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The sibling perspective on autism

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

May 13, 2014


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One parent whispers, “That retarded child needs to shut up.” Every audience member in the music auditorium during my orchestra concert glared towards the young boy who wouldn’t stop clapping and making high pitched noises. By the end of the concert, everybody knew that the boy who banged his head ...

Affirmative Action bill SCA5 turned down for the year

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

April 13, 2014


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A legislative push to permit California’s public universities to once again consider race and ethnicity in admissions appears to be on life support after an intense backlash from the  Asian-American community, who fear it will make it harder for their children to get into good schools. The Califor...

Athlete of the Month: Rachel Bellin

Claudia Leist, Staff Writer

June 3, 2013


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From water polo to track, senior Rachel Bellin has managed to be successful while having fun throughout her high school career. She has played water polo and participated in track and field all four years at Carlmont, being the only girl hurdler for two years on the varsity track team. “I started...

Athlete of the Month: Ryan Hogan

June 3, 2013


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The Carlmont varsity baseball team incredible season. Much of this success can be accredited to newcomer and star pitcher Ryan Hogan. Hogan started playing baseball at the young age of four and was immediately recognized for his natural talent. He went on to become one of the top pitchers in little...

P.E. teacher David Low steps down as the varsity mens basketball coach

June 3, 2013


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  At the beginning of every high school sports season, players must reevaluate themselves and their team due to the departed seniors. For Carlmont’s mens varsity basketball, they must cope with losing both seniors and their commander-in-chief. After 12 years, current Carlmont P.E. teacher...

Dumb: lacking the power of speech

May 3, 2013


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“Dumb,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “lacking the human power of speech.” This word is used so commonly in the English language it has lost that meaning and has turned into a colloquial term that is spoken freely in the regular conversation. In ordinary spoken English,...

Retarded: hurtful or harmless?

May 3, 2013


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“I did the stupidest thing today, I’m such a retard.” Similar phrases can be heard echoed throughout the halls of Carlmont. Nowadays calling something retarded is synonymous with being unintelligent or stupid. But what does the word “retard” really mean, and how did it adopt such a negative...

A once forbidden language has become a part of our society

Reg Chatman Jr., Staff Writer and ScotCenter Editor

May 3, 2013


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Swearing, which at one point was a forbidden thing, has become a common part of peoples lives.  Why has it become such a common occurrence for people to swear? In a poll of 133 Carlmont students, 111 people responded yes to a question asking if they partake in swearing. “People are starting to...

Faggot: a bundle of sticks or slur?

May 3, 2013


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Imagine the most insulting thing you’ve ever been called. Whether it was stupid, ugly, fat, retarded, or anything else. Imagine being called that every day because of who you are. Not something you can change. Imagine being called that word, and that’s not who you are, just what others perceive you...

Gleaton takes over the reins as Carlmont’s new principal

Claudia Leist, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013


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It is out with the old and in with the new as Carlmont formally introduces its new principal, Lisa Gleaton. Gleaton, who transferred from Sequoia High School where she was the Instructional Vice Principal, will replace Dr. Zamora as he moves on to become the Director of Classified Personnel in the...

Social media smackdown: is Vine going to take over Instagram?

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

May 2, 2013


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There are many popular apps in the social networking world, two of the most popular being Instagram and Vine. Since its launch in 2010, Instagram hasn’t failed to impress users. Instagram was created by Stanford graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October 2010. “It's a way of taking fun, ar...

Why privacy does not matter anymore

May 2, 2013


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It used to be that the most important concern of internet users was maintaining privacy. This notion was held by the generation who had grown up before there was an Internet, before our hyper-connected era. One would have thought it unwise to freely give out information on one’s place of work, date...

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