The Paw Print

“Half-Life: Alyx” — A Fun Disappointment

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

April 17, 2020

What’s it like to play a video game in virtual reality (VR)? This is a question I expect most people who buy “Half-Life: Alyx” to not know the answer to until they put on their VR headset.

Review: “Miss Anthropocene” by Grimes

Like much of her artwork, Grimes designed the cover art for

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

April 15, 2020

In an interview with “Culture,” avant-pop musician Grimes called her 2015 album “Art Angels” “a piece of crap.”

Review: “Forever” by Charli XCX

Charli XCX posted three interpretations of the same photograph to go with her song

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

April 9, 2020

The first fruit of Charli XCX’s upcoming quarantine album has arrived in the form of “Forever,” a love song that blazes through its four-minute length with invigorating experimentation and catchy pop hooks.

Bernie Sanders Profile

Bernie Sanders gives a speech in New Hampshire.

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

March 26, 2020

Why support Bernie Sanders?

Money in Politics

With about three months left until the end of the Democratic primary, candidates are updating their campaigning strategies. Bloomberg's plan is the only one that actively threatens democracy.

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

March 3, 2020

Before 2007, Michael Bloomberg was a Republican. From then until 2018, he was an independent with racist policies, including the infamous stop-and-frisk practice. Now, despite skipping many of the early debates and states of the Democratic primary, he’s joining the race for the Democratic nominee.

“Waves”: A Review

“Waves,” directed by Trey Edward Shults and starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell, and Alexa Demie, premiered November 15, 2019 in select cities.

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

February 11, 2020

It's best to watch "Waves" without knowing anything about it.

What I Learned from Meeting Woodside’s “Underappreciated” Clubs

A poster advertising French Club is taped to a wall near the

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

December 15, 2019

In my time at Woodside, I’ve stopped by my fair share of clubs. So, whenever I walk around campus and see posters advertising even more clubs, I wonder how Woodside’s clubs can coexist in such a competitive club economy.

Music Recommendations from Woodside Students

The students of Woodside have diverse musical tastes, ranging from rock to pop to funk.

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

November 13, 2019

Six Woodside students introduced The Paw Print to some of their favorite musicians.

A Brief History of U.S. Impeachment

The U.S. Constitution serves as the guideline for most of our current political procedures.

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

October 17, 2019

With numerous accusations against President Donald Trump surfacing every week and impeachment proceedings already underway, many people are wondering what will happen in the next few months.

Charli XCX Finds Her Voice

Charli XCX performs songs from her collaboration-heavy mixtape

Alexander Balfanz, Copy Editor

October 11, 2019

The release of Charli XCX's third studio album, “Charli,” has been marked by nonstop turmoil. Since 2014's “Sucker,” the pop singer has seen hundreds of her songs leak online (including practically the entirety of what was originally planned to be her third studio album, referred to by fans as “XCX 3” or “XCX World”), worked closely with British experimental pop group PC Music, and released two full mixtapes and an EP.

The Voice of the Wildcats