Last month's Open Mic Night was pretty awesome. The show featured many talented acts, which made for a fun night. Student Government started off the night with some great dance moves to hype up the crowd. It's safe to say StuGov weren't the other people having fun. This month featured performances by violinist Jackson Mancuso, rappers Jessye … Continue reading February’s Final Friday
February marks Black History Month. With the Beyoncés and Obamas of the world, we forget about the other amazing, intelligent, and courageous black movers and shakers in America. Nina Turner is one of those amazing people. Nina Turner recently ran for Ohio Secretary of State, but unfortunately lost. Prior to running for Ohio Secretary of State, … Continue reading Nina Turner: Black History Month Feature
Last Friday, New West had its third annual Winter Formal at the African American Firefighter museum in Downtown LA. The night was absolutely fabulous, complete with a performance from Silent Partner. While I could ramble on about how great the night was and how fabulous the outfits were, I think I'll let the photos speak … Continue reading Winter Formal 2015
The Academy Awards are less than a month away, and the nominations were recently released. For Best Picture, the following films are nominated: "Whiplash," "Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Selma," "American Sniper," "Grand Budapest Hotel," and "Boyhood." After viewing a number of them, I have many emotions and opinions regarding the films. I … Continue reading Oscar Nominations 2015: Which Movies to See
If you're a hockey fan, like myself, you were probably SUPER hyped between Dec 26 and Jan 5. If you're not a huge hockey fan, here's why the hockey world was crazy excited: on Dec 26, 2014, the World Junior Championships kicked off in Montreal and Toronto. For those unfamiliar with the World Junior Championships, … Continue reading World Junior Championships 2015: Players to Watch
It's Christmastime again, and in a few short weeks a plush man in red will fly down your chimney and give you gifts. As Americans, we tend to all have the same image of Santa Claus in our head. A jolly, round man, dressed in a red suit, with a white beard, and love for … Continue reading There’s More Than One Santa Claus
On November 24th, 2014, the Guardians of Peace, otherwise known as the “#GOP,” hacked into Sony Pictures computer systems, stealing information, posting rants from Sony's various social network accounts, defacing their website, and disabling their computer systems. The stolen information has been posted across the internet. Part of the stolen content includes five films: four … Continue reading Sony Pictures Hack: Was it North Korea?