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Loma fire causes destruction across Santa Cruz Mountains

Loma fire causes destruction across Santa Cruz Mountains

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
September 30
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A devastating fire has been raging through the Santa Cruz Mountains since Sept. 26 and has grown to nearly 4,000 acres in size. At least one home has been destroyed so far, and over 300 others are threatened by the fire, causing evacuations of hundreds of people. Due to the hot weather and rugged terr...

Introducing the Clinton-Trump model of a ‘wrong’ debate

Introducing the Clinton-Trump model of a ‘wrong’ debate

Justin Som, Staff Writer
September 29
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It is a feeling that has been associated with the entire presidential campaign of 2016 by many American voters -- "wrong." According to junior Sammy Zhang, this word described the emotion felt by many Carlmont students as they saw the man who endorsed both misogyny and racism, ascend to the nomination...

Recent bombings resurrect fear in America

Recent bombings resurrect fear in America

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer
September 24
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On Sept. 17, a bomb exploded in Ocean County, New Jersey. Later that day, a second bomb exploded in Chelsea, Manhattan, injuring 31 people. State troopers discovered a third device just a few blocks away. The New Jersey bomb exploded at 9:30 a.m. in the area where the Seaside Semper Five Marine...

Big Sur goes up in flames

Big Sur goes up in flames

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
September 22
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Big Sur's scenic coast was engulfed by the Soberanes Fire on Monday, Sept. 19 after unexpected winds pushed the flames over the containment line. In an interview with the East Bay Times, Will Pi of the National Weather Service expressed the possibility of the wildfire spreading further along the...

NCAA removes championship games from North Carolina

NCAA removes championship games from North Carolina

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
September 18
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) decided to withdraw seven championships from North Carolina, including the well-known March Madness basketball tournament, because of a law passed by the North Carolina legislature. Passed in March of 2016, the law, known as House Bill 2 (HB2), r...

Patient’s death exposes the dangers of facial transplants

Patient’s death exposes the dangers of facial transplants

Nicole del Cardayre, Staff Writer
September 16
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At 38 years old, Isabella Dinoire underwent surgery for the world's first facial transplant. In spring 2016, at age 49, she passed away. In 2005, Dinoire, struggling with personal problems, passed out on sleeping pills. Her pet labrador found her unconscious and gnawed away at her face. As a resul...

Clinton campaign reveals illness after 9/11 ceremony

Clinton campaign reveals illness after 9/11 ceremony

Justin Som, Staff Writer
September 15
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The state of Hillary Clinton's health was brought into question on Sept. 11 after her doctor revealed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. Nearly collapsing in a 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York, Clinton was assisted by aides and Secret Service agents into a security vehicle. The Clinton...

Two fires hit Shoreway Environmental Center

Two fires hit Shoreway Environmental Center

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
September 13
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On Wednesday, Sept. 7, a fire swept through the San Carlos Shoreway Environmental Center. Just four days later, on Sunday, Sept. 11, a second fire hit the facility. The first fire was reported at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It started at the center's residential street but was contained by the facil...

YouTube policy limits freedom of speech

YouTube policy limits freedom of speech

Jordan Hanlon, Staff Writer
September 11
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YouTube, one of the world's largest entertainment websites, has started censoring videos. In the past five years, YouTube has served as more than just entertainment. It became a career industry. Popular YouTubers were able to make money on advertisements played before their videos. However, many...

Chicago reaches 500th homicide of 2016

Chicago reaches 500th homicide of 2016

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
September 9
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5oo homicides. 9 months. In a midwestern city widely known for its cold winters, murder and death have become so common that the Sun Times has created a Homicide Watch Chicago tab on their website. According to the Sun Times, on Sept. 5, five weeks after being stabbed in the chest by wife Y...

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
September 1
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Lawmakers in California voted unanimously to pass a law imposing a mandatory three-year sentence upon anyone convicted of rape using force. This bill comes in response to the controversial Stanford rape case. In March of 2016, Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault and...

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

Justin Som, Staff Writer
August 31
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Supporters of the block against a California vaccine law were met with heavy defeat on Aug. 26 as federal judge Dana Sabraw ruled to uphold California's current standing on the law. In July 2016, the vaccine law was updated with a new article that no longer allowed families with personal or religious...

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