Urban Beats: The Walk: An Artistic Showcase

By Sara Aslagson-Sahar

At 6pm on Wednesday, January 25th, I walked into the Moniker Warehouse on 16th Street. After signing in and filling out a survey, I was given a raffle ticket and was able to enter “The Walk: An Artistic Showcase.” This event was designed to give “a small glimpse into the lives of our youth [between the ages of 16-25]  and how mental health affects their lives in positive and negative ways,” and I think it definitely accomplished it’s goal. Keep Reading!

Wine & Words Event Review

By Sara Aslagson-Sahar

15284136_10211039364571184_6201544585186652311_nDecember 21st, 2016, in San Diego was a dark and rainy night, but many still braved the rain to meet in the Admiral’s Restaurant for an open mic event “that merges classy with consciousness.” The event is called Wine and Words and for $5 you can receive admission to this great night full of spoken word poetry, music, thoughts, comedy, ingenuity, and community support. The benefit of it being at the Admiral’s is that as you enjoy the night you can order delicious food and $4 glasses of wine. (While the event is titled Wine and Words it is open to those under 21 as well.) The event was advertised to start at 8 pm. I sat at a table with another poet, Rose, and later a woman Kelsey joined us as well. Keep Reading!

Beauty and the Beast

By Kaitlan Tatro

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Photo by Matthew Murphy

Tale as old as time, true as it can beBeauty and the Beast never disappoints.

Walt Disney’s 30th film has been beloved since its release date in 1991. Having grown up as a young girl in the is 90’s, I can attest to loving the story. Beauty and the Beast was the first animated movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, and with good reason. The animation is beautiful, the story compelling, and most of all, it had a great female lead! Keep Reading!

Identifying with The Elephant Man

By Stephanie Romero

Elephant ManThe Mesa College Theatre Company (MCTC) performed a rendition of the Tony award-winning play this October in 2015. Under the direction of Professor George Ye, students of San Diego Mesa College presented The Elephant Man. I went to see the MCTC’s performance on October 10th. This historical drama was written by Bernard Pomerance in 1977. It’s based on the true life of Joseph Derrick who lived in 19th century London. Keep Reading!