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California requests federal aid for storm recovery

California requests federal aid for storm recovery

Justin Som, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under News

To aid repairs for flooding and rain damages, Governor Jerry Brown requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration on March 19. The request comes only a month after residents of the town of Oroville evacuated due to flood alerts from Oroville Dam. "California has experienced one of the heavi...

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

California considers becoming a sanctuary state

Nina Heller, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under News, Top News

California is home to 10 million immigrants, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. As a response to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have happened because of President Donald Trump's executive orders, many cities have either declared themselves sanctuary cities o...

California State Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

California State Parks Foundation needs volunteers for Earth Day event

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under News

The clang of aluminum Sprite cans and the crinkle of loose Doritos bags are familiar sounds to volunteers at the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.   The CSPF Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup provides opportunities for California residents to do somethin...

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

State lawmakers tackle teacher shortage

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under News

A widespread teacher shortage in the Bay Area has led to oversized classrooms and inadequate education for bilingual and special education students. However, a state legislator has proposed a radical bill to the California State Assembly that aims to solve this severe problem.   On Jan. 17, Ass...

State of emergency is proclaimed after storm damages

State of emergency is proclaimed after storm damages

Justin Som, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under News

As a result of the storms of thunder and rain sweeping through California since late December, Governor Jerry Brown called a state of emergency for 50 counties on the night of Jan. 23. Sacramento, San Francisco, Merced, and San Mateo County were included in this group. According to the Brown administration, t...

Tragedy hits Ohio State University

Tragedy hits Ohio State University

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer
December 1
Filed under News

On Nov. 28, an Ohio State University student drove his car onto a sidewalk full of students and faculty on campus and attacked them with a knife. The attack was over in less than a minute when campus police officer Alan Hurujko intervened and shot the suspect. Eleven were hospitalized but are expected...

Golden State Warriors: Can they beat the record?

Golden State Warriors: Can they beat the record?

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under Sports Talk

To say the Golden State Warriors are having a good season would be an understatement. For the second year in a row, the Warriors are the team to beat with a stellar record. This year their record is 64-7, with 11 games remaining in the season. However, it's not smooth sailing for the Dubs the...

Finals are looming over Carlmont

Finals are looming over Carlmont

Connor Lin, Staff Writer
December 10
Filed under Campus, Top News

Students are feeling the overwhelming pressure to study hard and prepare for the stressful time to come: finals week. The week for final exams begins on Dec. 14, and many students are stressed over the amount of studying and review needed to be done for each class. Sophomore Ogden Asmar said...

Carlmont students advance to All State

Carlmont students advance to All State

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer
March 31
Filed under Campus

"It was a beautiful, glorious, delicious experience. Singing with skilled musicians from all over California and hearing their various backgrounds was an truly eye-opening experience," said senior Adrian Chan. In the past weekend, 11 choral students from Carlmont went down to Pasadena, California...

Will the Golden State be the next Green State by legalizing marijuana?

Will the Golden State be the next Green State by legalizing marijuana?

Becca Garner, Staff Writer
January 21
Filed under News, Top News

Febreeze and eye drops are a stoner’s best friend. Without them, you could land yourself in the back of a police car at any moment, and your whole future could evaporate in the time it takes to spark up a joint. For California citizens, however, these protective measures may soon be no more than...

Golden State Warriors are the team to beat

Golden State Warriors are the team to beat

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer
December 7
Filed under Sports Talk

At this point, can the Warriors even stop the Warriors? The Golden State Warriors are off to a strong start to the 2014-15 basketball season with a record of 16-2, giving them the best record in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Although it's very early in the season, Warriors are one...

President Obama’s State of the Union address targets guns

President Obama’s State of the Union address targets guns

Dominic Gialdini, Highlander Entertainment Editor
February 14
Filed under News

The nation's most influential politicians came under one roof as they listened to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, which covered such topics as education, the war in Afghanistan, and by far the main focus of the night: the topic of gun control. In his speech, Obama, in front of a joint session of Congress, outlined his hop...

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