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Folk songs bring holiday spirit into the community

Folk songs bring holiday spirit into the community

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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As the holiday season reaches its peak, songs such as “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” can be heard almost everywhere. However, tunes that are popular today are nothing like the traditional Christmas carols. In an attempt to bring the holiday spirit into the community, Belmont Library...

Bay Area radio stations bans Christmas song after calling it ‘controversial’

Bay Area radio stations bans Christmas song after calling it ‘controversial’

Aaron Penn, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Several songs were taken off of a Bay Area radio station's Christmas playlist this year, including Frank Loesser’s 'Baby It’s Cold Outside.' The song was taken off 96.5 KOIT radio station after several complaints from listeners were called in about the song’s lyrics. The sudden action against the Christmas classic, which has appeared in ...

San Francisco Urban Riders build pathways to the green

San Francisco Urban Riders build pathways to the green

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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Bikers will soon have access to new riding terrain in San Francisco. On the grounds of the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, there is an expanse of lush, green, earth that is now developing new trails. Some of the old trails are still present, but most have washed away. The SF Urban Riders have been working to restore and renew the area ar...

Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community

Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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Starting bright and early on Sunday mornings, Belmont’s weekly farmers' market opens up to the public, inviting everyone around to enjoy the fresh and local merchandise. Tucked to the side of El Camino, this open marketplace partially occupies a parking lot, contributing to the friendly and welcoming a...

Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

Night of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Half Moon Bay

Katherine McKinney, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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Christmas spirit is starting to light up the faces of citizens in the Bay Area. The Night of Lights celebration in Half Moon Bay took place on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It began with a tree lighting ceremony at Mac Dutra Plaza followed by the crowning of the festival’s prince and princess. ...

Scoops for Scouts raises funds for Paradise Boy Scouts

Scoops for Scouts raises funds for Paradise Boy Scouts

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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Raising money for affected Boy Scout troops in the heart of the Camp Fire in central California earlier in November, the San Carlos Youth Advisory Council (YAC) sold pizza and ice cream to patrons of the San Carlos Youth Center. The YAC wanted to support victims of Camp Fire, the deadliest and most des...

ScotSkim: convictions

ScotSkim: convictions

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018


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Charlottesville neo-Nazi convicted on all counts “Unite the Right"rioter James Alex Fields Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder in a Virginia court on Dec. 7 for plowing his car into, and killing, counter-protestor and civil rights advocate Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, 2017. Besides one coun...

Brandy Melville’s San Francisco Warehouse Sale disappoints shoppers

Brandy Melville’s San Francisco Warehouse Sale disappoints shoppers

CJ Ward, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


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The popular clothing brand Brandy Melville had a massive warehouse sale this past weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, every item in the warehouse was $5, $10, or $15, according to several posts on the Brandy Melville Instagram. The line was so long that it wrapped around the warehouse twice. Many had to stand in the line for sever...

ScotSkim: lies

ScotSkim: lies

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


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Paul Manafort’s lies are brought forward Special counsel Robert Mueller of the Russia probe says that Paul Manafort lied to the FBI even after agreeing to cooperate with officials. According to Mueller, Manafort lied about funds and contacts with the Trump administration. Former Trump campaign...

Stanford Splash takes students beyond traditional school curriculum

Stanford Splash takes students beyond traditional school curriculum

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Purple-colored schedules flutter in students' hands as they rush to class, relying on paper signs to find their way around the Stanford campus. This is no ordinary day, however. It's the weekend of Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, and Stanford Splash is in session. Splash is an educational program founded by Lear...

Cashless food services increase in number

Cashless food services increase in number

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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With millions of Americans paying by credit rather than cash, mobile payments are expected to reach an unprecedented high of $142 billion by 2019, according to the Federal Reserve. Cashless restaurants are on the rise across the nation, and although there are those who may find it inconvenient to...

ScotSkim: fraud

ScotSkim: fraud

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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North Carolina ballot reveals potential election fraud A common battle cry of the Republican party, voter fraud seems to have involved itself with a candidate from the GOP, bringing forth the largest alleged election fraud in recent history. The candidate in question is Republican Mark Harris who won North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District by 905 votes. These results, howev...

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