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North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On December 2016, there was an oil spill in North Dakota, and almost no one cared. The pipeline which caused the spill, owned by True Companies, was originally thought to have released only 4,200 barrels of oil into the state's water supply. However, recent reports show that the spill is actually...

Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

Food truck Mobowl serves delicious Asian fusion

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

With the growing popularity of fusion cuisine, I decided to eat at a food truck that was at the weekly Off The Grid food truck rotation near the Caltrain in Belmont. The truck was called Mobowl; it's quite similar to the restaurant Asian Box. At the truck, one selects a protein followed by a choice of...

Take a joke

Take a joke

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The trouble with life is that humans are frequently faced with absurdly dark and unfair events that seem so cruel that they are almost unfathomable, and I feel the best way to handle these events is jokes. In the 21st century, there has been a surge in what is commonly referred to as “political...

Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont

Poor reporting leads to false label of Carlmont

Editorial Staff
April 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

In spite of what news reports say, Carlmont is not anti-Semitic. The recent uproar over the chalk swastikas that were drawn by the bleachers and outside the gym, partnered with alleged derogatory comments made to a Jewish student, have led to a series of meetings, articles, and discussions about a po...

Normalizing hatred leads to daunting consequences

Normalizing hatred leads to daunting consequences

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

While acts of hatred and antisemitism are not a new occurrence, they have been on the rise since the election of Donald Trump as president. In 2017, Anti-Semitism has become an almost daily occurrence, with over 100 Jewish institutions receiving bomb threats since the beginning of the year. The stories of...

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Juicy barbecue served in the smokeless Bay Area

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion

America has quite the fascination with barbecue. It is probably one of the most recognizable cuisines of America. The sad part, however, is that Belmont and San Carlos has an absence of barbecue -- very few restaurants serve it, and even fewer are wholly barbecue places. Thankfully 3 Pigs BBQ exists; it is one of the few barbecue restaurants...

Study where your heart is

Study where your heart is

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“The only benefit of a literature degree is that you will be able to write a great suicide note.” This is what a fellow student said to me after I told him what I planned on studying in college.  I was not fazed by his reply. I am very much used to this sort of rhetoric towards liberal arts degr...

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On March 8, Rachel Haurwitz, president and CEO of Caribou, gave a science lecture at Carlmont about CRISPR, the next big thing in the biotechnology department. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a series of repeated DNA sequences found in the ge...

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Kabul Afghan Cuisine serves up amazing and rich platters

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Kabul Afghan Cuisine is the sort of restaurant you would go to if you needed to hibernate. The plates are rich and full of just so many crisscrossing flavors that it's almost overwhelming. I barely ate any breakfast the morning after eating there for dinner. It's painful -- it really is, especially...

Literacy is dying, yet it must live on

Literacy is dying, yet it must live on

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Opinion

We live in a period where our ideas aren't discovered individually; instead, they are shoved down our throats. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, only 43 percent of American adults read a single piece of literature in 2015. That is the lowest in recent history. This includes novels...

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Being one of the only real sports bars in San Mateo, I decided to head over to The Field Club. Since it was one of the newer restaurants in San Mateo, it intrigued me. Its decor makes it appear as though it was some furnished hunting lodge adorned with sports memorabilia. It was a refreshing feel compare...

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Stop feeling guilty for being happy

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As I laid down with my friend on the field of our elementary school reminiscing about happier times, both of us couldn't help but feel a sense of anxiety. Not because we weren't having a great time feeling like kids again -- because we were -- but because we couldn't stop thinking about how we could...

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