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The series has resumed. Ghostbusters: Afterlife introduces a new generation of ghostbusters while also paying homage to the previous ones.

Movie Review: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2021

I’ll admit: I did not watch the first two Ghostbuster movies in theaters -- I wasn’t even alive when they came out. However, when another installment to the Ghostbusters story released on November...

Break out your sweaters and go stream Red (Taylors Version) on Apple Music, Spotify, or Youtube.

Music review: “Red” (Taylor’s Version)

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer November 25, 2021

On November 12, 2021, Taylor Swift released Red (Taylor’s Version). After losing rights to her original albums, including the 2012 album, "Red," Swift re-recorded and re-released the album’s 16...

Dune premiered in theaters worldwide on September 15, 2021 and in HBOMax on October 22, 2021.

Movie review: “Dune”

Ritika Gupta, Page Editor November 16, 2021

Overview "Dune Part One" is the first part of the adaptation of the 1965 novel, Dune. The story follows Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) of House Atreides in his journey to bring peace to the planet...

The map hotel royale is an unspecified battle taking place in Paris.

Game review: Call of Duty Vanguard

Jack Beresford-Howe, Staff Writer November 16, 2021

On November 5th, Call of Duty: Vanguard released and fans started the grind for Weapon challenges, such as 100 eliminations, and leveling up their accounts to unlock as much as possible. This year, players...

Three beautiful short films to watch

Three beautiful short films to watch

Kevin Zhu, Senior Staff Writer November 12, 2021

The magic of short films is often overlooked in the face of its larger, more daunting counterparts. However, short films offer a different expression of film and an entirely different viewing experience,...

Daniel Craig kicks off his Bond career in Casino Royale, playing high-stakes poker and foiling terrorist attacks.

The end of an era – what was Daniel Craig’s best Bond film?

Yi (Steven) Yang, AVT Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

Back in 2006, fans of the James Bond series harshly criticized Daniel Craig -- Pierce Brosnan’s replacement as the new bond. Now, 15 years later, we cannot imagine a 007 who is not Craig.  Whether...

In the Red Light, Green Light game, participants learned the true stakes of the game.

Why we love “Squid Game”

Katy Clark, Senior Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Released on September 17th, Squid Game, a South Korean thriller, follows debt-strapped individuals as they compete in children’s games for money. Failure equals death and winning is the only way to stay...

On the Border: Traditional Treats You Can Make This Halloween

On the Border: Traditional Treats You Can Make This Halloween

Emma Ka, Andrew Xiao, and Mark Zhou October 19, 2021

As the new autumn season falls upon Pleasanton, everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit. With such a festive atmosphere having taken hold, people are decorating their houses, carving pumpkins, and...

The very embodiment of Marvel’s darker side, a villain named Carnage,  stands as an example of her namesake: cruel, incomprehensible, and bloodthirsty to a fault.

Movie Review: “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”

Parth Mishra, AV Radio EIC October 16, 2021

The story of Eddie Brock and his symbiote Venom continues in “In Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” the long awaited sequel to Venom (2018). After critics flamed the first movie, Marvel forged the core...

The Melodic Blue features sixteen distinct tracks.

Music Review: The Melodic Blue

Parth Mishra, AV Radio EIC September 30, 2021

Baby Keem kicks off his debut in mainstream rap with highly experimental album "The Melodic Blue." The versatile rapper is willing to go to any lengths in order to find his groove. Surprising fans with...

Book Review: Crying in H-Mart

Book Review: Crying in H-Mart

Kevin Zhu, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

When a loved one dear to us dies, very rarely do we ever think about a supermarket. For Michelle Zauner, she thinks of H-Mart, a Korean grocery store chain.  Crying in H-Mart is a memoir written by...

Pepperocino Kettle Chips are most recommended, with Tostitos and Veggie Straws coming in behind.

The American Dream in a Chip 

Tegan Morrison, Guest Writer September 21, 2021

A simple bag of soft, yet crunchy, chips that can make a day better can be ruined by one flaw. From the puff of gross moldy air a bag of chips can let out when you open the brand-new bag, to the worst...

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