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Former NFL star reached out to house-crashing teenagers

Former NFL star reached out to house-crashing teenagers

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

September 23, 2013


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On Labor Day weekend, ex-NFL player Brian Holloway was shocked to find that 300 Stephenstown, N.Y. teenagers had held a destructive party in his house while he was away. Instead of pressing charges, his first action was to reach out to the partygoers via social media. Holloway was in Florida when his son n...

Clean beaches make happy people

Clean beaches make happy people

Mia Hogan, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013


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Every third week of Sept. each year, volunteers statewide spend three hours cleaning up beaches, waterways, and lakes. This event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup, organized by the Ocean Conservancy, the largest volunteer event on the planet. Sophomore Jasmine Davidson said, “The once a ye...

Mills High School and community devastated after cancelation of AP test scores

Mills High School and community devastated after cancelation of AP test scores

Becca Fradkin, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013


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At Mills High School, nearly 300 student's Advanced Placement tests from May 2013 were canceled due to a reported seating complaint. Mills High School was accused of defying the Educational Testing Service’s seating assignments during 11 of their AP Exams. All students whose exam scores were cancel...

The different sides of sexual harassment

Sarah Adams, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


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Ysidrio Alonso, former management at one of the local offices of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, allegedly sexually harassed an employee and threatened another, Joanna Cardona, who is the plaintiff in a $350,000 lawsuit against Alonso and other management. Cardona said that she had filed claims agai...

Traffic problems arise from Ralston Middle School opening

Traffic problems arise from Ralston Middle School opening

Melanie Hamaguchi, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


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Carlmont High School students face new traffic issues in the wake of the reopening of Ralston Middle School. Last Wednesday, Ralston Middle School reopened after a summer of campus construction. With more parents driving their children to school in the morning, the already busy Ralston Ave. has become...

At least 12 killed after gunfire in Washington Navy Yard

At least 12 killed after gunfire in Washington Navy Yard

Shayan Mandegarian, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013


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A gunman stormed into Washington Navy Yard with large assault weapons and fired upon authorities and civilians inside the facility on Monday, Sept. 16. One of the gunman was identified as 34 year old Aaron Alexis, who had served in the Navy and received multiple medals for his services during his...

Flushing out the gender separation

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

August 14, 2013


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Lily Zheng remembers a time when she thought she was going to burst. It was one day during her junior year as students at Carlmont High School rushed to their next class. For the 18-year-old who was born biologically male, but has identified as female since she was young, using a bathroom at school...

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

June 2, 2013


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  Although they may not seem noisy or disruptive, many people have begun to notice the outbreak of moths. The Phryganidia Californica, or California Oak Moth, has large population outbreaks every 8-10 years, one of which is occurring. These moths are native to California and can only be...

Airports kill thousands of birds annually to protect passengers

Airports kill thousands of birds annually to protect passengers

Veronika Dvorakova, Staff Writer

May 24, 2013


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It is not too well known that airports protect passengers by keeping birds away from the runways. All major airports can apply for a permit to shoot birds out of the sky. They are only allowed to shoot them if they pose a threat to airplanes. According to the  Federal Aviation Administration,...

Facebook’s hidden feature

Facebook’s hidden feature

May 7, 2013


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"Who has checked their privacy settings on Facebook within the past two months?” asked Krista Kobeski, a site integrity analyst at Facebook. Out of the 14 individuals sitting in the room, only three raised their hands. “That’s a problem,” said Kobeski. This past Wednesday, the school...

Three women found alive after a decade

Three women found alive after a decade

May 6, 2013


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Three women kidnapped as teenagers were found alive in 2200 block of Seymour Avenue in Cleveland on Monday, May 6, 2013. Amanda Berry, one of the victims, was first spotted by a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, when she was pounding against a window yelling, "Help me get out. I've been here a long time," a...

Too Hot for the Middle East

Too Hot for the Middle East

Ayesha Abbasi, Social Media Editor

May 5, 2013


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Omar Borkan Al Gala, a United Arab Emirate national, was deported from Saudi Arabia for being "too attractive." This 25- year-old poet and fashion photographer was one of the three men kicked out of  the Jenadrivah Heritage and Culture Festival in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. The reasoning of their removal was justified by religi...

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