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Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019

One remarkable December day, on the mostly unremarkable year of 1946, two employees of the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Earl Menefee and Ralph Salisbury, founded a soaring club at the then-existing Warm Springs Airport, near Milpitas. This tiny club would soon become the Northern California Soaring...

Scots soccer falls short on senior night

Scots soccer falls short on senior night

Miles Ozorio, Staff Writer

February 15, 2019

The boys varsity soccer team suffered a close 1-0 loss to Aragon during senior night on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Despite their loss, the team still had a positive senior night as they advanced to CCS playoffs. The night started with a celebration of the graduating seniors, with parents and teammate...

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Congresswoman and author Jackie Speier visits the Belmont library

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Jackie Speier. A congresswoman. An author. And a fighter. Speier visited the Belmont library on Feb. 9 to talk about her book and her life. The library estimates there were more than 400 people that attended. In her personal memoir, "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fight...

Scots head straight for PALs after sweeping Dons

Scots head straight for PALs after sweeping Dons

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Going into Wednesday night’s game, the Carlmont boys varsity basketball team had one thing on their mind: PAL playoffs. A clean win against the Aragon Dons would need to be in store to keep the Scots prepared for achieving their goal of doing well in PALs. The game started off slow, with the first...

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019

“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You turn the corner and hear more offensive language that is always justified as being “just a joke.” This type of language ...

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Wrtiter

February 5, 2019

Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach for your addiction. As you inhale your escape, a cloud of stress exits your mouth. Substance abuse has unraveled into an epidem...

ASB prepares the love for Valentine’s Day

ASB prepares the love for Valentine’s Day

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a sense of love fills the Carlmont halls and ASB becomes hard at work in order to create the annual, personalized heart decorations. Greta Foehr, a junior and member of ASB, said, “It’s that time of year again! ASB has finally begun making Carlmo...

Opinion: Don’t worry about climate change

Opinion: Don’t worry about climate change

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

As usual, no one has said it better than President Trump: Global warming, or "waming," as President Trump referred to it, has been discussed for well over a century. But scientists have discussed a lot of theories they can't prove, like evolution and heliocentrism, so there's no reason we should believe them now. It's time...

Carlmont JV boys basketball suffer un-Bear-able defeat to Menlo-Atherton

Carlmont JV boys basketball suffer un-Bear-able defeat to Menlo-Atherton

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

Carlmont's JV boys basketball team suffered a 49-34 loss to the Menlo-Atherton (MA) Bears on Friday, never once taking the lead. The Scots' troubles began right away after MA won the tip-off. Each team missed a few shots until MA's Rickey Martin sunk a basket. Carlmont would let up 8 points before...

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

"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

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

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 ...

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