The Stampede



Tessa Vasconi, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

   If you enjoy comfort food and the nostalgia of a cafeteria, then the newly opened Lemonade  in Walnut Creek is just what you're looking for.      I visited this cafeteria style restaurant around 1:30pm on the Monday of Thanksgiving week. It was not too crowded with no line, however, ju...

REVIEW-Blue Ginko

8 piece Golden Gate roll, with bowl of pork belly ramen.  (Courtesy of Randall Dobkin)

Randall Dobkin, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

      Not Akira Bistro, Sushi Bar Hana, Yuki of Tokyo, or Sushi Yokohama could compare to the cram packed flavor of Blue Ginkgo's sushi rolls.       When I first sat down, I was discouraged by the price of my favorite Japanese foods, as the Golden Gate cost $17 and the Ramen, $13. However, it did...

REVIEW-Share Tea

From left to right: Cocoa Creama, Oolong pearl milk tea, Black pearl milk tea (in back), and Green pearl milk tea.  (Courtesy of Taylor Ziegenfus)

Taylor Ziegenfus, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017

    Share Tea is a small bubble milk tea shop located in San Ramon. I have visited Share Tea several times, and each time received the same experience. When I walk in, I am greeted with a scent similar to roasted sugar. The employees are chatting with one another, but automatically divert their ...

REVIEW-Vitality Bowls: the new healthy food in town

The Dessert Bowl from Vitality Bowls, containing acai, strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, and coconut shavings. (Courtesy of Heather No)

Heather No, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017

  If you love healthy, nutritious snacks that are delicious and fruity, you’ll love Vitality Bowls because it provides you with a full menu of nourishing acai bowls and drinks.      You’re probably going to want to try its most popular bowl by far- the desert bowl. It may not sound ve...

REVIEW-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This magical Harry Potter prequel follows a British wizard in 1920's New York City as he attempts to find all of his missing fantastic beasts.

Krista Cleary and Sumin Lim

December 14, 2016

    If you at all are interested in the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter, then you will most certainly enjoy the newest movie adaptation from J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.     This spellbinding movie follows Newt Scamander, young wizard from England, into mid-1920’s Ne...

REVIEW-Locanda Rovello

Outside Locanda Ravello restaurant, with decor that allows Danville citizens to travel to the heart of Italy.  (Courtesy of Remy Laflamme)

Remy LaFlamme, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

    Locanda Rovello is a restaurant full of italiano, well, more like itali-yes.     This authentic italian cuisine restaurant will have you begging to eat once to sit at your table. The owner of Locanda Rovello, Enzo Rosano, brought the cuisine from his home in Naples, Italy, bringing it to the...

REVIEW-Blue Gingko

Entrance at Blue Gingko, a Japanese restaurant in the Blackhawk Plaza, with a chalkboard boasting the daily specials.

Niru Datta, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

   Blue Gingko offers a taste into the Japanese cuisine right here in Danville, but not without hefty prices and small plates. However, at this unique restaurant, less is truly more.    The restaurant takes up a rather large area in the Blackhawk Plaza, in order to accommodate the countless Dan...


Chiron, the protagonist, stands in front of the ocean in home town of Miami in the movie, Moonlight.

Punya Sidhu, Feature Editor

December 14, 2016

Writer-director Barry Jenkins’ first film since 2008, Moonlight, has drawn critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker. The film follows a young boy, Chiron, who grows up in Miami, Florida, as he grows into  a man. Chiron grapples with being g...

REVIEW-Cream: An ice cream sandwich lover’s dream

Double chocolate chip cookies paired with the “chocoholic” ice cream for my cookie ice cream sandwich. (Courtesy of Robin Hyun)

Robin Hyun, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

    Sometimes one type of dessert isn’t enough to crave your sweet tooth. Combining two types, however, can create a tasty concoction to satisfy your sugar cravings.     One of the most famous dessert combinations is cookies and ice cream- together they can create a sweet sandwich that...

REVIEW-Arrival: not your typical Alien movie

Louise, played by Amy Adams, holds up a sign reading human to the heptapods. This film, The Arrival, was released in theaters on November 11th. (Courtesy of Arrival Instagram)

Grace Wensley, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2016

     If you are looking for a movie in which your neurons will be thoroughly awoken, the new film “Arrival” is the film for you.        The film begins with Louise, played by Amy Adams, in several scenes with her young daughter. Her daughter’s life is shown in short snippets, unti...

REVIEW-Almanac: new taste comes to Danville

Farmer's Almanac opened July 8th. Already, this restaurant's unique flavor is luring in costumers. (Courtesy of Paige Cattich)

Paige Cattich, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

    Farmer’s Almanac, a new restaurant in downtown Danville, offers delicious food while always maintaining a positive, helpful atmosphere. When walking in, you immediately notice the faint scent of fresh seafood surrounding the two dining rooms and the bar.     As the name hints, Almanac serves f...

REVIEW-All the light we cannot see: a beautiful disaster

Author Anthony Doerr tells a life-changing story about two different lives, and how destiny would bring them together.

Mikayla Flores, Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

    Anyone who has had their heart wrenched out by Liesel and Rudy in The Book Thief knows the pain of reading a story that kills you beautifully.     Author Markus Zusak wrote a life-changing story about a girl named Liesel, who was living in Germany during World War II. His style of writi...

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