The Purple Tide

Singles Spotlight

Priscilla Woo, Academics Editor

January 9, 2020

The Weeknd - “Heartless” Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, released a new single “Heartless” on November 27, 2019. In the song, he writes about recognizing the numbness that can accompany ...

The Evolution of Pokémon

Andrew Morris, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

In February of 1996, Pokémon released its first two games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, for the Game Boy in Japan. Almost 24 years later, Pokémon has gone worldwide with not just videogames, but also with trading cards, movi...

Apple AirPods grow in popularity despite health concerns

Irene Si, copy editor

November 14, 2019

Since the 2016 release of Apple AirPods, the tech gadget has accumulated global praise and popularity, dominating over 60% of the global wireless earbud market, according to a report by Counterpoint Research. AirPods have quickly ...

From comics to live action: The evolution of franchise characters

Shivani Sethu, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Whether superhero or supervillain, franchise characters often undergo changes to please their fans. There are several popular characters today that have transformed over time to reach their current identity. Tobey Maguire, Andrew Ga...

The Streaming World Welcomes a New Player: Disney+

Shivani Sethu, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

As streaming video sites such as Hulu and Netflix draw worldwide attention for their entertainment services, others such as Disney have decided to join the game. On Nov. 12, Disney’s new streaming site, Disney+, will be active in ...

Giving up gluten

Rachael Gunn, managing editor

April 29, 2019

The United States loves bread. In fact, according to National Geographic, 22 percent of the average American’s daily caloric intake consists of grain, making it the second largest source of calories in our diets. However, due ...