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College prep advice from a high school senior

College prep advice from a high school senior

Emily Porat May 16, 2015

Upon reflecting on my time at Mountain View High School, there are very few things I regret. I’ve grown as a person, made new friends, and learned a lot. However, as the first child in my family to go...

Art and Wine Festival 2014

Art and Wine Festival 2014

Emily Porat September 6, 2014

Every year, the City of Mountain View holds the highly anticipated Art and Wine Festival. The festival spanned from Saturday, September 6th, to Sunday, September 7th, and included hundreds of booths run...

Erase the Mean Girls mentality

Erase the ‘Mean Girls’ mentality

Emily Porat May 29, 2014

If you’ve seen Mean Girls, you probably remember the scene when Gretchen, Karen, and Regina huddle around Regina’s mirror and seemingly rejoice over pointing out their flaws, confused as to why Cady...

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Artists of the week: Two genres in one

Emily Porat February 5, 2014

There is something comforting about an easily categorizable artist.  We all know that Katy Perry is pop, Vampire Weekend is alternative, and Jay-Z is rap.  However, the ability to seamlessly combine...

Artists of the week: New Years edition

Artists of the week: New Year’s edition

Emily Porat January 11, 2014

Winter break has officially come to an end.  As we begrudgingly throw out the remaining christmas cookies and desperately try to rectify our skewed sleeping patterns, we ring in the new year by making...

Feminism isnt an excuse

Feminism isn’t an excuse

Emily Porat November 28, 2013

The words ‘feminism’ and ‘equality’ are interchangeable.  The purpose of the feminist movement, which has become increasingly prominent in the news and online, is to achieve just that--equality....

Artists of the week: Redefining catchy

Artists of the week: Redefining catchy

Emily Porat November 20, 2013

‘Catchy’ is the word that is often used to justify listening to a bad pop song.  However, contrary to popular opinion, there is no need to resort to JBiebs or Carly Rae Jepsen in order to have a serious...

Artists of the week: Alternative albums of October

Artists of the week: Alternative albums of October

Emily Porat November 14, 2013

October was undoubtedly a good month in the world of alternative music, and three new album releases in particular were standouts.  Before every artist launches a Christmas-themed album, let’s take...

Artists of the week: The Underrated

Artists of the week: The Underrated

Emily Porat October 7, 2013

1. 3Oh!3. This Colorado duo first caught the mainstream media’s attention with ‘Don’t Trust Me,’ and ‘Starstrukk’ on their 2008 album, ‘Want.’ Two years later, their release of ‘My First...

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Artists of the Week: Classical Edition

Emily Porat September 14, 2013

The general consensus in regard to junior year is that it is the most stressful, challenging, and time-consuming of all the high school grade levels. As a junior myself, I have to agree--with 4 AP/honors...

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Artists of the Summer

Emily Porat September 8, 2013

After a long summer full of concerts, I have much wisdom to impart on my fellow music aficionados. So, I’ve assembled a list of my top four favorite artists of the summer.   1) Twenty One Pilots--With...

Artist of the Week: The Two Door Cinema Club

Artist of the Week: The Two Door Cinema Club

Emily Porat March 7, 2013

Two Door Cinema Club, an all-guy trio, was formed in 2007. Since then, the band (TDCC) has successfully released two full-length albums: Tourist History (2010) and Beacon (2012). Both are chock full of...

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