Sunday, March 31, 2013


Spotify is a music streaming program that was founded in 2006. It is similar to iTunes, however instead of buying each song individually, you create an account, and you pay a fixed fee every month, and then you have access to over a million songs. Personally, I use spotify all the time. You can download it as an application to your computer or to your phone, and listen to music whenever you want to. You can also syncronize music to your device, and you can listen to your music without internet. However, Spotify is only available in a few countries in Europe and in the U.S...

By Sveinung Eskeland

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stage Fright

Well, we've all been doing these speeches lately (and I wish the people who haven't gone yet the best of luck) and I thought someone should write about the enormous pressure it puts on novices. I've done my fair share of acting, but it is always as different people. I was comfortable with being anyone other than myself on stage. Of course, it never got rid of the performance jitters, but I tended to do better in that rather than giving presentations in class. Being myself in front of so many people (even the 11 people in my grade) scared me so much because I knew, more than anything, that I was being judged on every thing I did.
Being nervous comes to everyone. We are so afraid of looking stupid in front of other people that we hold back from doing much at all. We develop regrets this way, and we should feel like we've lived up to our potential. I had to find a way to overcome my stage fright. So, during the speech before my own, I decided that I was going to emulate my old, spastic, English teacher instead of being myself. I needed to be more confident up on stage, and I remembered how insanely confident she would be during lectures. I know I could have done a much better job at being her, but I'm actually not a short-haired, blonde woman with bug-eyes. My point is that every person should have a trick that helps them throughout any performance. Confidence is key to a great performance.

By Victoria Arroyave (12th)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Classical Music/Battlefield Friends

Classical Music - PSA
Well, I doubt many people in the Equity community are big fans of classical music (neither I am at a certain degree, but I do enjoy listening to it), but I do think that this would be quite helpful to a few, if any at all, who are struggling to find certain pieces on the internet. On youtube you can find Bach's cello suits (all of them) by "Yo Yo Ma." and the Four Seasons by Vivaldi. If you can't a link is available if you want it.
That being said...

Battlefield Friends (BFF)
Ok, this is not the usual "BFF" that you will see frequently in social networks, chatting, and all that stuff. It is, in fact, "Battlefield Friends." This series has been going on for nearly, if not already an entire year in youtube, but I thought that it wouldn't hurt sharing it to the people who haven't seen it yet.
Disclaimer: You might not get anything at all from the series if you do not have any experience with the game "Battlefield 3" by DICE. So, if you have no interest at all with this, don't bother watching it, as you might not really care.
Moving on.
The series is popular among battlefield players as it makes fun of things that are both famous and infamous in the game itself. This includes the making fun of overpowered weapons and vehicles in the game, glitches, and common rage-inducing sights/actions seen in the game itself. 
Well, that is quite more than enough said, If you ask me. So, enjoy.
(2nd Dislcaimer: it can have quite a fair amount of inappropriate words, so proceed at your own risk/responsibility...yes, I had to make the "Inappropriate words" big so you people would bother looking at it).

Kijoon Jeong/Jung

Friday, March 1, 2013

Nitro Circus:The Movie

If you do not know what is Nitro Circus, is a lot of guys making crazy and dangerous stuff. One of the most famous guy on that team is Travis Pastrana, he is just awesome, he does everything that someone wishes to do. And there are many more that make really stupid things. First they started as a T.V. show, same as Jackass. But they were doing dangerous things with sports, and Jackass just do stupid things. So now Nitro Circus is taking their program to a movie. Is going to be called Nitro Circus:The Movie 3D. They are taking 3D to a whole new level. They are just awesome, like jumping from a building to another building, that is how awesome they are. Also if you like monster trucks, or motor cycles, or bikes, they use all these but stupidly. So if you had the chance to make a dumb movie, what would you make it about? I do not know what would I do it about, but I will make a dumb video. Just watch the trailer and you should buy the movie, it worths it.

By: Jorge Paredes

Harlem Shake Miami HEAT edition

As many of you know the Harlem Shake dance has been out there for a long time probably since 1981 and became popular in 2001. There are many versions of the dance but some really suck. The dance is composed of a bass drop and weird electronic sounds. After the bass drop from one guy dancing the whole room is full of people dancing, which makes the video funny. Out of all the videos, this one is my favorite because first of all it is the miami hat basketball NBA team. They are creative and took the dance to the next level with widespread costumes. This is a truly amazing video, let me know what you guys think?! Tell me if you guys laughed after the bass drop!

- Di Hwang