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Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

Artie Hazelton, Staff Writer
April 27
Filed under Features, Top News

Many people who define themselves with some sort of religion in today’s society are not comfortable with making their religion known to others. With elements like the media and religious stereotypes, many people of faith are sometimes ashamed to express their beliefs, as they may face discrimination...

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

Adriana Ramirez and Estella Lippi
April 15
Filed under Campus, Features

Sweat runs down your face. You are shaking and can't stop tapping your nails on the desk where the letter from your top journalism college choice sits. Taking a deep breath, you open it. You have been accepted. You sigh and say, "Thank you, adviser." Advisers aren't just teachers in a...

Women face cultural beauty standards

Women face cultural beauty standards

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer
March 25
Filed under Features, Top News

“I am not beautiful.” This is a thought that haunts women across the world. Regardless of background, women hold themselves to different beauty standards according to their culture and the society that surrounds them. Many may ask themselves, “What is the definition of beauty?” This...

Hate rampages on the Internet

Hate rampages on the Internet

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Features

The Internet has become the new forum for hate speech. It has become a battleground rooted on social issues. When social media was flooded with reactions to the newest “Star Wars VII” trailer on Oct. 19, not all were pleased with the casting decisions. With one specific tweet and a new has...

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer
March 17
Filed under Campus, Features, Holiday, Top News, Volunteering

“I volunteer to give back to my community” has been said so many times that it’s almost cliché. Volunteering has been around for forever, but there are a myriad of reasons why people volunteer and, as times change, these reasons change as well. School counselor Ross Yokomura said, "Volunteering is about givi...

Originality presents difficulties in music composition

Originality presents difficulties in music composition

Estella Lippi, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Features, Top News

She sits at her desk, a pen in hand, staring at a blank piece of paper in her notebook. The only thing going through her head is a rhythm and an emotion she’s trying to express with a melody. As more and more of her vision comes to life on the page, she unconsciously borrows phrases and themes from...

High school athletes crumble under pressure

High school athletes crumble under pressure

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
March 14
Filed under Features

According to the National Alliance for Sports, 70 percent of student athletes quit sports by the time they enter high school. With their rigorous high school schedules, many students quit the sports they used to love because of the changes they face in high school. There are many reasons why...

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Sophie Penn, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Features

Social media and entertainment continue to portray high school as four years of varsity jackets, school rallies, and cliques. However, Middle College provides a contrast to what has come to be seen as the stereotypical high school. Middle College is an alternative to high school for students who feel t...

UC admission is becoming more challenging

UC admission is becoming more challenging

Nicole del Cardayre
February 25
Filed under Academic, Features

“I’m not good enough." "They’re better than me." "My GPA is too low.” These are the thoughts that go through the minds of many students when applying for admission to the college of their dreams. As the competition for colleges grows, students face more pressure to perform outstanding...

Depressed students battle internal enemies

Depressed students battle internal enemies

Jackson Monge and Jordan Hanlon
February 20
Filed under Features, Top News

by Jordan Hanlon Many stereotypes have been associated with teenage depression, including that depression isn’t even a real illness. Depression is a serious and prevalent problem. According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, seven in 100,000 teenagers ages 15 to 19 commit suicide each year and the number is rising....

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Features

As students slide into their desks on the first day of school, the first thing they are given is a colored packet syllabus that includes all the expectations for that year. Yet, as the year progresses, teachers never receive a colored packet of the students’ expectations for their classes. Teachers...

High school relationships can stand the test of time

High school relationships can stand the test of time

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Features

The year was 1977 when Jackie Perkins first laid eyes on Robbie Chang. While hanging around the courtyard of Ralston Middle School, on what was just another day, their eyes first met. Little did they know, they would be spending the rest of their lives together. Their romantic relationship, which began the...

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