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Dunkin’ Donuts’s coffee makes up for the doughnuts

Dunkin’ Donuts’s coffee makes up for the doughnuts

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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Iced lattes, macchiatos, and freezes have been seen around Carlmont, but not from the usual places, they're from Dunkin' Donuts. This doughnut and coffee destination put a location at 240 El Camino Real in San Carlos, making it a new stop for locals looking for an alternate taste. It can be convenie...

‘Trench’ is a step up for Twenty One Pilots

‘Trench’ is a step up for Twenty One Pilots

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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I recently heard the new Twenty One Pilots album, and I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I expected. Twenty-One pilots is an Ohio based pop duo consisting of frontman and vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. In their 10 years of existence, their unique blend of rap, indie, emo-pop, and alt...

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ depicts new perspective on the white working class

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ depicts new perspective on the white working class

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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No viable job opportunities. No decent education for children. No safe neighborhoods. Not even hope for a better future. This could be describing anything from third world countries to ghetto Oakland. It also applies to an often overlooked, or purposely ignored, group: the white working class. J.D. ...

‘Venom’ leaves audiences poisoned

‘Venom’ leaves audiences poisoned

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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Venom: The poor man’s Spider-Man. Venom, infamously known as one of Spider-Man’s archenemies, received his own spinoff film in which his original storyline is abandoned and replaced with a Silicon Valley-take on the alien apocalypse. ‘Venom’ takes place in modern-day San Francisco and...

‘A Star Is Born’ exposes the unsettling truth about love and addiction

‘A Star Is Born’ exposes the unsettling truth about love and addiction

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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A burned out folk-country singer walks into a bar after his show. He watches a girl perform, loves her voice, loves her individuality. He has to meet her. A huge star has discovered a nobody with raw talent and falls in love with her while simultaneously making her famous. It's a story that has been...

‘Empress of All Seasons’ enchants the mind but not the heart

‘Empress of All Seasons’ enchants the mind but not the heart

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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An outcast since birth. A yokai in a world where yokai are feared and controlled. A story of acceptance, survival, and revolution. And among the bravery, sacrifice, and astonishing action, there seems to be a die-hard love story? That seems to be the case in the book "Empress of All Seas...

Neutral Milk Hotel’s ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ is a modern masterpiece

Neutral Milk Hotel’s ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ is a modern masterpiece

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


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I’d like to start off this review by saying that it took me a while to enjoy this album. Last summer, I heard people hyping this up as one of the best albums of the century that everyone needed to hear. It has accrued a massive amount of critical acclaim and popularity over the years and is...

Coffeebar’s experience and menu serve Bay Area consumers perfectly

Coffeebar’s experience and menu serve Bay Area consumers perfectly

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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It's a Sunday afternoon, and you have a ton of homework to do. Barking dogs, clattering dishes, and cheering football fans on the TV steal your attention — you just can't concentrate. Where do you go? Coffeebar. Coffeebar is the newest addition to the peninsula collection of hipster coffee shops and ha...

‘Fear’ illustrates the frightening reality of Trump in office

‘Fear’ illustrates the frightening reality of Trump in office

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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"Fear" is quite possibly one of the most terrifying things I have ever read.  I’m not versed in politics, nor do I know very much about what goes on behind the scenes. I live in a democratic bubble that has shaped my opinions and thoughts on our political landscape. And yet, when I read "Fear" ...

Plow delivers breakfast like no other

Plow delivers breakfast like no other

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Many Bay Area teens are in search of the perfect hipster breakfast place, as IHOP generally doesn't make the cut. Plow is the perfect brunch place in San Francisco for all. They are focused on supporting local businesses and keep the farm-to-table mantra going, using all fresh ingredients. Plow...

‘The Cruel Prince’ puts a dark spin on the fairy tale genre

‘The Cruel Prince’ puts a dark spin on the fairy tale genre

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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Imagine living your life with enemies around every corner waiting for you to make a mistake. Then, imagine those enemies are magic-possessing faeries, that you are a human without magic, and that you live on their home turf. Suddenly, the situation is much more life-threatening. That’s th...

‘Boarding House Reach’ is a boundary pushing rock and roll experience

‘Boarding House Reach’ is a boundary pushing rock and roll experience

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

August 28, 2018


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I hear the phrase 'rock is dead' all too often these days. While I don't personally believe this, there is truth behind the statement. Rock is certainly less popular now than it ever has been. In the past 30 years, rock has steadily declined in prominence, with adult-alternative bands, like Trai...

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