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Ghosting leaves people behind in mystery

Ghosting leaves people behind in mystery

Marina Ferme, Staff writer

January 30, 2018


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Sophomore Gaby Pierce woke up one morning, and when she checked her phone, she was surprised to see that the guy she was dating had unfriended her on social media. When she got to school, still confused about what had happened, she asked his friends about what was going on. One of his friends told...

Memes affect perception of news

Memes affect perception of news

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


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Memes. We all know them: the funny pictures with the big white text or everyone’s favorite frog sipping tea after making a snarky remark. However, memes are more than just funny pictures with words. The term "meme" was first used by the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book "The Selfish G...

Students’ environment determines their future

Students’ environment determines their future

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Go to college. Get a job. Make money. Live a happy life. Contrary to what it may seem, the path towards a successful future has never been a simple one. However, time and time again, students have navigated its rocky slope. The impact of the student’s environment and their pursuit of happiness creates a ...

Carlmont on the path to sustainability

Carlmont on the path to sustainability

Andrey Zaytsev, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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The idea of a green planet is a prominent topic in our world today, especially among youth. Carlmont has recently contributed to this trend with new products to help save the environment. The Carlmont administration has recently implemented a new type of water bottle, called Path Water, designed ...

Other options influenced by the era

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


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Often, the specific time period determines the direction a student’s future will take. Seventy years ago, joining the military would have been common. Ralph Sternick, who graduated high school in 1946 and was a member of the Army Signal Corp. 24th Division, said, “Until World War II leveled o...

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

Grandma’s Cat rocks the Bay Area

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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The lights shine down on the center of the stage. The audience waits as the band makes their final adjustments. With the first note played, the show begins. But this isn’t a big-time band, it’s a trio of high school students. Sophomores Reese Posten, Alexander Hauer-Molero, and Joe Seam...

Autism jokes create harmful environment

Autism jokes create harmful environment

Samantha Chu, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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Two boys walk down C-hall. As they approach the end of the hallway, they see a girl playing Roblox on her computer. One boy turns to the other and says, “That’s autism.”  Though autism is not a joke, they still laugh at the insult. Autism spectrum disorder, also known as autism or A...

Skipping meals affects academic performance

Skipping meals affects academic performance

Victoria Valle Remond, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


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The alarm clock rings. Sophomore Reign Miller wakes up and gets ready for school. Her family members eat breakfast, but she doesn’t - there's not enough time, or she’s not hungry. Fast forward to four hours later: the lunch bell rings. Some students take out a bagged lunch, while others wait i...

Religion lives on at Carlmont

Religion lives on at Carlmont

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


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Sophomore Diane Ji walks through the halls of Carlmont with her faith close to her heart. Dangling from her neck lies a cross with three rings engraved with the words "believe," "grace," and "faith." While she is now a devoted Christian, Ji said that as a child she was not “truly religious.” For Ji...

Summer exchange to Japan broadens cultural horizons

Summer exchange to Japan broadens cultural horizons

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


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5,709 miles. There are 5,709 miles separating the cities of San Carlos and Omura, but traveling between the two is well worth the absence from home. In 2012, the San Carlos Sister Cities Association (SCSCA) established sister city relations with Omura, a small city located in the Nagasaki Prefec...

Academic stress fuels academic cheating

Academic stress fuels academic cheating

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Picture this: you have a math test in 20 minutes that you didn't study for. As you frantically attempt to remember what the previous unit was about, you remember your friend took the test a couple of hours earlier. Do you ask your friend for what the test is about, or do you tough it out and fail ...

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