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Socially Distanced Outdoor Activities for the Fall

Socially Distanced Outdoor Activities for the Fall

Selma O'Malley '22 It’s officially fall, but with current quarantine and social distancing regulations, many of our favorite fall activities have been cancelled or postponed. But, here are some fun fall locations that you can go to with your family and friends! Hiking Edgewood Park 10 Old Stage Coach Rd., Redwood City Right off of 280’s Edgewood Road exit in Redwood City, Edgewood Park is filled with great hiking, running, and walking trails with amazing views of the Bay, open meadows, and shady forests.  https://parks.smcgov.org/edgewood-park-natural-preserve Windy Hill Lower Windy Hill- Portola Road, Portola Valley (see website for directions) Upper Windy…
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Drive-in Movie Theaters: A Perfect Pandemic Pastime

Drive-in Movie Theaters: A Perfect Pandemic Pastime

Raina Singh ‘24 Even though the golden age of drive-in movie theaters has long since passed, this 1950s pastime has made a recent comeback due to the coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, drive-in movie theaters have experienced a spike in popularity, especially since they are affordable and can be an enjoyable pastime during this pandemic. With the risk of contracting Covid-19 prevalent in everyone’s minds, drive-in movie theaters are a perfect choice to have a fun night out with friends while remaining socially distant. There is a decreased risk of spreading Covid-19 because, unlike in a regular movie theater, you…
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Louis Tomlinson Wins Artist of the Summer

Louis Tomlinson Wins Artist of the Summer

Michelle Hernandez-Garduza ‘22 Louis Tomlinson is widely known for his success in the band One Direction. After the band split in 2015, the One Direction boys went their separate ways and began their solo careers. By the end of 2017, most of the members had released their debut albums, and Louis had released 3 singles. No one was very surprised about his return as a solo artist in the music industry, as the other members had also been consistently releasing music. However, in an interview with The Guardian, Tomlinson explained that during his years with the band he felt, “forgettable,…
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Celebrating Birthdays in Quarantine

Celebrating Birthdays in Quarantine

Kaitlyn Smith '22 Welcome to a whole new world. A world where staying 6-ft apart and wearing protective face masks are mandatory. A world where you can no longer get together at friends’ houses to hang out and swim. You can’t drive to the beach, and you can’t celebrate your birthday. Many people have postponed their actual birthdays ‘till quarantine is over to wait for a proper celebration. Others have gotten creative with how to celebrate and see people while maintaining social distancing. Here are a few creative-outside of the box ideas on how to celebrate your birthday while staying…
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How to Shop More and Spend Less

How to Shop More and Spend Less

Ilaria Freccia '22 If you’re like me, spending the majority of your free time watching Netflix and simultaneously online shopping, sales are your new best friend. Especially when buying trendy pieces, I prefer to shop for more affordable pieces, and invest in more classic styles that will last a long time. Here are the best places to find the hottest trends for the best prices.  Sales: Everytime I go shopping, I always make sure to look in the sales section. This may seem obvious, but oftentimes stores have additional discounts off their original sale price.  Saks off 5th: If you…
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Quarantine Book Recommendations

Quarantine Book Recommendations

Katie Sinclair '22 Though many of us may not be completely bored out of our minds yet with AP exams and finals approaching, soon we will be on summer break and may experience much more boredom. With your extra free time, why not start some new books? Books are a great way to pass the time, you can easily spend hours at a time while getting caught up in a story. It is even better when you find a great series, and sometimes even a movie! Purchasing books from a book store is also a great way to help supportlocal…
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The Best At-Home Workouts

The Best At-Home Workouts

Katie Sinclair '22 I think that we can all agree that being stuck at home stinks, but I have found it to be super important to do my best to get outside and exercise at least once a day. With the gyms being closed it can be challenging to come up with your own workout routine that works with what is available. Luckily we have the internet, where there are tons of YouTube videos and workout apps that can help you make a routine.  Workout Ideas  Peloton is offering a great deal right now, a ninety-day free trial where you…
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Spring Break At Home, Flights Fly Empty

Spring Break At Home, Flights Fly Empty

Kaitlyn Smith '22 As you all have heard, spring break 2020 is not happening. Airfare is canceled, most tropical vacation spots are completely isolated, and hotels no longer want to host you. The world is advising you not to travel during this frigid time, that has no end in sight any time soon. For me, I look forward to the days where I can lay on the beach, perfect my tan, and swim in the refreshing ocean all day.  We all have envisioned a nice vacation and a break from school..  This dream of mine, is starting to seem like…
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Spring Dessert Recipe Ideas

Spring Dessert Recipe Ideas

Selma O'Malley '22 Due to our current Coronavirus lockdown, all of us are spending a whole lot of time at home with nothing to do. If you feel the need to take a break from the piles of homework and can’t take any more walks, here are some fun and easy spring desserts you can make. Cadbury Egg Trifle Ingredients/Materials 12 cookies (i.e., Oreos)4 cups of marshmallows2 Tbsp of water1 box of vanilla pudding mix2 cups of milk6 oz of chopped milk chocolateMedium-sized bowlMixing bowlWhiskGlasses/sundae cups Time to make- 10 min Recipe   Microwave marshmallows in a medium-sized bowl with drizzled…
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The Best Hot Chocolates of the Season

Juliana Rosen '21 & Maddie Levey '21 Brrrrr! It’s getting chilly in the Bay Area and the best solution to warm you up on a cold morning is some steaming hot chocolate. Recently, hot chocolate has been underrated with many leaning towards a caffeine boost from their daily coffee. But, we all know that hot chocolate is as cozy as it gets. Now the idea of mixing milk and chocolate may seem quite simple to you, because in fact, it is. However, every cafe in the Bay Area does it in their own way. Maybe you are one of those…
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