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Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Protesters gather in San Francisco to ‘March For Science’

Justin Som, Staff Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

A swelling mass of tens of thousands of lab coats plunged down the streets of San Francisco. Raising their Earth Day banners above their heads, these protesters wanted to distinguish themselves from the typical political rally. They sang, danced, and claimed to be "unbiased" despite a few political...

Computer Science Club prepares for upcoming competitions

Computer Science Club prepares for upcoming competitions

Kaylee George, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

Fingers pound profusely on the keyboard with eyes fixed on the screen. Fast thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration are all being exercised as the final minutes approach. Programmers can't afford to waste any time in this intense atmosphere. Competitions like these are one of the ways that coders...

STEM Club facilitates the passions of science, engineering, technology, and math

STEM Club facilitates the passions of science, engineering, technology, and math

Talia Fine, Staff Writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Campus

Cancer research, 3D printing, and self-driving cars are only a few mysteries being tackled in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) world, and the Carlmont STEM Club strives to help students discover their passions within those subjects. STEM Club co-president Jason Liu, a junior...

CRISPR research promises to save lives

CRISPR research promises to save lives

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top News

Many scientists believe that Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR), a new way to edit genes, may someday be able to cure cancer, prevent autism, and stop AIDS. On March 8, at a Carlmont science guest lecture, Rachel Haurwitz, the president and CEO of Caribou Biosciences,...

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

CRISPR raises ethical concerns

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Humans of Carlmont, Opinion

On March 8, Rachel Haurwitz, president and CEO of Caribou, gave a science lecture at Carlmont about CRISPR, the next big thing in the biotechnology department. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a series of repeated DNA sequences found in the ge...

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.

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Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

Interactive science lecture discusses artificial intelligence

Aria Frangos, Scot Scoop Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under Campus, Top News

"I've been told that during these lectures, often you sit there and listen to the speaker. Tonight will not be like that," said UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Anca Dragan to the the crowd in the Carlmont Performing Arts Center. On the night of April 13, the Carlmont Science Department invited Drag...

Exoskeletons walk out of Carlmont’s closet

Exoskeletons walk out of Carlmont’s closet

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer
March 12, 2016
Filed under Campus

The world of science beyond Carlmont's curriculum visited the Performing Arts Center on March 9. Senior Controls Engineer Dr. Katherine Strausser explained the next step for the paraplegic and stroke victims -- an exoskeleton. Strausser described exoskeletons as an “internal support structure.” They ar...

With scientific advancements, death is no longer an end

With scientific advancements, death is no longer an end

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
March 9, 2016
Filed under News, Top News

Many humans live their lives fearing the day of their passing, the uncertainty of what will happen after the end being a daunting truth to face. But what if there was no reason to be afraid? What if death did not have to mean the end of one's life, but rather the beginning of another? As it turns out, that is exactly what it means to some in 2016, as science has made it possible to be reborn back into beauty and amongst the living once more.

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Attending science lectures is only worth it for some

Attending science lectures is only worth it for some

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Campus

Most Carlmont students are familiar with the science lectures put on by the science department in the Performing Arts Center. One of the reasons so many students are aware of these is because the majority of Carlmont science teachers offer extra credit for attending these events and doing the work...

Coding: the hobby of opportunities

Coding: the hobby of opportunities

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under Campus

Quick fingers dance on a backlit keyboard, sending brackets, and numbers streaming down a computer screen. This is coding, an emerging passion for many students at Carlmont. Coding, unlike how it is often portrayed in movies, takes lots of time, and is not necessarily used for hacking. There were...

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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