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‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ broadens horizons with a well-developed story

‘Becoming Michelle Obama’ broadens horizons with a well-developed story

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Former First Lady. Philanthropist. Environmentalist. Michelle Obama is seen as all of these and more, but what she’s done to become who she is is a mystery to most. “Becoming Michelle Obama” changes that, offering insight into her past and her path to becoming who she is today. Writte...

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ uses humor to compensate for lack of substance

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ uses humor to compensate for lack of substance

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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What do Gal Gadot, Disney princesses, and eBay all have in common? They're all prime examples of how Disney uses pop culture icons to captivate the audience in its latest animated flick, "Ralph Breaks the Internet." While creating the widely anticipated sequel to "Wreck-it Ralph," filmmakers capitalized...

Joe & The Juice creates an urban vibe

Joe & The Juice creates an urban vibe

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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Okay, so you need some coffee and study time, but you're tired of Philz and Mints and Honey. Where to? Joe & The Juice, that's where. You walk in and your ears are filled with a trendy beat and nose with fruity aromas. Joe & The Juice is the place to be on a quiet Sunday, a rainy Monda...

SoulCycle offers an intense workout at a hefty price

SoulCycle offers an intense workout at a hefty price

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


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Wheels turning, instructors yelling, people dancing, and wallets emptying. This is SoulCycle: the place where customers pay big bucks for a trendy workout. I'd heard about SoulCycle for years from my peers and from social media influencers who always argued that that SoulCycle's supportive class...

‘Courting Darkness’ draws readers in with unique plot elements

‘Courting Darkness’ draws readers in with unique plot elements

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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Elaborate ball gowns, a world of luxury, and a forbidden love story are all elements you’d find in a typical historical fiction book. However “Courting Darkness” embodies a storyline that includes none of those elements. The novel by Robin LaFevers brings realistic historical factors into a genre d...

‘Free solo’ captivates audiences with astonishing real-world footage

‘Free solo’ captivates audiences with astonishing real-world footage

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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Between its stunning cinematography and nerve-wracking storyline, the movie ‘Free Solo’ takes viewers’ breath away. Not only does the documentary feature awe-inspiring camera shots of Yosemite and its climbers, but also provokes a suffocating yet thrilling sense of stress within the audience. T...

Dunkin’ Donuts’s coffee makes up for the doughnuts

Dunkin’ Donuts’s coffee makes up for the doughnuts

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


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Iced lattes, macchiatos, and freezes have been seen around Carlmont, but not from the usual places, they're from Dunkin' Donuts. This doughnut and coffee destination put a location at 240 El Camino Real in San Carlos, making it a new stop for locals looking for an alternate taste. It can be convenie...

‘Trench’ is a step up for Twenty One Pilots

‘Trench’ is a step up for Twenty One Pilots

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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I recently heard the new Twenty One Pilots album, and I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I expected. Twenty-One pilots is an Ohio based pop duo consisting of frontman and vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun. In their 10 years of existence, their unique blend of rap, indie, emo-pop, and alt...

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ depicts new perspective on the white working class

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ depicts new perspective on the white working class

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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No viable job opportunities. No decent education for children. No safe neighborhoods. Not even hope for a better future. This could be describing anything from third world countries to ghetto Oakland. It also applies to an often overlooked, or purposely ignored, group: the white working class. J.D. ...

‘Venom’ leaves audiences poisoned

‘Venom’ leaves audiences poisoned

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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Venom: The poor man’s Spider-Man. Venom, infamously known as one of Spider-Man’s archenemies, received his own spinoff film in which his original storyline is abandoned and replaced with a Silicon Valley-take on the alien apocalypse. ‘Venom’ takes place in modern-day San Francisco and...

‘A Star Is Born’ exposes the unsettling truth about love and addiction

‘A Star Is Born’ exposes the unsettling truth about love and addiction

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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A burned out folk-country singer walks into a bar after his show. He watches a girl perform, loves her voice, loves her individuality. He has to meet her. A huge star has discovered a nobody with raw talent and falls in love with her while simultaneously making her famous. It's a story that has been...

‘Empress of All Seasons’ enchants the mind but not the heart

‘Empress of All Seasons’ enchants the mind but not the heart

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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An outcast since birth. A yokai in a world where yokai are feared and controlled. A story of acceptance, survival, and revolution. And among the bravery, sacrifice, and astonishing action, there seems to be a die-hard love story? That seems to be the case in the book "Empress of All Seas...

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