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America needs to move forward together

America needs to move forward together

Editorial Staff
November 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

This is one of the most controversial elections in American history, and instead of bringing us together, it’s driving us apart. Rather than openly hating on each other, we need to unite and remember what makes us human — the ability to listen, understand, and respect others, even if their opinion...

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

"Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving." These are the inspiring words of the woman who has only been known as "Emily Doe," but whose story caused the change of rape laws in California. On...

Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

November 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Due to the recent increase in rent in the area, a few restaurants I highly enjoyed had to close. One of them was a really good pizzeria, so I had to go looking for another great pizzeria. Finding a restaurant that matched the greatness of the one I had lost seemed impossible until I eventually stumbled...

‘Lady Wood’ nearly hits the bird’s eye

‘Lady Wood’ nearly hits the bird’s eye

Adriana Ramirez, Segment Producer
November 3, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Tove Lo is too cool for you. Or at least that's what she says. On Oct. 28, Lo released her second studio album called "Lady Wood," following her debut album "Queen of the Clouds." After a successful album, as shown by her songs playing on the radio and ranking of number 14 on the U.S. Billboard...

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

Jackson Monge, Staff writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Food trucks offer quite a variety of dishes as well as some unique takes on traditional ones. At Off the Grid's weekly Belmont lineup of food trucks, I tried dishes from The Chairman and Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos. The Chairman food truck serves Chinese-style buns with a hint of American style fused in. For exa...

Fear of school can be an advantage

Fear of school can be an advantage

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

"What are you afraid of?" Most people would answer with "death" or "a zombie apocalypse." However, for an increasing number of high school students, the answer might turn out to be "school." This comes as little surprise. After all, we live in a competitive society in which schools push us to ...

Current generation driven out by housing prices

Current generation driven out by housing prices

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, chances are you have already asked yourself the questions, “What will I do after high school? What will I do after college?” If we were to follow the "American Dream," the answer would be getting a job, buying a house, and eventually raising a family. ...

Greedy Ant Gourmet: small place with big flavor

Greedy Ant Gourmet: small place with big flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
October 12, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Sandwich places. Belmont has maybe too many of them: Subway, Lorenzo's, Which Wich, Mr. Pickles, to name a few. However, it's The Greedy Ant Gourmet that's known for its modern take on sandwiches. Their sandwiches are made with various cheeses (they have an entire chalkboard menu full of fancy che...

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The term "tree hugger" tends to hold a negative connotation today. Tree huggers are usually seen as bohemian-obsessed hippies who yell if someone uses more than one piece of paper and faint if you don't recycle a tissue box. However, the truth is that no matter what the stereotype is, we should...

Survival of the fittest: The presidential election is not a business

Survival of the fittest: The presidential election is not a business

Justin Som, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion

In the job market of the 21st century, many Americans agree that competition makes the work environment a cold-hearted dog-eat-dog world. To ensure their own survival in the workforce, workers will do whatever they can to be better than their neighbor. Whether it be sabotage or incrimination, no...

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
September 24, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, there is a plethora of pizza, burger, and the ever-growing number of sandwich places. Sometimes it's hard to find anything that isn't American, but when you do happen to stumble upon one, it's typically a great find. This was the case with Santorini, a Mediterranean...

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Editorial Staff
September 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

We thought Americans would come through. We thought Americans would be smarter than this. In order to continue being a distinguished news site that offers its audience important local and national news, we must cover the 2016 presidential election to its full extent. This means ending our “Tru...

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