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What is Saint Patrick’s day really about?

What is Saint Patrick’s day really about?

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer

March 15, 2014


Filed under Campus

Most people are unaware of the original idea and reason for celebration of St.Patricks Day. Saint Patrick’s Day is not only for wearing the color green, but has immense historical background. “Saint Patrick’s day is a day where everyone dresses up in green to celebrate being Irish” said Sophomore...

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

Snowden speaks about privacy concerns

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014


Filed under News

Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA whistleblower, held a live chat Jan. 23 on the freesnowden website in which he answered questions and restated his concerns about mass surveillance in America. It was Snowden’s first live chat since June 2013. “Not all spying is bad,” said Snowden in a reply to ...

Snapchat users complain about increased spam

Snapchat users complain about increased spam

Aria Frangos, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under A&E

The popular photo-messaging app Snapchat has faced several difficulties with security breaches, the latest being a sudden heavy influx of spam accounts. On Jan. 13, the Snapchat team put up a blog post acknowledging the issue: “We’ve heard some complaints over the weekend about an increase in Snap Spa...

Obama lies about Obamacare

Obama lies about Obamacare

Matt DeGraff, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Student Voices

President Barack Obama has said many things, but not many of those things are true. One of Obama’s many inaccurate statements is that his Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will, in his words, “cover every American.”  However, according to a Congressional Budget Office projection, Obamacare,...

The truth about marijuana

The truth about marijuana

Tara Ebrahimpour, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013


Filed under Multimedia

Carlmont students have mixed feelings about Yahoo’s new purchase

Carlmont students have mixed feelings about Yahoo’s new purchase

May 21, 2013


Filed under Campus

Tumblr, one of the top social media networks, was recently purchased by Yahoo for 1.1 billion dollars. Tumblr is a site that allows users to create and make their own blog as well as follow others. The site consists of pictures and inspirational quotes. “I will use Tumblr because the people I...

Students ignorant about world news

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

April 2, 2013


Filed under Features

Although students are required to learn about World history, American politics and current events throughout their high school classes and have instant access to news through social media platforms, some students are still ignorant what is happening beyond the boundaries of their everyday lives. “I...

Students excited about the new pope

Students excited about the new pope

March 18, 2013


Filed under News

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the Roman Catholic Church elected their first ever non-European and member of the Jesuit order as their Roman Catholic pontiff. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, and the first pontiff to ever take the name as Pope Francis, obtained more votes tha...

The truth about homework

December 5, 2012


Filed under As seen in print, Features

The sound of an alarm clock shrieking at 6 a.m. is the most horrible sound to wake up to. For students like Charley Bernardo, it signals the start of yet another exasperating day of hard work that begins with the unfinished homework from the previous night. “The worst is when you know you can’t...

The misconceptions about Mormonism

December 5, 2012


Filed under As seen in print

In recent years, the Mormon religion has become a topic of discussion, highlighted by television shows, public figures, and political stances. Stereotypes and misconceptions about Mormonism stem from these popular media outlets. Society is prone to gathering their information from the media and similar...

Girls soccer confident about season

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist

December 2, 2012


Filed under Sports

Despite their 0-1 loss to the Saint Francis High School Lancers, the Carlmont Scots junior varsity girls soccer team is confident that they will not disappoint this year. Even though this was a preseason game, the Scots gave it all they got and only allowed one goal. "We had really good defense...

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