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College is hitting students harder, earlier

College is hitting students harder, earlier

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Campus, Features, Top News

It’s three in the morning.  Sophomore Jade Sebti wakes with a start.  She rubs her bleary eyes to find her bed covered in chemistry notes and flashcards.   She panics, worrying about how much she has left to study and how she’s going to do on her test tomorrow. She’s not the only one....

Cardio workouts offer different benefits

Cardio workouts offer different benefits

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Features, Top News

Swimming and running are both vigorous forms of exercise. Runners and swimmers are both considered athletic, but how exactly do they measure up against each other? Many doctors agree on the fact that the physical activities are too different to be compared. Although both swimming and running are i...

Social media is more than what meets the eye

Social media is more than what meets the eye

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Features, Lifestyle January, Top News

Social media: a way to invent a perfect life filled with #goals for all to see. Social media today is a hierarchy dominated by the Internet superstars, with their record-breaking number of likes and followers. However, the majority of social media users reside at the b...

Listening in the cloud

Listening in the cloud

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
January 21
Filed under Features

A notification from Twitter pops up on your screen. Your favorite artist just released a new album. In the tweet, a link is included to download the music. You unlock your phone, eager to listen. With the click of a button, the new album is downloaded onto your device, and you begin to enjoy t...

Passion: One key to happiness

Passion: One key to happiness

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
January 21
Filed under Campus, Features, Top News

What brings people happiness? Some may say family. Friends. Money. Love. Fame. World domination. Possible answers range from the silly to the serious. But arguably, one of the things that brings people happiness is something that many people are in pursuit of: passion. “I can’t picture m...

Change is coming to downtown San Carlos

Change is coming to downtown San Carlos

Nate Godwin, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Features, News, Top News

Downtown San Carlos is about to undergo significant change, as construction in Wheeler Plaza, bounded by Cherry Street and San Carlos Avenue, is set to begin early this year. The redevelopment of Wheeler Plaza will affect 2.65 acres of land west of Laurel Street, mainly the parking lot behind the for...

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
January 14
Filed under Features

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best...They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people,” said Donald Trump at his campaign launch for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.Many misconceptions are made ...

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 14
Filed under Features, Top News

It is no secret that today’s society places great value on pets, whose adorable personalities often lure those in need of a friend to either adopt or buy them. In fact, their fluffy little faces are so irresistible that, in 2012, 36.5 percent of the U.S. population owned dogs and 30.4 percent owned cats. Sophomore Aliana El Shawa, the owner of nine pets, said, “Pets are really funny and great, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular.” But how did the relationship between humans and animals start?

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Syrian refugee crisis met with caution at Carlmont

Syrian refugee crisis met with caution at Carlmont

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Features, Top News

A picture of a young boy wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans, drowned on a beach, has circulated the Internet and has been ingrained into memory. The boy, Aylan Kurdi, is one of millions of Syrian refugees fleeing a deadly civil war in their homeland. The refugees are traveling in dangerous conditi...

Santa and his elves visit Carlmont for the holidays

Santa and his elves visit Carlmont for the holidays

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer
December 12
Filed under Campus, Holiday, Multimedia

Snow in California and Santa at school? It's a Christmas miracle! To relieve students of some stress during Dead Week and to bring in some holiday spirit, Santa came to the quad. "Having Santa here makes me feel like there's no place like school for the holidays. Santa is looking very well-r...

Students determine the fate of the First Amendment

Students determine the fate of the First Amendment

Estella Lippi, Staff writer
December 9
Filed under Features, News

The halls of Carlmont are relatively peaceful in the year of 2015, but if one listens in to the casual conversation that floats throughout the campus they are bound to hear some form of hate speech snaking its way through the halls. PEW Research Center recently came out with a study estimating that...

Sequoia holds on to Terremere Trophy

Sequoia holds on to Terremere Trophy

Bijan Khalili and Minh-Han Vu
November 15
Filed under Features, Multimedia, Sports, Top News

The Carlmont Scots took on Sequoia in the 62nd annual meeting for the Terremere trophy to close out the 2015 football season. "This is what we have been waiting for all year, to take back that trophy," said senior Blake O'Connor. The game ended in a double overtime victory for the Cherokees, with...

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