Brooklyn film makes its debut in theaters

ELENA GOODENBERGER | CONTRIBUTOR | THE USD VISTA Every year an array of films are premiered at the annual Sundance Film Festival in January.  This past year, Brooklyn made its debut at the festival and has finally made its way to theaters for the much anticipated release on Nov. 20. Saoirse Ronan plays the role […]

Fourty-one years of Saturday night laughs

by Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor Over the last 40 years, America has endured several prominent issues and hardships, transformed its social and political landscape, and witnessed the birth of a true digital age. But throughout all the wars, elections, and other current events there has been one constant source of lightheartedness to poke fun […]

‘Anything Goes’ for FGL: Toreros dance the night away with Florida Georgia Line

by Jenna Principe | Contributor  Country music fans, adorned in their cowboy boots, hats, and southern charm, packed the Sleep Train amphitheater in Chula Vista on Saturday, Oct. 3 to watch Florida Georgia Line per form on their “Anything Goes” tour. The country duo, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, attracted thousands of fans from all […]

Hiatus Kaiyote returns to San Diego

by Allison McInnis | Assistant Opinion Editor        Hiatus Kaiyote took over the House of Blues in downtown San Diego on Friday, Oct. 2. The four person Australian band is widely known for their neo-soul music, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for Best R&B Performance. The small venue slowly filled […]

Community sing for Charleston at IPJ

by Maddison Nelson | Contributor  On Sept. 23, Professor Ysaye Barnwell, PhD, led a Community Sing for Charleston in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre. The audience sang as one to unite their voices with each other, the voices of the past, and project their voices into the future. According to Barnwell, the […]

Toreros’ Tales of Traveling Abroad: When in Rome

by Juliana Curtis | Contributor  Stories of amazing study abroad adventures are a dime a dozen.  Celebrating at Oktoberfest, snacking on a baguette by the Eiffel Tower, posing in front of the Berlin Wall; these are the moments we eagerly share to show off our new status of cultured world travelers. However, we often skip […]

Royal Blood puts on a performance fit for a king

by Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor  On Friday, Sept. 25 the House of Blues concert venue nestled in the heart of San Diego was energized by a rush of blood. Royal Blood, a two-piece rock ensemble from England, invaded the stage and rocked the crowd as if they were actual royalty. With their hard, blues […]

Sullivan goes beyond the creative writing norm

by Laura Tressel | Copy Editor The word craft can mean many different things to many different people. To world-famous nonfiction writer, John Jeremiah Sullivan, it refers to magic. Specifically, the magical process of creative writing. On Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, Sullivan spoke as a guest lecturer for the Barrie Cropper Lecture on Creative Writing. […]

Mac Miller’s GO:OD mix tape released

by Sean Murphy | Contributor A new morning has dawned for Mac Miller’s career, and a GO:OD one at that. Last week the 23-year-old emcee Internet wunderkind from Pittsburg released his major label debut album “GO:OD AM,” a cleverly stylized play on the salutation “good morning”, to the collective relief of fans and critics alike. […]

Guitarist Eric Foster performs at Shiley Theatre

by Abby Gentry | Assistant Arts & Culture Editor  On Friday night, Camino Hall hosted guitarist Eric Foster and Friends: Music of the Americas. Professor Foster took the stage with a small ensemble composed of Branden Muresan on the violin and Monette Marino playing percussion. Aside from being a performer, Foster is also a composer […]