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Options for Bay Area animal lovers are readily available

Options for Bay Area animal lovers are readily available

Alyssa Huang, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under News

Household pets are notorious for providing easygoing affection and companionship, whether it be a dog, reptile, or anything in between. What these pets have to offer have won them homes in 84 million American households as of 2017, which is over 64% of all households in the U.S. But as most sources o...

Shelter animals are subject to negative misconceptions

Shelter animals are subject to negative misconceptions

Camran Hitchcock, staff writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Top News

Home is a place for one to be loved, taken care of, and nurtured, a luxury that many shelter animals never get to experience. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 6.5 million companion animals enter the U.S. shelter systems every year. Of those animals,...

Protecting Animals Worldwide Club lends a paw to animals in need

Protecting Animals Worldwide Club lends a paw to animals in need

Francesca D'Urzo, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Campus

Among the wide array of offered clubs, Protecting Animals Worldwide Club (PAW) is the only active animal-oriented club at Carlmont. It strives to educate students on pet safety and offers an abundance of animal service opportunities. PAW Club is currently being led by Club President Soni Kanaya wh...

San Carlos petting zoo invites families to bond

San Carlos petting zoo invites families to bond

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under News

Why did the chickens cross the road? To get to the petting zoo. A petting zoo was featured at the San Carlos Library on Jan. 28 as one of several events put on for The San Carlos Week of the Family. The San Carlos Week of the Family was founded by Don Eaton, a three-time former mayor of San Car...

PAW Club involves community in animal welfare

PAW Club involves community in animal welfare

Rachel Matatyaou, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Campus

Clubs on campus help people in need of medical care, teach students how to invest money, work to protect the ocean, give gifts to sick children, and more; Protecting Animals Worldwide (PAW) Club adds animals to the list of groups positively impacted by Carlmont clubs. PAW Club is led by Sonali Kanaya...

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

SeaWorld’s cancellation of orca breeding program makes history

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top News

"Empty the tanks!" "They're dying to entertain you!" "SeaWorld is SlaveWorld!" The cries of animal rights activists have been strong for many decades, and now they have finally been heard. On March 17, SeaWorld announced the cancellation of their orca breeding program, making this generation of orcas the last to ever live in captivity at the parks, and for good reason too.

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Popularity beats out productivity in the animal world

Karen Gao, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Panda bears are defined by their distinct black and white fur, which puts them at the center of attention in the endangered species world. Due to their popularity, they receive the most funding that could be better spent elsewhere. According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, pandas can only survive on eatin...

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

We are losing Earth’s greatest animals

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The great giants of the world are leaving us. Soon they will be nothing more than distant memories told by grandparents, or old scientific records forgotten on dusty desks. They will be nothing more than antique documentaries that lie in broken cabinets, or ragged stuffed animals lost to the decades. Perhaps they will become legends one day, myths for the superstitious and fairy tales for the children. Whatever the case may be, a fact remains: Earth’s biggest land animals are disappearing at an astonishingly fast rate.

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

It is no secret that today’s society places great value on pets, whose adorable personalities often lure those in need of a friend to either adopt or buy them. In fact, their fluffy little faces are so irresistible that, in 2012, 36.5 percent of the U.S. population owned dogs and 30.4 percent owned cats. Sophomore Aliana El Shawa, the owner of nine pets, said, “Pets are really funny and great, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular.” But how did the relationship between humans and animals start?

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