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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...

Cardenas Market provides a heartwarming experience

Cardenas Market provides a heartwarming experience

Jenny Arrellin, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Cardenas is a superstore located in the heart of East Palo Alto, very close to Highway 101 for easy access. The store was named "Mi Pueblo" or "My Home Town," which matches the store's comforting atmosphere. The employees were also very welcoming. The superstore has a restaurant that offers e...

‘The Fountains of Silence’ highlights values of truth and discovery

‘The Fountains of Silence’ highlights values of truth and discovery

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

The end of World War II. Hitler’s surrender. The return of U.S. troops. A happy ending. For us, at least. But for the Spaniards, their suffering was only beginning.  Ruta Sepetys’s new book “The Fountains of Silence” follows the lives of four characters, three Spanish and one Ameri...

Pumpkin spice dominates over other fall flavors

Pumpkin spice dominates over other fall flavors

Polina Engovatov, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Pumpkin spice season is not just a trend; it's a lifestyle. With the holiday season approaching, many Americans are getting ready to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. The pumpkin seed dates back roughly 10,000 years ago in the Americas. It was introduced into the diets of the colonists through...

Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

Kim Petras’ ‘Turn off the Light’ is a chilling accompaniment to the Halloween season

Zachary Khouri, Scot Scoop Editor

October 6, 2019

The second I slid on my headphones and hit "play" on the first track off of Kim Petras' "Turn off the Light," I knew I was going to love this album. First, I must admit that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of "spooky season." That being said, this album surely got me in the spirit; I was instantly transport...

Cup of Blooms offers more than its competitors

Cup of Blooms offers more than its competitors

Hanna Kryhina, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

Boba shops like Teaspoon, Gong Cha, and BAMBU pack the streets of downtown San Mateo. But tucked away, outside of the main area, Cup of Blooms adorns the quiet street. Eleven months after its opening, Cup of Blooms remains unknown to many residents of the Bay Area. Although the area is already crow...

Tea Hub is the next best boba shop

Tea Hub is the next best boba shop

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Boba Guys, T-pumps, Bambu, Chatime, Quickly, Teaspoon. With the boba boom in the Bay Area, boba shops seem to be opening up everywhere. Tea Hub is an example of one of these boba places that opened up over the summer in San Carlos. It is located further down Laurel Street, away from the main shops,...

‘Mario Kart Tour’ gives the classic game a modern twist

‘Mario Kart Tour’ gives the classic game a modern twist

Jenny Arrellin, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Nintendo's new mobile game, "Mario Kart Tour," is the classic game in a way that you haven't seen before. Traditionally, the "Mario Kart" franchise was released on various gaming consoles, but it has now shifted to become more accessible to today's gamers. Although the "Mario Kart" franchise has...

Village Host is the best place for Carlmont students to eat out at

Village Host is the best place for Carlmont students to eat out at

Ksenia Lapshina, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Village Host is a great place to eat out at with friends for pizza, especially for Carlmont students. Their food is delicious and among the cheapest in Carlmont Village.  The average price for a Village Host small-size pizza is $14.60, while Avanti Pizza’s small-size costs roughly $20.72, and V...

Dr. Jen Gunter’s book ‘The Vagina Bible’ educates people and dispels myths

Dr. Jen Gunter’s book ‘The Vagina Bible’ educates people and dispels myths

Andrea Butler, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Elusive, rarely talked about, and somewhat taboo, the word vagina and all knowledge associated with it has often been overlooked in favor of almost anything else. The stigma behind vaginas is rather unfortunate, yet it continues to prevail over the science due to the buildup of negativity associate...

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