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Face mask novice searches for perfect product

November 9, 2017

Written by: Paulo Frank Yes to Tomatoes This mask harnesses the restorative duo of tomato and charcoal to reduce oil levels and absorb dirt out of the user’s pores. While applying the mask, my face was subjected to a feeling of thick clay being smeared across my skin followed by a stinging sensation. is thickness persisted as my masking session [...]

Hypebeasts should be respected, not shunned

November 9, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro To each their own, we say, when it comes to art. Self-expression has grown to be more respected by today’s youth, and is generally given its proper space and freedom in whatever way it decides to manifest itself. With the rise of hypebeast culture, however, this same respect and acceptance is not as evident. The definition [...]

How to Flex on ’em

November 9, 2017

By: Laurel Comiter   In order to fully immerse yourself in the hypebeast culture, you must know how to truly and unoriginally flex on ‘em. Whether it’s spending a ridiculous amount of money on sunglasses or a tee-shirt or referring to your Swatch watch as your “ice,” boosting your clout (swagger) is no joking matter. Follow these [...]

Which high-end brand are you?

November 9, 2017

Written by: Jack Mallery 1.) Pick a modern celebrity: A) Dwayne “ the Rock” Johnson B) Taylor Swift C) Johnny Depp D) Beyoncé Knowles 2.) Pick a movie: A) “Baywatch” (2017) B) “Mean Girls” (2004) C) “OJ Da Juiceman: Got Juice?” (2009) D) “ The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) 3.) Pick the perfect vacation souvenir: A) A skateboard [...]

Ask Someone to Homecoming, it’s not too Late!

October 14, 2017

Bridgette Gong  Lifestyle Hoco Asking Column Word Count: 490   The homecoming dance will be perfectly fine without a date—at least that’s what you’ve been telling yourself as the window of time for askings gradually shrink. Maybe you don’t mind at all: you can’t wait to fly solo or roll up with squad. Or maybe you’re still [...]

Arroyo Del Valle Sanitarium: Pleasanton

October 13, 2017

Written by: Paulo Frank Children’s laughter fills the air in an open clearing in the woods. It seems like an ordinary evening at the YMCA’s Camp Arroyo until a ghost is sighted gliding through the trees. What is now a mirthful youth camp used to be a holding facility for tuberculosis patients from 1918-60: the Arroyo Del Valle Sanitarium. Most [...]

Horoscopes for the week of October 16

October 13, 2017

Written by Ryan Manesh and Grace Tramack   Capricorn: FlexTime is looking good for you this week, Capricorn, so make the most of it. Follow your instinct and check out a new room for a change of scenery.   Aquarius: You have exciting things up ahead this week, Aquarius, so take a risk and go for it. Get out and do something you’ve been [...]

Students share past homecoming week experiences

October 13, 2017

Compiled by Megan Li and Yael Livneh “During the night rally I screamed so loud I blacked out” – Class of 2018 “I always resented having an iPhone 4 until the day it was used in a scavenger hunt” – Class of 2018 “When I was a freshman, my first homecoming week was on crutches. The air bands choreographers also let me crutch [...]

How to get that cutie to say yes to Homecoming

October 13, 2017

By: Laurel Comiter Step One: Talk to their friends Going in blind is always an option, but if you can, ask their friends about their homecoming plans. Find out if they have someone in mind already, or if they just want to go with a group of friends. Step Two: Sleuth a little If you have never talked to this person before, maybe asking them isn’t [...]

USS Hornet Museum: Alameda

October 13, 2017

Written by: Jack Mallery Sitting of the coast of Alameda, Calif., the battle-scarred USS Hornet has always had something special about it. After 18 months of active combat in World War II, the Hornet has seen enough bloodshed to last for years. Destroying over 1,500 Japanese planes and losing 300 crew members, there are plenty of restless souls [...]