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California Democratic Convention splits on going more ‘liberal’

California Democratic Convention splits on going more ‘liberal’

Justin Som, Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
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In response to the conservatism of many Republicans, Bernie Sanders supporters called for a "re-liberalization" of the Democratic Party at the California Democratic Convention hosted in Sacramento. The self-dubbed "Berniecrats" implied that the Democratic Party needed to continue fighting for stron...

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Teens scale the Golden Gate Bridge

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writter
May 18, 2017
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A heart-stopping video posted to YouTube showed two Wisconsin teens filming themselves as they scaled San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, performing somersaults and hanging from cables over the cars driving below. “Guys, we’ve just made it to the top,” one teen says in the video. ...

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

For some, living in the Bay Area is unaffordable

Maya Benjamin
May 15, 2017
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In the expensive Bay Area, every penny is spent carefully by San Francisco school teacher, Paula Washington*. And she's not the only one. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, an income for a family of four of $105,350 is considered low income in both the San Mateo...

Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Students celebrate Mother’s Day

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
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On May 14, people around the world celebrated Mother's Day. Mother's Day is an international holiday celebrating and honoring mothers and the art of motherhood. According to National Geographic, a woman named Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day in 1908 in honor of her mother who passed away in 1905....

Taiwanese Cultural Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Taiwanese Cultural Festival celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Cath Lei, Staff Writer
May 14, 2017
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Every year since 1992, the month of May has been lined with festivals and fairs celebrating both Asian and Pacific Islander cultures. Seven years after May was declared Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Bill Clinton designated the second week of May to be Taiwanese American Heritage Week. This ...

California will have a more ‘liberal’ congressional race

California will have a more ‘liberal’ congressional race

Justin Som, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
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Ever heard of the phrase, "California's where all the liberals are?" The man planning to take former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat, Stephen Jaffe, hasn't. Jaffe, who announced his campaign in late April, believes that California representatives in the House need to be more...

Belmont Library’s Jobs Fair gives students new opportunities

Belmont Library’s Jobs Fair gives students new opportunities

Nastasja Stahl, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
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It’s a bright spring day. The air smells of paper, laminated posters, and freshly wiped down tables. People pass through the library entrance and wait for the double doors to open to a new opportunity and experience for every teen in Belmont. As the doors open, a medley of booths await. The Jobs...

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ralston Middle School presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
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The classic story of Peter Pan is loved and celebrated by children, teens, and adults alike. This past weekend, from April 28 through April 30, Ralston Middle School alongside San Carlos Children’s Theater presented the musical “Peter Pan Jr.," which took place at the McKinley School Auditorium...

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

U.S. Air Force performs missile tests on California coast

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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On Wednesday, April 26, the U.S. Air Force conducted an operational test of one its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The missile was launched 12:03 a.m. from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.  The missile traveled more than 4...

Belmont Library offers teen activities

Belmont Library offers teen activities

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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Whether it is through cooking classes, book clubs, or arts and crafts, the Belmont Library brings the people of Belmont together. Recently, the Belmont Library has held many events for teens to get actively involved within the community. Throughout the library, there are pamphlets with information on t...

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Belmont Earth Day celebration promotes sustainability

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
April 29, 2017
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Reduce, reuse, and recycle was a prominent theme at Belmont's Earth Day festival. Held on April 29 in Twin Pines Park, the Belmont community gathered to learn about sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Document Shredding, E-waste drop off, compost giveaway, book recycling drop off,...

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

San Mateo County hosts a photography contest

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
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The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau just announced the opening of the 2017 Play by the Bay Photography Contest. The contest is open to all students in San Mateo County. “Photography is a way to express yourself and is a fun way to save moments in a picture form,...

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