept. 9,  and boy has the city changed in the past century and a half. In 1867, the current intersection of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Deerwood Road featured the city’s first  schoolhouse. It had two roofs and was only13...

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