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Apple releases new, smaller iPhone

Apple releases new, smaller iPhone

William Jow, Copy/Content Editor
April 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

Ever since the launch of the iPhone 6, many unsatisfied Apple customers have been asking for a phone that isn’t the size of a small bus. After a year, Apple answered by releasing the iPhone SE in late March. The iPhone SE sports a 4-inch aluminum chassis similar to that of the iPhone 5s, but packs...

Political Comedy

Avi Varghese and Ben Zaeske
April 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

Since the earliest political cartoons, comedy has been an important medium to express political views. With the wide variety of media available to the public today, comedy continues to have an increased influence on the political field and has made tough issues more accessible to the public than ever....

‘Cleopatra’: for those sick of cliches

‘Cleopatra’: for those sick of cliches

Alexis Malgesini, Staff Writer
April 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

“Cleopatra,” The Lumineers Folk Rock Apr. 8 2016 ★★★★★ The Lumineers, the folk rock trio responsible for the whimsical, upbeat melodies of their most widely known 2012 hit song “Ho Hey,” released “Cleopatra” on April 8. “Cleopatra,” full of soothing tones and insightful ly...

‘Zootopia’ addresses societal prejudices

‘Zootopia’ addresses societal prejudices

Eric Thiem, Business Manager
April 29
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-7

  “Zootopia” Mar. 4 2016 (PG) Directed by Byron Howard, Jared Bush, Rich Moore Starring Ginnifer Goodwin ★★★★★ It’s not uncommon for animated kids movies to have deep underlying messages. “Wall-E” taught people the importance of taking care of the environment. “Happy ...

Talon Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Latte

Talon Recipe: Matcha Green Tea Latte

Miranda Li, Graphic Artist
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Thursday, March 17, so The Talon is here to sweeten up your St. Patty’s day with a quick, easy and bright green recipe for matcha green tea latte. You can find matcha powder at your local Ranch 99 or even Trader Joe’s. INGREDIENTS: 1 teaspoon matcha powder 2 te...

‘Hail, Caesar!’: the Coen Brothers’ latest masterpiece

‘Hail, Caesar!’: the Coen Brothers’ latest masterpiece

David Lisbonne, Senior Writer
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

  “Hail, Caesar!” Feb. 5 2016 (PG-13) Directed by the Coen Brothers Starring George Clooney ★★★★☆ “Hail, Caesar!” is the latest and greatest from the Coen brothers, and is a comedy mixed in among their renowned “serious” movies of past years. Chronicling the day-to-day ...

Deadpool’s not your typical Marvel hero

Deadpool’s not your typical Marvel hero

Cole Hanson, Copy/Content Editor
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

  “Deadpool” Feb. 12 2016 (R) Directed by Tim Miller Starring Ryan Reynolds ★★★★☆ Viewers be warned, this is not your typical superhero movie. The explicit, fourth-wall breaking experience that is Marvel’s Deadpool stands as a refreshing contrast to the mainstream superhero genre....

Escape the Room is exactly what it sounds like — in a good way

Escape the Room is exactly what it sounds like — in a good way

Miranda Li, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

Escape the Mysterious Room Escape the Room Real Escape Game San Jose ★★★★★ Panic. Yells diffuse through tense air, hands flail, feet shuffle nervously. Three, two, one… time’s up, and the room explodes in laughter and noise. Escape the Room games are paid, timed experiences in which...

Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo’: beautiful, stupid

Kanye’s ‘The Life of Pablo’: beautiful, stupid

Jim Hollingworth, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

  ‘The Life of Pablo,’ Kanye West Hip-Hop/Rap Feb. 14 2016 ★★★☆☆ Listen, I didn’t want to like this album. Regardless of whether or not you subscribe to the metaphysical idea that the artist exists independently from his art, we can all agree on one thing: Kanye West can...

New Nintendo console codenamed NX

New Nintendo console codenamed NX

Booker Martin, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

Nintendo is in a difficult position — it needs a new console to remedy its mistakes and get sales back on track. However, abandoning its current home console, the Wii U, risks upsetting loyal fans who bought the console expecting lasting support, not a measly catalog of future releases. Nintendo’s...

Smash Bros. is done with downloadable content

Smash Bros. is done with downloadable content

Booker Martin, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

“Super Smash Bros.” makes me yell at my best friend. And laugh at him, high five him, cheer with him and sulk with him. It brings eight people together in my family room, all engaged in the action taking place on-screen. As a video game franchise, Nintendo’s “Super Smash Bros.” offers arguably...

At Sugarbaby, Los Altos comes full circle

At Sugarbaby, Los Altos comes full circle

Spencer Dembner, News Editor
March 9
Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

Ask Darren Howze why he does what he does, and he points to a hand-painted sign over the store’s entrance. It says, “It’s a Beautiful Day to be Sweet.” Howze, along with his wife Colleen, is the owner of Sugarbaby Sweetshoppe, a new candy store nestled on State Street that opened in February....

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