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‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Pastry chefs anticipate the start of the bake-off, listening closely for the countdown.  But they’re not professionals. They’re just regular people who love to bake -- and they aren’t exactly good at it.  This spin-off of Netflix’s original “Nailed It!,” which premiered in early 20...

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

November 13, 2019

You’re never going to find an artist out there that’s quite like FKA Twigs.  I stumbled upon this realization midway through listening to the song “home with you” off of her new album “MAGDALENE,” which was released last Friday.  It’s an incredibly experimental track that takes all the cliches you find in modern-day music ...

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

WARNING: This review has minor spoilers for the 2019 film "Terminator: Dark Fate." "Terminator: Dark Fate" proved itself to be nothing more than a CGI-focused cash grab, dedicated to the possibility of another sequel. In the past 10 years, Paramount Pictures has released three "Terminator" movies,...

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

November 2, 2019

I must admit, I was excited about this album. And by excited, I mean very excited. I have been following King Princess’s career since her debut single, “1950,” was released back in February 2018. That March, Harry Styles had tweeted lyrics from the song, which spurred on her popularity with...

Tessa Violet’s ‘Bad Ideas’ showcases surprising depth

Tessa Violet’s ‘Bad Ideas’ showcases surprising depth

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

October 30, 2019

The chorus to Tessa Violet’s “Crush” has been ringing in my ears since I first heard it last year. The song, with its catchy melody, upbeat tempo, and relatable lyrics, instantly garnered the attention of many, including myself. It’s been over a year since that song was released, and she has finally dro...

Rex Orange County falls off the horse with newest album

Rex Orange County falls off the horse with newest album

Paulina Engovatov, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

I was not a fan of Rex Orange County’s newest album, “Pony.” Not having listened to many Indie pop or alternative albums before, I knew that this album was going to introduce me to a new world of music. I’ve got to say, this world was kind of disappointing. Rex’s musical career onl...

Spill the Tea is amazing, period

Spill the Tea is amazing, period

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

"And I oop—" Hearing that there was a new boba place in Redwood City called Spill the Tea made me think of all the memes regarding James Charles and Jasmine Masters and everything in between. When I walked in, the whole shop was decorated with fake spider webs, lights, skeletons, and other Hal...

Lassen Volcanic is a hidden treasure among national parks

Lassen Volcanic is a hidden treasure among national parks

Ksenia Lapshina, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Clouds of steam rise from the bubbling waters heated by the lava. It is a sight that will leave you captivated.  Lassen Volcanic National Park is a hidden treasure in California, with diverse animal and plant life, active volcanoes, and spell-binding hydrothermal areas.  Before Lassen Volcani...

Cardenas Market provides a heartwarming experience

Cardenas Market provides a heartwarming experience

Jenny Arrellin, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Cardenas is a superstore located in the heart of East Palo Alto, very close to Highway 101 for easy access. The store was named "Mi Pueblo" or "My Home Town," which matches the store's comforting atmosphere. The employees were also very welcoming. The superstore has a restaurant that offers e...

‘The Fountains of Silence’ highlights values of truth and discovery

‘The Fountains of Silence’ highlights values of truth and discovery

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The end of World War II. Hitler’s surrender. The return of U.S. troops. A happy ending. For us, at least. But for the Spaniards, their suffering was only beginning.  Ruta Sepetys’s new book “The Fountains of Silence” follows the lives of four characters, three Spanish and one Ameri...

Pumpkin spice dominates over other fall flavors

Pumpkin spice dominates over other fall flavors

Paulina Engovatov, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Pumpkin spice season is not just a trend; it's a lifestyle. With the holiday season approaching, many Americans are getting ready to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. The pumpkin seed dates back roughly 10,000 years ago in the Americas. It was introduced into the diets of the colonists through...

Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

October 6, 2019

The second I slid on my headphones and hit "play" on the first track off of Kim Petras' "Turn off the Light," I knew I was going to love this album. First, I must admit that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of "spooky season." That being said, this album surely got me in the spirit; I was instantly transport...

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