Thursday, August 17, 2017

Film Review: “The Mummy”

“The Mummy” has a serious identity crisis. Does it want to be a fun, campy romp like the Brendan Frasier-starring series of the 1990s, or a gritty series reboot with elements of horror and...

Film Review: “It Comes at Night”

There are many great psychological horror films that rely on the consequences of human folly rather than monsters. “The Shining,” “Carrie” and “Black Swan” are exemplary cinema. How do they play upon negative feelings...

Student Input on Commencement Speaker Would Make Ceremony More Representative

In just 12 days, I will be joining my peers in the class of 2017 as we walk across RIMAC field and earn our degrees. Four years of hard work, late nights and exorbitant...

Preuss Teacher Convicted of Molesting Student, Family Suing

Preuss School teacher Walter Solomon, who had been convicted of child molestation two years ago, is now facing a lawsuit after his initial dismissal from his teaching position at the charter school. The molestation...

UCSD Students to Brew Beer on the Moon After Getting Second Chance in Google...

A team of 11 UC San Diego students who lost after competing in Google’s Lunar XPRIZE competition as finalists have been given a second chance to take their project to the moon after teaming...

Facebook Leads to ‘Diminished Well-Being’, UCSD Researcher Says

A new research study has surfaced from both UC San Diego’s assistant professor Holly B. Shakya and Yale University’s professor Nicholas A. Christakis, which found that the more time people spend using Facebook or...

A Sitdown with Spent Penny: “Who Wants To Start A S***** Punk Band?”

Hailing from UC San Diego’s Musicians Club, Spent Penny consists of fellow Tritons with a passion for performance. From Battle of the Bands to the UCSD Guardian’s own Pocket Office, Spent Penny has utilized...

Film Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Few people would’ve predicted that “Pirates of the Caribbean” could still be chugging along in 2017, but with the release of the fifth installment, it’s clear that Disney will just keep giving us sequels...

Play Review: “The Old Man and the Old Moon”

There’s this mystery involving the miners of Appalachia. These men were so totally exploited by foreign mining companies, for such a long time, and with such extreme acquiescence, that their lack of resistance has...

Play Review: “Escape to Margaritaville”

With beaches, tropical scenery and the titular beverage, “Escape to Margaritaville” aches of summer. It’s a blissful escape from the mundanity of a fast-paced world as vacation grows closer each day. This musical, set to...