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Donald X Vaccarino designed Dominion.  Published in 2008 by Rio Grande Games, Dominion is an essential game for anyone's collection.  It can be played with 2-4 players in less than an hour.

Board Game Reviews: Dominion

April 24, 2020

This week, I'm going to cut the suspense and start with my opinion of the game before going into more detail. Dominion is one of the best games of all time.  It gets an easy...

Drawing on your clothing items is a cheap and unique way to add new clothing items to your closet.

Cheap Ways to Revamp Your Closet: Creating new designs by drawing on clothing items

April 24, 2020

After writing about iron-on patches last week, I decided to write about something even easier this week: drawing and painting on clothes. Even if you are not the best artist, you can always draw ...

With a new grading system, some students will not manage their time, affecting them for the upcoming years.

Procrastination Leads to Unnecessary Stress: Grading system change may affect the upcoming year

April 24, 2020

The Sequoia Union High School District has recently made the difficult decision to modify the grading system for the spring semester. To assist the needs of those who aren't...

Doing art and drawing is a creative and calming way to pass time.

The Boredom Blog: What I do with my time

April 24, 2020

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is incredibly bored in this seemingly never-ending shelter-in-place. However, I have some things that keep me busy. For one, school keeps ...

During the shelter-in-place, I have been baking a lot. I have made chocolate chip cookies twice.

Try Something New: Cooking is good for the soul

April 23, 2020

Legend has it, I made my birthday cake when I turned four years old.  Whether that’s true or not, food has contributed to my enjoyment of life.  Throughout my life, my h...

Students often struggle to stay motivated and organized during distance learning.

Quarantine Things: How to stay motivated during distance learning

April 22, 2020

It has been 40 days since students set foot on Carlmont’s campus or into one of their favorite classrooms.  The majority of schools have transitioned to distance learning; ...

The Chicago Bulls' banners hang in their arena. All six of the Bulls' NBA Championships were won by Michael Jordan and company.

‘The Last Dance’ for the first time: Week one

April 21, 2020

For young basketball players today, Jordan is a shoe brand first, a number second, and a string of highlights third. For those of us who can ball for more than 15 minutes without re...

An infographic from the County of San Mateo demonstrates possible mask designs and suggestions for their use.

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives: San Mateo County’s mandatory face-covering order

April 21, 2020

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. Passing the entrance to my local trailhead, I was gre...

Getting enough sleep can reduce stress, as well as improve problem-solving skills, memory, and attention.

Self-Care Blog: Sleep

April 20, 2020

Sleep is important. As obvious as it may seem, though, how many of us get the recommended eight hours of sleep every night? Getting the proper amount of sleep is essenti...

The board for Stone Age is set and ready to play.

Board Game Reviews: Stone Age

April 18, 2020

Travel back in time to the Stone Ages, where people wrote on tablets and built tools by hand.  In Stone Age, published by Z-MAN Games, players will place workers at various location...

Social media and other online communication services allow for long-distance connection.

The Boredom Blog: Online entertainment

April 17, 2020

Though this current shelter in place may be filled with work and school, the uninterrupted time at home may leave one with quite a bit of free time. Because most people quarantine ...

Iron-on patches are a simple and cheap way to add unique items to your closet.

Cheap Ways to Revamp Your Closet: How to use iron-on patches

April 17, 2020

Previously I wrote about how to cut your clothing. If you feel that you need something else to spice up your closet, iron-on patches might be what you are looking for. Iron-o...

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