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In 2019, libraries have more to offer than books

In 2019, libraries have more to offer than books

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Computer keys click rapidly and chatter fills the air. In an adjacent room, a basebeat pulses through a glass door. A vending machine rattles and a laptop pops noisily out of a slot. Somewhere, the shrieks and laughter of children echo. Welcome to the Belmont Library. The 21st century has given ri...

The rising fear over climate change

The rising fear over climate change

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

Four hundred and eleven million people across the world would be exposed to drought. Eighty million people to drowning. As much as 56 centimeters on average would the sea level rise; in some places, 50 feet. The chances of land being suitable for the transmission of deadly diseases, such as...

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

Farm to Table: Youth raise livestock in the Bay Area

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

When people think about county fairs, they usually associate them with hot summer days, carnival rides and games, cotton candy, and livestock exhibitions. What most fair-goers don't realize is that for some young people, the county fair is more than just a day of summer fun. In fact, for members of local...

School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

School curriculum develops skills for tomorrow

Brianna Cheng, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features

Students hunched over their desk, frantically scribbling away at their notes. At the head of the classroom, the teacher drones on about a concept they barely understand or will use again after the test. The clock ticks slowly but surely, counting down the seconds before the students can leave this pri...

The underestimated importance of vaccines

The underestimated importance of vaccines

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

Three-hundred and fourteen individual cases of measles were recorded between January and March of this year in 15 states of the U.S. Of the 157 cases recorded in Rockland, New York, 82% had not gotten a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. It’s been 2015 since the last person died of measles in the U.S., and another 12 years before that. Eighty-one flights traveling in the U.S. in the past year had at least one person on board with the disease. But why is this a problem? If one person in the vicinity is infected with measles, 90% of the individuals around them will also be infected. The disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. And it’s not just measles. For the first time in 30 years, a child has contracted tetanus in Oregon. It took $800,000 to save him, but, according to most doctors, would have only taken a single shot to prevent it from happening at all. For epidemiologist Jennifer Pavon*, this rapid rise of illnesses is due to vaccine resistance, which she attributes to a lack of education on the subject.  “I think with any misinformation crisis, it really boils down to an educational crisis, where people aren’t educated enough to seek out fact-checked, correct information,” Pavon said. “People...

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

CJ Ward

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Imagine you just got home from a long day of school. You drop your backpack, lazily take off your shoes, and throw yourself onto your bed. You reach for your phone to see how your latest post is doing. It’s a drawing that took you countless hours and an unreal amount of effort to complete. But as y...

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under Features

In most elementary and middle schools, academic skills are the biggest focus for teachers and children. Multiplication problems, flash cards, and learning cursive are some of the quintessential aspects of traditional grade-school education. However, high on a hill behind the Tierra Linda Middle School ca...

Student Absenteeism bigger than you think

Dantony Lewis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019


Filed under Academic, Features

Missing one day of school may seem harmless, but it can have massive consequences. Chronic absenteeism: missing more than ten% of school days. “Missing one day of school is hard to recover from and sometimes can’t even be recovered,” said Carlmont High School sophomore Rohan Mantena. Studen...

School spirit adds a new element to one’s high school experience

School spirit adds a new element to one’s high school experience

Jai Sinha, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under Features

The school colors are everywhere, appearing in azure blues and alabaster whites that cover hallways and student apparel alike. Posters created by ASB flutter on nearby walls as people walk by, dressed in wacky clothes that follow a central theme. But it isn’t Halloween. It’s a spirit day...

A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles

A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Top News

DISCLAIMER: This article has themes involving depression, anxiety, and suicide. If these topics are likely to trigger you, it is suggested that you stop reading. “I want to die.” It rolls off of your tongue easier than ever before. You slip the graded paper, a red F, back into your binder, ...

Green technology a promising solution to global warming

Green technology a promising solution to global warming

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features

Families flee in horror while watching flames steal away their home. The sky's pleasant blue burns into a raging red. Gusting winds whip up the flames as they grasp onto anything to destroy. Flickering embers circle through the sky. The deep amber flames grow past the tips of the trees and release sm...

It’s not all fun and games on the other side of the controller

It’s not all fun and games on the other side of the controller

Emma O'Connor, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Features

You’re on the last lap in Mario Kart, hanging onto first place. The music starts to pick up as your sibling starts to yell, excited that you might win. The finish line is only one turn away and with it the trophy. You can’t lose now with only 9 seconds to go. You live for this part of video games, t...

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