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Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer
May 28, 2017
Filed under Features

Belmont’s roads are among the worst in the state. According to a staff report from the Department of Public Works, Belmont has accumulated upwards of $100 million in deferred road and storm drain maintenance. On the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), an algorithm which scores road quality on a one to...

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Belmont’s unbuilt town center has been in development for 31 years. In 1986, a committee was formed to study and evaluate the feasibility of revitalizing downtown Belmont. After a four-year period of intense examination and review, the city council ratified the Downtown Specific Plan, a 162-pag...

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer
April 2, 2017
Filed under Features

Breakfast: a hearty meal to kick start the day or a quick bite before rushing out of the house to school or work? Many teenagers and young adults don't know which one breakfast actually should be. Eating just anything for breakfast isn't enough to start the day off right. The quality of the food that...

Gender stigma plays a role in sports

Gender stigma plays a role in sports

Adriana Kurtovich, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Features

Today's society often portrays men as more superior in sports compared to women. However, this is not always the case. The number of female athletes at NCAA schools has increased from about 30,000 to over 193,000 since 1972, but women still have many fewer participation opportunities than men do according...

Chronic pain takes an emotional toll on patients

Chronic pain takes an emotional toll on patients

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Features

Imagine waking up every morning for months or years on end with pain plaguing every move and every moment of the day. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks, but it can often persist for much longer and even be lifelong. As found by the American Pain Society, chronic ...

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Features

Out-of-school sports can offer Carlmont students benefits, but they can also come with drawbacks. The benefits include valuable friendships, increased discipline, and staying in physical shape, while the drawbacks come mostly from the time crunch created by participating in a demanding activity....

Military benefits students’ college life and onwards

Military benefits students’ college life and onwards

Trey Chock, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Features

In today’s highly competitive society, jobs and college acceptance letters are nearly impossible to come by. About 3.5 million students will graduate from high school within the United States this year according to the U.S. Department of Education.  But what if the two impossibilities came as a package, and for free? If the military is chosen ...

Satirical shows strive only for entertainment

Satirical shows strive only for entertainment

Ashley Huang, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Features

According to The Huffington Post, “Satire news is increasingly overtaking mainstream news as a source of voter information, especially for younger and left-leaning voters.” Satire, which is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidit...

SOS gives students a place to lead

SOS gives students a place to lead

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

The first thing most students will notice when entering Therapist and Students Offering Support (SOS) Coordinator Shelley Bustamante's office are the overwhelming amount of photographs of students that cover the wall: senior portraits, prom photos, and class pictures. These photos are of students who have made a...

GMO foods invoke health debate

GMO foods invoke health debate

Noah Sun, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

"What is your favorite food?" A common question asked as an icebreaker. "Why is it your favorite food?" A bit less common. Most people know what their favorite foods are or at least the flavors they enjoy. However, a lot of people don’t fully understand why something tastes so good and e...

Concussion awareness grows

Concussion awareness grows

Briana McDonald, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Features

Straight ahead, coming at you full speed, and bam. A student opens their eyes to find themselves laying in the middle of the field looking up at the bright lights beaming down on them. Suddenly, they can’t remember what the score was, or the team they were playing against. They just got a concu...

Students prioritize internet over homework

Students prioritize internet over homework

Thomas Leme, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Features

There are only 24 hours in a day, and according to a report by Common Sense Media, teenagers spend nine of those hours using media. According to Brandwatch, over 3 billion people use the internet and over 2 billion of them use social media, making it one of the most popular aspects of media today...

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