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California DMV opens for behind-the-wheel appointments

Many teens place bright yellow stickers on their cars when they practice driving, identifying them as student drivers.

Maya Kornyeyeva, Staff Writer

June 27, 2020

On Friday June 26, the California Department of Motorized Vehicles (DMV) started administering in-person driver license tests for those with existing appointments.  During its two and a half months of online service, the DMV pushed back hundreds of appointments, creating a long line of resigned applic...

Five ways to stay safe from COVID-19 while protesting

As protests for equality continue around the world, it is equally important to stay safe from the coronavirus and violence during the rallies.

Kaylene Lin, Staff Writer

June 14, 2020

With Black Lives Matter protests continuing across the Bay Area, it's important to stay as safe and healthy as possible. Here are a few tips on how to handle the pandemic while standing up for these important issues. ...

Carlmont reels from the effects of COVID-19

Carlmont reels from the effects of COVID-19

Ruya Yaman and Zachary Khouri

May 30, 2020

As discussion rages on about the future of Carlmont, students and staff weigh-in to offer their opinions and experiences with online learning.

South Africa responds forcefully to the COVID-19 pandemic

A billboard in Cape Town, South Africa, tells residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Miles Oetzel, Staff Writer

May 29, 2020

While the United States' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is varied and inconsistent, South Africa's is firm. Hoping to avoid a devastating outbreak, it's lockdown is among the world's most intense.  In its initial stage, leaving the house for non-essential reasons, like walking a dog or going for a...

Gallery: Signs of hope amid uncertainty

Above Peet's Coffee & Tea on Laurel Street flies a simple, yet meaningful, banner. The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted an outpouring of recognition for healthcare workers, many of whom risk their health to care for the sick.

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

May 14, 2020

Three weeks ago, Carlmont Shopping Center was a somber place to be. Few cars crowded the usually busy lot, and shoppers conducted their business quickly and anxiously: stocking up on groceries, sending packages, picking up takeout from quiet restaurants. Masked figures avoided each other, making a cons...

California signs $1 billion deal with Chinese automaker to supply masks

The Chinese automaker BYD is providing surgical-grade masks for California.

May 12, 2020

In order to satisfy high demands for medical equipment in California, the governor’s Office of Emergency Services has recently imported 3 million surgical masks from China. The masks are a part of a signed confidential agreement between BYD (Build Your Dreams), a Chinese automaker, and the state...

Opinion: We need to stop complaining about quarantine

Many people have been feeling depressed since quarantine started. However, we have it better than a lot of people.

Ethan Torban, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

As humans, one of our natural instincts is greed. When we lived in the caves, we had to be greedy to survive, as the ability to successfully hunt and gather determined whether one would live or die. However, now, humanity has a different kind of greed. In fact, we foster many types of greed, with...

The 2020-21 school year may be closer than usual

High schools across the U.S. have been shut down due to the pandemic like this one, subject to distance learning until further notice.

Brayden Young, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

By this point, it seems clear that the 2020-21 school year won't be normal, and it may be closer than most people anticipated.  A study conducted by the Oregon-based education research group, Northwest Evaluation Association, found that students may return in the fall with only about 70% of reading skills and 50% of general educational content as opposed to a regul...

Animal shelters adjust to the shelter-in-place order

Animal shelters adjust to the shelter-in-place order

Brandon Moon, Segment Producer

May 9, 2020

During the shelter-in-place order in this period of COVID-19, many animal shelters necessitate a change to retain the quality of life for the animals that are housed in these private shelters. Despite the changes made, the community they serve reciprocated the love and support the pets need. Featu...

Pups during a pandemic

Silfvast's new adopted puppy, Phoebe, brings joy during a difficult time.

Calista Shohet, Staff Writer

May 9, 2020

While the world has erupted in chaos, many people are finding joy in having a furry friend by their side. With this new demand for comfort, some animal shelters are emptier than ever before. During the COVID-19 outbreak, many people have been adopting and fostering animals. This has provided peop...

Nike to donate 30,000 pairs of shoes to health care workers

An Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) nurse wears a version of the Air Zoom Pulse created by OHSU patient Sawyer Miller.

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

On Monday, Nike announced that they plan to donate 30,000 pairs of their Air Zoom Pulse shoes to health care workers. “Our Nike family has come together to serve our communities and support our COVID-19 response efforts in communities around the world ... From one athlete to another, Nike athletes recogn...

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