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After the night, there is mourning

After the night, there is mourning

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinion

Seeing a loved one get buried deep into the earth really makes you realize that the true power of love is exemplified through immense suffering. The trouble with getting older is not your own journey towards death, but the fact that those in your life, whom you’ve loved and cherished, begin to f...

Evolving interface of Fashion Week bridges gap between designer and consumer

Evolving interface of Fashion Week bridges gap between designer and consumer

Avery Adams
February 22
Filed under Opinion

From New York to London and Milan to Paris, Fashion Week 2017 is well underway across the globe. Traditionally, Fashion Week presents only the most luxurious designers exclusively to the eyes of highbrow fashion editors: a process well out of reach from the general masses. One who seeks a coveted tic...

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinion, Top News

It seems like every day when I turn on the news Donald Trump’s administration is finding a new way to attack immigrants and minorities. On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees as well as travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, after advocating for a “complete an...

YouTube is more than just cheap entertainment

YouTube is more than just cheap entertainment

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Opinion

After being awake since 4 a.m., going through six hours of school, and doing homework till 10 p.m., there’s not much else I want to do at the end of the day apart from curl up with a blanket and watch YouTube. Still, there are people who don't quite understand this because YouTube is a relatively...

Soundtrack is fifty times better than movie

Soundtrack is fifty times better than movie

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer/ Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under A&E, Opinion

A movie with bad ratings but a soundtrack with great ones. This movie is "Fifty Shades Darker," which came out on Feb. 10. The movie received a rating of 4.9 out of 10 on IMDb and nine percent on Rotten Tomatoes. On the other hand, the soundtrack was number one on the iTunes charts and has a rat...

Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Opinion

Going farther than I typically do, I went to San Mateo to explore the wonders of Latin cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria. Because it has such good reviews on Yelp, I decided to check it out. The first time driving past it, I almost missed it. It is a nondescript restaurant, blending in with the buildings ...

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Avery Adams
February 12
Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos is the ideal cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials that aim to eradicate the agencies they run and determine the fate of policies and programs based on individual ideology. DeVos has lived a life completely sheltered from contact with public schools, and her co...

Making the case against libertarianism

Making the case against libertarianism

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Opinion

Over 4 million Americans voted for the Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson in the 2016 election.   In comparison with past third-party candidates, those numbers are quite impressive. Johnson’s performance shows that Americans are hungry for something outside of the standard two-party choices...

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Editorial Staff
February 2
Filed under Opinion, Top News

Trump's so-called "Muslim Ban" has led to nation-wide confusion. In an executive order, put into effect on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump proclaimed that "the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 118...

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Opinion

In the past week, President Trump has signed a flurry of vague, alarming executive orders turning back the clock on Obama's eight years of work, from "lessening the burden of Obamacare" to removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to implementing a ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Amidst mass protests and public outcry, however, one act is being forgotten. Trump also signed an executive order bringing back the "Global Gag Rule," a policy implemented under the Regan administration in 2001, which states that the U.S. will not give to any foreign aid organization which provides or "promotes" abortions. This policy is nothing but an attack on women on from all over the world.

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Bistro Burger offers fine dining and finer burgers

Bistro Burger offers fine dining and finer burgers

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Opinion

Another burger joint... I never thought it would come to this. In-N-Out, Five Guys, Jack In the Box, and McDonald's just weren't enough. I was tired of seeing the ridiculously numerous facades advertising greasy patties and cheap, gooey cheese-ish cheese, so I decided to try Bistro Burger in San Carlos....

Women’s March supporters lack clear direction

Women’s March supporters lack clear direction

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
January 29
Filed under Opinion

“This is the moment of the beginning of the revival of the women’s movement,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the D-N.Y., to the demonstrators in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21. Filled with resentment and disappointment from the results of the election, each marcher had a purpose on the White H...

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