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‘The Good Dinosaur’ is better than it sounds

‘The Good Dinosaur’ is better than it sounds

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


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Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," released Nov. 25, was released in time for Thanksgiving. It delivers a good story on family and trust. Set in an alternate timeline in which the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs missed, the movie tells the story of Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa), a fearful young Apatosaurus...

‘Purpose’ saved by backing tracks

‘Purpose’ saved by backing tracks

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015


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The most recent album released by pop icon Justin Bieber fell completely flat. All the songs on this album seem to be created with the same formula: repetition, airy vocals, good backing tracks, and an echo effect. Despite having the same formula, the album had a surprising variety of songs, ...

May the odds be ever in your favor, one last time

May the odds be ever in your favor, one last time

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 24, 2015


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**SPOILER ALERT** The game has come to its end. The last installment of "The Hunger Games" series will leave you hanging on to your seat and looking for the nearest tissues. In other words, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" was an emotional roller coaster from start to end, especially...

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

Carlmont gets jazzy at CSM

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor

November 19, 2015


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“I’m nervous and excited about my first performance with the jazz band, but I think it will be a really cool experience to play at the festival,” said freshman Jayla Chee. Nov. 20 is the annual Jazz Festival at College of San Mateo, and Carlmont Jazz Ensemble’s first performance of the yea...

‘The Man in the High Castle’ asks the biggest ‘what if?’

‘The Man in the High Castle’ asks the biggest ‘what if?’

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


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What if? Often times, life is full of these small questions. What if I did x instead of y? But "The Man in the High Castle" asks the biggest "what if" in the history of mankind. What if Nazi Germany won the Second World War? It is 1962, and the U.S. is split into three sections: the Greater Nazi Reich...

‘Master of None’ is masterfully done

‘Master of None’ is masterfully done

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


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"Master of None" is a new Netflix original series created by and starring Aziz Ansari. This witty show follows the main character Dev through his life in New York City.  The 30-year-old actor tries to court Rachel, a charming and stylish publicist, throughout the first season. "Master of None" h...

‘Spectre’ is as eerie as its namesake

‘Spectre’ is as eerie as its namesake

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

November 15, 2015


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"Spectre," released Nov. 6, is the latest film in the "James Bond" series. It is emotionally deep in its story. Daniel Craig returns as 007, who is on an unofficial mission in Mexico City. After a fiasco there hits headlines worldwide, he is grounded by MI6. Bond's visit to Rome leads to a collision...

‘Maddie and Tae’ sing out to clear social discordance

‘Maddie and Tae’ sing out to clear social discordance

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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Maddie and Tae are not just two girls writing country songs; this dynamic duo took the whole country industry by storm. Their new debut album, "Start Here," filled our ears with diverse themes: from coming of age to criticizing mainstream country music. This duo began when Madison "Maddie" Marlow...

‘Supergirl’ isn’t so super

‘Supergirl’ isn’t so super

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


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CBS's “Supergirl” added to the ever-growing list of superhero adaptions on Oct. 26 but missed the mark as a solid and consistent superhero show. Kara Zor-El (played by Melissa Benoist) arrived on Earth as the 13-year-old cousin to Superman. She was adopted into a human family and grew up in a...

Rice, Beans, and Cubanos

Rice, Beans, and Cubanos

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


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Grab your cigars and your Cubanos, because this review is all about The Cuban Kitchen. For me, the food at The Cuban Kitchen tasted similar to what my Nicaraguan abuelita would cook, but at the same time, very different. When I first walked in, I was blasted with the amazing smell of black beans...

‘Bridge of Spies’ is not your typical spy flick

‘Bridge of Spies’ is not your typical spy flick

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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Based on its title, “Bridge of Spies,” released on Oct. 9, first seemed like it was going to be a typical spy movie. However, this movie stood out from the "James Bond" series and other films in its genre, proving that you can't always judge a movie by its poster. The film, which was based on...

Pan: a twist to a classic

Pan: a twist to a classic

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

November 2, 2015


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All those familiar with Peter Pan have likely wondered where his “never grow up” mentality originated from. The new film, Warner Brothers’ “Pan” was a prequel to the classic, and showed this famous character's origins. Though at times the acting was subpar, it was appropriate for the age range i...

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