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ScotSkim: new beginnings

ScotSkim: new beginnings

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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North Carolina officials order new House election Following strong evidence of election fraud, the North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Mark Harris, the Republican candidate, had used political operatives to sway ...

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

A Brief History of a Long War: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Introduction 116,074 lives. That’s how many the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has ended. Most have heard of the conflict, but few know what it means — for Palestinians, for Israelis, and the part that the U.S. plays. It’s a story that spans generations and marks one of the longest conflicts in modern history.  Here in America While 48 percent of American adults sympathize with Israel, only 13 percent are in support of Palestine. However, this leaves 39 percent of the populace unaccounted for, a 39 percent who only know the bare details of the conflict, if at all. Despite many Americans views on Palestine-Israel, the midterms of 2018 made way for the first Muslim Palestinian woman, Rashida Tlaib, to be sworn into office this year using the Quran.  However, she has faced numerous criticism from Israeli lobbyist Adam Milstein after voicing support for Palestinian activists and calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Although, according to CNN, Tliab is aware of her critics. "My mere existence, I realize, no matter my positions, even if I didn't say anything about any issue after I won, just complete silence from me, I would still be a target," Tliab said. Although the U.S., has, over the years, been key to the progression of the conflict, they have, as of late, taken a step back. In Europe, France has drafted an initiative and the UN a resolution, both of which are seen ...

ScotSkim: declarations

ScotSkim: declarations

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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Pelosi combats Trump’s state of emergency Following the Senate resolutions which denied President Trump the funds to build a wall and implement his border security policies, Trump has declared a state of emergency. This declaration would allow Trump to access the billions required to build the wa...

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...

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