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Thousands indulge in FoodieLand’s Night Market

Thousands indulge in FoodieLand’s Night Market

Cori Nicholson, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Music, lights, and delicious smells lured thousands into FoodieLand's Night Market.  From Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, FoodieLand held its third event of this year at Golden Gate Fields. The event featured over 100 food vendors alongside live music and pop-up shops. A fusion of food, music, and culture brought ...

The Chocolate Festival is too sweet to ignore

The Chocolate Festival is too sweet to ignore

Emma O'Connor

October 10, 2019

What better way to start October than with the way it's going to end? With too much chocolate. This year marks the 37th annual Chocolate Festival, a fundraiser hosted by the Congregational Church of Belmont. The proceeds go to the upkeep of the building, which has historical significance, as wel...

San Jose Water Lantern Festival ignites a sense of community

San Jose Water Lantern Festival ignites a sense of community

Lora Simakova and Isabelle Nunes

October 9, 2019

    In a powerful celebration of life, residents designed and released hundreds of lanterns during the San Jose Water Lantern Festival. Crowds of enthusiastic festival-goers gathered to kick back, relax, and enjoy the experience of the third annual festival. For many, the event is a tradition that brings together family ...

Day of the Dead festival celebrates diversity and community

Day of the Dead festival celebrates diversity and community

Khalid Kishawi, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The music could be heard from blocks away, alternating between ancient, indigenous drumming and a Zumba dance class while colorful cotton candy put smiles on faces. On Oct. 5, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in San Mateo burst into celebration in honor of Dia de los Muertos. Nearly 100 Mexican-Americans watched Aztec dancers, enjoyed traditional food and cold d...

New suicide hotline seeks to promote mental health awareness

New suicide hotline seeks to promote mental health awareness

Elise Hsu, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

The new national suicide prevention hotline number could soon be 988, according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The report was released to the public on Aug. 14 and advised that a “3-digit dialing code be used” as a hotline for mental health crises. It was based on t...

San Francisco Water Lantern Festival sparks joy in hearts of many

San Francisco Water Lantern Festival sparks joy in hearts of many

Julia Roseborough, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

As a connection to the past and a bridge to the future, the Water Lantern Festival of San Francisco creates a beautiful scene while warming people's hearts. The festival travels all around the country and invites people from different communities to join together and release their lanterns into th...

Duniya Dance and Drum Company celebrates African culture

Duniya Dance and Drum Company celebrates African culture

Katherine Tsvirkunova, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

Communities of all colors were brought together to celebrate culture and diversity on Sunday afternoon. With various dances and music from Guinea to Punjab, Duniya Dance and Drum Company brought the African Arts Festival to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco. Formed in April 2007, the...

Facebook’s cryptocurrency proposal meets opposition

Facebook’s cryptocurrency proposal meets opposition

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

The offerings of a decentralized banking system, or cryptocurrency, have been circulating in society ever since Bitcoin was introduced in 2009.  Others have attempted to create their own cryptocurrencies, including Litecoin and Ethereum. Currently, Facebook hopes to utilize its influence to creat...

Band performs in Belmont Library for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Band performs in Belmont Library for the Mid-Autumn Festival

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

People of all ages gathered at the Belmont Library to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional celebration held in parts of East Asia, through music. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, the band SAWHARO performed live at the Belmont Library. SAWHARO is located in San Francisco and has performed all over the Bay Area. The ban...

Annual Salsa Festival brings the community together

Annual Salsa Festival brings the community together

Zoey Beresford

October 3, 2019

The rhythm of the music and people's tapping feet brought the Bay Area back together once again for the annual Salsa Festival. Packed crowds swarmed the streets of Redwood City at the 12th-annual festival. The vibe that fluctuated throughout the city left everyone with something to remember. The...

Youth Advisory Committee makes plans to improve Belmont’s community

Youth Advisory Committee makes plans to improve Belmont’s community

Katerina Gaines, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) spent its first meeting of the year planning the events it will host this coming school year for the enhancement of the Belmont community. On Sept. 26, committee members assembled at the Barrett Community Center to brainstorm ideas for events during this upcoming scho...

‘Belmont Sustainable Living’ share tips for winter harvest

‘Belmont Sustainable Living’ share tips for winter harvest

Anika Marino, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Being environmentally conscious has become incredibly important in 2019. To help this goal, the Belmont Library has begun to host “Belmont Sustainable Living” lectures to help residents start coexisting with their environment. Presenter Gladwyn D’Souza, in his lecture “Belmont Sustainable Living: Harvest Tim...

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