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Unconscious decisions result in conscious consequences

Unconscious decisions result in conscious consequences

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer
February 22
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The decisions one thinks about the least could be affecting one the most. In 2007, Cornell University asked 190 participants to estimate the number of food-related decisions they made in a day. These could have ranged from the location to type, or to quantity. The average speculation was 15. Afterwar...

Insecurities stem from social media

Insecurities stem from social media

Ashley Marchi, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Features, Top News

Social media reinforces teenage insecurities on many levels. Many students in America feel these insecurities on a daily basis as they strive to reach the expectations governed by the media. Society creates false pictures of what is normal. People compare themselves to others and manipulate th...

Sports generate problems with students

Sports generate problems with students

Katrina Wong, Staff Writer
February 21
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The high pitched squeal of the whistle blew and feet dashed around the field as the thrilling game of soccer began. The rebound of an attempted shot bounced into the feet of sophomore Theodore Korolev, who easily kicked it into the right corner in the game against Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy. Ko...

Silicon Valley housing prices skyrocket

Silicon Valley housing prices skyrocket

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
February 21
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From the hard-disk drive to the Google search engine, Silicon Valley has hatched some of the world’s most illustrious technological creations. Although it is highly revered as an economic center and an innovation hub, the small region in California has also been known for its burdensome living costs...

Searching the stars for a new home

Searching the stars for a new home

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
February 21
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The colonization of distant planets is often dismissed as science fiction. However, NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory is working nonstop in order to discover planets that may act as a second home for humanity. Kepler Space Telescope is currently whizzing around the earth at 13,180 miles per hour...

Dedication to high school sports reaps future benefits

Dedication to high school sports reaps future benefits

Lucy Gibbs, Staff Writer
February 21
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Behind the greatest athletes lies a determination to be the absolute best. From a very young age, athletes work towards dominating the competition. Playing at the college and professional level is becoming more competitive and more selective, which makes life difficult for aspiring athletes. ...

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer
February 20
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When moving away from Texas in 2003, Leslie McPherson and her husband Glenn McPherson sought an area with good public schools. When they heard about the Bay Area, they knew it was right for them. “Glenn and I moved specifically to this area for the schools that are available here,” said Leslie M...

Benefits of following the military pathway

Benefits of following the military pathway

Luke Adams, Staff Writer
February 20
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Many Americans each year want to join the military and serve their country. These young Americans face a hard choice, enlist in the military straight out of high school or go to college and train to become an officer. For most American teenagers, their 18th birthday is a special time in their liv...

Muslim discrimination spreads across America

Muslim discrimination spreads across America

Zaina Abdelrahman, Staff Writer
February 20
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Noor Dahbour is a Carlmont alumna who experienced the dehumanizing discrimination of American Muslims. Muslims have the highest rates in being discriminated against among religious groups in America. One could be practicing their religion peacefully, reading their holy book, or wearing...

Athletes are stigmatized based on the sport they play

Athletes are stigmatized based on the sport they play

Kelsey Chandra, Staff Writer
February 19
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A common stereotype circling around the athletic community is the dumb jock. A dumb jock is a person exactly as their name makes them seem, someone who is less intelligent than average, but very athletic. Yet many athletes defy this stereotype. Freshman soccer player Soni Kanaya said, “My ...

Depression can consume anybody

Depression can consume anybody

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
February 16
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One out of every eight adolescents suffers from depression. Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States, according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Whether it’s just a feeling or clinical disorder, everyone experiences some kind of sadness in their lifetime. ...

KT Tape proves to be a solution for athletes’ injuries

KT Tape proves to be a solution for athletes’ injuries

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff writer
February 15
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Sophomore JV football player Sammy Blucher injured her knee while practicing her kicking for too long. Blucher is just one of the many Carlmont athletes who was injured during the sports seasons. Sports seasons are only two to three months, so an injury could take an athlete out for the whole sea...

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