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Literacy is dying, yet it must live on

Literacy is dying, yet it must live on

Armon Mahdavi, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Opinion

We live in a period where our ideas aren't discovered individually; instead, they are shoved down our throats. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, only 43 percent of American adults read a single piece of literature in 2015. That is the lowest in recent history. This includes novels...

Mamba out: this night will live on in history

Mamba out: this night will live on in history

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer
April 15
Filed under Sports Talk

The night of April 13 was one that will live on forever in the basketball world. Two historical events occurred in one night: Kobe Bryant's last game, and the Golden State Warriors' chase for the best record in NBA history at 73-9. Whether you were watching The Warriors or Kobe and the Lakers,...

‘Star Wars Rebels’ cannot live up to its legacy

‘Star Wars Rebels’ cannot live up to its legacy

Karen Gao, Staff Writer
January 28
Filed under A&E

"Star Wars Rebels" has proven to be an unworthy successor to the preceding animated series and movie trilogies, in regard to the way it is planned, written, and produced. The story revolves around young orphan Ezra, who is recruited by a group of rebels after he discovers that he is able to use the...

Do we live in a bubble of ignorance?

Do we live in a bubble of ignorance?

Jessica Adair, Staff Writer/Columnist
March 29
Filed under Opinion, The Way It Is

Recently, it has been brought to my attention that a significant number of teenagers are completely uninformed about the world around them. It seems to me that not only are they uneducated, they also have no interest whatsoever to learn about other cultures or world events. The new 21st century motto...

American Hustle didn’t live up to its title

American Hustle didn’t live up to its title

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer
February 4
Filed under A&E

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, American Hustle stands as what is said to be the best movie of the year. This however, is a bit of an overstatement. The movie attracted a lot of attention due to the cast and interesting characters. Actor Christian ...

I live in EPA… and it’s not fair.

I live in EPA… and it’s not fair.

April 2
Filed under Features

Sophomore Alenna Winfield waits outside in the cold to catch one of the busses to Carlmont High School. Her school day begins 75 minutes before many of her classmates’. Winfield lives in Redwood City half of the time and East Palo Alto the other half. During the time she lives in EPA, she ...

Grammy live performances impress

Grammy live performances impress

February 12
Filed under A&E

For all the flack the Grammys get come awards season, they sure know how to put on a show. A slew of live performances were the highlight of the night, with impressive performances coming from veterans like Jay Z and relative newcomers like Miguel. 'Adorn' by Miguel was arguably one of the night's m...

‘Cruel Summer’ may live up to immense hype

‘Cruel Summer’ may live up to immense hype

September 12
Filed under A&E

Despite numerous pushbacks and delays, Carlmont students finally got a taste of the highly anticipated album 'Cruel Summer' on Sept 10. This album was the first Kanye West-helmed project to feature West himself and his G.O.O.D Music labelmates Kid Cudi, Common, 2 Chainz, and Pusha T among others. ...

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