As ‘The Clone Wars’ end, so does my childhood

Fans of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” were blindsided by Cartoon Network’s decision to pull the plug on the popular show midway through its run, leaving many stories of the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy timeline unfinished. Even after Netflix revived the show for a temporary sixth season, “The Clone Wars” never got the proper conclusion that was supposed to coincide with the events of Revenge of the Sith. But a new hope arrived when Disney announced that “The Clone Wars” would be revived on Disney+, …

Navy captain shouldn’t walk the plank for COVID call

The captain of one of the largest warships ever created was relieved of command as COVID-19 spread throughout the walkways and bulkheads of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). As over 600 of the 5,000 sailors aboard have tested positive for the virus, Captain Brett Crozier faced a difficult choice: sit by and do nothing, or plead for help. He chose the latter. The situation started when a sailor came into contact with the virus while on shore leave in Vietnam, after which the virus quickly …

Yang’s statements about being American are wrong

A man threw punches and kicks at a pet owner and her dog as they were walking in L.A. Teenage girls hurled racial slurs and physically harassed a 51-year-old woman in the Bronx. An Instagram page threatened a mass shooting in New York’s Chinatown and claimed to kill any Asian person on sight. The President of the U.S. called COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus.” As Asian-Americans, we are often seen as the “model minority,” immigrants in the U.S. who have broken the socioeconomic barriers held traditionally …

Salted duck egg chips disappoint at a great boba cafe

At Bopomofo cafe in San Gabriel, Irvins salted duck egg chips made its American debut at this boba shop owned by Philip and Eric Wang of YouTube and Wong Fu Productions fame. The Singaporean snack has been notoriously hard to bring into the US beforehand, with the best option involving smuggling them through customs in the past (not recommended). Those trying to purchase them often have to wait in long lines or go home empty-handed after they’re gone at whatever local pop-ups they’re at, that …

Blotter: Man OD’s in Shatford Library

Monday, February 24: There was a two-vehicle traffic collision on Bonnie Ave, east of Lot 5 A student injured her ankle and requested transport to the Health Center from IT-200 A male transient was using the shower in the W building men’s locker room. He was escorted off of campus. A transient possibly exposed himself at the Carl’s Jr. on Colorado Blvd. Reporting party stated they were involved in a verbal altercation in the quad. Library staff requested an officer for emergency assistance in the …

Disney + equals disenfranchisement

When Disney+ launched on November 12 to popular fanfare, the new streaming service promised to add more depth and story to their popular franchises, including giants such as Star Wars and Marvel, outside of their respective movies. But what most viewers aren’t considering are those who are locked out of Disney’s story paywall are the same people who only watch the blockbusters of the franchises, and not all of the other movies.

Trump’s propaganda overshadows Baghdadi raid

On October 27, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of terrorist organization ISIS, was killed in a raid conducted by Delta Force in Syria, bringing about the end of the world’s most wanted terrorist in recent years. However, while the raid was deemed an operational success, the actions of President Trump during the raid shows that this is not his “Obama got Bin Laden” moment.