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Calpurnia’s ‘City Boy’ makes a splash in indie rock

Calpurnia’s ‘City Boy’ makes a splash in indie rock

Zana Lunsford, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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“City Boy,” the new hit single by the rising band Calpurnia, sings an indie rock n’ roll sound that delights the ears with simple but catchy lyrics. Lead singer Finn Wolfhard led his band mates, lead guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe, bassist Jack Anderson, and drummer Malcolm Craig, into a whirlwind of writing new tunes and a passion for instruments and indie-rock music. “City Boy” is the band’s first single while being managed ...

‘Black Panther’ breaks barriers and sets records

‘Black Panther’ breaks barriers and sets records

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


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'Black Panther' brought, for the first time, a strong black superhero to the spotlight, and did so in a record-breaking fashion. So far, 'Black Panther' has already pulled in $1.2 billion and has replaced other titles as the top-grossing movie for an opening weekend in February, an opening weekend in winte...

The Counter impresses in taste, lacks in quality

The Counter impresses in taste, lacks in quality

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Customizing your food makes everything so much better. The Counter, located in San Mateo, makes it easy to get exactly what you want on a burger, and avoid exactly what you don't. The restaurant, conveniently located just across the street from the Hillsdale mall, is frequently packed with hungry c...

Logic’s new album, ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is meaningless but amazing

Logic’s new album, ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is meaningless but amazing

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


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Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, more commonly known as Logic, has been showcasing his constant struggle to find his identity through his music. His previous album, “Everybody,” presented his struggle with race, view of humanity, and depression, which showed how he was able to relate to many peopl...

Plentea is a refreshing sip into the world of boba

Plentea is a refreshing sip into the world of boba

Zana Lunsford, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


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Located on the corner of Pine and Kearny in San Francisco’s financial district, the popular bubble tea cafe Plentea made its debut to the public in 2014 and soon after opened another location. Plentea’s founder, Henry Tang, believes in a strict philosophy of giving the public delicious bob...

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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Marvel’s movie “Black Panther” continues to dominate the box office, taking in another $108 million in its second weekend of release. Kendrick Lamar’s latest companion album, “Black Panther: The Album” sold a total of 131,000 copies to remain at Number One on Billboard's Top 100. Howe...

True Food Kitchen cooks truly delicious food

True Food Kitchen cooks truly delicious food

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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At True Food Kitchen, eating unhealthy is nearly impossible. Located in Palo Alto, the restaurant chain prides itself on serving only seasonal, fresh foods, including foods that accommodate many dietary restrictions. The chain, which now has locations across the country in places like Texas and Ge...

‘Game Night’ is surprisingly funny

‘Game Night’ is surprisingly funny

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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A group of friends with a weekly tradition of game night are thrown head first into a murder party that quickly takes a turn for the worst. Although nowadays many comedies are fake and have first-grade level jokes with very little subtext or thought, 'Game Night' turned that around, bringing a funny,...

Snapchat’s newest update is not user-friendly

Snapchat’s newest update is not user-friendly

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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Conversations and stories are now on the same screen. Swipe left once, and the normal camera appears. Swipe twice, and the Discover page has completely taken over. At the beginning of February, the popular social media app, Snapchat, released a new update. According to the Apple App Store, Snapchat...

G-Eazy confesses his struggle in his album ‘The Beautiful & Damned’

G-Eazy confesses his struggle in his album ‘The Beautiful & Damned’

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 novel, "The Beautiful & Damned," explores the corrupt high-class society of 1920s New York, displaying people as shallow, pleasure-seeking, and intoxicated with greed. G-Eazy’s new album, “The Beautiful & Damned,” portrays just that. In this new album, Gerald...

Sweet Basil Thai serves modern, comforting plates

Sweet Basil Thai serves modern, comforting plates

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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At Sweet Basil Thai, any Thai food lover can find beautifully plated food at a reasonable price. The restaurant, located in an unassuming strip mall in Foster City, frequently boasts a large line out the door for dinner and especially lunch. My friend and I chose to visit the restaurant at aro...

‘Flower Boy’ blossoms with creativity

‘Flower Boy’ blossoms with creativity

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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“Scum F*ck Flower Boy” is absolutely superb. Tyler goes even harder in a neo-soul direction than his previous release and tightens up his flow for what is by far the best LP (Long Play) that Tyler, The Creator has ever… well, created. Tyler Okonma, better known as Tyler, The Creator, is a rapper, pr...

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