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The Percy Jackson TV Series Was Overhyped

Angel Pepper, Reporter February 16, 2024

First, they were books, then they were movies, then a musical, and now they’re a TV series. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan has seen many different adaptations over the years. The final episode...

Top 5 Greatest Films From 1978 (And Why You Should Care)

Top 5 Greatest Films From 1978 (And Why You Should Care)

Jacob Manning, Reporter February 13, 2024

As the mid-seventies slowly crept into the late-seventies, there was a question as to whether the decade of auteur-driven masterpieces was fizzling out. 1977 saw instant classics coming out fewer and farther...

Matt Dillon and Thandiwe Newton in Crash (2004)

Top 10 Worst Best Picture Winners

Jacob Manning, Reporter January 29, 2024

With the yearly Oscar buzz starting up once again, instead of discussing this year’s snubs and predicted winners, I thought it was about time that we honor some of the Academy’s more… questionable...

Vincent DOnofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Matthew Modine, and Arliss Howard in Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Top 5 Films of 1987 (And Why It Matters)

Jacob Manning, Reporter January 29, 2024

After completing an article about the top 5 movies from 1973, I somewhat arbitrarily picked the year 1987 to follow it up with.  This year includes so many classic movies like Full Metal Jacket, Moonstruck,...

Top 10 Albums of the 1990s

Top 10 Albums of the 1990s

Tyler Hayley, Reporter and Editor January 29, 2024

The 1990s were a great time for music as we experienced a boom in alt-rock and hip-hop. For the first time, a rap song was #1, artists such as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Bjork went solo, boy bands and girl...

Jo Koy: Why Hes Unfunny

Jo Koy: Why He’s Unfunny

Angel Pepper, Reporter January 19, 2024

The Golden Globes, which happened on January 7th this year, managed to cause quite an uproar due to the controversial host, Jo Koy. One might think Koy would be a fine host, considering he’s a stand-up...

Sterling K. Brown in American Fiction 2023
Dir. Cord Jefferson

Top 15 Films of 2023

Jacob Manning, Reporter January 18, 2024

I have the honor of writing The Pomegranate’s inevitable rundown of the greatest films that received a wide release in the year 2023. There were so many fantastic movies released this year, that picking...

Whats In and Whats Out for Chanukah?

What’s In and What’s Out for Chanukah?

Angel Pepper, Reporter January 12, 2024

The holiday season has come around once again, and many students and teachers are eagerly awaiting Christmas. But that’s not the only holiday people are celebrating at this time of year. Alongside Christmas...

Tetris Is Beaten By 13-Year-Old

Tetris Is Beaten By 13-Year-Old

Jonathan Hernandez, Reporter January 12, 2024

On December 21, Willis Gibson beat Tetris for the first time in the game’s 34-year history.  Gibson, a 13-year-old from Stillwater, Oklahoma, beat the game by reaching a kill screen on level 157...

2023: A Pop Culture Timeline

2023: A Pop Culture Timeline

May Maflahi, Reporter January 11, 2024

2023 was packed with anticipated movie releases, huge music tours from top artists, and exciting new albums. Each month of the year had something to share, so why don’t we go back and look at the biggest...

Livermore Reviews: Ululanis Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Livermore Reviews: Ululani’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Nuha Maflahi, Reporter January 11, 2024

The Ululani Hawaiian Shaved Ice franchise started in 2008 with a little shop in Hawaii. Since then it has grown into the most popular shaved ice chain in Maui and has now been opening more franchises in...

Harriet Andersson in Cries And Whispers (1973) - Svensk Filmindustri. Dir. Ingmar Bergman

Top 5 Greatest Films From 50 Years Ago (And Why You Should Care)

Jacob Manning, Author January 10, 2024

As 2023 was wrapping up, I was first proposed to the idea of talking about the greatest films from 50 years ago. This intrigued me but also scared me to some degree.  The seventies were, in my eyes,...

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