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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


Filed under Features, Top News

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 18, 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 18, 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...

Who gets the water bill?

Who gets the water bill?

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Cut the check, get the service. This is the modus operandi of public and private utilities everywhere. So long as the money ends up in the right hands, the water keeps flowing and the lights stay on. If you live in Belmont, the check for the water bill ends up in the hands of the Mid-Peninsula Water District, a public agency headquartered at 3 Dairy Lane just next to US-101. They in turn purchase and pipe water originally from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, through the San Francisco Regional Water System, to the homes of Belmont residents as well as those living in small portions of San Carlos, Redwood City, and unincorporated San Mateo County.

Juvenile hall perceptions go beyond what meets the eye

Juvenile hall perceptions go beyond what meets the eye

Kaylee George, Staff Writer

June 19, 2018


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Think someone in prison has hit rock bottom? Maybe not. The juvenile detention center in San Mateo County provides many opportunities that can help kids who may have fallen down the wrong path turn around. There are many rehabilitative resources and services to offer kids in need, including academic counselors, who make sure school credits are being transferred, and therapists, who help the kids through their traumatic experiences.

International students make connections through ELL

International students make connections through ELL

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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For Rebecca Shentu, Manon Llorach, and Sarah Tocatlian, moving to a new country was just the beginning of a new journey. The transition from middle school to high school can be tough, but it is even harder for those who are transitioning from one country to another. Many international students at Carlmont m...

Athletic determination stays strong despite anemia

Athletic determination stays strong despite anemia

Veronica Roseborough, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Passion. A word defined by the dictionary as a strong emotion that’s barely controllable. Yet, to every individual, it has a different meaning. For Allie Ayers, passion, that satisfaction of doing what you love, revolves around running. Ayers discovered this passion in seventh grade, the year ...

School district monitors student browsing

School district monitors student browsing

Brian Olivares, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features

The internet is not as private as some may think. There are ways in which the Carlmont staff can see everything that a student accesses on their Sequoia Union High School District email account. While some may think that this is an invasion of privacy, legally, the school is allowed to watch student...

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sexual violence still goes unreported

Sam Hanlon, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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Ninety-seven percent of sexual offenders walk free. Only 15 to 35 percent of sexual assaults are reported. Sexual assault can happen to men, women, or children. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization, 82 percent of juvenile victims are female. “The first time it happen...

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