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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


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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


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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


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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...

Local high schools offer something for everyone

Local high schools offer something for everyone

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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Bobby sits in class struggling to understand the first problem on the worksheet. His eyes dart across the room but the teacher is not available to help. On the other side of the classroom, Richard has completed the entire worksheet in the first five minutes of class and has moved on to next week's ass...

Esports has grown into more than a hobby

Esports has grown into more than a hobby

Kevin Shimizu, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


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The prize pool for DOTA 2’s tournament, The International 2018 is $25,532,177. That's enough money to buy one Toyota Corolla every day for 1,365 consecutive days, nearly 3.8 years. This is 443 times the estimated 2017 median household income in the United States. Just five years before, The Int...

Road to Girl Scout Silver Award is plagued with obstacles

Road to Girl Scout Silver Award is plagued with obstacles

Robyn Stein, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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Imagine a Cadet Girl Scout is learning about the Silver Award. The scout already completed the Bronze Award as a junior (ages 9–11), so the Girl Scout thinks, “How much harder can it possibly be?” Despite reviewing the Girl Scout guide, she assumes it won’t be that difficult. As soon as she starts discussing what she wants to do with the troop leader, she realizes th...

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

College is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be

Ellyse Holland, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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The price people pay for a degree is equal to the price of purchasing a small home in Sacramento, California. But there are ways to decrease the amounts people pay for your education. The amount of money that families spend on a college education is often more than they can afford. This requires ...

Twin bonds can double tension and anxiety

Twin bonds can double tension and anxiety

Jessica Klein, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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She's always with me. She's my best friend. She competes with me and she fights with me, but she also motivates me. She's my twin sister. Approximately 32 out of every 1000 people in the world are twins, according to the University of Texas, Austin. This means that there are around 10 million peop...

League of Legends’ attempts at mending toxic player base

League of Legends’ attempts at mending toxic player base

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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A hunched over figure basks in the artificial light of a computer screen. Faint background music accompanies the rapid but gentle tapping of computer keys. The room seems nearly at peace until the noise makes a rushed crescendo. Huffs of frustration fill the air and the once gentle typing becomes aggr...

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Despite many Americans views on Palestine-Israel, the midterms of 2018 made way for the first Muslim Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib, to be sworn into office this year using the Quran.  However, she has faced numerous criticism from Israeli lobbyist Adam Milstein after voicing support for Palestinian activists and calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Although, according to CNN, Tliab is aware of her critics. "My mere existence, I realize, no matter my positions, even if I didn't say anything about any issue after I won, just complete silence from me, I would still be a target," Tliab said. Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. In Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are seen ...

Cannibis companies smoke out youth

Cannibis companies smoke out youth

Eoin Cunningham, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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With recreational cannabis legalized in California by popular vote only two years ago, many are rightfully curious if and how the products meant for adults are being accessed by teens. California has put in place many regulations to restrict teens access to marijuana, but minors still do it. Sandy...

First responders face the stress of saving lives

First responders face the stress of saving lives

Mariela Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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Imagine trudging through debris from a wildfire. Your job is to pick up what the fire hasn’t already destroyed. Houses are reduced to rubble and there isn’t a living thing in sight. The environment you’re in is stressful. Luckily, you’ve had the training to handle these types of drastic situatio...

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