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Charli XCX Finds Her Voice

Charli XCX performs songs from her collaboration-heavy mixtape

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

October 11, 2019

The release of Charli XCX's third studio album, “Charli,” has been marked by nonstop turmoil. Since 2014's “Sucker,” the pop singer has seen hundreds of her songs leak online (including practically the entirety of what was originally planned to be her third studio album, referred to by fans as “XCX 3” or “XCX World”), worked closely with British experimental pop group PC Music, and released two full mixtapes and an EP.

Netflix’s “Tall Girl” Fails to Reach New Heights

Jodi, played by Ava Michelle, pursues the affections of her school's Swedish exchange student.

Taila Lee, Coeditor in Chief

September 18, 2019

“You think your life is hard? I’m a junior wearing size 13 Nikes. Men’s size 13 Nikes. Beat that.” This is a line from Netflix’s latest original rom-com Tall Girl, which focuses on the story of a 6’1” high school junior named Jodi Kreyman who struggles to fit in with her classmates due to her height. Although the film intends to raise awareness for the negative impacts of bullying and promotes self-love, it is difficult to overlook the story’s blatant ignorance.

Norman F***ing Rockwell is Lana Del Rey’s Best Yet

Singer Lana Del Rey from one of her performances in 2017.

Chloe Postlewaite, Online Editor

September 17, 2019

Lana Del Rey’s angelic vocals and melancholic lyrics combine with her new politically active stance to bring her best album yet, Norman F***ing Rockwell.

Taylor Swift’s “Lover” Is Easy to Fall in Love With

To accompany her album, Swift also sells four versions of deluxe journals that include her old diary entries.

Taila Lee, Coeditor in Chief

September 11, 2019

Taylor Swift’s seventh album Lover soared to the top of the charts in dozens of countries quickly after its release on August 22, 2019, with the album crowning the Billboard Top 200 Albums and all 18 songs landing spots on Billboard Hot 100 and Spotify Top 20.

The College Board’s Environmental Context Dashboard Was Not Made for the Greater Good

What the Environmental Context Dashboard looks like to college admissions adminstration.

Noelia Arteaga, Sports Editor

June 6, 2019

The College Board's Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Adversity Index is a terrible idea.

I argued with someone who believes rape isn’t a “real issue.” Here’s what I learned.

People march in Washington during the March for Life in January 2017.

Taila Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Health/Lifestyle/Tech Editor

May 26, 2019

Here, I broke a rule of Instagram that I advise all people to follow: Never read the comments under a political post.

Representation: More Than Just People on a Screen

Mural in The Castro District, San Francisco

Mira Sahi, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019

A study by GLAAD reports that roughly 12.8 percent of characters in media are LGBT+. Fewer than half of them aren’t stereotypes and cliches. Not just who is represented on TV but also how they are represented matters, and when it comes to the queer community, we have a long way to go.

Is the Spotlight Shone on the Right People?

Traditionally, actors and actresses receive the most praise in drama productions.

Kianna Koeppen, Diversity Editor

May 3, 2019

When you think of a musical, play, movie, television show, or some form of visual entertainment that tells a form of a story, what roles do you think of? The lead actor with a crisp jaw line, handsome complexion, and stunning talent? The gorgeous actress whose stunning beauty matches their talent? The brilliant director who managed to pull it all together in incredible accuracy?

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”: The Beauty of Black Culture, Education, and Motherhood

Weekend One: Beyoncé performs at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in California.

Taila Lee, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Health/Lifestyle/Tech Editor

April 24, 2019

Two hours and 17 minutes of Beyoncé. What more could the world want?Netflix released Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé on April 17, 2019. This documentary detailed renowned pop singer Beyoncé’s phenomenal concert at the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in April 2018. Reported as a deal worth about $60 million, Homecoming is one of Beyoncé’s three upcoming projects with Netflix.

Why Being Polite Isn’t Always a Good Thing

This is the local Starbucks, located in Redwood City, where Lee and Postlewaite were approached.

Taila Lee and Chloe Postlewaite

April 14, 2019

We’re 16-year-old teenage girls, so naturally, we were at our local Starbucks, working on a school project. We were having a conversation when a 20-something-year-old man approached us and asked if we had Uber.

The Voice of the Wildcats