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MVMS skatepark review for people who suck at skating

MVMS skatepark review for people who suck at skating

By John Overton

October 17, 2019

I’m not gonna sugarcoat anything here: I suck at skateboarding. I’m so bad. Like, profoundly bad. 

A review of all the cats I know

A review of all the cats I know

By John Overton

October 8, 2019

The animal, at first glance, seemed a perfect thing to pet, so fluffy and soft. Lo and behold, that cat was a total jerk.

Review: Obama’s summer playlist

Review: Obama’s summer playlist

By Elan Levine

September 27, 2019

Obama’s playlist whisked me to far-away places and caused me to forget our current administration.

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

Payton Pelaez: A Sweet Success

By Emily Stull, Reporter

March 13, 2019

At 4 a.m., most teenagers can be found asleep in their beds. However, freshman Payton Pelaez can be found in the kitchen covered in head to toe by flour. “My mom had to come down and physically drag me from the kitchen,” the baking phenom said. Pelaez’s passion for baking causes his eyes to l...

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

By Zoe Cowan, Feature Editor

February 6, 2019

Opened in late 2018 in the space previously occupied by P.F. Changs, Flores is a welcome addition to the Corte Madera Town Center. The Mexican restaurant’s second location boasts a similar menu to their first in San Francisco, highlighting cuisine that honors Mexican tradition. The restaurant enc...

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

October 18, 2018

The complimentary bread is arguably the most important component of a dining-out experience. It’s the part of the meal that sets the tone for the rest. But what makes the perfect piece of bread? To me it consists of a warm combination of golden crunch, a light fluffy interior and a blended taste of slig...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

By Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...

Commies Hit Comic Gold

Commies Hit Comic Gold

By Maire Hogan

April 23, 2018

Any comedian will tell you that the best comedy comes from uncomfortable situations. In “The Death of Stalin,” director Armando Iannucci, best known for creating political satire “Veep,” takes that idea and runs with it. To be precise, he runs a marathon with it, stops to carbo load, then keeps...

Five Stars for Three Billboards

Five Stars for Three Billboards

By Calvin Rosevear

April 23, 2018

With a riveting story, a stellar cast, and very excellent development, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” was a close runner-up for Oscar awards. The powerful narrative is centered around Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) and her actions following the rape and murder of her daughter, Ang...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

By Connor Dargan

March 23, 2018

2018 has treated hip hop group Migos well so far; following the release of their newest album, “Culture II,” the group was featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” and reached the Billboard’s top 200. As of February 7, the album was sitting in the number three slot, with a billion streams in...

Without Warning Review

Without Warning Review

By Connor Dargan

December 3, 2017

To say artists Offset and 21 Savage’s new project Without Warning dropped without...well...a warning...would be a bit of an understatement.  Produced by Metro Boomin, Without Warning was released the night before Halloween and was only hinted at by Offset with an Instagram post 10 hours prior to re...

Weight-ing Room

Weight-ing Room

By Shane Lavezzo

November 15, 2017

I limp out of the weight room after a grueling workout, pain shooting through my body. But this pain isn’t from lifting weights or running sprints. This pain is from stubbing my toe five times, cutting my hand on a jagged piece of metal, dropping a weight on my foot, and banging my head on an ill-pla...