Matthew Tran

Matthew Tran (’23) is the Vol. 59 Senior Art Editor-in-Chief for The Lancer and a Staff Writer. He was a Vol. 58 Art Editor.


“A Little Princess” takes the stage by storm

By Will Li (’23), Matthew Tran (’23), Anika Bastin (’23), and Elsa Ying (’23) | November 19, 2021 The Saint Francis Performing Arts Center reopened this past November to welcome the fall play, A Little Princess. Audiences watched as young Sara Crewe, played by Maria Ana (’23), arrived at a London boarding school after a…

Humans of Saint Francis: Aidan Sanchez

by Kasper Halevy (’24), Safaa Hussain (’23), and Matthew Tran (’23) | October 11, 2021 From the Associated Student Body to the Peter Morey Spirit Award, you’ve likely heard the name Aidan Sanchez (’22) in the context of an avidly involved student in school activities. With significant pressure stemming from academic coursework and the college…

The sensationalization of media: news or entertainment?

by Matthew Tran (’23) | October 11, 2021 We are witnessing the creation of a modern precedent in journalism: entertainment programming marketed as cable news. Flashy headlines flood social media, increasing readership yet driving integrity into the ground. The prophetic 1976 motion picture Network revolves around a ratings-hungry television network that capitalizes on the outrageous…

Access to mental health resources at Saint Francis

by Matthew Tran (’23) | March 29, 2021 Human beings are inherently social. Every human possesses a universal trait that enables us to cognitively identify each other’s emotions almost immediately. Regardless of age and other distinctions present among the human race, it is an obvious truth that humans leak emotions to each other every day.…

A24’s overnight success: how Generation Z revitalized cinema

By Matthew Tran (’23) | November 16, 2020 “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture.” During the 89th Academy Awards, stunned cinephiles reacted in dismay to the eventful Best Picture winner confusion: the unorthodox, independent drama Moonlight became the true winner of Best Picture, beating that night’s heavily favored La La Land. Moonlight…

Must-watch blockbusters of summer 2020

by Matthew Tran | October 5, 2020 As the summer of 2020 has come to an end, film enthusiasts reflect back on a time that was supposed to be a sensational movie season of highly anticipated theatrical releases. The upcoming James Bond movie, No Time to Die, is one of many summer blockbusters to have…


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