Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix

By Trissean McDoanld

Danny Masterson, who played the character Hyde from “That 70’s Show,” has been discharged from Netflix for rape allegations committed in the early 2000’s.

Masterson recent work is a series on Netflix called “The Ranch,” in which he co-stars with Ashton Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher, who played the character Michael from “That 70’s Show,” is Masterson’s brother in the series “The Ranch.”

The show consists of two brothers’ rivalry over which one will inherit their father’s ranch after he dies.

The father, Sam Elliot, plays a down-to-Earth, “don’t fuck with me” character that’s battling a complex relationship with his ex-wife.

Even though the two are divorced, they constantly try to compromise ways to better their relationship. However, the father doesn’t want to leave the ranch. And the mother, played by Debra Winger, wants to travel the world. This causes a consistent clash with their relationship.

Masterson sexual misconduct allegations come alongside multiple sexual assault allegations from within politics to entertainment, even within the news media industry.

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A Thanksgiving To Remember

A Thanksgiving To Remember

By Trissean McDonald

Thankful is a term that’s ambiguously defined, especially on a day in America dedicated to appreciation. Stuffing family coming together to eat, sharing in laughter and song a re-taping of the American Music Awards that aired on ABC Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST is a Thanksgiving that was worth remembering for him.

Christina Aguilera gave tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston’s 25th year anniversary of the “Bodyguard” at the American Music Awards. Aguilera’s performance at the AMA received mixed reactions from social media. Pink’s reaction, however, was undoubtedly the primary focus of the event. Media assisted in exaggerating her reaction, stirring up controversy and causing many to question the pop singer’s expression.

Pink defended her reaction that’s been gravitating negative comments rather than positive. She claims the rumors of the two having a beef with each other are not true. In fact, Pink stated that she supports Aguilera, and feels as if the public perpetuates keeping women apart because of the power of women when they come together.

“Waking up to see a newly created [rift] between myself and another incredible woman, Christina, who took on an incredible feat, [whom] I support fully, makes me so sad. You all perpetuate keeping women apart b/c you’re afraid of the power we have when we get together,” said Pink via Twitter.

Immediately after watching the AMA, Stuffing went over to his brother and his wife’s kitchen bar to begin watching the both of them cook together. Two young married couple, romantically working together to create a delicious meal. Stuffing sister-in-law, Punkin Face, stands in front of Stuffing dicing cheese and is continually asking Stuffing brother, String Beans, what to do next. String Beans is at the stove assisting in preparing the Mac’ and Cheese as well as dicing potatoes for roasting.

Several minutes of sitting at the kitchen bar Stuffing mother, Turkey Spice, takes a seat by Stuffing and begins conversing with String Beans, Punkin Face, and Stuffing. The conversation ranged from absurdities to Black Friday, from food to make-up, then to eye-contacts. Turkey Spice is a unique woman. If a picture could aid in describing eccentricity, she would qualify for candidacy. An image of a child, youthfulness, and creativity is all bundle up in this woman.

String Beans and Punkin Face prepared the food rather swiftly. As Stuffing was about to start a round of “Battle Born” on PlayStation 4, Punkin Face tells him dinner is ready. Instantly, Stuffing became irritated and had to ask himself a rhetorical question. Is a round of “BattleBorn, usually lasting for nearly 45 minutes, worth not spending quality time with family? Yes, the game “Battleborn” is hugely addictive.

A family could be more amusing than playing video games in a quiet room, however. So Stuffing quit the match and walked over to the kitchen to get a plate. Turkey Spice and String Beans were inside of the kitchen when he got there.

Knowing that Stuffing is vegetarian, they asked Stuffing if he wanted ham or turkey meat. Their conniving ways to tempt him to eat meat was laughable. Stuffing guesses the two thought that he was going to give in because Punkin Face had a slice of ham and supposedly she is vegetarian. Turkey Spice would taunt him every time that she would take a bite out of her ham.

“Are you sure you do not want any, you look weak in the eyes like Pink. You know you want some,” said Turkey Spice, referencing Pink’s reaction to Aguilera’s performance at the AMA.

Mac’ and Cheese, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetable, and a warm cinnamon bun was sufficient enough for Stuffing. After stacking his plate with delicious food, Stuffing sat down with the family. Stuffing stepfather, Yams, fills the table with laughs as usual. Yams have a very dry sense of humor that Stuffing never understood as a kid growing up. Now, Stuffing understands why. It is because the majority of the jokes were and still are inappropriate.

