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Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Choosing school over health should not be glorified

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"I got five hours of sleep last night." "Well, I got only three because I had a math test." "Guys, I didn't even get that much sleep combined in this past week. Y'all are weak." Somehow, being a sleep-deprived zombie has become a bragging right on high school campuses across America, and it has...

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Teachers teach more than just the curriculum

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
June 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As the end of my junior year draws near, there's one thing that I keep thinking about: where would I be without my teachers? When I entered high school, I expected to learn basic things, like what year the Civil War started or what a hyperbole was. I did not expect to learn how to be a better pers...

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

America can’t cut ties with foreign partners

Justin Som, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Trade deals, immigration, and alliances -- those are the three bonds that bind America to the rest of the world. Whether it is for better or worse, these relationships cannot be erased. They will last for as long as the United States and other countries exist. That's a lesson that needs to be...

‘Alien: Covenant’ is barely tolerable

‘Alien: Covenant’ is barely tolerable

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion

The original “Alien” film could be described by words such as masterful, terrifying, and unprecedented. The recent addition to the franchise could be described by words like defective, amateurish, and just... not good. Like many others, I am a huge fan of the “Alien” film series. Rid...

Red Hot Chili Pepper burns with spectacular spice

Red Hot Chili Pepper burns with spectacular spice

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Red Hot Chili Pepper is a restaurant in San Carlos where one can explore just how spicy food can possibly be. It's a place to explore and test your own pain threshold. Red Hot Chili Pepper isn't the famous American rock band, but rather an Asian fusion restaurant that loves to serve spicy food. ...

Film is still alive and thriving

Film is still alive and thriving

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In a conversation with the Associated Press, acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese stated that “cinema is gone.”  Although Scorsese has had an unrivaled career as a director and film enthusiast, I sadly feel that he is incorrect. Film in the 21st century has been just as inventive, creative, and ...

Americans should embrace political gridlock

Americans should embrace political gridlock

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
May 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Political gridlock has become as synonymous with American culture as Coca-Cola, fast food, and apple pie. While one of the most detested facets of America’s political climate, gridlock is a cornerstone of the United States’ history of liberty and democracy. The origins of American gridlock date back t...

Paddy Wagon Sliders sentences you to excellent street food

Paddy Wagon Sliders sentences you to excellent street food

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

At Off The Grid at the Belmont Caltrain station, I saw Paddy Wagon Sliders, a dedicated food truck serving sliders. It has a whimsical theme of prison food, with the truck decked out to look sort of like a paddy wagon the police may use. It even has a stereotypical jailbird prisoner on it. The menu is chock-...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ exceeds expectations

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ exceeds expectations

April 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Imagine this: you are 29 years old, and you have already been hailed as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Your last two major studio albums have been deemed classics, and the expectations for what you do next is high. What do you reveal to the world next, and is it even possible not to disappo...

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Humans of Carlmont, Opinion

On December 2016, there was an oil spill in North Dakota, and almost no one cared. The pipeline which caused the spill, owned by True Companies, was originally thought to have released only 4,200 barrels of oil into the state's water supply. However, recent reports show that the spill is actually...

Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

With the growing popularity of fusion cuisine, I decided to eat at a food truck that was at the weekly Off The Grid food truck rotation near the Caltrain in Belmont. The truck was called Mobowl; it's quite similar to the restaurant Asian Box. At the truck, one selects a protein followed by a choice of...

Take a joke

Take a joke

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The trouble with life is that humans are frequently faced with absurdly dark and unfair events that seem so cruel that they are almost unfathomable, and I feel the best way to handle these events is jokes. In the 21st century, there has been a surge in what is commonly referred to as “political...

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