From movies to characters, here’s what Netflix has to offer the LGBT community
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From movies to characters, here’s what Netflix has to offer the LGBT community

Exploring different television shows, movies that feature LGBT characters, storylines Television: “I Am Not Okay With This” Following the hype of “Stranger Things,” Netflix cast the popular Sophia…

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Experimental student musician “Nina Spheres” talks about debut album
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Experimental student musician “Nina Spheres” talks about debut album

Ben Mueller-Leclerc discusses “Spherical” and the recording, editing process Experimental musician Ben Mueller-Leclerc, a fourth-year philosophy major who goes by the alter ego “Nina Spheres,” sat down with…

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“I didn’t want to change my name” — From spending six years in a refugee camp to coming out as a trans woman, how Ko Ser Lu Htoo came into her identity
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“I didn’t want to change my name” — From spending six years in a refugee camp to coming out as a trans woman, how Ko Ser Lu Htoo came into her identity

Former ASUCD senator shares what motivates her, future aspirations “People believe in you.”  Ko Ser Lu Htoo’s father told her this when she was elected to serve as…

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Culture Corner with Josh Madrid
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Culture Corner with Josh Madrid

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows Television: “Hollywood” on Netflix Hollywood is a miniseries that fantasizes about the LGBTQ experience the 1950s…

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How meditation calmed my mind and changed my mind
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How meditation calmed my mind and changed my mind

Focus your breath to focus your life “To think we are too stressed to train the mind, is like thinking that our head hurts too much to take…

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How are students adjusting in the pandemic era?
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How are students adjusting in the pandemic era?

Class, social networks during COVID-19 In-person classes and campus buildings have been closed for more than half of Spring Quarter. Some students stayed in Davis while others packed…

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Glee Cast version vs. original song
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Glee Cast version vs. original song

It must be said. Disclaimer: Before you disagree or get upset, I have, like, really incredible taste in music. Also, I took a class called “Intro To World…

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Hollywood’s “Lolita complex” still a problematic issue for young, female stars
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Hollywood’s “Lolita complex” still a problematic issue for young, female stars

Preservation of innocence of child actors while simultaneously hypersexualizing their every move creates vicious cycle Child actress Millie Bobby Brown sparked controversy at the 26th annual Screen Actors…

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Oh no, I’m with them: my quest to befriend a rapper
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Oh no, I’m with them: my quest to befriend a rapper

If I could charm the guys at my local In-N-Out to sneak some free fries in my order, how hard could it be to become extremely close to…

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Sexual recession heightened by social distancing
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Sexual recession heightened by social distancing

Staying six-feet apart in the streets and in the sheets Sex is a highly taboo subject in American culture. We would rather use euphemisms like “sleeping around” than…

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Culture Corner with Itzelth Gamboa
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Culture Corner with Itzelth Gamboa

The Arts Desks’ weekly picks for movies, books, music and television shows Movie: “The Half Of It” dir. Alice Wu  Wallflower Ellie Chu spends her high school days…

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Looking into Last.fm
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Looking into Last.fm

Exploring the possibilities of the music tracking website There’s a sense of mystery surrounding one’s musical habits. Sure, you know more or less what genres and albums you’ve…

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Enter 100 gecs — pop music’s logical conclusion
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Enter 100 gecs — pop music’s logical conclusion

Like something out of a warehouse in early 2000s East Berlin. Do you remember the first time you heard something that would change everything? One can only imagine…

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Music that defines us
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Music that defines us

Historic moments of political upheaval, social unrest marked by era-defining music  Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys debuted her new song “Good Job” during a CNN virtual town hall on April…

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Commentary: Fads of Generation Z’s juvenescence
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Commentary: Fads of Generation Z’s juvenescence

Underlying implications of fads, changes over generations As a materialistic nation, embedded in American culture is a want for what we don’t have. Fads come and go, but…

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