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Scots get blowout win in first home quad of season

Scots get blowout win in first home quad of season

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top News

The boys varsity basketball team defeated rival Sequoia 50-37 in impressive fashion, Friday, Jan. 18. In their first home quad game of the season, the Scots maintained their near-perfect record, showing many students and fans just how good they really are. Playing against a rival school like Sequoia, it...

Added sugar is not so sweet

Added sugar is not so sweet

Talia Schreiber, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

The school bell rings. Ella Reyes, a junior, walks down the street to Ya-Ua, a popular hangout spot near Carlmont. She stands in the 20-minute line to order the Taiwanese drink commonly called boba tea. It takes her less than 10 minutes to down her 16-ounce drink, full of sugar, condensed milk, and t...

Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep in class

Sleep deprivation can lead to more than just falling asleep in class

Natalie Doud, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


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While students work in their English class, at least one student is found struggling to stay awake. Sitting in the corner with their head down and eyes fluttering, the image of the whiteboard slowly begins to fade. The student is now unable to stop themselves from falling asleep, but a bad gradeĀ...

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Electric cars: the future of road travel

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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The ignition switches and the engine starts with a roar. A sheet of cold morning mist covers the air, and as you take a breath, steam escapes your mouth. Simultaneously, a dry smoke begins to leak out of the exhaust. Small drops of water drip out of the tailpipe, hitting the ground one by one. The car will take more than a few minutes to warm up, but still, the smoke and ...

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Passions ignored while choosing a college major

Ava Richards, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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Only 10 percent of art graduates in 2012 reported that they earned a living primarily based on being an artist, makingĀ Paul Shields a rarity. Shields is a Scottish photographer currently working for the University of York. An important project of his has been cataloging the archives kept there, su...

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Itā€™s a cloudy Tuesday, and you bring your umbrella to school. It swings from your wrist as you walk through the halls. You make sure to place the ball of your foot on every crack in the tile. You look up to see a girl you know walking towards you, on her way to choir. She smiles at you, and an image...

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Opinion: Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Top News

Weā€™re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and weā€™ve started the year with no government. To say we had one in 2017 or 2018 would be a stretch, as the Trump administration seemed to hold itself together with contradictory statements and spray tans alone. The odd golf stick gave the governmen...

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

News Brief: Carlmont student found dead at Central Elementary

Alena Ruhstaller, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


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Mohammad Othman, a Carlmont senior and varsity football player, was found shot dead in a parking lot at Central Elementary School on the evening of Jan. 7, 2019. The Belmont police arrived at Central Elementary School around 11 p.m. Monday night after receiving a requested welfare check on the Carlmont...

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top News

Violence Against The Trans Community Thirty-five years old. That's the average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color in America.Ā  Two weeks into 2019 and a trans woman has already been murdered. But she isn't the only one to die in the past year. Karla Patricia Flores-Paven, 26. Choked to death in her own apartment. Vontashia Bell, 18. Took a shot to the head. Arguably one of the worst,Ā Viccky Gutierrez, 33. Stabbed, and then set on fire in her Los Angeles home. Twenty-five known trans people were murdered in 2018, and, with the exception of Flores-Paven and a couple others, their murderers have yet to be caught. As the rest of the world has begun to become more accepting of LGB rights, trans people have been left behind. Despite everything that has changed since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the transphobia demonstrated by the policemen that night remains the same today. And now, perhaps more than ever, trans rights are under attack. Modern Trans Discrimination At London Pride in July 2018, a group of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) lesbians headlined London Pride to protest against trans bathroom rights under the belief that they threatened cisgender* women's safety. It was only until after that London Pri...

Holiday Village brings spirit to the quad

Holiday Village brings spirit to the quad

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top News

As students enter the quad, sounds of holiday music welcome them, while scents of pine and freshly baked cookies fill the air. With the arrival of the holiday season and finals week, ASB aims to intertwine the two occasions into a spirit week called Holiday Village, where students can participate i...

ā€˜Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverseā€™ webs together comic art and movie magic

ā€˜Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverseā€™ webs together comic art and movie magic

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

December 16, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Top News

ā€œSpider-Man: Into the Spiderverseā€ is an explosion in every application of the word. The newest spidey film, produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel, burst into theaters on Dec. 13, and the movie has since raked in $12.6 million as of Friday, Dec. 14....

Carlmont JV girls soccer continues their shutout pre-season

Carlmont JV girls soccer continues their shutout pre-season

Katie Blondino, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The girls JV soccer team has yet to lose a game in their pre-season, with the final score of their home game on Dec. 11 ending in a 0-0 tie against the Mountain View Spartans.Ā  The game began with a long ball from Mountain View over Carlmontā€™s defense. However, the Scots' strong center defenders...

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