By Desiree Leong & Kevin Chen, Clarion Staff Magic has always been around in other worlds, but how much magic each person has in the clan ranges. A small glimpse into one of these enchanted realm in which magic is falling apart. I am generally drawn to stories that include magic and a fantasy world. As such, I took on the fantasy aspect of this … Continue reading Fantastical Sciences
By Desiree Leong, Managing Editor Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, and based off the book by Kevin Kwan, has become exceedingly popular, making $25.2 million in the box office during its first weekend. The film stars an all-Asian cast, a first since director Wayne Wang’s The Joy Luck Club from 25 years ago, giving insight into what it means to be Asian … Continue reading Movie Review: Cliché In All The Right Ways
By Joe Temblador, Clarion Staff The snow fell languidly to the ground, as though God were dropping powdered sugar from the golden arches of heaven, glazing these worn country fields in a sweetness that coats the tongue, and cleanses the heart, and because the morning was still early this immaculately undisturbed scene was not yet desecrated by the inevitable destructive power of time. Inside a … Continue reading A Short Story: Lily, My Love
By Billy T. Hernandez, Clarion Contributor Chapter 1 Once upon a time there was a penguin and a wildebeest and they fell not madly, but angrily in love. They hated each other but couldn’t separate. Penny always turned the A/C too high. Will was wildin’, coming home at 3 AM from parties. They always complained. Penny would say stuff like *Quack* and Will would make … Continue reading The Story
By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff Who are you? Who am I? I’m hopeful, I’m hanging on. I’m struggling, I’m still trying. I’m loved, I’m letting go. I’m making mistakes, I’m moving on. I’m hurt, I’m healing. I’m remembering the past, I’m reminded of what I’ve gone through. I’m thankful, I’m thinking of those who have been there for … Continue reading Who am I?
By Brandon Sayareh and David Yu, Clarion Contributors The Martian mixes wit, science, ingenuity, and disco to create an enthralling movie set on the red planet of Mars. Matt Damon perfectly fits into the role of Mark Watney, a botanist (plant scientist) and engineer who has been thrown into a Robin Crusoe situation and now finds himself stranded on the planet of Mars with just … Continue reading Movie Review: The Martian Red Fever