Laughs and mutual conversations lasted over an hour at the table. As the chatter came to an end, Stuffing headed down route “BattleBorn” once again. He managed to get at least one game. Then, here comes another announcement from Punkin Face, “we’re going to Michael’s, are you staying here?”

Punkin Face is not a psychic; however, those interruptions made Stuffing wonder if she has a crystal ball hidden somewhere. Stuffing made another sacrifice, only to walk into death hours. Shopping with Turkey Spice will be better off asking the store manager for a lodging chair and a glass of wine. She has no sense of time management.

Cashiers at Michael’s kept asking if they were ready because String Beans and Stuffing stood in between registers waiting for Turkey Spice with merchandise in their hands. It is so sad that Yams has to endure the hardship as well. He wanted to stay in the car. However, Yams knows that it only gives Turkey Spice more time to shop. So he came to realize that, it is better to endure shopping with Turkey Spice rather than imprison himself inside of the car.

Turkey Spice shopping adventures are exhausting; however, they are crucial times in which Stuffing treasure. The truth is, we only receive one set of biological parents. Moreover, life is extremely short. Stuffing hate but also love the adventures. It is almost as if they are friends and enemies. He is thankful for every dried out hour wasted in stores because it is still spending time with Turkey Spice and the rest of the family.

Music Academy Students Shed Light On Diversity At Cultural Festival

Music Academy Students Shed Light On Diversity At Cultural Festival

By Trissean McDonald

The Cultural Diversity Festival debut at Los Angeles City College on Nov. 20, and the outcome was absolutely breathtaking. Organized largely by ASG, the Cultural Diversity event sought to bring awareness to cultural knowledge, indifferences and equality within cultures, and to unite people from different cultures together.

Participants were required to obtain a “passport,” granting flight access to different booths. One of the booths that was highly frequented was the hand-painting station. The station’s table was covered with finger paint of all colors of the rainbow. Participants had the option to choose whatever color they desired, and made handprints on a white poster board.

Performances from different cultures such as the cheerful Chinese Dragon dancing, Armenian traditional dance, as well as the LACC Music Academy concert intrigued a number of people.

Three songs were sung by the LACC Music Academy at the festival. The songs performed were “Faith” from “Sing,” a African spiritual called “Tsho Tsholoza,” and “Unclouded Days” arranged by Shawn Kirchner. Each movement was captivating, and all the pieces were catchy. Different cultures and ethnicities within the audience were able to join the fun. Singing and dancing, moving and grooving LACC Music Academy definitely gave a performance to remember.

Audience gave cheers and applause, even began jamming out with the choir as they sung an extremely soulful yet fun and sexy piece. The choir had unique individuals of different style and ethnicity, creating a melting pot of complete diversity. There was even a little chihuahua that was in the choir. However, little Fido did not hum a note.

“It’s a well-rounded program. And I remember our professor saying that, ‘the overall feel of the program is inspiration,” said Minque Taylor, a student majoring in Music, who is also a member of the choir.

There were a number of students inspired by the cultural music sung by the LACC Music Academy. Andy Lanva, a student majoring in International Relations, was amazed. “I love it. I like the combination of cultures coming together, and celebrating what makes us all unique,” said Lanva.

Sinan Payat, a student majoring in Psychology, was also inspired by the choir’s inspirational song selections, as well as the overall event. Payat applauds the school for the special event, where his curiosity led him toward an overflow of cultural diversity. “I think it’s very nice. I think it’s very good that this school is doing something like this, on the terms of diversity,” said Payat.

LACC Music Academy is conducting another cultural event on Dec. 1, 2017. This event will be similar to the Cultural Diversity Festival with singing and dancing, as well as several musical pieces being sung in another language. This event begins at 7 p.m. in the Herb Alpert Music Center. All choirs are expected to perform.

“It’s based off of a variety of different music from an older classical era, up to like contemporary style,” said Julio Ortiz, a student majoring in Music, who is also a member of the choir.

“There will be more pieces. There’s a piece we’re doing in Spanish from Puerto Rico. And, there’s another African piece we’re doing,” said Ariana Wallfred, a student majoring in vocals, and one of the choreographers for the event happening on Dec. 1, 2017.

Concerts are meant to entertain the masses. The LACC Music Academy entertains and inspires knowledge of cultural diversity. This is prevalent in the time of world-wide crisis. Music is magical. It breaks a yoke of cultural bondage and inequality. This is the goal of the LACC Music Academy, bringing cultural awareness through music and dance.