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Review: Sunnywich Cafe succeeds with the basics

Review: Sunnywich Cafe succeeds with the basics

Adrienne Mitchel, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6, Showcase

Walking into Sunnywich Cafe, a newly opened sandwich and boba tea shop on Maude Avenue in Sunnyvale, you’re welcomed by a slightly cluttered, homey feeling. The interior decorating is sparse, with charming watercolors of Pokémon and a Maneki Neko, or Japanese waving cat, adorning the top of the pa...

Review: East Street Tacos’ Overpriced Fare

Review: East Street Tacos’ Overpriced Fare

Ross Avery, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

Given the rising popularity of quick, casual street food, it’s not surprising that East Street Tacos, located in downtown Mountain View’s Castro Street, opened in January to take advantage of the trend. The fare is described as “comfort food,” delivering an upscale take on a sidewalk classic: str...

When queer representation goes halfway

When queer representation goes halfway

Jocelyn Maeyama, Guest Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

“It’s the gayest story in the history of television...We all certainly saw it as a love story.” Martin Freeman’s own description of the relationship between his character, John Watson, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes would seem to affirm the suspicions of “Sherlock” viewers who s...

Iranian Student Union’s Mission: Cultural Understanding

Iranian Student Union’s Mission: Cultural Understanding

Jaclyn Saik, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-6, Showcase

On Sunday, February 12, students from ISU joined over 150 marchers from across the Bay Area in front of Sunnyvale City Hall. Organized predominantly by Sean and Homestead High School senior Yasaman Hakami, the protest was focused on cultivating an environment of cultural understanding among the diverse...

CSU Channel Islands: Diverse and Accessible

CSU Channel Islands: Diverse and Accessible

Alex Luna, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-6

When thinking of colleges in California, the big names usually come to mind: Stanford, UCLA, Cal and other well-known UCs and CSUs. When making the big decision on which college to attend, the lesser-known CSU Channel Islands presents an interesting option for a wide selection of students. For those...

Q&A: Life as a Mexican Immigrant

Q&A: Life as a Mexican Immigrant

Alex Wong

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Issue-6

The only Mexican in AP Language and Composition seventh period, junior Esmeralda Nunez finds it difficult to participate in class. “I don't do my best,” Esmeralda said. “I don't participate even though I know the answer because I always ask, ‘What if I'm wrong?’ Most of those students...

Zimbabwe Run Brings the Joy of Africa to Los Altos

Zimbabwe Run Brings the Joy of Africa to Los Altos

Emma Kwan, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-6

Inspired by a 1997 trip to see her son’s volunteer work in Africa, Los Altos resident Ellen Clark began the Zimbabwe Run in 2000 to support AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe. Three years later, Clark also created the Sustainable Living Foundation, a nonprofit focused on organizing the Zimbabwe Run and other...

Mahita Bobba: Turning Poetry into Action

Mahita Bobba: Turning Poetry into Action

Priya Dixit and Yolanda Spura

March 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Issue-5, Issue-6

“Worth” — something freshman Mahita Bobba has struggled to feel throughout her life, and the name of the slam poem that she performed at the Freshman Poetry Slam in February, in which she won first place. “The basis of my poem was feminism ,” Mahita said. “[A woman] doesn’t need a male...

Boys Swimming Dives Without Gwo

Boys Swimming Dives Without Gwo

Emma van Geuns, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Issue-6, Showcase, Sports

The atmosphere for the boys swim team has dramatically changed this season, with many new players and strategies for the year. The loss of past key teammates have been replaced by an influx of underclassmen to fill in the spots of their predecessors. For the four years swimmer Albert Gwo ‘16 attended Los Altos, ...

Sledding Down Memory Lane

Sledding Down Memory Lane

Madison Woo and Brian Huebner

March 27, 2017


Filed under Issue-6, Opinions, Showcase

Intro On Thursday, March 29, an iceberg will sink, a dance studio will close and a lighthouse will no longer shine as the online world of Club Penguin will close. The termination of this virtual world has struck sadness among many adolescents who grew up playing this game. Madison's Story It would ...

Triple Threats on the Field, Court and Track

Triple Threats on the Field, Court and Track

Justin Yu, Staff Writer

March 25, 2017


Filed under Issue-6, Showcase, Sports

Junior Jamie Kesten’s year is a triathlon in itself; she spikes the volleyball to her opponents in the fall, dribbles across the basketball court in winter and ends the year throwing in track and field. While Jamie has been a three-sport athlete since freshman year, her passion for sports stems fr...

Digital Health: Ushering in a New Era of Healthcare

Digital Health: Ushering in a New Era of Healthcare

March 25, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Issue-6

Health and technology are at a crossroads, and their brainchild, digital health, is revolutionizing our healthcare system. Digital health encompasses symptom tracking, personalized medicine and machine learning, among other things. It aims to reduce inefficiencies in the healthcare system by increasing...

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