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New ‘Black Mirror’ season continues its odd yet intriguing theme

New ‘Black Mirror’ season continues its odd yet intriguing theme

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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The end of the world. A completely immersive dating machine. Overprotective parents. All this and more is brought out in season four of 'Black Mirror.' On Dec. 29, 2017, Netflix launched its fourth season of 'Black Mirror,' a British television series that focuses on possible futures for the human...

Fall Out Boy’s ‘M A N I A’ proves that mainstream music is ruining good artists

Fall Out Boy’s ‘M A N I A’ proves that mainstream music is ruining good artists

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Fall Out Boy identifies as being an American rock band. After their latest album, that’s questionable. Their seventh studio album, “M A N I A,” was released just last week as a follow up to their last album released in 2015, “American Beauty/American Psycho.” This album is their biggest...

Custom mac and cheese at MAC’D adds unique twist

Custom mac and cheese at MAC’D adds unique twist

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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San Francisco has always been a hub for unique and trendy foods: avocado toast, liquid nitrogen ice cream, and, now, custom mac and cheese. At MAC’D, customers are encouraged to get outside their comfort zone and experiment with the ever-versatile mac and cheese dish. The MAC’D location i...

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is a pleasure to watch

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is a pleasure to watch

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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With an acting lineup starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was bound to be entertaining, and thanks to director Jake Kasdan, it was more than just that. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was released on Dec. 20 and generated $36 million...

ICICLES rolls into downtown San Mateo

ICICLES rolls into downtown San Mateo

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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Rolled ice cream, another new food phenomenon, has made its way down the peninsula. This past spring, ICICLES welcomed new customers from the San Mateo area to its new location at 222 East 3rd Ave. With eight locations ranging from Sacramento to San Jose, the new ice cream hot spot provides an unique experience for its customers. Upon entering, upbeat music fills the room and a c...

‘The Last Jedi’ changes the ‘Star Wars’ world forever

‘The Last Jedi’ changes the ‘Star Wars’ world forever

Jordan Hanlon, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2017


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This article contains spoilers from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' Friendly reminder: it is now canon that Luke walked in on Rey and Kylo holding hands and had the biggest dad freakout in history. But, no. Luke is not Rey's father. 'The Last Jedi,' which is Episode Eight in the "Star Wars" franc...

Peet’s Coffee welcomes customers with freshly-brewed coffee

Peet’s Coffee welcomes customers with freshly-brewed coffee

Taya Yakovenko, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Peet’s Coffee made it their goal to raise a bar for the American coffee industry while delivering a great tasting cup for those that truly love coffee. Prior to becoming a widely known network, Alfred Peet sold coffee beans. The coffee beans were hand-roasted in small batches. The company grew and became “P...

Pricey food at the Van’s Restaurant underwhelms

Pricey food at the Van’s Restaurant underwhelms

Tiziana Senatti, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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Have you ever been told to go to a restaurant by others because they say it is good? I happened to do that and I thought the opposite. On 815 Belmont Ave in Belmont, there is a restaurant called "The Van's Restaurant," which serves a variety of American food. I had heard people talk about how g...

Ghost Town’s album ‘Evolution’ shows change is okay

Ghost Town’s album ‘Evolution’ shows change is okay

Lauren McNair, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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Every time Ghost Town comes out with a new album they are either hated for it, or many people become completely obsessed with it. Ghost Town came out with their new album "Evolution" on Nov. 6, 2016, and their music includes genres such as post hardcore, electronic dance music, dubstep, and horror...

Season Two of ‘Stranger Things’ blows viewers away

Season Two of ‘Stranger Things’ blows viewers away

Zana Lunsford, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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On Oct. 27, a new season of the sci-fi Netflix original series "Stranger Things" was released to the public. Chock full of cinema genius and an entertaining plot line that just kept unraveling, "Stranger Things 2" blew me away. Twin brothers Matthew and Ross Duffer created the show and released the...

Season Two of ‘Riverdale’ becomes a soap opera

Season Two of ‘Riverdale’ becomes a soap opera

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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The first season of "Riverdale" on CW television network was a teen drama full of twists and turns that kept us all watching episode after episode, but Season Two is almost a completely different story. The show turned the beloved "Archie Comics" series from the 1940s into a dark teen drama involving...

A go-to Chinese restaurant: Gin Mon

A go-to Chinese restaurant: Gin Mon

Tiziana Senatti, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Gin Mon is one of my favorite go-to restaurants in the Belmont area. It's located in the Carlmont shopping center and is a place where people can enjoy delicious Chinese food. When the waitress came to the table, I ordered the hot and sour soup, chicken potstickers, Chinese short ribs, and the chick...

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