The Fourth Estate

The 34th Edition

The 34th Edition

Maggie Newell

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has become “one of the most important stops on the annual road to the Oscars." This February, SBIFF will hold it’s 34th annual Film Festival in the historic Arlington Theatre. The prestige of the festi...

Continue Watching?

Continue Watching?

Hanna Marsi

March 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Stranger Things” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” not only all have a cult-like following but also are all Netflix original shows. Over the past five years, Netflix’s popularity has skyrocketed and is now surpassing conventional TV. Netflix’s growth can be measured in its s...

A Mixed Bag of Opinions on Campus

A Mixed Bag of Opinions on Campus

Zoe King

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Modern Rap, in my opinion, seems to be in a trend of anti-intellectualism, which is the direction popular music has been heading for a long time. Many genres have been watered down to be palatable to an increasingly musically uneducated audience. The same trends are noticed in modern country and rock...

Old School or Modern?

Old School or Modern?

Zoe King

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Music is influential. It influences our thoughts and views. Our beliefs and our perceptions. Rap music has been around for a while. Even though there are mixed opinions on it, rap has had a significant influence on pop culture over years and continues to have an impact on pop culture. Perhaps even more...

Nafisah Sierra Burgess is a Loser Review

Nafisah Sierra Burgess is a Loser Review

Nafisah Fathima

February 8, 2019


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A relatively new movie to Netflix, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” is a rom-com starring Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser), Veronica (Kristine Froseth) and Jamey (Noah Centineo) is an over-done, modern take on the catfishing cliché. Purposely given the wrong number by the popular mean girl, Jamey, a kind ...

Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters

Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters

Ava Rice

February 8, 2019


Filed under Recipes

Ingredients 8oz of chocolate chips Almonds (we used marcona) Sea salt to taste   Directions Melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals. Once the chocolate is melted, add in the almonds and mix. Use a spoon to scoop up a few almonds to make clusters and pu...

Fast School Snack Recipes

Ava Rice and Lauren Mills

February 5, 2019


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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cups Serves: 10 Ingredients 6 oz Chocolate Chips 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter Powdered Sugar (optional) 1 pinch of salt Directions Set aside 10 mini cupcake tins. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (in 30-second intervals). Once the...

Bandersnatch: Is it a commentary on our reality?

Bandersnatch: Is it a commentary on our reality?

Nafisah Fathima

January 17, 2019


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If you’ve played Bandersnatch, the Black Mirror interactive movie-game, you’ll know that it’s… intense. If you don't know what it is, Bandersnatch is about Stefan Butler, a video game programmer portrayed by Fionn Whitehead, trying to make it big in the industry by basing his video game on a cho...

Thronebreaker Game Review

Thronebreaker Game Review

Patrick Otte

January 17, 2019


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After the stunning production of "The Witcher 3" in 2015, "CD Project Red" rolled out a game to its eager fans, and fellow fantasy enthusiasts to revel over.  "Thronebreaker" is a game like no other, thought-provoking and immersive. The universe of "The Witcher" and "Thronebreaker" are interconnected. "Throne...

5 Best Looking Shoes from 2018

Wesley Shultz

January 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Off white converse: one of the more unique shoes on this list, the off white converse first released last year but only with limited amount. They were later fully released this year, and featured a fully transparent upper with a transparent rubber sole. Off white air jordan 1 Unc: the unc’s out rank...

Creed II Review

Christian Branch

January 7, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The first Creed movie proved to be another boxing masterpiece stemming from the amazing Rocky series. Director Ryan Coogler and the very talented staff he worked with on that movie were able to produce the perfect mix of tragedy and triumph through the legacy of Apollo Creed. Creed II did not disappo...

Reviewing The Dark Night

Reviewing The Dark Night

Boning Zhang

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.”, the joker casually spoke as he slowly grabbed Harvey’s hand, which was firmly sticking to the trigger, and moved it toward his own forehead. Harvey stared at him for a few seconds, and , and threw the coin in the air, as if he finally gave ...

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