January 28, 2020

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Maze Runner Review

An entire civilization depicts a small box surrounded by the secrets and dangers of the maze. A group of boys and a girl are trapped without memories in a small rangeland where they make their own houses, grow their own food, and map the maze in order to survive. However, with the maze changing every day and the grievers roaming in the night nobody can be safe. After three years, one boy changes everything. In the gripping thriller Thomas and the other tribe members must beat the system in order to survive. The Maze runner definitely places itself on my…

Movie Review: The Giver

The Giver, a dystopian movie based on Lois Lowry’s novel, has attracted many viewers since its release. Within the first three days, it earned over twelve million dollars. “I think all people experience conflict and enjoy taking a look at a very dark world, while enjoying the fact that they do not have to live in it permanently,” Ms. Malatesta, an English teacher, said about the dystopia genre’s popularity. Directed by Phillip Noyce, the movie starred Jeff Bridges as the Giver, three-time Academy Award-winning Meryl Streep as Chief Elder, Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift as…

Album Reviews

Mantagi is a hip-hop/electro album by one of pop’s most rebellious artists M.I.A.  Most of the songs, like “Bad Girls,” are midtempo and have a catchy hook. The albums and songs are based off of Mathangi, the Hindu goddess of spoken word and music. Every song consists of Middle-Eastern influenced beatscapes and clever lyrics that kept me on edge throughout the whole album. British girl group, Little Mix, sings anthems of female empowerment in their second studio album, Salute. The spunky album has a good mix of emotion-filled ballads and upbeat songs that will keep you hooked.  Destiny’s Child was obviously a…

iOS 7 Review

iOS 7 Screen Shots

Released on September 23, iOS 7 was the single largest update to iOS ever completely redefining it’s look, feel, and overall user experience. iOS 7 adds a multitude of new features and sleek new animations to the operating system making it easier to use and more functional.

Gravity: Movie Review

Space is silent and beautiful, but danger always lies behind the tranquil veil. Gravity, directed by Oscar Nominee Alfonso Cuarón, is about two astronauts who aren’t having the safest day in space. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer, and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a veteran astronaut, are on a routine satellite checkup mission. The danger begins when a warning arrives, telling them to evacuate immediately. The persistent Dr. Ryan continues to fix the satellite while the Kowalsky, who knew the dangers of space, eventually succeeds in forcing her to close down the satellite and escaping the area with…

The Weeknd New Album and Concert

The Weeknd, better known as Abel Tesfaye, announced his upcoming 2013 tour featuring his new album Kissland. This famous R&B singer made his way to The Greek Theatre in Berkeley on September 13. The Weeknd only comes around when Tesfaye drops a new album, and what’s better than listening to live music in concert? One gets to experience a new surreal sound and perhaps meet new people. Lucky VIP tour package buyers will get the opportunity to meet Abel Tesfaye in person. The new album Kissland’s release date was due on September 10, but the album got leaked September 2….

The City of Bones (2013)

Paranormal worlds collide in the film adaptation of the best-selling first in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series – City of Bones. The familiar vampires, werewolves, witches, and demons make an appearance, but are a backdrop to a new species of half-angel, half-human, demon butt-kicking people: the Shadowhunters. This film is fast-paced, has swoon worthy characters, and will fill your craving for the supernatural. Clary (Lily Collins), a teenage girl living in a small apartment in New York City, starts having visions and unintentionally drawing weird symbols. She also starts to see people and things that her best friend Simon (Robert…

Percy Jackson and The Sea Of Monsters (Review)

After a long wait of three and a half years, with growing impatience from fans, the sequel to Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, based on the popular Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, was released in movie theatres throughout the United States. A great way to end your summer vacation, this movie attracted many people everywhere. In this film, the only safe place for all demigods, Camp Half-Blood is doomed for destruction. The barrier that keeps the camp safe, a tree that used to be a demigod named Thalia (before she died trying to get to camp) has been poisoned….

Review movie Chasing Mavericks

In November of the past year, a new surfer movie came out in the movie theaters. The story is based on the experience of a young man who lived in Santa Cruz, Jay Moriarity. With the passion he has for surfing and impressed by the beauty of the waves, Jay decides that he wants to try to ride one of the biggest waves existing, Mavericks. Knowing that the place where the wave crashes is Half Moon Bay, not far from his hometown, and that his neighbor rode the same wave in the past, the young man asks him help: this…

“The Pains of Being Pure at Heart” Are Worth It

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart play the Rickshaw Stop in SF

If this band sounds like a mouthful, that’s because they are—in more than one way.