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Peer pressure influences students

Peer pressure influences students

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under Features, Top News

Think of peer pressure as a recipe. Let’s say one is cooking macaroni and cheese. If a friend misreads the directions, one could end up with gross macaroni or a landslide of boiling water spilling over the side of the pot and onto the new slippery kitchen floor. But if another friend in...

People with dyslexia overcome social difficulties

People with dyslexia overcome social difficulties

Sophia Wolczko, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under Features

How often do people read? Even little things count, like a title on a worksheet, the label on a cereal box, or the text one just received. How much effort did it take to read this sentence? The ability to read is one that society today takes for granted, a skill necessary for almost all types...

Women make strides in technology

Women make strides in technology

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under Features, Top News

She spent the past week preparing for her interview. She would never have imagined that one of the questions would be, “Would you want to go on a date with me?” During an interview for an engineering job, college student Sharon Roy, who is pursuing a computer science major, was asked out o...

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Coverboy?

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Coverboy?

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Features, Top News

Makeup is not just for girls anymore. This is what aspiring makeup artist and first male Covergirl James Charles proved after becoming an internet sensation at only 17-years-old. His fame began when he decided to retake his senior photos with his own ring light. Since then, Charles' flawl...

Asian culture silences discussion of mental illnesses

Asian culture silences discussion of mental illnesses

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Features

There may not be a greater threat to Asian American youth than unacknowledged mental illness. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Asian American females from ages 15 to 24 have the highest suicide rate at 14 percent. Asian American males rank second highest at 13 percent, but less...

Students view language classes as unnecessary

Students view language classes as unnecessary

Rachel Skrenta, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Features

It can take up to 2,200 hours to learn a foreign language. It takes much less time to forget it all. Many high school students study a language for the minimum college requirement instead of studying with the intent of becoming fluent in the language. These students are often discouraged from the ...

Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Features, Top News

Laws prohibiting interracial relationships are history, and although interracial relationships have come a long way, many continue to face barriers. Though people today are less restricted as a result of their race, it still affects people’s view of relationships, even in the Carlmont community. Kazim...

Family traditions maintain devotion to religion

Family traditions maintain devotion to religion

Sharon Tulman, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Features

During the holiday season, some families prepare by decorating their fresh smelling trees, while others get their Menorah ready to light. But, there are others who continue their daily lives. Constantly refreshing their Facebook feed because they have nothing better to do. According to PewResea...

Emotional abuse leaves unseen scars

Emotional abuse leaves unseen scars

Rachel Kang, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Features

What if I told you that there is an invisible, immortal, and deadly killer on the loose? Its name is emotional abuse. Most people experience some form of emotional abuse in their life, usually starting in their teen years, known as bullying. However, bullies are not always obvious. Some work in manipulati...

America’s global dominance is collapsing

America’s global dominance is collapsing

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Features

It’s possible that the future of America’s global role is in the hands of one man, but he isn’t the president of the United States. This man resides 4,857 miles away from the White House. He is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin hasn’t hesitated with challenging the United States...

Social media ruins social lives

Social media ruins social lives

Rachel Hunter, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Features, Top News

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are ruining the teenager lifestyle. Almost all teenagers never know when to stop using their phones. Teenagers are more focused on themselves and what other people think of them, however, they have never realized their own personalitie...

Social media’s filter goes beyond photos

Social media’s filter goes beyond photos

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer
January 24
Filed under Features

Someone scrolls down their news feed and they come across the same article four or five times. The same article has been shared by most of their friends. It’s like nothing else exists. They’re in a filter bubble, a microcosm of information determined by the social media site’s newsfeed algori...

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