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California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

California drought prompts Bay Area communities to take action

Naveed Delrooz, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under News

The shriveling grass and dying trees in California backyards as a result of ongoing drought in California has given environmental communities the urge to teach the public how to preserve water. On Wednesday, March 1 at the Millbrae Library, members of the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association...

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

Ocean Club harbors Carlmont’s ocean lovers

Talia Fine, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Campus

The smell of salty sea air, a cool wind whooshing by, and the sound of crashing waves is the perfect setting for the members of Ocean Club, a group of Carlmont students devoted to loving and appreciating the ocean. Ocean Club is comprised of about 20 regular members, including the President and fou...

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

California’s water controversy exposed by new bill

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It's no secret that California has a water problem, and new amendments hijacking a water bill have brought the issue to surface once more.

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Current generation driven out by housing prices

Current generation driven out by housing prices

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
October 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, chances are you have already asked yourself the questions, “What will I do after high school? What will I do after college?” If we were to follow the "American Dream," the answer would be getting a job, buying a house, and eventually raising a family. ...

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Why we should all be ‘tree huggers’

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
September 30, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The term "tree hugger" tends to hold a negative connotation today. Tree huggers are usually seen as bohemian-obsessed hippies who yell if someone uses more than one piece of paper and faint if you don't recycle a tissue box. However, the truth is that no matter what the stereotype is, we should...

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

North Dakota Natives protest for their land

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Opinion

They have had almost everything taken from them, and yet people are asking for more. On Sept. 9, North Dakota will rule in favor for or against building an oil pipeline through the sacred lands of Native Americas. Energy Transfer Partners is an engineering company which runs a program called the...

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
May 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Plastic. Plastic everywhere. On the corner of every street, in every single trashcan, on the shelves of every store. Plastic is everywhere, so why do some people insist that we need more plastic? In 2016, the Californian state passed a new law in an attempt to help the environment: no store in...

Gowns for Girls benefits Carlmont community

Gowns for Girls benefits Carlmont community

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
May 11, 2016
Filed under Campus

A new and unique kind of drive is occurring at Carlmont during the month of May. Gowns for Girls is a drive which, unlike many other drives put on by ASB including the blood drive and the food drive, the donations actually benefit the Carlmont community specifically. Organized by ASB’s Do Somet...

Settling into a new environment

Settling into a new environment

Connie Yi, Staff Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under Campus, Student Bios

"At first I was very devastated. I knew it would be tough, adjusting all over again," said Soraya Raji. Moving schools can be a difficult obstacle to overcome; freshman Soraya Raji moved schools since she was a young girl. "Starting from elementary school, I lived in Daily City, then we moved...

Former computer designer seeks fun classroom environment

Former computer designer seeks fun classroom environment

October 8, 2014
Filed under Campus

Scott Chan, a former computer designer, is now helping students with science. Chan is a new teacher at Carlmont. He taught physics at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo for three years. At Carlmont, he teaches two periods of AS Physics and three periods of Engineering and Green Technology....

Europe aims to preserve environment

April 2, 2013
Filed under As seen in print

It looks as though the fight to save our environment is finally showing results, but t is Europe who takes the lead in the fight against climate change. According to a report from the European Environment Agency, severe climate changes are to come and severe consequences will come to cities that do...

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