Beauty Contestants Stand up to Sexism

Mykha Latimer, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

For years pageant contestants have been asked to disclose their waist, hip, and bust sizes, but as a form of rebellion against these oversexualized events, the contenders in the Peru Beauty Pageant, this past October chose to share trafficking, femicide, and harassment statistics in place of the meas...

Kevin Spacey’s Career Put to a Sudden Halt Following New Accusations

Zackary Hage, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017


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Kevin Spacey has been caught up as the latest assaulter/harasser mentioned in the #Metoo movement as recent allegations surfaced against him. The allegations was revealed by Broadway actor Anthony Rapp in a Buzzfeed interview, and more victims soon came forward. The victims not only mention that ...

Is Facebook becoming the new Netflix?

Mykah Latimer, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Facebook has thrown their hat in the ring for producing and streaming movies. With the decline in popularity for this social networking site, Facebook now plans on funding a wide variety of original episodic content – documentary series, reality shows, and scripted programs. With Facebook hopping...

Small Steps to a Larger Acceptance

Small Steps to a Larger Acceptance

Camille Lagunera, Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2017


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The concept of the first transgender Playboy Bunny has sparked much controversy.  While it exhibits the Playboy Bunnies’ positive stance on the LGBT community as well as brings about much publicity and public attention, society as a whole is still a long way from embracing the LGBT community in the...

Cardi B, Bodak Yellow, and the Rise of Hardcore Hip-Hop in 2017

Zack Hage, Copy Editor

October 11, 2017


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Amidst new songs by Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and Sam Smith, a new star, Cardi B is emerging in popular music. This is due to her now #1 Billboard Hot 100 single, “Bodak Yellow.” The trap song, ( first released in June) has slowly but surely become a smash hit, not only due to its presence in ...

Beyond the Chignon: The Ethics and Expression of Fashion

Beyond the Chignon: The Ethics and Expression of Fashion

Camille Lagunera, Entertainment Editor

October 3, 2017


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Even though New York Fashion Week ended its strut on the runway last Wednesday, the couture craze is still all over the corridors at Woodside High School.  Fashion has proven to be more than an external means of self-expression, as students and staff at Woodside have also formed opinions on the mor...

The Rise of LGBTQ Artists in Rap

The Rise of LGBTQ Artists in Rap

Zack Hage, Copy Editor

October 2, 2017


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Interest in LGBTQ hip-hop artists may have risen since the 2010’s, but this year has been a landmark one, with more mainstream LGBTQ artists now being included into the genre’s scene. The surge/growth, upswing in LGBTQ hip hop artists is not only due to aforementioned artists coming out, but ...

Where is Kanye West?

Where is Kanye West?

Travis Moss, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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Some have been wondering where Kanye West has been in the past several months since he has been out of the public eye, but if you ever decide to go to a movie theater in New York, he might be sitting next to you. When he cancelled the remaining dates of his tour due to a nervous breakdown, he ma...

There’s No Clowning Around In It

There’s No Clowning Around In It

Sara Raubvogel, Outreach Editor

September 26, 2017


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As the crowd slowly uncovered their eyes and unclenched their teeth, they looked around the Downtown Redwood City movie theater at the rest of the terrified audience, waiting for Pennywise the Clown to jump out again in the next scene of It. Director Andy Muschietti brought back the story of Stephen K...

Adversity with Diversity

Adversity with Diversity

Taila Lee, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fewer than 4.3 percent of all television characters are Asian, according to a study released Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by six California universities. The study, “Tokens on the Small Screen,” explored ethnic groups in television, similar to a 2006 study also surveying diversity issues. Although ...