Franz Ferdinand Rediscovers Early Energy

Emily Fong, Co-News Editor

May 9, 2014

Scottish dance-punk band Franz Ferdinand played at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on Monday night, April 28. The tour was launched in support of the band's new studio album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. The album it...

Education Needs Culture Shift, Not Test Change

Emily Fong, Co-News Editor

April 24, 2014

With the release of the revamped Smarter Balance Assessment test, I wonder if it is really as progressive as its proponents say it is. Sure, the online exams and emphasis on critical thinking, staples of Common Core's curri...

Blood Drive Cut Short

April 21, 2014

Lego Movie Absurdly Good

Emily Fong, Co-News Editor

March 4, 2014

The Lego Movie, a joint production between American, Australian, and Danish film studios, hit the box office on February 7. The film stars a plethora of  movie industry big names such as Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arn...

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February 24, 2014

Film Fest Offers Scholarships, Internships

Emily Fong, Co-News Editor

February 5, 2014

The 8th annual Lamorinda Acalanes Union Film Festival (LAUFF 8) will be held in the CPAC on February 28 at 7pm. 20 student produced films will be showcased. Submissions will be taken from any student from the Acalanes Union...

“Her” Sophisticated Triumph

Emily Fong, Co-News Editor

January 30, 2014

Director Spike Jonze's newest feature, the sci-fi comedy Her, debuted in theaters on December 18, 2013. Her tells the story of Theodore Twombly, a recent divorcee struggling to make emotional connections with other people after...

Auditions Instituted for Advanced Drama

Emily Fong, Co-News Editor

December 13, 2013

The Drama 2 and Advanced Drama classes will no longer simply accept students into the course how have completed Drama 1.  Starting next year, students who wish to take those high level Drama classes will be required to audition. This...