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In order to return to in-person learning, many believe the benefits must outweigh the risks.
Students and staff ponder returning to in-person learning
Maya Brazil, Staff Writer — February 26, 2021

The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) announced on Feb. 24 that in-person instruction may resume, starting April 5, 2021. The decision came several hours after San Mateo County moved into the...

Evan Ajuria and Aiden Appleby are the two co-founders of Grindstone, a student-run job search platform for high school students.
Students start the job search with Grindstone
Amelia Clevenger, Staff Writer — February 25, 2021

Grindstone is a student-run job platform created for students by students. Since its launch, the app has connected high school students with unique job opportunities.  “Once I got the app, I got...

The Speech & Debate Club has continued meeting and practicing throughout distance learning. "We have interclub debates and tournaments where we
Speech & Debate Club debates their way through distance learning
Anika Marino, Staff Writer — February 23, 2021

For many of its members, the Speech & Debate Club has been an enjoyable constant throughout the chaos caused by distance learning. According to Brennan Dai, the president of the Speech & Debate...

Samantha Gingher demonstrates the steps of a COVID-19 mouth swab test to a Carlmont staff member. Carlmont has been testing staff who are on campus.
COVID-19 communication leaves many confused
Elle Horst, Scot Scoop Editor — February 19, 2021

On a Wednesday afternoon, Vyas Kepler arrived at his high school swim practice. The Carlmont High School senior greeted a teammate and rushed to the pool, goggles in hand, when something made him stop...

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Board Game Reviews: The Castles of Burgundy

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Board Game Reviews: Dominion: Alchemy

February 13, 2021

This week, we'll be looking at the third expansion for Dominion, Dominion: Alchemy. I'll only be explaining what is new in this review, so if you don't know how to play...

Talking about Tolkien: Lord of the Reads #1

February 11, 2021

Greetings, traveler.  Gather round, one and all: disembark your spacecraft, bring your weary steed to our stables, hang up your dirty cloak on a peg. Draw your chair close...

“SPY×FAMILY” is an enjoyable mix of action and comedy

February 7, 2021

The manga "SPY×FAMILY" is a concoction of action and comedy, creating laughter and excitement with every panel. With a plot centered around a spy, assassin, and telepathic...

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Students start the job search with Grindstone

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Girl Scouts adapt to pandemic lifestyle

February 23, 2021

The Girl Scouts of Northern California have been finding new ways to meet and earn awards while abiding by COVID-19 restrictions.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Girl...

Trump was acquitted: What comes next?

February 22, 2021

Forty-three not guilty votes in the Senate prevented former President Donald Trump's conviction on Saturday, Feb. 13, in his second impeachment trial.  This trial resulted...

Climate legislation signals a renewed focus on the San Francisco Bay

February 20, 2021

The San Francisco Bay, one of the nation's most valuable but neglected ecosystems, faces an existential threat posed by climate change. Throughout the Bay Area, rising...

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Selfishness on the rise

Recent Opinion Stories

Talking about Tolkien: Lord of the Reads #1

February 11, 2021

Greetings, traveler.  Gather round, one and all: disembark your spacecraft, bring your weary steed to our stables, hang up your dirty cloak on a peg. Draw your chair close...

Opinion: We should not recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, even if we might be angry with him

February 10, 2021

In 2003, California's Democratic governor Gray Davis faced a recall election just a year after winning a second term. Davis lost that vote by 10%, and in the replacement vote,...

Editorial: Normalize regular mental health checkups

February 9, 2021

People schedule regular doctor appointments, even if they aren’t sick. People go to the dentist regularly, even if they don’t have cavities. People schedule regular optometry...

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