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Study where your heart is

Study where your heart is

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Opinion

“The only benefit of a literature degree is that you will be able to write a great suicide note.” This is what a fellow student said to me after I told him what I planned on studying in college.  I was not fazed by his reply. I am very much used to this sort of rhetoric towards liberal arts degr...

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Opinion

On March 8, Rachel Haurwitz, president and CEO of Caribou, gave a science lecture at Carlmont about CRISPR, the next big thing in the biotechnology department. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a series of repeated DNA sequences found in the ge...

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Kabul Afghan Cuisine is the sort of restaurant you would go to if you needed to hibernate. The plates are rich and full of just so many crisscrossing flavors that it's almost overwhelming. I barely ate any breakfast the morning after eating there for dinner. It's painful -- it really is, especially...

Literacy is dying, yet it must live on

Literacy is dying, yet it must live on

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Opinion

We live in a period where our ideas aren't discovered individually; instead, they are shoved down our throats. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, only 43 percent of American adults read a single piece of literature in 2015. That is the lowest in recent history. This includes novels...

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Opinion

Being one of the only real sports bars in San Mateo, I decided to head over to The Field Club. Since it was one of the newer restaurants in San Mateo, it intrigued me. Its decor makes it appear as though it was some furnished hunting lodge adorned with sports memorabilia. It was a refreshing feel compare...

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Opinion

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't having a great time feeling like kids again -- because we were -- but because we couldn't stop thinking about how we could...

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 the movie

Soundtrack is fifty times better than the 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 ...

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