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Acquittal in Kate Steinle case reignites controversy

Acquittal in Kate Steinle case reignites controversy

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under News

San Francisco residents were left with mixed feelings when the man who killed a woman on Pier 14 was found innocent by a grand jury. On July 1, 2015, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate shot and killed Kate Steinle with a gun, which the defense argued Zarate found and shot by accident. The bullet ricocheted off of...

Mock Trial closes the case on a successful season

Mock Trial closes the case on a successful season

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Campus

When it comes to Mock Trial, Carlmont is one of the best public schools in the county. By winning third place at this year's regional competition, Mock Trial finished with their best performance in nearly a decade. “I think, overall, the team hasn’t done this well since the late ‘90s,” sa...

Making the case against libertarianism

Making the case against libertarianism

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Over 4 million Americans voted for the Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson in the 2016 election.   In comparison with past third-party candidates, those numbers are quite impressive. Johnson’s performance shows that Americans are hungry for something outside of the standard two-party choices...

Disneyland catches a bad case of measles

Disneyland catches a bad case of measles

Victor Li, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015


Filed under News, Top News

All of a sudden Disneyland became the itchiest place on Earth. While influential figures and established foundations are taking progressive steps to cure cancer and HIV, 2015 started off with a surprising case of measles originating from Disneyland. Measles was considered to be wiped out 15 years...

Students miss school with a case of Giants fever

Students miss school with a case of Giants fever

Danielle Hamer, Staff Writer

November 3, 2014


Filed under Campus

On Friday, Oct. 31, students shuffled into class to see only a small percentage of their classmates in their seats. No one was surprised. Just a few miles north, a large number of Carlmont students cheered as the 2014 World Series Champions presented a parade in San Francisco. Despite heavy rain and...

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Editorial: The case for high school journalism

Scot Scoop

October 17, 2013


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Journalism education is facing a storm of peril. The court's ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, which concerned high school newspapers, has had far-reaching consequences over the past two decades. Not only has it changed the way journalism is taught at high schools, it has made it more ...

The case for year-round school

May 26, 2013


Filed under Campus

As the school year draws to a close, many high school students are looking forward to a long summer of no school, and, aside from summer assignments, few worries. Several high school students in the United States will not attend a single day of normal high school for a solid two and a half months....

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