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Destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons begins

Destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons begins

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

January 13, 2014


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The first collection of chemical weapons from Syria were shipped out on Jan. 7, destined for destruction upon a U.S. Navy ship, according to CNN. "A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the [Syrian] port of Latakia for verification and was then loaded onto a Dani...

Demi Lovato reveals how she made life changes

Demi Lovato reveals how she made life changes

Angela Perez de Tagle, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


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21-year-old X Factor judge and pop artist, Demi Lovato, came clean about her experience battling drug and alcohol abuse in a recent interview with Access Hollywood. “I would smuggle [cocaine onto the plane], basically, and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it...

Street of lights

Street of lights

Alyssa Fagel, Editor

December 10, 2013


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Eucalyptus Ave. in San Carlos, Calif. is more than just a street. To some, it’s a symbol for the holidays. Citizens of San Carlos and other local towns visit the street annually to check out the exotic lights set up by residents of the neighborhood. Carlmont sophomore Lauren McDonnell said, “It ...

No woman left behind

No woman left behind

Brooke Buckley, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


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Three teenage boys from Richmond were arrested and reported for charges of rape by two teenage girls on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 6. Regional Park District police told media, “The girls reported that they had gotten drunk, passed out and were sexually assaulted in a secluded area of Wildcat Canyo...

Nelson Mandela: mourning the passing of a legend

Nelson Mandela: mourning the passing of a legend

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

December 9, 2013


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After his death on Dec. 5, the nation that Nelson Mandela fought so hard to help came together, supported by the whole world, to mark his passing. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father,” said South African president Jacob Zuma, according to CNN. “Although we knew...

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...

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