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Students excited about the new pope

Students excited about the new pope

March 18, 2013


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On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the Roman Catholic Church elected their first ever non-European and member of the Jesuit order as their Roman Catholic pontiff. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and the first pontiff to ever take the name as Pope Francis, obtained more votes tha...

An earthquake could destroy Ralston Hall

An earthquake could destroy Ralston Hall

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013


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Ralston Hall is one of the oldest buildings on the Peninsula, and its age is starting to show. This historic building was built in 1868 by William Ralston and has been a central part of the Notre Dame de Namur University campus since. After this long period of time, the cracks are coming to light....

No lockdown during armed car chase

No lockdown during armed car chase

March 8, 2013


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On March 7, local police investigated a burglary and with help from local community members, they were able to locate a car matching the description of the burglars on Highway 101. It was seen that the suspects had a handgun and were in a gold, four-door vehicle. Local community members were able...

Husband and wife left dead in a hit-and-run crash

Husband and wife left dead in a hit-and-run crash

March 4, 2013


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‘Bay Lights’ will shine up the Bay Area

‘Bay Lights’ will shine up the Bay Area

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

March 4, 2013


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Over 25,000 individually programmed lights will illuminate the Bay Bridge in a show on the side of the bridge by Leo Villareal. This show is to celebrate the Bay Bridge turning 75 years old and will take place nightly for the next two years. This project spans the 1.5 miles of the bridge and reaches...

Motives behind the Pope’s resignation

Motives behind the Pope’s resignation

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

February 26, 2013


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In a world with 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on Thursday is considered a fairly large deal. Pope Benedict is the first to resign by choice in six centuries. The Pope made the choice to retire after a rather laborious trip to Leon, Mexico. Many saw his visit as more...

Schools try to have a say in when kids start kindergarten

Schools try to have a say in when kids start kindergarten

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013


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Many kids every year and held back by their parents in kindergarten for an extra year, but that is no longer a choice for Mountain View parents. Mountain View-Whisman School District has decided that students who are eligible for kindergarten must take a test to be held back an extra year by their...

President Obama’s State of the Union address targets guns

President Obama’s State of the Union address targets guns

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2013


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The nation's most influential politicians came under one roof as they listened to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, which covered such topics as education, the war in Afghanistan, and by far the main focus of the night: the topic of gun control. In his speech, Obama, in front of a joint session of Congress, outlined his hop...

Pope resigns because of age

Pope resigns because of age

Veronika Dvorakova

February 12, 2013


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For the first time in 600 years, Pope Benedict VXI shocked the world by saying he will resign at the end of the month because of old age. Senior Tereza Dvorak said that she "wonders if it was truly based on his conscience, because there have been many old popes. Maybe he felt pressured by Vatican...

Former Carlmont student eliminated from ‘The Bachelor’

Former Carlmont student eliminated from ‘The Bachelor’

February 8, 2013


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Disappointing news came on Feb. 5, 2013, when an alumni of Carlmont High School was eliminated from 'The Bachelor.' Daniella McBride graduated from Carlmont in 2006, after which she went to college, first attending Santa Barbara City College, and later going to California State University, Long Beach. While...

Could San Francisco International Airport potentially be renamed?

Could San Francisco International Airport potentially be renamed?

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013


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San Francisco International Airport may soon be changing its name to Harvey Milk International Airport if the San Francisco Board of Supervisors chooses to amend the San Francisco Charter with the proposed name change. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the United States and...

Blame game for bodies found in Syrian river

Blame game for bodies found in Syrian river

Veronika Dvorakova

January 30, 2013


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Civilians wandered the banks of a Syrian canal, trying to identify some of the 78 young men who were found after being executed and thrown into a river near Aleppo. It was not clear which party was behind the massacre. Rebels blamed Bashar al-Assad's regime, but state media said that a jihadi...

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