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The album cover of 1989 (Taylors Version)

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” Review

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer November 5, 2023

In 2014, Taylor Swift released “1989,” an album that won her three Grammys. Now, in the midst of her wildly successful Eras Tour, Swift has rereleased the album as “1989 (Taylor’s Version).”...

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A Review of PORTALS, a Mystical and Mysterious Album by Melanie Martinez

Kashvi Rai '28, Writer May 19, 2023

On March 31, Melanie Martinez, an alternative pop artist, finally released her third studio album, PORTALS. After a series of cryptic hints and clues, such as a series of videos showing the development...

Whats up with woke?

What’s up with woke?

Darin Eberhardt '25, Opinion and Arts & Culture Editor April 5, 2023

Woke is a word which seems to have only gained momentum over the past five years. Perhaps the most prominent and loudest voice to begin using the word is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis and...

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Avatar 2: The Way of Water is an Immersive Experience

Diego Sanchez '27, Writer February 27, 2023

On December 16th, 2022, one of the most anticipated movies over the past few years was released. Avatar: The Way of Water, the sequel to the highest grossing movie of all time, Avatar. The film has received...

Cover for Swifts 10th studio album, Midnights!

Taylor Swift’s Midnights | Album Review

Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, School and Local Editor October 26, 2022

Midnights is finally here! Taylor Swift has gone from country to pop to folk over the course of sixteen years and nine albums, and this album is composed of entirely new music. Fans all across the world...

Apology to Sacheen Littlefeather

Apology to Sacheen Littlefeather

Zola Ortiz '23, Writer September 29, 2022

Fifty years ago on March 27, 1973, Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache and Yaqui actress and activist, declined an Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando for his lead role in The Godfather,...

Heard on the Quad: Opinions on Andrew Tate

Heard on the Quad: Opinions on Andrew Tate

Jayraina Montoya '23 and Ben Montoya '23 September 16, 2022

Emory Andrew Tate III is one of the most well known men on the internet—except he’s recently been banned from most social media sites. The former kickboxer used platforms such as Instagram and TikTok...

Albums of the Summer

Albums of the Summer

Neil Mahto ‘23, Opinion Editor September 9, 2022

5. Blue Water Road - Kehlani Kehlani followed their two debut records SweetSexySavage and It Was Good Until it Wasn’t with their most widely acclaimed album to date. The epitome of summer albums,...

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers Review

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers Review

Sophia Liem '23, DEI Coordinator May 18, 2022

The same man that turned the metamorphosis of a butterfly into a detailed journey of the Black man’s struggle with critiques of capitalism, colorism, and systemic racism in To Pimp a Butterfly has done...

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A Review

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: A Review

Lily Ma'ayan '24, 7th Grade Editor April 19, 2022

Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel series, whose first episode came out in 2017, has stumbled its way through its fourth season this spring. The show follows Midge Maisel, a perky Jewish New York...

Celebrating Women in the Month of March

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 16, 2022

For Women's History Month this March, Advocate writers are reflecting on the many contributions women make to society. Explore our collection below to join us in celebrating women both in our community...

Celebrating Black Music

Celebrating Black Music

Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor February 24, 2022

The advent of Jimi Hendrix to the popular music stage forever changed the genre. In fact, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says Jimi Hendrix is “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history...

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