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Food buys happiness

Food buys happiness

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


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Local libraries turn to the community this month accepting food donations in return to clear fines. San Mateo County Libraries are accepting non perishable food donations at any 12 branches for their Food for Fines program. All collected food will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Food...

Pope Francis to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Pope Francis to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


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The Argentinean government is passing a nomination for Pope Francis as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize due to his efforts to put an end to the violence occurring in Syria. Since his election to the papacy on March 13, Francis has been vocal about the need to stop the Syrian conflict. The viol...

Bay Area expected to freeze

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013


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Temperatures in the Bay Area were expected to go below freezing starting Dec. 4 and will possibly lead to a blanket of snow by the end of the week. The weather service issued a freeze watch across most of the Bay Area as there is concern that temperatures may lead to safety issues and possible harm...

Iran seals an agreement with the west

Iran seals an agreement with the west

Shayan Mandegarian, Staff Writer

November 27, 2013


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For the first time in nearly a decade, Iran has finally signed an agreement which will put restrictions on their nuclear program. Iran's nuclear program will be basically stopped as they will not be allowed to enrich anymore Uranium and will be inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency more...

San Mateo County’s unemployment rate becomes second lowest in California

San Mateo County’s unemployment rate becomes second lowest in California

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

November 26, 2013


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San Mateo County unemployment rates dropped to 5.1 percent, the second lowest in all of California. State data of unemployment rates released on Nov. 22 showed that unemployment rates have been dropping throughout the Bay Area. San Mateo County ranks second under Marin County in terms of lowest unemployment...

Bill Gates awards $100,000 to winners of condom contest

Bill Gates awards $100,000 to winners of condom contest

Angela Perez de Tagle, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013


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Brace yourselves, gentlemen, the future of the condom industry is dealing with a whole new “supercondom.” Bill Gates, the creator of the multi-billion dollar Microsoft Corporation, has recently gained the public’s attention when he awarded 11 out of 812 applicants $100,000 for developing ideas...

Common Core Standards are being implemented into classrooms

Common Core Standards are being implemented into classrooms

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013


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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will soon be implemented into all schools within the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District (BRSSD) and the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD), as explained during a parent education night at Ralston Middle School on Nov. 18. CCSS is a system that will be implemented across m...

Batkid saves ‘Gotham City’

Batkid saves ‘Gotham City’

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2013


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Five-year-old Miles Scott has been battling leukemia for several years and was able to fulfill his wish Friday with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and thousands of strangers. San Francisco was decorated as Gotham City, and Scott became “Batkid.” Volunteers played roles in set crime stages to ...

Phillippines donations– are you helping?

Phillippines donations– are you helping?

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013


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As international aid streams into the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan killed at least 2,000 people and left 20,000 missing, the call to donate is again being posed to Carlmont students. “Donations will definitely help a bunch,” said junior Jack Carlson. “The money will be put to good use in re...

Typhoon Haiyan victims are desperate for aid

Typhoon Haiyan victims are desperate for aid

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013


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The biggest cyclone of 2013 swept through six central Philippine islands on Nov. 8 in the form of Typhoon Haiyan, leaving over 2000 dead and thousands others in desperate conditions. "We are declaring a State of National Calamity to accelerate the efforts of government to save, to render aid, and t...

Popping tags with kitties in my pocket

Popping tags with kitties in my pocket

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013


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No single store has the ability to sell clocks, clogs, cats and coats all at once in the same location. The Peninsula Humane Society (PHS), is grateful for their thrift shop Pick of the Litter. Located in Burlingame, it provides funding to the shelter with all profits directly benefiting the PHS. ...

Concerns arise after local scrap metal fire

Concerns arise after local scrap metal fire

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2013


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A fire at a Redwood City scrap metal recycling plant has raised new concerns about its effects on the people and environment of nearby areas. On Nov. 10, a fire broke out among a pile of scrap metal at SIMS Metal Management in Redwood City. The fire raged for over 15 hours before firefighters were able to ext...

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