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San Carlos voices opinions towards potential gun shop opening

San Carlos voices opinions towards potential gun shop opening

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


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The gun control debate has reached the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce.   The potential opening of Turner’s Outdoorsman, a sporting goods store chain known for selling guns, triggered a community reaction which resulted in a moratorium. A moratorium means that the store is temporarily banne...

The San Carlos Library presents the world’s deepest cave

The San Carlos Library presents the world’s deepest cave

Connor Rickson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018


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The world's deepest cave in one that has only been experienced by few, until now. On April 24, the San Francisco Bay Chapter (SFBC) of the National Speleological Society (NSS) held its monthly meeting at the San Carlos Library. The NSS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, exploration, and teaching of ca...

Safe sex workshop informs LGBT teens

Safe sex workshop informs LGBT teens

Nihal Karim, Staff Writer

May 13, 2018


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Approximately 20 million new cases of STDs are found in the United States every year. Around half of these are found in young people between the ages of 15 and 24. On Wednesday, April 27, the Belmont Library and the San Mateo County Pride Center hosted a Safe Sex Workshop for LGBT teens, which was ...

JV softball mercy rules Woodside in a 17-2 game

JV softball mercy rules Woodside in a 17-2 game

Mia-Isobel Craig, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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Carlmont players run to home plate, their teammates cheering them on. "That's it, end of the game," the umpire said. And with that, the game ended 17-2 in only four innings. "I wasn't surprised, this normally happens. The only team that we don't mercy rule is usually Hillsdale," said Alisilani...

‘Art at Play’ helps to beautify the Belmont community

‘Art at Play’ helps to beautify the Belmont community

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

May 10, 2018


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A scene of children playing a the playground would not be complete without the bright colors of the play structure. In an effort to help add more color to playgrounds, Art at Play is coming to help make the Belameda Park brighter. Art at Play is dedicated to helping beautify Belmont by adding art ar...

Scots make history sweeping PAL finals with a four-title win

Scots make history sweeping PAL finals with a four-title win

Kimberly Mitchell, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


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Two years ago, winning all four PAL titles would be unheard of. However, after years of hard work, that once far-fetched dream became a reality when not one, not two, but all four Carlmont swim teams won first place at the PAL Bay Division finals on May 5. Through team cheers and tears of happ...

Jackson Velschow commits to Portland State for football

Jackson Velschow commits to Portland State for football

Daniel Friis, staff writer

May 6, 2018


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Six percent of high school football seniors will play in college, according to CBS news. Jackson Velschow, a senior, has played the offensive line for Carlmont in past years and is going to Portland State. Jackson Velschow is part of the six percent. When it was time for the seniors to commit to a ...

Four Corners aims to ease Alameda traffic congestion

Four Corners aims to ease Alameda traffic congestion

Veronica Roseborough, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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It is no secret that driving to school in the morning is a pain. All of the stress built up from late nights and loads of studying is emphasized even more so when one is surrounded by an endless string of red brake lights. Then, in six to seven hours, students and faculty are forced to face the perils...

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Local blood bank seeks more donors

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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Blood donor turnout is too low. In partnership with the Blood Centers of the Pacific, the Redwood City Public Library hosted a blood drive open to any community member over age 15.  But only ten percent of eligible donors showed up on April 24 despite the fact that blood is always in high demand...

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

School vouchers ignore the existing issues of public education

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top News

In the U.S., every child has the right to a public education. Tuition isn’t paid in order to attend public schools, but schools are funded by taxpayers. What else is funded by taxpayers? Diverting public funding away from public schools in order to send lower-income students to private sch...

Belmont aims to fix Tahoe Drive and Ralston traffic

Belmont aims to fix Tahoe Drive and Ralston traffic

Max Lee, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


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In hopes of creating a solution to the ongoing traffic congestion tied to Ralston Middle School, the Belmont City Council has devised the Tahoe Drive and Ralston Avenue Intersection Improvements Project. The intersection improvement project, set to get underway in the spring of 2018, a plan of action t...

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

“Race to Build” color run raises money for affordable housing

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


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It can be hard to afford to live in the Bay Area due to the expensive housing costs. Habitat for Humanity helps build houses for low-income families at little to no cost to them. Habitat for Humanity International is based in Atlanta, Georgia, but they have different branches stationed all across the U.S....

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