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Drake’s new album is a let down

Drake’s new album is a let down

Josef Gonzalez, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

An astonishing amount of people were dying to hear Drake's latest album, "Views," which he released on April 29. Both Drake fans and hip-hop listeners were counting down the days to the album release since the day Drake mentioned his new album. The album had a lot of hype around it, especially on...

Ke$ha lights the flame of the decade

Ke$ha lights the flame of the decade

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Ke$ha's true colors are finally showing, and they are no rainbow. #FreeKesha. The other day, I checked Twitter and this hashtag was at the top of the trending tweets list. Everyone was talking about it. But what is it? The story behind #FreeKesha goes back to October 2014, when Kesha sued her producer, Dr. Luke, for sexual, physical,...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is one of Marvel’s greatest films

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is one of Marvel’s greatest films

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer
May 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Disney and Marvel Studios have done it once again. "Captain America: Civil War," released May 6, is the latest superhero movie since "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." While "Batman v. Superman" was a disappointment for a lot of superhero fans, "Captain America: Civil War," is definitely a...

Games need more than good graphics

Games need more than good graphics

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
May 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, the fancy graphics and high-budget indicate what will be the highest rated games. That is all there is to video games it seems. However, the point of a video game, as any other entertainment medium, is to emerge and appeal to the audience, giving them something to really appreciate and enjoy...

Sushi Monster offers great sushi close to Carlmont

Sushi Monster offers great sushi close to Carlmont

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
May 2, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

The quest for killer sushi near Carlmont is over. Sushi Monster, located just a five minute drive and a 20 minute walk from Carlmont, will satisfy all sushi cravings. Proximity is not the only perk though, this small Japanese restaurant offers outstanding options that upstage all other Belmont Ja...

Let the “Game of Thrones” begin

Let the “Game of Thrones” begin

Holly Chen, Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

***Contains Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" Season 6 began like any usual "Game of Thrones" premiere. Fans were excited, and HBO began its usual crackdown on 3rd-party streaming sites. Fans had a lot of expectations. Many couldn't accept the death of lead character, Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington)...

Andrew Jackson deserves the front of your money

Andrew Jackson deserves the front of your money

Justin Som, Staff Writer
April 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Even though Andrew Jackson violently evicted many Native Americans from their lands, there is no real support as to the conjecture of him being an unworthy president. Having extended the nation to almost twice its prior size, the United States would not have been as prosperous without either his...

Sibling bonds last long and stay strong

Sibling bonds last long and stay strong

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The person who was your first friend and the person who you have the strongest bond with is your sibling. People come and go in life, but family ties are something much stronger than fleeting friendships made over toys or recess. The person one is closest to in their family is normally the person...

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

In 1994, 7-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and killed. She was living in New Jersey when Jesse Timmendequas, a known sex offender, moved into the house across the street without the knowledge of her family. At the time, there was no law that allowed the public to know about the whereabouts o...

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
April 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

"Empty the tanks!" "They're dying to entertain you!" "SeaWorld is SlaveWorld!" The cries of animal rights activists have been strong for many decades, and now they have finally been heard. On March 17, SeaWorld announced the cancellation of their orca breeding program, making this generation of orcas the last to ever live in captivity at the parks, and for good reason too.

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Uber’s economic ploy is halted by new license rule

Uber’s economic ploy is halted by new license rule

Justin Som, Staff Writer
April 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The San Francisco City Treasurer José Cisneros announced on April 15 that he had sent letters to over 37,000 taxi drivers who were listed as contractors, demanding that they get a business license or cease work in the city. Prior to this motion, companies like Uber and Lyft had been draining the...

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Feminism squandered by pop music’s self-degradation

Sophie Haddad and Adriana Ramirez
April 15, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Top News

Oiled and tanned, men’s muscles ripple in the sunlight. Women’s hair blows sensuously in an artificial wind, reminiscent of a Pantene commercial. Their makeup is flawless, because apparently guys are the only ones who sweat. The construction site is full of tools. But this time, they’re living...

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