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ScotSkim: backlash

ScotSkim: backlash

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019


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Trump and O’Rourke butt heads in El Paso Former Rep. and potential Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke organized a rally in El Paso to counteract the pro-wall rally the president was having simultaneously. At his rally, O’Rourke spoke out against the wall and Trump’s overall bord...

‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

‘Nerds are the virus’ papers spotted throughout San Mateo County

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Yellow papers that display the messages "Move here, nerds are the virus!" and "Every day sucks with move here nerds!" have been spotted by people throughout the San Mateo County and continue to be spotted. These yellow papers vary in words but contain the same general negative message about "nerds." "I've...

Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend

Belmont wildlife has a ‘deer’ friend

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


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Every day throughout the year, a local resident works wholeheartedly to look after the deer living in Belmont. Sandy Hutchinson, who has resided in Belmont since 1978, has taken care of the many deer living near her house. “Like in Africa, if one of their own kind gets wounded, they kick them...

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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Jackie Speier. A congresswoman. An author. And a fighter. Speier visited the Belmont library on Feb. 9 to talk about her book and her life. The library estimates there were more than 400 people that attended. In her personal memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fight...

ScotSkim: rumble

ScotSkim: rumble

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Government fights another shutdown The clock is ticking for Congress as they enter negotiations to avoid another government shutdown. Democrats Nita Lowey of New York and Patrick Leahy of Vermont met with Republicans Kay Granger of Texas and Richard Shelby of Alabama on Feb. 11 to try and reach a ...

Music performance captures audience’s attention

Music performance captures audience’s attention

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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The Belmont Library hosted yet another musical performance in an attempt to spread knowledge about different music styles and engage the audience in a unique performance.  "From Baroque, Classic to Ragtime: An Afternoon With Music" was not just a regular music performance. The musicians interact...

San Francisco performers strive to preserve Chinese New Year traditions

San Francisco performers strive to preserve Chinese New Year traditions

Taisiia Yakovenko, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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During the Chinese New Year performance, the Lion Dancers swept through the streets of San Francisco to bring the holiday and its traditions to the residents and visitors. “We have been doing this for over 30 years,” said Lorraine Yee, an organizer. “We are part of the Jing Mo Athletic Divisi...

Alternative meats grow in relevance

Alternative meats grow in relevance

Aaron Penn, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Let's face it: the human population has been increasing at an alarming rate. Scientist predicts that the world population will have reached 9.8 billion by 2050. That means many, many more mouths to feed, and a lot more effort going into producing food. Already 56 million acres of land are dedicat...

Multifamily housing residents plead for a smoking ban

Multifamily housing residents plead for a smoking ban

Audrey Boyce, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Following the lead of other cities in the San Mateo County, the San Carlos City Council is tackling the problem of smoking in apartment buildings. On Jan. 28, a study session was held to discuss a possible multifamily residential nonsmoking ordinance. Members of the San Carlos Tobacco Education Coalition and San Carlos residents have asked City Council to consider ba...

ScotSkim: union

ScotSkim: union

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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Trump's State of the Union calls for bipartisanship After a two week delay, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to a divided Congress on Feb. 5, 2019. In his address, Trump called for Democrats and Republicans to work together to pass laws and announced that he would be...

Deer leave more than just footprints in the community

Deer leave more than just footprints in the community

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Deer: creatures known to be gentle, to coexist with nature, and now, to be close neighbors of local Belmont residents. For years, deer have walked the streets of cities across the nation. Homeowners in these cities are faced with the problem of deer in their yards that destroy the existing vegetation...

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor introduces Indian culture in their leading exhibit

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor introduces Indian culture in their leading exhibit

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019


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The exhibit East Meets West at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum displays the jewelry and valuables used in India from the 1600s to today. The exhibit contains over 150 pieces worn by Mughal emperors and maharajas (great king) that were made in India and Europe. “I think this exhibit is g...

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