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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...

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...

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

‘Ready Player One’ is a look into the future

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion, Top News

In the sea of dystopian novels starring moody teenagers, “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline bobs uniquely above the surface. Cline illustrates the near future through the eyes of average teenager Wade Watts, portraying a destitute world where citizens’ only salvation is an alternate reality accesse...

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

They have had almost everything taken from them, and yet people are asking for more. On Sept. 9, North Dakota will rule in favor for or against building an oil pipeline through the sacred lands of Native Americas. Energy Transfer Partners is an engineering company which runs a program called the...

‘Stranger Things’ brings an ’80s blast

‘Stranger Things’ brings an ’80s blast

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

August 26, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The '80s was the time for sci-fi lovers everywhere. It was when "E.T." was released and "Star Wars" was at peak popularity. Fans were lining up in front of theaters everywhere. Many '80s lovers state that they wish to go back to the good old days. Well, now they can in the new TV show "Stranger...

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

August 25, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Out of all the cuisine in America, from Californian to Creole, Pacific Islander cuisine seems oddly void from our memory. Pacific Islander food, from my perspective, blends the sweetness of St. Louis-style barbecue with the added spiciness of dishes like Mexican adobo. Off the Grid, a collection...

Keep the clash of cultures in foreign media

Keep the clash of cultures in foreign media

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

August 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Once foreign media is broadcasted to an English-speaking audience, the video could be translated to and voiced in English -- a different experience than the same video with English subtitles accompanying the voices of the foreign language. Some would find having to read subtitles a hassle and would...

Gender-neutral bathrooms aren’t complete ‘safe-zones’

Gender-neutral bathrooms aren’t complete ‘safe-zones’

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As a conservative Democrat, I completely support the efforts of transgender people to erase discrimination from the general populace. Like many Americans, I have seen that there are similarities between the African-American civil rights movement of the 1960s and the LGBT movements of today. Yet, when...

Small pets are more likely to be abused

Small pets are more likely to be abused

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Most people love dogs. Their fluffy faces, wagging tails, and crazy fur make them purely irresistible, especially when they roll over and ask for a tummy rub. Most people love dogs, so when a dog gets harmed, most people care. Still, not everyone loves fish, and not everyone loves turtles either....

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Plastic. Plastic everywhere. On the corner of every street, in every single trashcan, on the shelves of every store. Plastic is everywhere, so why do some people insist that we need more plastic? In 2016, the Californian state passed a new law in an attempt to help the environment: no store in...

‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Asking a seemingly harmless question can be met with the response, "It's none of your business." Many find it rude or offensive to be met with such an answer to a prying inquiry. However, there is a reason to use this colloquial phrase. People often pry into another person's sensitive topic or...

Universe Nails and Spa offers otherworldly service

Universe Nails and Spa offers otherworldly service

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

As dead week and finals approaches, stress levels around campus reach all time highs. Everyone is high strung and students often forget to take a moment to simply relax. Universe Nails in San Mateo is the perfect place to take a quick breather. West 25th Avenue has many competing salons on this street,...

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