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New ethnic studies course welcomes diversity

New ethnic studies course welcomes diversity

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Beginning fall of 2017, students have the opportunity to enroll in a new course at Carlmont. This class, named race, ethnicity, and immigration, focuses on bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to discuss current and historical racial conflicts. Although the new class was approved by...

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Music tunes out unnecessary stress

Amy Fullerton, Staff Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Walking on campus, it’s easy to spot the hoards of students meandering through the halls with their headphones plugged in, lost in the music. Music has become widely accessible to all, allowing students to use it wherever and whenever. Students are able to listen to music while studying or comp...

Networking advances job searches

Networking advances job searches

Ben Balster, Staff Writer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

“Prior experience required.” These are the words any new college graduate fears when looking for a job. However, finding a job can be simpler through networking. Networking, by definition, is connecting with people in the same or similar fields. Through networks, a job application is supported ...

Peer pressure influences students

Peer pressure influences students

Lucy Perrone, Staff Writer
February 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Think of peer pressure as a recipe. Let’s say one is cooking macaroni and cheese. If a friend misreads the directions, one could end up with gross macaroni or a landslide of boiling water spilling over the side of the pot and onto the new slippery kitchen floor. But if another friend in...

Fortifying Bridges ceremony inspires students

Fortifying Bridges ceremony inspires students

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

“The F word.” “Feminism,” said Sydney Pon, a senior. “Lost in stereotypes of bra-burning and man-hating, feminism has become a dirty word, instead of what it really means—a synonym for gender equality.” Pon, the Co-President of Feminist Club, was one of the many Carlmont activists ...

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Belmont hosts its first talent show

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

On Friday, Feb. 3, the City of Belmont hosted its first citywide talent show put on by the newly formed Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). More than 100 people came to watch 25 acts that ranged from dancing to martial arts to music and even a live drawing session. All ages came to share their talents,...

Women make strides in technology

Women make strides in technology

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
February 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

She spent the past week preparing for her interview. She would never have imagined that one of the questions would be, “Would you want to go on a date with me?” During an interview for an engineering job, college student Sharon Roy, who is pursuing a computer science major, was asked out o...

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Efficient implementation requires good leadership

Editorial Staff
February 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

Trump's so-called "Muslim Ban" has led to nation-wide confusion. In an executive order, put into effect on Jan. 27, President Donald Trump proclaimed that "the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 118...

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Carlmont student executes his vision to unite campus

Jordan Greene, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Turning an idea into action takes a lot of work. No one knows this better than Naser Abdelrahman, Carlmont senior and vice president of the Muslim Fellowship Club, who began planning an interfaith week for the Carlmont campus in mid-November. Inspired by current events, Abdelrahman believed that this week...

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Coverboy?

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful…Coverboy?

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Makeup is not just for girls anymore. This is what aspiring makeup artist and first male Covergirl James Charles proved after becoming an internet sensation at only 17-years-old. His fame began when he decided to retake his senior photos with his own ring light. Since then, Charles' flawl...

Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Top News

Laws prohibiting interracial relationships are history, and although interracial relationships have come a long way, many continue to face barriers. Though people today are less restricted as a result of their race, it still affects people’s view of relationships, even in the Carlmont community. Kazim...

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Trump Administration’s immigration ban sparks protests

Mona Murhamer and Sarah Tocatlian
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Top News

Protesters returned to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), on Jan. 29, for the second consecutive day to protest the Trump Administration's ban on immigrants and travelers entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Protesters filled the inside of the airport's international...

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