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Friends Reunion set to air in February

Friends Reunion set to air in February

Melissa Kim, Eastside Staff

February 4, 2016


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Fans have been excitedly anticipating a reunion of the universal comedy known as “Friends” ever since the finale in 2004. Their cries have been heard, and NBC is finally ready to deliver. NBC sent out a tweet on January 13, saying “New announcement - #FriendsReunion! #NBCUTCA.” The tweet has sinc...

Childish Gambino’s paves his own path with new album

Childish Gambino’s paves his own path with new album

Joe Levin, Eastside Staff

February 4, 2016


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Hailing from Stone Mountain, Georgia, hip-hop/pop artist Donald Glover isn’t your typical rapper. Like Drake, Glover (who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino) dabbles in other areas. Following his graduation from New York University (NYU), Glover began his career in entertainment as a writer for...

Fetty Wap debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart

Fetty Wap debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart

Joe Levin, Eastside Staff

January 29, 2016


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Hip-hop artist Willie Maxwell II, better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, released his debut studio album on Sept. 25, 2015. Fetty Wap is relatively local, hailing from Paterson, New Jersey. His self-titled album, Fetty Wap, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. With his fourth single f...

Fans of Full House anticipate the premiere of the show’s sequel, Fuller House

Fans of Full House anticipate the premiere of the show’s sequel, Fuller House

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Staff

January 29, 2016


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Fans have been waiting over twenty years for Full House to return, and finally on Feb. 26, the show’s sequel, Fuller House will premiere. Unfortunately, the show is a Netflix original series only, and will not air on live television. Regardless, the show is bound to please its fans. Most of the cast will ...

Panic! at the Disco’s new album will make you want to Dance! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco’s new album will make you want to Dance! at the Disco

Hope Seybold, Eastside Staff

January 27, 2016


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Panic! at the Disco released their new album, Death of a Bachelor, on Friday January 15th. The album was written, composed, performed, and produced by Brendon Urie, the lead singer. Before Death of a Bachelor was released, fans were sceptical about the album because Panic! at the Disco has been known...

The twentieth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill excites fans

The twentieth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill excites fans

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

January 14, 2016


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Twenty years ago, Alanis Morissette released her album Jagged Little Pill, with five singles including chart-topping “Ironic.” The album was widely received all over the world. The awards for the album included nine Oscar nominations (winning five of them), topping charts in ten countries, and pl...

Adele releases a new album after four year break

Adele releases a new album after four year break

Brooke Greenberg, Eastside Community Editor

January 3, 2016


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Rising back up from the top after a four year break, Adele released her new album 25 on November 20, 2015. The album smashed the scales with a record breaking 3.38 million sales in only three weeks according to Time Magazine, with the number one single being “Hello," which has been a constant on the iTun...

The Force Awakens gives Star Wars fans more than a new hope for the third Star Wars trilogy

The Force Awakens gives Star Wars fans more than a new hope for the third Star Wars trilogy

Jacob Borowsky, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

December 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

The galaxy’s most beloved space opera has returned to the big screen for the first time in over a decade, capturing the attention of Star Wars fans and non-Star Wars fans alike.  The Force Awakens has catapulted the Star Wars saga back into the pop-culture mainstream, making the holiday season seem like an...

Sesame Street raises autism awareness by adding new autistic character

Sesame Street raises autism awareness by adding new autistic character

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

December 7, 2015


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Sesame Street is a very familiar show to people of all ages. Children grow up learning their ABCs, counting, and singing along with characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird. Sesame Street also teaches children important life lessons, which is why they recently added an autistic character, Ju...

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrates its 43rd new year

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebrates its 43rd new year

Melanie Raush, Eastside Staff

December 6, 2015


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The popular New Year’s Eve television special, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, will air for its 43rd year December 31. The special, created by Dick Clark, started as an alternative to the already existing New Year’s specials which did not appeal to younger viewers. The first airing wa...

Drake and Future album “What a Time to Be Alive” tops the charts

Drake and Future album “What a Time to Be Alive” tops the charts

Eugene Kim, Eastside Staff

December 6, 2015


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The highly anticipated collaboration between rappers Future and Drake, What a Time to Be Alive, was released by Cash Money and Epic Records on September 20, 2015. It is quite a time to be alive for rap fans, with two rap giants at the top of their game and some of the hottest producers in the game w...

“Back to the Future” inaccurately predicts 2015

“Back to the Future” inaccurately predicts 2015

Emerson Levy, Eastside Staff

November 1, 2015


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It has been three decades since the famous Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled in time from October 21, 1985 to October 21, 2015. A lot has changed in the future, and Marty experienced many advances he didn't expect. From flying cars to rejuvenated meals, the future is something to behold. Now, since the past has c...

Troye Sivan impresses listeners with his new release of ‘WILD’

Troye Sivan impresses listeners with his new release of ‘WILD’

Hope Seybold, Eastside Staff

October 20, 2015


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Troye Sivan, an Australian Internet star, released his fourth EP WILD on September 4th, 2015. The EP hit the charts, going to number one in 44 different countries, and went to number 5 on the Billboard top 200. The expectations were high for his new EP after the success of his debut EP, TRXYE...

Straight Outta Compton lands number one spot in box office

Straight Outta Compton lands number one spot in box office

Drew Meklinsky, Eastside Business Manager

August 31, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews

The story of hip-hop rap group N.W.A who emerged from Compton, Los Angeles, is grabbing everyone’s attention, landing the number one in the box office for the second straight week. “Straight Outta Compton” follows five young men, Eazy-E, Ice-Cube, Dr. Dre, M.C Ren, and DJ Yella in their journey ...

Zac Efron stars in the predictable, yet charming “We Are Your Friends”

Zac Efron stars in the predictable, yet charming “We Are Your Friends”

Leah Korn, Eastside Entertainment Editor

August 28, 2015


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We Are Your Friends takes place in the San Fernando Valley of California, where nice-guy Cole Carter (Zac Efron) lives with his three best friends, Ollie (Shiloh Fernandez), Squirrel (Alex Shaffera) and Mason (Jonny Weston). Cole is an aspiring DJ, who tries to make ends meet by playing at clubs in L...

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