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Library plugs teens into virtual reality

Library plugs teens into virtual reality

Gabby Tirsell, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


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Virtual reality (VR) headsets are looked upon as the future of the gaming world, but this technology can be used for more than entertainment. Using a grant awarded by the American Library Association, the Redwood City Public library was able to install an Oculus Rift set-up, according to Teen Se...

Journalism is under attack

Journalism is under attack

Talia Fine, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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“Journalism is under attack,” said Lata Nott (Executive Director and the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center, Washington D.C.), Jim Dale (Marketing Director at the University of North Texas), Houston Public Media, the Washington Post, and others. Journalism is under attack as student...

Food For Fines puts a new spin on holiday giving

Food For Fines puts a new spin on holiday giving

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Books and beans: an unlikely combination. However, with the San Mateo County Library's newest holiday initiative, Food for Fines, library fines will be waived with the donation of food, excluding fees for lost or damaged items. Running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Food for Fines will allow library ...

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Minor California earthquake furthers fear of natural disasters

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


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Fires. Floods. Earthquakes. This is what residents in the Bay Area and California have been forced to prepare for and may have to endure. In the recent years, California’s threat for a major earthquake has gone up immensely. According to the U.S. Geological Survey,  the state will experienc...

Youth summit connects teens to world issues

Youth summit connects teens to world issues

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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Every year, more than 500 high school and university students come together to change the world. At least, that's the goal. This weekend, Stanford University became the site of the annual Gooddler Social Impact Youth Summit, co-hosted by philanthropy organization Gooddler Foundation and the Un...

Redwood City honors local veterans and their families

Redwood City honors local veterans and their families

Kim Mitchell, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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Redwood City held its second Veterans Day Celebration to not only thank veterans but also honor the ones serving our country and the families that support them on Nov. 11. Though there were still empty seats at the Redwood City Courthouse Square, many of those who attended were moved by the ceremony....

San Carlos community debates new gun store

San Carlos community debates new gun store

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

November 12, 2017


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The potential opening of a new gun store in San Carlos has become a point of controversy within the community. Turner’s Outdoorsman, a hunting and fishing chain store, was set to open in November of 2017 in eastern San Carlos. However, the opening of the store has been delayed due to concerned f...

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Belmont unveils memorial bench to celebrate veterans

Justin Som, Staff Writer

November 11, 2017


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For years, Belmont citizens have wanted to thank veterans for their service. On Nov. 10, their answer came in the form of a veterans memorial bench unveiled by the city in Twin Pines Park. Hidden amongst the trees, the concrete S-shaped bench has the words, "All Gave Some, Some Gave All," engraved...

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Music Teachers’ Association of California donates music to fire victims

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


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When one thinks of the California fires, not many people would associate it with the loss of music teachers' studios and collections. This is why the Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) are organizing a drive for unused music to donate to teachers who lost their own music collections i...

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF brews a Halloween full of candy and kindness

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF brews a Halloween full of candy and kindness

Mandy Hitchcock, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


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Screams and laughter filled the air as kids of all ages paraded around neighborhood streets carrying little orange boxes this Halloween. Since initiated by Carlmont Key Club in 2015, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has given the candy-crazed October festivities a new purpose. Running the Trick-or-Treat for U...

‘From Under the Russian Snow’ brings a new perspective on post-Soviet Russia

‘From Under the Russian Snow’ brings a new perspective on post-Soviet Russia

Andrew Shen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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On Nov. 4, Michelle Carter discussed her recently-released memoir at the Belmont Library. The new book “From Under the Russian Snow” takes an in-depth look at journalist Michelle Carter’s  work in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. “I wrote this book for my children. This was the year, probably the most signific...

Ocean lovers gather at glass festival

Ocean lovers gather at glass festival

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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On Nov. 4 and 5, crowds gathered in Santa Cruz to look at and purchase ocean-themed art and jewelry. The Santa Cruz Sea Glass and Ocean Art Festival is focused on ocean art, in which a portion of the proceeds is donated towards ocean conservation efforts. The admission was a mere $5 and each ticket ...

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