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Make America great again by silencing Trump

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Editorial Staff
March 2
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

Any publicity is good publicity, and Donald Trump is by far the most publicized candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Almost every news site in the nation is constantly covering Trump's every move. This media boost gave the man who everyone originally thought was running as a joke more than...

Jeb Bush’s departure was the best decision of his campaign

Jeb Bush’s departure was the best decision of his campaign

Justin Som, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Opinion

Limping on the final legs of his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush proved with his recent drop from the election that it takes a lot more than a family name and money to win a presidency. Despite having spent over $130 million, which is more than all the expenditures of the other candidates combined according...

Paper is the better reading medium

Paper is the better reading medium

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinion

A small weight rests on your lap. You hear the crisp sound of the page turning, and your eyes skim the curved words. Reading a book is commonly associated with this image. But now when it comes to reading, we imagine words flat and two-dimensional on a illuminated electronic screen with fingers...

High fashion faces pressure to be inclusive

High fashion faces pressure to be inclusive

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
February 19
Filed under Campus, Opinion

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is in full swing. However, more attention from the mainstream media was dedicated to the issue of diversity and celebrity rather than the latest styles on the runway. Fashion used to be about the clothes. Tall, beautiful, and predominantly white models ...

Republican lies come out during GOP debate

Republican lies come out during GOP debate

Justin Som, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Opinion, Top News

In 2016, the GOP debates have achieved the highest ratings throughout history. According to CBS, who hosted the most recent debate, over 13.5 million Americans tuned in. Viewers are attracted to these debates because they believe that they will gain knowledge of these presidential candidates' policies...

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Opinion

The great giants of the world are leaving us. Soon they will be nothing more than distant memories told by grandparents, or old scientific records forgotten on dusty desks. They will be nothing more than antique documentaries that lie in broken cabinets, or ragged stuffed animals lost to the decades. Perhaps they will become legends one day, myths for the superstitious and fairy tales for the children. Whatever the case may be, a fact remains: Earth’s biggest land animals are disappearing at an astonishingly fast rate.

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Cookies: Girl Scouts vs. Parent Scouts

Cookies: Girl Scouts vs. Parent Scouts

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Opinion, Top News

‘Tis the season… of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs, sold by Girl Scouts, with profits going back to an inspiring community of girls. Girl Scouts span a variety of ages, and many high school Scouts can be seen at Carlmont carting boxes upon boxes of cookies, enticing high school students and...

Today’s value of friendship is shallow

Today’s value of friendship is shallow

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under Opinion

Love is giving someone the ability to hurt you, but trusting them not to. Important relationships all require trust to be properly categorized as real and deep bonds.  The term friend has become used in very light ways, to even referring to a random stranger on the internet as a "friend." Friend...

Teacher passions inspire their students

Teacher passions inspire their students

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 28
Filed under Opinion

In an age where the answer to everything lies on the internet and it takes just the click of a button to have access to online classes, one might wonder what the role of teachers truly is. Online courses are, undoubtedly, a wonderful inversion, especially for those who do not have the possibility ...

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Justin Som, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Opinion, Top News

According to Jedi Master Yoda, fear is the path to the dark side. "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. And hate, leads to suffering." In George Lucas's Star Wars franchise, the Sith are famous for their manipulation skills and capabilities of spreading hate. In fact, the high master of the...

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Hang up your skates and dreams: Belmont Iceland has reached its end

Celine Yang, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Opinion, Top News

Ice skaters of various ages, from tots to adults, are losing their home. Belmont Iceland has announced that it will be closing its doors by the end of April 2016, leaving many hearts shattered.  With the closure of Belmont Iceland, current skaters and coaches are not the only ones affected. It’s also the skater...

Why America needs gun control

Why America needs gun control

Kian Karamdashti, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

More than 90,000 dead. More than 90,000 Americans have lost their lives at the hands of gun violence since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newton, Connecticut on Dec 14, 2012. The shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children. The shooting that, when recalled more than thre...

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