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“Suspiria”: a Legacy of Terror

HORROR FILM LIVES UP TO ITS PREDECESSOR 1977’s cult slasher flick “Suspiria” was resurrected this fall, with a brand-new interpretation that presents a satisfying blend of clever similarities, thrilling variations and unconventional terror. The original “Suspiria,” directed by Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, follows ballet student Susie Bannion’s excursion into a prestigious German dance academy which…

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Ebbtide Eats: Pho-Tastic

SCC is surrounded by a number Vietnamese restaurants — specifically, ones centered on serving pho. Pho is a type of rice noodle soup served with different broth bases (usually beef or chicken), with a side of jalapenos, limes, herbs and bean sprouts. You can choose from a selection of different meats, from tofu to steak…

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SCC’s ‘Little Shop’ a Letdown

MISPLACED PUPPETS CHEAPEN A FAN FAVORITE This year’s fall musical fell victim to an unsuccessful spin put on its execution, though fortunately, it was through no fault of the talent. The cast was wonderful. The set was fantastic. The music was great. All players showcased their usual skill in SCC’s production of “Little Shop of…

‘Searching’ for Safety

FILM SERVES AS CAUTIONARY TALE There are a number of horrifying things that can happen outside of our control, and staying safe is a high priority. In the recent hit movie “Searching,” the disappearance of high school student Margot Kim illustrates why safety is important for all ages. The film follows David Kim (played by…

Confusion, Courtship and Condoms

ROM-COM GOES POSTAL Don’t you hate it when your younger sister mails your love letters to a slew of your past and current crushes? “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is based on Jenny Han’s 2014 book of the same name, covering many of the foundational structures of young love within young adult novels:…

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Broken Fantasy

“OFF WE FLY NOW” FAILS TO TAKE OFF Disney, the Brothers Grimm, we all know some variation of the famous fairy tales of our childhood. SCC’s new play includes some of the leading ladies in these fairy tales. And it failed to impress.   “Off We Fly Now,” directed by SCC drama faculty Duygu Monson,…

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A Night at the Opera

WORKSHOP SHOWCASES STUDENT TALENT On a frigid, gloomy afternoon, the lights dimmed in the SCC theater, leaving only a vague outline of the pianist to the right of the stage patiently waiting to play and fake sun owners hoping to be plucked. The audiences’ chatter died away as the darkness enveloped them. Below center stage,…

“Wakanda Forever”

“BLACK PANTHER” LIVES UP TO HYPE The Marvel film we’ve all been waiting for has finally premiered. On Feb. 16, “Black Panther” blessed the big screen. The fillm features a beautiful, dominant black cast, an all- black produced soundtrack and an overdue proper representation of Africa. “Black Panther” was directed by Ryan Coogler, who won…

Lady Bird Soars to New Heights

SACRAMENTO TEEN STRIKES EMOTIONAL CHORD High school is that one elusive time period in many of our lives. It is a time of change of identity and discovery as high schoolers move out into the real world. For these reasons it is difficult to accurately portray the odyssey that many take. Of all of the…

24K Magic in the Air

DIVERSITY DOMINATES THE GRAMMYS This year’s Grammy Awards may have represented a changing of the guard in the music industry. A diverse group of nominees opened up the possibility of the industry moving forward; however, the artists who brought home trophies reminded the music world of the passivity and conservative decisions of Grammys past. Over…

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