The Courier presents: Our 2023 predictions

Fashion: From different patterns to brand new aesthetics, the future of fashion as predicted by the Courier Prediction: Pattern Pandemonium Description: For a while gen Z has been delving into experimental fashion fusions. Much of the trends have been upcycled from prior generations and reworked into their own versions of what’s already been done. What will set this generation apart from the rest is the complete disregard for pairing patterns with like patterns. Outfits will scream for attention, not for the skin that’s being exposed but …

Dear Hollywood, let go of Leto!

Hollywood has had its fair share of comeback stories, with Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser enjoying new career highs and recent Oscar nominations. It’s important not to forget how the same Hollywood celebrating these people had once forgotten them. And yet, someone like walking vampire and overall creep Jared Leto has continued to book roles in prominent films. Leto has a long history of criticism, including this paper less than a year ago. But his casting as the lead in Disney’s new “Tron” sequel, …

Local initiative helps unhoused individuals during winter weather

Following the intense storms of the last few weeks, many people without homes in Pasadena were left with nowhere to go. But thanks to Pasadena For All, they are working to change that. The group has only been around since 2020 but has been able to achieve some incredible things according to one of its members, Andrew Good, who has been a resident of Pasadena for eight years. “This latest meeting was probably our biggest accomplishment, otherwise, I’d say our accomplishments have been providing a …

Congress is crippled by crazies and clogged by back door deals

Dysfunctional doesn’t even begin to describe the Republican party. Several uncoordinated efforts including, random votes for former President Trump, and representatives hurling verbal and physical threats spell certain doom for the future of the people’s house. After 15 consecutive votes, not seen since before the civil war, the speaker’s gavel was awarded to Kevin McCarthy, but at a terrible cost. He gave more power to the nutjobs at the far right of his aisle, whose disdain for McCarthy subsided as little as their belief in …

The Courier presents: Our favorite entertainment of 2022

Albums of the Year: Album: Only Built For Infinity Links Artist: Quavo, Takeoff Why: I am a huge Migos fan, but I really love the way Takeoff raps and his whole vibe. I love the way Takeoff is always rapping about taking care of his family, it really resonates with me. May he rest in eternal peace, his death was a huge loss to Hip Hop as a community. Michael Leyva Album: MOTOMAMI Artist: Rosalia Why: Rosalia began as a flamenco artist. Her album from …

‘Andor’ shines bright in a galaxy far, far away

Despite being announced in 2018, “Andor” was finally released on Disney+ on Sep. 21, 2022. The show follows Diego Luna’s character Cassian Andor in the years leading up to the film that originally introduced him, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. To put it simply, this show kicks ass and is the best offering on Disney+. It’s enthralling, complex, and most of all, exciting. It’s the space political thriller I didn’t know I needed or wanted for that matter. Between its 12 episodes, the show …

‘Glass Onion’ peels back layers in another Rian Johnson whodunnit

After a sweeping box office success in 2019, Rian Johnson was off to the races to produce a sequel to “Knives Out” and after three years, a switch in distributors, and a pandemic, it finally arrived. Ditching the New England estate and familial setting, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” moves detective Benoit Blanc to a Grecian island owned by tech billionaire Miles Bron. The film follows a fantastic ensemble cast, so-called “disruptors” who are portrayed by the likes of Kathryn Hahn as Claire Debella, …

Award winning voice actor Kevin Conroy leaves behind lasting legacy for Caped Crusader

Following an astonishing career as the Caped Crusader for over 30 years, covering everything from animated shows to video games, famous Batman actor, Kevin Conroy, passed away on November 10th, 2022. While his career as the Dark Knight is studded with several different outings, his humble beginnings came in the form of 1992’s “Batman: The Animated Series,”. Conroy, a Juilliard graduate, had a background in stage acting, and small voice parts in commercials here and there. He was originally skeptical of taking part in this …

Free speech or freefalling? The dark days of Twitter are here

After months of tantrums and tirades, America’s crybaby Elon Musk’s buyout of Twitter is finally complete. If it wasn’t an appealing time to join before, now is an even worse time. Musk shared a manifesto to the platform on Oct. 27 which highlighted his main interests in buying the company, citing mainly an upkeep of freedom of speech on the site. Despite Twitter being a privately owned company with no real need to honor the first amendment, Musk fails to realize what exactly he has …

Voter Guide: The Courier’s endorsements for the 2022 midterms

Measure PCC  YES: The measure would increase property taxes in Pasadena to compensate for the funds PCC needs for projects, operational costs, upgrading classrooms, building maintenance and expansion for satellite campuses. The Courier has a 100% full endorsement for this measure. Prop 1 YES: Prop 1 sets out to codify a woman’s right to abortion to the California state consitution. This would ensure that women across the state would have the right to choose for themselves. The Courier staff fully endorses Prop 1. Prop 26  …