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Black Friday fails to live up to expectations

Black Friday fails to live up to expectations

Elle Horst and Raina Lahiri

December 2, 2019

Despite its amazing deals, Black Friday  impacts the environment and can be a poor experience for customers and workers alike. Black Friday is widely considered the biggest shopping event of the year. It comes the day after Thanksgiving and attracts large amounts of people who flock to different...

Uncertainty persists as PG&E blackouts continue

Uncertainty persists as PG&E blackouts continue

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

The recent power outages administered by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) have caused inconvenience for Bay Area residents.  In the past two months, PG&E has shut down the power four times due to weather issues. However, their handling of the situation and last-minute communicati...

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony commemorates history and celebrates the future

Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony commemorates history and celebrates the future

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

While most of the Bay Area was fast asleep, looking forward to the turkey feast they would indulge in, a quarter-mile-long line stretched past Pier 33 to buy tickets for a ferry ride out to the middle of the Bay. By 5 a.m. on Nov. 28, thousands of people gathered on Alcatraz Island. However, they w...

Finding beauty in the ashes

Finding beauty in the ashes

Isabelle Nunes and Lora Simakova

November 20, 2019

Spurred on by the recent fires that devastated many California communities, local residents banded together to install an art piece in the Redwood City Art Kiosk. Titled “Bonds Unburnt,” the piece embodies people’s connections with others concerning the tragic California wildfires. Devoted to portraying art with me...

Starbucks’ holiday cup release fails to make everyone merry

Starbucks’ holiday cup release fails to make everyone merry

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada have started using festively decorated cups in honor of the holiday spirit. According to Starbucks Stories and News, these designs were released along with seasonal drinks, such as the Peppermint Mocha, on Nov. 7. The designs utilize traditional holiday colors and bold typography to get customers into a f...

San Mateo’s Harvest Festival carries on artistic tradition

San Mateo’s Harvest Festival carries on artistic tradition

Julia Roseborough, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The bustling crowd and lively activity at the San Mateo Harvest Festival attracted vendors and customers alike. The exhibitors of this festival all produce handmade goods to create the best possible festival each year. The festival took place at the San Mateo County Event Center, from Nov. 15-17....

Architects and designers showcase handicraft and talent

Architects and designers showcase handicraft and talent

Katherine Tsvirkunova, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

With mass-production businesses booming on the market these days, local artisans often struggle to find ways to showcase their talent. The Excavating Treasures festival created a stage for small businesses to demonstrate their handiwork and crafts, as well as to raise money for charities. Formed by t...

March for Education campaign encourages students to take action

March for Education campaign encourages students to take action

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Bay Area students who believe enough isn’t being done to support the education system are eager to close the gap. Social justice organization GenUp is student-led and aims to ensure all student concerns are addressed. On Nov. 9, the group held several March for Education rallies throughout the Ba...

Rescue animals find new homes through National Pet Adoption Weekend

Rescue animals find new homes through National Pet Adoption Weekend

Saya Deshpande and Aleyda Contreras

November 13, 2019

In 2010, the Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) had to put down over 5,000 animals. In 2016, that number dropped significantly to about 1,000. There are an estimated 70 million stray animals in the United States alone. PetSmart contributes to the salvation of these animals by hosting national a...

SF Cider Fest offers fall-themed fun for everyone

SF Cider Fest offers fall-themed fun for everyone

Emma Scott, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Families and friends celebrated the fall season with a cider festival filled with activities, food, and of course, apple cider. Over the course of Veteran’s Day weekend, about 3000 people from San Francisco and beyond attended the social event located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. While at the...

San Mateo County responds to climate crisis

San Mateo County responds to climate crisis

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Concerned members of the San Mateo County Democracy for America (SMCDFA) met with Dave Pine, a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to hear how the county plans to slow the effects of climate change. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month, discussing different problems that they hope to help with. At the meeting on No...

Belmont Library’s Diwali celebration warms hearts

Belmont Library’s Diwali celebration warms hearts

Anika Marino, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Chatter and loud music echoed from inside the Belmont Library, where an annual Diwali celebration took place as participants laughed and bonded over a tradition-filled holiday. Diwali, the Indian new year, is typically celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. The word comes from the Sanskrit word "de...

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