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To vote or not to vote: an American dilemma

To vote or not to vote: an American dilemma

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
October 7
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America has a sad history when it comes to voter turnout, and citizens are wondering if this election will be an anomaly or another slice of the same. In the United States, the percentage of eligible voters who showed up to the polls on Election Day is one of the lowest for any developed nation. Data ...

Scare Wars: Attack of the clowns

Scare Wars: Attack of the clowns

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer
October 7
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It started as just a sighting. In August, a clown was reportedly seen luring children into the woods in Greenville County, S.C. Since that first clown sighting, over a dozen more have followed suit in 29 different states, instilling fear in communities across the country. Most recently, students i...

Star pitcher José Fernández dies in boating accident

Star pitcher José Fernández dies in boating accident

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer
October 1
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Early Sunday morning, Sept. 25, José Fernández, star pitcher of the Miami Marlins baseball team, died in a boating accident. Fernández, who was 24, was one of three men found dead when Coast Guard personnel found the boat at the entrance of Miami Harbor, according to CNN. According to The New...

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...

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