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Seniors are emotional after heartbreaking loss to rival Sequoia

Seniors are emotional after heartbreaking loss to rival Sequoia

November 9, 2019

In their last game of the season, the Scots suffered a 38-28 defeat to rival Ravens in a game where the Scots were only able to force a change in possession once. Although it...

Season recap: the ups and downs of JV girls volleyball

Season recap: the ups and downs of JV girls volleyball

November 7, 2019

Rebecca Acker, a junior, attacks the ball, scoring the last point of the season. The JV girls volleyball team huddles in the center of the court as they cheer “good game” for...

When a Tower Falls

When a Tower Falls

November 6, 2019

If you took an image of any of the 15 fires that have afflicted California in the last week, it would look like a snapshot from hell. Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, the air pollutant PM 2.5 lingers in the air, a cautious reminder of the fires that burn not so far away from where we sit in our classrooms. The fine particle can cause both short-term symptoms, such as eye, throat, and lung irritation, as well as long-term symptoms, including bronchitis and exacerbated respiratory and cardiovascular issues.  According to the Sacramento Bee, wind speeds have reached highs of over 100 mph in Alpine Meadows and Pine Flat Road. Sonoma County is the most deeply affected by both the high winds and wildfires. High winds have prompted electric company PG&E to shut-off power in approximately 30 counties across the Bay Area in an attempt to prevent further wildfires. At one point, over 1.5 million Bay Area residents were left without power. The rapidly spreading Kincade Fire has spanned dozens of thousands of acres in a matter of days. At the height of its growth, 80,000 homes were at risk.  The fire is suspected to have originated from a malfunctionin...

Deep Blue inspires students to create in STEM

Deep Blue inspires students to create in STEM

November 6, 2019

Many students imagine robotics as a group of computer geeks living in a lab year-round.  In reality, this is not the case. Members do not need to be STEM experts nor devot...

Opinion: The clowns aren’t the only scary thing at the Halloween Haunt

Opinion: The clowns aren’t the only scary thing at the Halloween Haunt

October 31, 2019

I was confused as I saw a mob of people barreling towards us in the darkness. My friend grabbed my hand, and we bolted with the crowd. She told me she heard someone yelling ab...

Scots Talk Episode 5: Gliding Through

October 31, 2019

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? For Andrew Shao, a junior, the obvious choice is flying. In this episode, Nihal Karim and Shao talk about gliding, an alternative...

World Vegetable Festival attracts environmentally-inclined foodies

World Vegetable Festival attracts environmentally-inclined foodies

October 30, 2019

Rooted in guidance and education for healthy living, the 20th Annual World Vegetable Festival offered a variety of plant-based foods along with a fun and tasty atmosphere. ...

Opinion: Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is perfect

Opinion: Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ is perfect

October 29, 2019

Let’s get this straight: Kanye doesn’t care what you think. He probably doesn’t care what anybody thinks. In fact, this attitude is most likely the reason you love him, or the...

Homecoming assembly raises the bar for the ‘future’

Homecoming assembly raises the bar for the ‘future’

October 28, 2019

As futuristic decor lined the walls and a sense of Carlmont spirit filled the air, the students crowded onto the bleachers of the Terry Stogner gym for the annual homecoming a...

Blackouts strike the Bay Area

Blackouts strike the Bay Area

October 28, 2019

With winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour and five fires sparking up in Northern California, PG&E shut off the power in many areas, leaving 1.3 million residents without electr...

Breaking News: PG&E cuts power in Bay Area due to wildfire concerns

October 27, 2019

The growing wildfire concern in the Bay Area brings PG&E to cut power in parts of Northern California.

Editorial: Carlmont needs to communicate

Editorial: Carlmont needs to communicate

October 27, 2019

Less than a year ago, fires blazed through California, prompting Carlmont to shut down for safety measures due to unhealthy air quality. Once more, with yet another set of wild...

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