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Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Betsy DeVos’ appointment causes uncertainty among educators and students

Avery Adams
February 12, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Food you might have missed

February 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
January 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

After the tragic loss of The Crepe Stop (repose en paix) it has been difficult to find another creperie. After being starved of the French delicacies for far too long, I did some hunting and eventually stumbled upon Lily’s Creperie. The creperie is situated on De Anza Boulevard in San Mateo, only a ...

Art is not just for your entertainment

Art is not just for your entertainment

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

If someone defecates on a Target bag and calls it art, is it truly art? Many would say no.  There is a common belief that the purpose of art is to entertain the viewer, and that it should portray some sort of high-level skill that would be unattainable to the common man. I feel, however, that this is a ...

Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"We are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right." These were the words of Senator Bernie Sanders, discussing the deplorable state of health care in America, a country who claims to be the leader of the world.

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Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

While Michelle Obama may be leaving the White House, her legacy never will. On Nov.4, 2008, Michelle became America's first African America first lady - a historical moment in a country who's Civil Rights Movement led my Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only ended a mere 48 years ago. Throughout the eight years she has been in the Whitehouse, Michelle has been a model to women and girls all around the world, and a reminder for everyone of the true power and potential of a woman.

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California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It's no secret that California has a water problem, and new amendments hijacking a water bill have brought the issue to surface once more.

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