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Pumpkin spice dominates over other fall flavors

Pumpkin spice dominates over other fall flavors

October 9, 2019

Pumpkin spice season is not just a trend; it's a lifestyle. With the holiday season approaching, many Americans are getting ready to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. The...

Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

October 6, 2019

The second I slid on my headphones and hit "play" on the first track off of Kim Petras' "Turn off the Light," I knew I was going to love this album. First, I must admit that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of "spooky season." That being said, this album surely got me in the spirit; I was...

Cup of Blooms offers more than its competitors

Cup of Blooms offers more than its competitors

October 4, 2019

Boba shops like Teaspoon, Gong Cha, and BAMBU pack the streets of downtown San Mateo. But tucked away, outside of the main area, Cup of Blooms adorns the quiet street. Eleven months af...

Tea Hub is the next best boba shop

Tea Hub is the next best boba shop

October 1, 2019

Boba Guys, T-pumps, Bambu, Chatime, Quickly, Teaspoon. With the boba boom in the Bay Area, boba shops seem to be opening up everywhere. Tea Hub is an example of one of t...

‘Mario Kart Tour’ gives the classic game a modern twist

‘Mario Kart Tour’ gives the classic game a modern twist

September 30, 2019

Nintendo's new mobile game, "Mario Kart Tour," is the classic game in a way that you haven't seen before. Traditionally, the "Mario Kart" franchise was released on various gaming consoles, but ...

Village Host is the best place for Carlmont students to eat out at

Village Host is the best place for Carlmont students to eat out at

September 26, 2019

Village Host is a great place to eat out at with friends for pizza, especially for Carlmont students. Their food is delicious and among the cheapest in Carlmont Village.  The average price for a Village Host small-size pizza is $14.6...

Dr. Jen Gunter’s book ‘The Vagina Bible’ educates people and dispels myths

Dr. Jen Gunter’s book ‘The Vagina Bible’ educates people and dispels myths

September 25, 2019

Elusive, rarely talked about, and somewhat taboo, the word vagina and all knowledge associated with it has often been overlooked in favor of almost anything else. The stigma be...

‘Ad Astra’ reaches for the stars, but falls short

‘Ad Astra’ reaches for the stars, but falls short

September 23, 2019

WARNING: This review has spoilers for the 2019 film "Ad Astra." In Latin, Ad Astra means "to the stars," and although director James Gray tries to aim for exactly that, he falls...

The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

September 21, 2019

Independent artist mxmtoon's debut album, “the masquerade,” is a raw, honest, and gorgeous testament to the modern teenager. Mxmtoon (pronounced em-ex-em-toon), or “M...

‘Mangos a Go-Go’ snacks do not exceed expectations

‘Mangos a Go-Go’ snacks do not exceed expectations

September 16, 2019

I knew the name "Mangos a Go-Go" sounded familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. It finally occurred to me that Mango a Go-Go is a Jamba Juice menu item. I knew...

‘The Girl Downstairs’ offers enjoyment but leaves no lasting impact

‘The Girl Downstairs’ offers enjoyment but leaves no lasting impact

September 12, 2019

As someone who reads and enjoys young adult novels, I loved this book a lot, but as someone who understands and analyzes texts, I can say with certainty that it is a young adult book. ...

‘The Hate U Give’ falls shorts of a powerful opportunity

Kaylene Lin, Staff Writer

September 7, 2019

"The Hate U Give," written by Angie Thomas, is a 444-page story that could have been written in one sentence: "police brutality is bad." Although the novel illustrates a powerful message, the story is so bogged down by irrelevant characters and unnecessary plotlines that it leaves the reader, well, bored. Those characters and subplots distract from the main themes of the novel and create an incr...

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