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Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

"I hate you!" Her words echo down the hallway, followed by the slam of a bedroom door and the distinctive click of a lock. Her parents are left gaping at the barrier between them and their teen child, wondering, “Where did we go wrong?” Does this sound familiar? This is how the media ...

Lunar New Year Extravaganza welcomes the Year of the Pig

Lunar New Year Extravaganza welcomes the Year of the Pig

Pablo Pinilla, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

It is almost the Year of the Pig. But at the Hillsdale Shopping Center, the celebration already started on Jan. 26, a few weeks before the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is an eastern Asian festival that marks the start of the new year according to the traditional Chinese calendar. The Lunar New Year...

An immigrant’s journey to independent success

An immigrant’s journey to independent success

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

A block away from one of the most expensive zip codes in California and stationed across from a car dealership that sells million dollar supercars, a discreet workshop sits unrecognizable to most people. Inside the dark gray cement facade lies large machines the size of cars which produce hundreds of custom-designed garments per day. An immigrant woman not only operates ...

Boys varsity basketball domesticates Woodside Wildcats

Boys varsity basketball domesticates Woodside Wildcats

Sean Vanderaa, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top News

Cheers echoed throughout the gym as the clock wound down on the Carlmont Scots' eighth league match against the Woodside Wildcats. The Scots (7–1) were leading the Wildcats (0–8) by a score of 75–34 when the final buzzer rang out. Carlmont started the game off strong as Lajuan Nelson and Jake...

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

Teachers search for a balance in a school of struggles

Camran Hitchcock, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Late nights. Early mornings. Slow commutes. Long hours. Scornful students. Teachers put up with this, and more, for half the average wage of a tech worker in Silicon Valley. This is the reality of being a teacher. Every day, teachers struggle with the consequences of their job. The salary of...

New school environment challenges immigrants

New school environment challenges immigrants

Elle Brough, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

The classroom looked the same. The desks and chairs looked the same. The brightly colored posters and writing on the whiteboard looked the same. But it wasn’t the same. The second-grade classroom looked so similar to her classroom last year, but everything about it was completely new. She was i...

Gender is more than meets the eye

Gender is more than meets the eye

Annika Barsy, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Upon entering your last class of the day, you notice your teacher’s desk is empty. You think nothing of it and wait for the start of class. With the toll of the final bell, a substitute enters the building. You take your seat and observe the humorous spectacle that is roll call. But for others i...

Cuffing season 2019

Cuffing season 2019

Talia Fine, Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Multimedia, Top News

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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 20, 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...

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Suicide and selfies are closer together than you think

Mikayla Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

Another flaw, another tear, another scar. Many people have social media, and they spend a lot of their time looking at their friends’ posts and creating their own — but studies show this can lower their self-esteem.  Looking for the perfect angle, perfect background, and perfect lighting to display th...

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