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My take on the incoming recession

Maxx Conte, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


Filed under Issue-3, Opinions

The American economy has been great for the last ten years. Our economy has been on the rise since the real estate market crashed over ‘08 & ‘09. Now, we reside in one of the longest running economic upswings in American history, one that can only continue for so long. With this inevitabilit...

Column: This, and a dress

Column: This, and a dress

Yalda Khodadad, Print Managing Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Issue-3, Opinions

I remember the day after my homecoming group’s video aired, my journalism advisor, Mr. Moul, approached me with a question. “Why did you feel like Weston needed to wear the dress? It could have been “The Bachelor,” but why switch the genders?” After laughing the question off and nami...

Can someone be a bad person but a good artist?

Can someone be a bad person but a good artist?

Aaron Zaks, Staff Writer

December 16, 2018


Filed under Issue-3, Opinions

Recently, New York rapper 6ix9ine was arrested, sparking an internet outcry for the rapper’s release. His arrest was due to racketeering, the act of committing repeated offences often connected to illegal organized crime within a ten year span. Currently, 6ix9ine is imprisoned, albeit on possessio...

Dear class of 2019,

Dear class of 2019,

Arjin Unlu, Business Manager

December 16, 2018


Filed under Issue-3, Opinions

According to Urban Dictionary, senioritis is defined as: Senioritis (noun). A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, r...

The dog days are almost over

The dog days are almost over

Mia Scher, Business Manager

December 16, 2018


Filed under Issue-3, Opinions

It was about ten years ago when my mom, fed up with my dogs, stripped our entire house of carpet and transitioned entirely to hardwood floors as a result of their intense shedding and them tracking mud into the house. Our white couches quickly became detailed with chew marks and black dog hair. My We...

Happy Holidays in Los Altos

Happy Holidays in Los Altos

Elli Lahdesmaki, Parisa Larson, and Ashley Cai

December 15, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-3

ANOOSHKA SHETTY (10) Holiday: Deepavali (the Festival of Lights) Tradition: A tradition that I have for this holiday is eating yummy food. The tradition of cooking and eating is important to me because it brings all the family members including cousins together in the kitchen and we celebrate ea...

Column: Happy Golden Days of Yore

Column: Happy Golden Days of Yore

Ishaan Parmar, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Issue-3

Christmas movies will always have a special place in my normally pretentious film heart. They take me back to elementary school when, over holiday break, I would sit in front of the television for hours watching rerun upon rerun of old Christmas movies. As a kid, the snowy settings of these movies transp...

“A Private War:” A harrowing tribute to journalism

“A Private War:” A harrowing tribute to journalism

Ishaan Parmar, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

“A Private War” puts its viewers in the shoes of real-life journalist Marie Colvin, a war reporter for “The Sunday Times.” Wherever Marie is, it feels as if we are there with her. Whether it is Sri Lanka, Iraq or Syria, we feel as if we are in a war zone. We see the devastation of war, yet alw...

“Crimes of Grindelwald” was a fantastic failure

“Crimes of Grindelwald” was a fantastic failure

Audrey Chang, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” There was no clapping when the credits rolled. But, for good reason. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” released on Friday, November 16, left me lost in the complexity of the plot, confused with the abunda...

6ix9ine’s “Dummy Boy” flopped

6ix9ine’s “Dummy Boy” flopped

Barrett Wong, Staff Writer

December 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

Internet sensation and rapper 6ix9ine just released his newest album, “Dummy Boy.” Despite being locked up in jail and having the album leaked weeks before, 6ix9ine nonetheless dropped the album on Saturday, November 17. Immediately, a couple of songs such as “KIKA,” “FEFE” and “TIC TOC” we...

Los Altos museum features Juana Briones

Los Altos museum features Juana Briones

Cathy Wang and Daniela Gloster

December 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3

Juana Briones was an immigrant that built a prosperous life for herself through hard work and courage in 1840s California. Briones’s story is a triumph and all too familiar to the many immigrant families in America today, yet, just like her, their struggle and bravery have remained largely undermine...

Shake Shack opens first location in northern California

Shake Shack opens first location in northern California

Noah Tesfaye

December 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-3, Showcase

Today, Shake Shack opened its doors for the first time in northern California. Located right next to PF Chang’s in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, the burger chain is entering an already competitive upscale casual dining scene. With California favorite In-N-Out and San Francisco upstart Gott...

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