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OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

It’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


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We’re nearly halfway through the Trump presidency, and we’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.  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, 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


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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...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ webs together comic art and movie magic

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse’ webs together comic art and movie magic

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

December 16, 2018


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“Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” 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.  The game began with a long ball from Mountain View over Carlmont’s defense. However, the Scots' strong center defenders...

Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community

Belmont’s farmers’ market vendors build close community

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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Starting bright and early on Sunday mornings, Belmont’s weekly farmers' market opens up to the public, inviting everyone around to enjoy the fresh and local merchandise. Tucked to the side of El Camino, this open marketplace partially occupies a parking lot, contributing to the friendly and welcoming a...

Boys varsity basketball knocks Hillsdale Knights off their steeds

Boys varsity basketball knocks Hillsdale Knights off their steeds

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The Hillsdale Knights charged into battle on Thursday night hoping to defeat Carlmont boys varsity basketball, only to be defeated 60-42 in a non-league joust. Hillsdale took the first lead of the game, scoring a 3-pointer on their first possession. The Carlmont Scots,  however, immediately rallie...

JV girls basketball team dominates Chargers on the court

JV girls basketball team dominates Chargers on the court

Audrey Luey, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top News

The JV girls basketball team defeated the Wilcox Chargers in a home game with the final score of 49-8 on Tuesday, Dec. 4. While only being a few games into the season, the Scots lacked general team communication, but their strong defense allowed them to pull ahead early in the first quarter. "General ...

Santa leaves his sleigh and arrives by helicopter

Santa leaves his sleigh and arrives by helicopter

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Santa Claus is coming to town but not in the usual way. On the rainy morning of Dec. 1, Santa flew into the Hiller Aviation Museum by helicopter to bring Christmas joy to children and their families. The Hiller Aviation Museum is an aircraft history museum at the San Carlos Airport. It was fou...

Hometown Holidays spreads Christmas joy

Hometown Holidays spreads Christmas joy

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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As the seasons change and fall rolls into winter, Christmas celebrations begin. The annual Hometown Holidays celebration took place on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Some activities featured were a craft and children's fair, photos with Santa, fake snow, a parade, a tree lighting, and performances...

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