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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....

‘Dangerous Woman’ wanted dead or singing

‘Dangerous Woman’ wanted dead or singing

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer
May 21, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

The "Cat phase" is finally over. Ariana Grande proved this through her new album, "Dangerous Woman," in which she resorted to being a bunny instead. Classy. Many people might remember Grande from the hit TV show, "Victorious," where she played the role of Cat Valentine, a girl who did not...

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,...

Welcome ‘Hello, my name is Doris’

Welcome ‘Hello, my name is Doris’

Holly Chen, Staff Writer
May 12, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

We have all been there. We have all had that crush who made us loose all our inhibitions. For Doris Miller, that love came fifty years past her teenage days, as she found herself head over heels for 20-year-old John Fremont (played by Max Greenfield). "Hello, My Name is Doris" was a new type of romantic-comedy....

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...

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