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‘American Horror Story: Cult’ plays on Trump fears

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ plays on Trump fears

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017


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The 2016 election results shocked the world and elicited multiple different kinds of reactions from people. Also in 2016, clown attacks started to arise in South Carolina. “American Horror Story: Cult," the seventh installment of the “American Horror Story” series, plays on just those topics. In...

‘Every Day’ is offensively painful

‘Every Day’ is offensively painful

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017


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A book is usually disliked for one of two reasons: bad plot, or poor writing. Often, one may appreciate a book because while either the quality of language or plot may not be strong, the other compensates. However, David Levithan's “Every Day” leaves no room for appreciation as its shallow plot was ...

Zayn Malik and Sia come together in ‘Dusk till Dawn’

Zayn Malik and Sia come together in ‘Dusk till Dawn’

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017


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Former One Direction singer,  Zayn Malik, has just dropped a new single accompanied with an action-packed music video in “Dusk till Dawn.” After two years of being a solo artist, Malik’s career seems to be going to new heights. According to Variety News, the song was co-written with 2017 Grammy Producer of ...

Taylor Swift’s album ‘Reputation’ doesn’t meet the hype

Taylor Swift’s album ‘Reputation’ doesn’t meet the hype

Zana Lunsford, Staff Writer

September 5, 2017


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We mourned the loss of a bright musical artist, Taylor Swift, on Aug. 27. Or maybe we just mourned her reputation and tried to welcome her newly-modified self through the singer's new hit singles “...Ready For It?” and “Look What You Made Me Do." In the past, the star featured a more gent...

Kylie Jenner struggles to be relatable in her reality show

Kylie Jenner struggles to be relatable in her reality show

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

August 29, 2017


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Kylie Jenner just took ahold of her own reality show “Life of Kylie”  in August, and so far the show isn’t keeping up with the hype. The show claims to be getting “beneath the surface” with the 19-year-old Jenner, showing her making her own decisions and what truly makes her happy. The ...

‘Alien: Covenant’ is barely tolerable

‘Alien: Covenant’ is barely tolerable

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

The original “Alien” film could be described by words such as masterful, terrifying, and unprecedented. The recent addition to the franchise could be described by words like defective, amateurish, and just... not good. Like many others, I am a huge fan of the “Alien” film series. Rid...

Red Hot Chili Pepper burns with spectacular spice

Red Hot Chili Pepper burns with spectacular spice

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


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Red Hot Chili Pepper is a restaurant in San Carlos where one can explore just how spicy food can possibly be. It's a place to explore and test your own pain threshold. Red Hot Chili Pepper isn't the famous American rock band, but rather an Asian fusion restaurant that loves to serve spicy food. ...

Paddy Wagon Sliders creates mouthwatering sliders

Paddy Wagon Sliders creates mouthwatering sliders

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Top News

At Off The Grid at the Belmont Caltrain station, I saw Paddy Wagon Sliders, a dedicated food truck serving sliders. It has a whimsical theme of prison food, with the truck decked out to look sort of like a paddy wagon the police may use. It even has a stereotypical jailbird prisoner on it. The menu is chock-...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ exceeds expectations

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ exceeds expectations

Armon Mahdavi

April 27, 2017


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Imagine this: you are 29 years old, and you have already been hailed as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Your last two major studio albums have been deemed classics, and the expectations for what you do next is high. What do you reveal to the world next, and is it even possible not to disappo...

Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Top News

With the growing popularity of fusion cuisine, I decided to eat at a food truck that was at the weekly Off The Grid food truck rotation near the Caltrain in Belmont. The truck was called Mobowl; it's quite similar to the restaurant Asian Box. At the truck, one selects a protein followed by a choice of...

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

America has quite the fascination with barbecue. It is probably one of the most recognizable cuisines of America. The sad part, however, is that Belmont and San Carlos has an absence of barbecue -- very few restaurants serve it, and even fewer are wholly barbecue places. Thankfully 3 Pigs BBQ exists; it is one of the few barbecue restaurants...

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Kabul Afghan Cuisine is the sort of restaurant you would go to if you needed to hibernate. The plates are rich and full of just so many crisscrossing flavors that it's almost overwhelming. I barely ate any breakfast the morning after eating there for dinner. It's painful -- it really is, especially...

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