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Webb Canyon Chronicle

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Opinion
Hot Take Tuesday, Vol. 2
Hot Take Tuesday, Vol. 2
Stratton Rebish, Stephanie Ma, and Berklee Antecol | April 16, 2024

From left to right: Hezbollah and Hamas fighters; Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of Iran; the Iranian “Woman. Life. Freedom” protesters. Hezbollah and Hamas are two of the many proxy forces of Iran dedicated to resisting Western influence in the Middle East. While Khamenei fortified his influence in the region through proxy forces, a protest movement surged within Iran, revealing deep domestic discontent and shaking the power of his regime.
Ali Khamenei fuels Middle Eastern wars
Elena Petrova, Copy Editor | March 30, 2024
In Beverly Hills about a hundred people came to honor the memory of Alexei Navalny on March 1st. On the day of his funeral ceremony, Russian emigres gathered in cities around the globe to hold vigils with Navalny’s portraits, flowers, white-blue-white flags, and many loving messages from his supporters. “I have never met a person who had such a profound belief in the freedom of Russians as Alexei,” said Vasya Oblomov, Russian musician and political activist, sharing his story of friendship with the politician at the gathering.
The death of Navalny through the eyes of a Russian political activist
Elena Petrova, Copy Editor | March 21, 2024
Student loan borrowers rally near the White House for Joe Biden to cancel all student loans. Biden, pictured left, is troubled with diminishing popularity with youth as he fails to forgive all students loans as he had promised. “[Biden] kind of fumbled things even though he tried with student loan forgiveness,” said Cory Warren, humanities department faculty. “That was [the] number one campaign promise to get the youth vote.” Whether it is student loans, age, or foreign policy, what, ultimately, drives away the youth vote for Biden?
The presidential popularity paradox: why is Biden unpopular among the Democratic youth?
Kathy Duan, Copy Editor | March 7, 2024
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With the growing industry of filmmaking and movies, what caused their decline in quality? In recent years, more and more remakes and sequels came into sight in the cinema, but the original ones are beginning to disappear. These sequels can be identified as IPs. “The IPs establish a solid audience that will be attracted to this movie as long as it is the same IP,” said Joy Li (‘24). Is money-making the dominating idea in movies nowadays? This might be the reason that we see a trend of decline in movie quality.

Credit: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonka, Barbie, Elemental, Mulan, Wish, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Oppenheimer, and Avengers: Endgame.
The downfall of the movie industry
Eleanor Hong and Lisa Peng | January 20, 2024
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