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Anxiety limits people who need support

Anxiety limits people who need support

Nicole Yeo, Staff Writer

January 27, 2019


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Tremors wrack your body. Your lungs aren’t cooperating. Everything blurs. You open your mouth but nothing comes out. So many thoughts are running through your head that you can’t focus. That’s how sophomore Alexandra Gische feels when she has a panic attack. In September 2018, Gische was diagn...

Model-Minority Stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American Students

Model-Minority Stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American Students

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


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“All Asians are smart.” This statement is a well-known assumption that is found to be the center of many stereotypical jokes. However, what seems like a light-hearted jest can have a negative impact on a huge population of the students that attend Carlmont High School. It is a recurring instance that students of othe...

Gender is more than meets the eye

Gender is more than meets the eye

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Upon entering your last class of the day, you notice your teacher’s desk is empty. You think nothing of it and wait for the start of class. With the toll of the final bell, a substitute enters the building. You take your seat and observe the humorous spectacle that is roll call. But for others i...

Cuffing season 2019

Cuffing season 2019

Talia Fine, Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Multimedia, Top News

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Added sugar is not so sweet

Added sugar is not so sweet

Talia Schreiber, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


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The school bell rings. Ella Reyes, a junior, walks down the street to Ya-Ua, a popular hangout spot near Carlmont. She stands in the 20-minute line to order the Taiwanese drink commonly called boba tea. It takes her less than 10 minutes to down her 16-ounce drink, full of sugar, condensed milk, and t...

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Mikayla Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


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Another flaw, another tear, another scar. Many people have social media, and they spend a lot of their time looking at their friends’ posts and creating their own — but studies show this can lower their self-esteem.  Looking for the perfect angle, perfect background, and perfect lighting to display th...

Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep in class

Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep in class

Natalie Doud, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


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While students work in their English class, at least one student is found struggling to stay awake. Sitting in the corner with their head down and eyes fluttering, the image of the whiteboard slowly begins to fade. The student is now unable to stop themselves from falling asleep, but a bad grade...

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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The ignition switches and the engine starts with a roar. A sheet of cold morning mist covers the air, and as you take a breath, steam escapes your mouth. Simultaneously, a dry smoke begins to leak out of the exhaust. Small drops of water drip out of the tailpipe, hitting the ground one by one. The car will take more than a few minutes to warm up, but still, the smoke and ...

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Ava Richards, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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Only 10 percent of art graduates in 2012 reported that they earned a living primarily based on being an artist, making Paul Shields a rarity. Shields is a Scottish photographer currently working for the University of York. An important project of his has been cataloging the archives kept there, su...

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

It’s a cloudy Tuesday, and you bring your umbrella to school. It swings from your wrist as you walk through the halls. You make sure to place the ball of your foot on every crack in the tile. You look up to see a girl you know walking towards you, on her way to choir. She smiles at you, and an image...

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Violence Against The Trans Community Thirty-five years old. That's the average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color in America.  Two weeks into 2019 and a trans woman has already been murdered. But she isn't the only one to die in the past year. Karla Patricia Flores-Paven, 26. Choked to death in her own apartment. Vontashia Bell, 18. Took a shot to the head. Arguably one of the worst, Viccky Gutierrez, 33. Stabbed, and then set on fire in her Los Angeles home. Twenty-five known trans people were murdered in 2018, and, with the exception of Flores-Paven and a couple others, their murderers have yet to be caught. As the rest of the world has begun to become more accepting of LGB rights, trans people have been left behind. Despite everything that has changed since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the transphobia demonstrated by the policemen that night remains the same today. And now, perhaps more than ever, trans rights are under attack. Modern Trans Discrimination At London Pride in July 2018, a group of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) lesbians headlined London Pride to protest against trans bathroom rights under the belief that they threatened cisgender* women's safety. It was only until after that London Pri...

An immigrant’s journey to independent success

An immigrant’s journey to independent success

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


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A block away from one of the most expensive zip codes in California and stationed across from a car dealership that sells million dollar supercars, a discreet workshop sits unrecognizable to most people. Inside the dark gray cement facade lies large machines the size of cars which produce hundreds of custom-designed garments per day. An immigrant woman not only operates ...

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