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‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ takes gaming in a new direction

‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ takes gaming in a new direction

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

WARNING: This following article contains minor spoilers for the game "Jedi: Fallen Order." "Jedi: Fallen Order" has just reinvented the video game genre for years to come. The game was one of the most highly-anticipated of the year, and people were right to be excited. The game starts out strong...

Poor food service ruins the Cinépolis movie theater experience

Poor food service ruins the Cinépolis movie theater experience

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The Hillsdale mall is currently adding new restaurants, an outside area, and a bowling alley. The Cinépolis movie theater, which was only recently integrated, sets itself apart from other theaters with its design and service. Before I attended the theater, I bought two tickets for "A Beautiful Day...

‘Knives Out’ is utterly ingenious

‘Knives Out’ is utterly ingenious

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

December 4, 2019

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of laying back in my chair and snacking on popcorn while I watched Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” in theaters.  I have much to say about this film, but first let me break down my history with the murder-mystery genre.  I remember being in seventh grade when my ...

‘Frozen 2’ successfully storms into theaters

‘Frozen 2’ successfully storms into theaters

Polina Engovatov, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

WARNING: minor spoilers for "Frozen 2." Remember when every time you heard the phrase “Let It Go,” you would want to cut your ears off? Well, the songs and music from "Frozen 2" will make you happy you didn’t! I personally find it very annoying when there’s an overload of songs in a...

‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

‘¡Nailed It! México’ takes the cake for comedic baking fails

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Pastry chefs anticipate the start of the bake-off, listening closely for the countdown.  But they’re not professionals. They’re just regular people who love to bake -- and they aren’t exactly good at it.  This spin-off of Netflix’s original “Nailed It!,” which premiered in early 20...

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

FKA Twigs’ ‘MAGDALENE’ is a meditative masterpiece

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

November 13, 2019

You’re never going to find an artist out there that’s quite like FKA Twigs.  I stumbled upon this realization midway through listening to the song “home with you” off of her new album “MAGDALENE,” which was released last Friday.  It’s an incredibly experimental track that takes all the cliches you find in modern-day music ...

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ says ‘hasta la vista, baby’ to quality

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

WARNING: This review has minor spoilers for the 2019 film "Terminator: Dark Fate." "Terminator: Dark Fate" proved itself to be nothing more than a CGI-focused cash grab, dedicated to the possibility of another sequel. In the past 10 years, Paramount Pictures has released three "Terminator" movies,...

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

King Princess’ ‘Cheap Queen’ fails to live up to expectations

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

November 2, 2019

I must admit, I was excited about this album. And by excited, I mean very excited. I have been following King Princess’s career since her debut single, “1950,” was released back in February 2018. That March, Harry Styles had tweeted lyrics from the song, which spurred on her popularity with...

Tessa Violet’s ‘Bad Ideas’ showcases surprising depth

Tessa Violet’s ‘Bad Ideas’ showcases surprising depth

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

October 30, 2019

The chorus to Tessa Violet’s “Crush” has been ringing in my ears since I first heard it last year. The song, with its catchy melody, upbeat tempo, and relatable lyrics, instantly garnered the attention of many, including myself. It’s been over a year since that song was released, and she has finally dro...

Rex Orange County falls off the horse with newest album

Rex Orange County falls off the horse with newest album

Polina Engovatov, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

I was not a fan of Rex Orange County’s newest album, “Pony.” Not having listened to many Indie pop or alternative albums before, I knew that this album was going to introduce me to a new world of music. I’ve got to say, this world was kind of disappointing. Rex’s musical career onl...

Spill the Tea is amazing, period

Spill the Tea is amazing, period

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

"And I oop—" Hearing that there was a new boba place in Redwood City called Spill the Tea made me think of all the memes regarding James Charles and Jasmine Masters and everything in between. When I walked in, the whole shop was decorated with fake spider webs, lights, skeletons, and other Hal...

Lassen Volcanic is a hidden treasure among national parks

Lassen Volcanic is a hidden treasure among national parks

Ksenia Lapshina, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Clouds of steam rise from the bubbling waters heated by the lava. It is a sight that will leave you captivated.  Lassen Volcanic National Park is a hidden treasure in California, with diverse animal and plant life, active volcanoes, and spell-binding hydrothermal areas.  Before Lassen Volcani...

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