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He said, she said: Presidential candidates talk in flip flops

Benjy Jude, Feature Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Abortion, women’s rights DJT: In 1999, when politicians were still scared of the abortion taboo, Trump said he was completely for it. However, since the announcement of his candidacy, he has been adamantly against, and, in an infamous interview with MSNBC journalist Chris Matthews, he said he would puni...

Making prom a fairytale, regardless of economic need

Making prom a fairytale, regardless of economic need

Mackenzie Clarke, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2016


Filed under Features

The girl’s eyes light up at the sight of her dream dress; her hair is perfectly curled, nails manicured and painstakingly-chosen jewelry catches the light of the room, sparkling brilliantly. For many, prom is a momentous night that symbolizes elegance and a step towards adulthood. However, in recent y...

Peruvian Student Adjusts to Life in the United States

Matt Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2016


Filed under Features

Eleven months ago, Sophomore Ricki Cam del Solar was living in Peru, a South American country known for its delectable foods and the Machu Picchu ruins. A month later, he boarded a plane and left Peru for the United States, with hopes that his parents could find stable jobs and he could gain access ...

Besides homework and high school drama, teens cope with chronic health conditions

Philip Tyson, Copy Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features

Chronic pain affects junior’s schoolwork Junior Andrea Marquez spends three to four days a week at the doctor’s to deal with chronic pain. Added to her full plate of schoolwork, she manages serious wrist, elbow and shoulder issues. “I can only write maybe a paragraph—two at most—before my...

Conversing with conservatives

Marissa Svec-Burdick, Page Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

With so many fireworks this election cycle among the Dems and the GOP, we forget that they aren’t the only candidates on the table. This is a quick brief on some of the smaller political parties, and what they bring to the ballot.

Students aim for success at local clubhouses

Aviva Futornick, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Junior Jaynar de la Cruz spends every day after school at the clubhouse in Redwood City. De la Cruz is a student and teen staff member at the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (BGCP), a club that provides programming ranging from college-prep to cooking and gives students of any background a safe ...

I went vegetarian so you don’t have to

Maddie Reynolds, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features

Day 1: I went into my month with lots of determination and vegetarian recipes on hand. I woke up very early to wait in line for tickets for a music festival, and while waiting in line, my friends and I were blessed with a grilled cheese food truck. I remember thinking, as I was eating my fried mashed potat...

Food for thought: reviewing Redwood City’s best eateries

Food for thought: reviewing Redwood City’s best eateries

Claire Bugos and Abigail Wang, Executive Editor and Opinion Editor

March 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Food is a quintessential part of the American lifestyle. And here in the heart of Redwood City we have all the resources to satisfy our growing teenage bodies and make snapchat stories enviable. From tacos to dumplings, downtown provides the perfect place to tantilize our tastebuds with a host of delectable...

Contour enhances both cheekbones and business skills

Maddie Reynolds, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

To stay on top of makeup trends, students often turn to tutorials on YouTube, Pinterest boards, Instagram pages and businesses like junior Alexis Razon’s. Razon has been making money with her makeup skills since last year and uses her Instagram page @__straightglam to promote her business.“Somet...

Energy and sports drinks have disputed benefits

Energy and sports drinks have disputed benefits

Beatrice Bugos, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

Walking around campus, you might see athletes sipping Gatorade or gulping down protein shakes. Sport drinks are hugely advertised and sold, but contain high levels of sugar. An eight-ounce Gatorade D has 26.8 grams of sugar. Coaches often offer advice to athletes on what to consume. “You [can] get...

Natural food products not always a healthy option

Brighid Bugos

February 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s right before practice and you need some quick energy, so you grab a PowerBar. Then, you open the refrigerator to grab a bottled smoothie. These might not be the healthiest options. According to The Guardian, fruit juices and smoothies are risky to good health because of the amount of sugar they cont...

Planned Parenthood plans more than parenthood

Mars Svec-Burdick and Carmen Vescia

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features

A short two miles away from campus, Planned Parenthood is larger than the Teen Wellness Center (TWC), and so is the scale of its resources. Planned Parenthood might be the TWC’s go-to reference for a patient who wants to terminate a pregnancy, but contrary to recent rumors, abortions are only 3 percent...

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