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Insecurities stem from social media

Insecurities stem from social media

Ashley Marchi, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Features, Top News

Social media reinforces teenage insecurities on many levels. Many students in America feel these insecurities on a daily basis as they strive to reach the expectations governed by the media. Society creates false pictures of what is normal. People compare themselves to others and manipulate th...

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Opinion, Top News

It seems like every day when I turn on the news Donald Trump’s administration is finding a new way to attack immigrants and minorities. On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees as well as travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, after advocating for a “complete an...

Searching the stars for a new home

Searching the stars for a new home

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under Features, Top News

The colonization of distant planets is often dismissed as science fiction. However, NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory is working nonstop in order to discover planets that may act as a second home for humanity. Kepler Space Telescope is currently whizzing around the earth at 13,180 miles per hour...

Mavericks cancelled due to bankruptcy

Mavericks cancelled due to bankruptcy

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under News, Top News

The surfing world is in shock after the cancellation of a top-tier surfing event, the Titans of Mavericks. On Feb. 3, Cartel Management and its related entity, Titans of Mavericks, filed for bankruptcy after their sponsor, Red Bull, placed a lawsuit against them for apparent contract violation. ...

Dancers behind the glamour

Dancers behind the glamour

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer
February 14
Filed under Features, Top News

Onstage dancers look beautiful and graceful. But off stage, dancers must face the blisters, the anxiety, and the tears. After every dance rehearsal and show, dancers are exhausted. Many leave the studio popping a couple of Advils to fight the physical pain from dancing so much. Dancing is a commi...

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Features, Top News

A girl stands on the stage. Her eyes look out over a sea of people, their blank stares all trained on her. Her knees tremble, and her joints are stiff like the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." Sweaty hands grasp the mic, lungs fill, and… nothing comes out. The fear of public speaking is some...

Boys varsity defends home turf in thriller

Boys varsity defends home turf in thriller

Jonny Pappas, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Sports, Top News

With the starting senior center-back Jack Mclean out with a knee injury, the team had to rally behind junior Ethan Leong and boy did he step up. On Feb. 8 the Scots beat Menlo-Atherton 3-2 on a late go-ahead penalty shot goal by senior captain Dro Avetian. The game got off to a roaring start as...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

The stars behind the curtain

The stars behind the curtain

Sophie Lynd, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Features, Top News

The show is about to begin. The audience takes their seats as adrenaline runs through the performers’ veins as they take their places. But the performers are not the only ones feeling nervous. “Before the show, I always feel nervous but excited to see what magic will happen on the stage and ho...

New ethnic studies course welcomes diversity

New ethnic studies course welcomes diversity

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
February 8
Filed under Campus, Top News

Beginning fall of 2017, students have the opportunity to enroll in a new course at Carlmont. This class, named race, ethnicity, and immigration, focuses on bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to discuss current and historical racial conflicts. Although the new class was approved by...

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under Features, Top News

Walking on campus, it’s easy to spot the hoards of students meandering through the halls with their headphones plugged in, lost in the music. Music has become widely accessible to all, allowing students to use it wherever and whenever. Students are able to listen to music while studying or comp...

Networking advances job searches

Networking advances job searches

Ben Balster, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Features, Top News

“Prior experience required.” These are the words any new college graduate fears when looking for a job. However, finding a job can be simpler through networking. Networking, by definition, is connecting with people in the same or similar fields. Through networks, a job application is supported ...

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