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Keep the clash of cultures in foreign media

Keep the clash of cultures in foreign media

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

August 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Once foreign media is broadcasted to an English-speaking audience, the video could be translated to and voiced in English -- a different experience than the same video with English subtitles accompanying the voices of the foreign language. Some would find having to read subtitles a hassle and would...

Gender-neutral bathrooms aren’t complete ‘safe-zones’

Gender-neutral bathrooms aren’t complete ‘safe-zones’

Justin Som, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As a conservative Democrat, I completely support the efforts of transgender people to erase discrimination from the general populace. Like many Americans, I have seen that there are similarities between the African-American civil rights movement of the 1960s and the LGBT movements of today. Yet, when...

Small pets are more likely to be abused

Small pets are more likely to be abused

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Most people love dogs. Their fluffy faces, wagging tails, and crazy fur make them purely irresistible, especially when they roll over and ask for a tummy rub. Most people love dogs, so when a dog gets harmed, most people care. Still, not everyone loves fish, and not everyone loves turtles either....

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Plastic. Plastic everywhere. On the corner of every street, in every single trashcan, on the shelves of every store. Plastic is everywhere, so why do some people insist that we need more plastic? In 2016, the Californian state passed a new law in an attempt to help the environment: no store in...

‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

‘None of your business’ is a legitimate reason

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Asking a seemingly harmless question can be met with the response, "It's none of your business." Many find it rude or offensive to be met with such an answer to a prying inquiry. However, there is a reason to use this colloquial phrase. People often pry into another person's sensitive topic or...

Universe Nails and Spa offers otherworldly service

Universe Nails and Spa offers otherworldly service

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

As dead week and finals approaches, stress levels around campus reach all time highs. Everyone is high strung and students often forget to take a moment to simply relax. Universe Nails in San Mateo is the perfect place to take a quick breather. West 25th Avenue has many competing salons on this street,...

Welcome ‘Hello, my name is Doris’

Welcome ‘Hello, my name is Doris’

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

We have all been there. We have all had that crush who made us loose all our inhibitions. For Doris Miller, that love came fifty years past her teenage days, as she found herself head over heels for 20-year-old John Fremont (played by Max Greenfield). "Hello, My Name is Doris" was a new type of romantic-comedy....

Drake’s new album is a let down

Drake’s new album is a let down

Josef Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

An astonishing amount of people were dying to hear Drake's latest album, "Views," which he released on April 29. Both Drake fans and hip-hop listeners were counting down the days to the album release since the day Drake mentioned his new album. The album had a lot of hype around it, especially on...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is one of Marvel’s greatest films

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is one of Marvel’s greatest films

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Disney and Marvel Studios have done it once again. "Captain America: Civil War," released May 6, is the latest superhero movie since "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." While "Batman v. Superman" was a disappointment for a lot of superhero fans, "Captain America: Civil War," is definitely a...

Games need more than good graphics

Games need more than good graphics

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, the fancy graphics and high-budget indicate what will be the highest rated games. That is all there is to video games it seems. However, the point of a video game, as any other entertainment medium, is to emerge and appeal to the audience, giving them something to really appreciate and enjoy...

Sushi Monster offers great sushi close to Carlmont

Sushi Monster offers great sushi close to Carlmont

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

The quest for killer sushi near Carlmont is over. Sushi Monster, located just a five minute drive and a 20 minute walk from Carlmont, will satisfy all sushi cravings. Proximity is not the only perk though, this small Japanese restaurant offers outstanding options that upstage all other Belmont Ja...

Let the “Game of Thrones” begin

Let the “Game of Thrones” begin

Holly Chen, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

***Contains Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" Season 6 began like any usual "Game of Thrones" premiere. Fans were excited, and HBO began its usual crackdown on 3rd-party streaming sites. Fans had a lot of expectations. Many couldn't accept the death of lead character, Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington)...

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