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Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

Obamacare needs revision, not repealment

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

"We are the only major country on Earth not to guarantee health care to all people as a right." These were the words of Senator Bernie Sanders, discussing the deplorable state of health care in America, a country who claims to be the leader of the world.

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Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

While Michelle Obama may be leaving the White House, her legacy never will. On Nov.4, 2008, Michelle became America's first African America first lady - a historical moment in a country who's Civil Rights Movement led my Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only ended a mere 48 years ago. Throughout the eight years she has been in the Whitehouse, Michelle has been a model to women and girls all around the world, and a reminder for everyone of the true power and potential of a woman.

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California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It's no secret that California has a water problem, and new amendments hijacking a water bill have brought the issue to surface once more.

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San Carlos Bar and Grill serves up amazing seafood

San Carlos Bar and Grill serves up amazing seafood

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

While not a sports bar, the TVs showing Wednesday night basketball and the obvious assortment of alcohol makes it seem almost like one. While odd in this manner, The San Carlos Bar and Grill is spectacular in all others. The restaurant, located on 648 El Camino Real, is one of the best seafood...

Tis’ the season of selfishness

Tis’ the season of selfishness

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Opinion

There's not much that can get a teenager out of bed at 4 a.m. But the endless possibility of bargain after bargain on Black Friday lures people of all ages from their beds one discount at a time. As your family gathers around the dinner table on Thanksgiving, all you can think about is the fact ...

Trump is president; Get over it

Trump is president; Get over it

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

From the first day since Donald Trump's presidency was announced, tens of thousands of people have been pouring into the streets to protest the Electoral College's decision. They advocated for a recount of votes, called the Electoral College unjust, and held up signs reading "Love trumps hate" and "...

Waterdog Tavern: something familiar, something different

Waterdog Tavern: something familiar, something different

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
November 20, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

The new restaurant that opened up at the Carlmont Village Shopping Center had been getting a lot of positive reviews as of late, essentially forcing me to review it. Waterdog Tavern, the restaurant replacing Hola!, is what you would get if you took a San Francisco modern style and mixed it with...

Convenient protesting changes little

Convenient protesting changes little

Editorial Staff
November 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

"Hate is easy, love takes courage." That was one of the many catchy chants thrown out into the crowd during the so-called anti-Trump protest in the quad. Well, here's a response to the chant: Pep rallies are easy, effective protests take courage. The rally was originally publicized on socia...

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Bay Area bubble bursts in wake of Trump victory

Avery Adams, Staff Writer
November 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump supporters are ignorant, but not as much as Hillary Clinton supporters. As the presidential election drew nearer, the majority of Carlmont's population and the Bay Area as a whole scoffed at Trump's ability to dig himself deeper and deeper into a hole. According to shapethefuture.org, 76 percent ...

America needs to move forward together

America needs to move forward together

Editorial Staff
November 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

This is one of the most controversial elections in American history, and instead of bringing us together, it’s driving us apart. Rather than openly hating on each other, we need to unite and remember what makes us human — the ability to listen, understand, and respect others, even if their opinion...

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Rape survivor changes California sexual assault laws

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

"Victims are not victims, not some fragile, sorrowful aftermath. Victims are survivors, and survivors are going to be doing a hell of a lot more than surviving." These are the inspiring words of the woman who has only been known as "Emily Doe," but whose story caused the change of rape laws in California. On...

Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

Blue Line Pizza serves simply exquisite dishes

November 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Due to the recent increase in rent in the area, a few restaurants I highly enjoyed had to close. One of them was a really good pizzeria, so I had to go looking for another great pizzeria. Finding a restaurant that matched the greatness of the one I had lost seemed impossible until I eventually stumbled...

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