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COVID-19: Beyond the states

Phoebe Gulsen and Ruya Yaman December 13, 2020

COVID-19 has affected every country across the globe differently. In countries like Brazil, China, and England, people are still trying to slow the spread of the virus, and daily life has changed for everyone.

Local stores implement strict COVID-19 rules to provide more safety for its customers.

Purple tier enforces new restrictions upon San Mateo County

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer December 12, 2020

While COVID-19 cases continue to spike, more protective restrictions have been implemented because of San Mateo County’s official designation into the Purple Tier.  With the virus surging across...

Daniel Generalov, a sophomore on the boys tennis team, plays in a singles match against Hillsdale during the short-lived 2020 season.

Boys tennis swings back into action after last season’s abrupt end

Izaan Masud, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

Last year, the Carlmont boys tennis team dominated their competition. They sat atop their division and consistently beat rival schools like Menlo-Atherton (M-A). However, their perfect season was cut short...

Mrs. Loung receives dialysis at the San Francisco Renal Center before COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19 spreads, dialysis patients face increased struggle

Aarya Mukherjee, Staff Writer December 8, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted patients with chronic illnesses in many different ways. Specifically, its impact on patients with kidney failure has been profound. Dialysis or Renal Replacement Therapy removes...


San Mateo County recorded 2,628 new cases in the last 30 days, raising concern that Bay Area will be issued another stay-at-home order.

San Francisco and San Mateo County enter purple tier

Anoushka Mekerira, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

San Francisco and San Mateo counties have been put under a curfew after they officially entered the purple tier in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan on Nov. 28. Within...

People wait in line to pick up food provided by Samaritan House on a busy afternoon.

Local charities adapt to COVID-19 while maintaining holiday spirit

Lindsay Augustine and Andrew Tolu December 4, 2020

With the holiday season already underway and the pandemic in full swing, charities have had to massively increase their capacity to serve their communities due to the influx of people requiring their services. Experts from...

Help One Child, a non-profit headquartered at the Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos supports child welfare virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foster care adopts virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chesney Evert, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics states that 6% of American youth will find themselves in foster care before age 18.  That’s over 400,000 kids adapting to a new home, school, and family: a process...

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Families reinvent holiday traditions in light of COVID-19

Nyah Simpson, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

Forty-six million people travel during the holiday season. That's 46 million people in airports and planes all over the world. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an average...

The pandemic has forced  people to create new forms of socializing through technology, as the previously normal face-to-face connections are now extremely limited.

Students find new ways to socialize during the pandemic

Jack Neth, Staff Writer November 28, 2020

Students turn to technology in search of social interaction amid a time of isolation and limited in-person gatherings. While COVID-19 hasn’t entirely stopped in-person gatherings, it has changed their...

Linne Fetter arranges books for curbside pickup in front of the Belmont Public Library.

Library reopening effort is one for the books

Lillian Chen and Chelsea Plunkett November 22, 2020

San Mateo County Libraries have partially reopened following loosened COVID-19 restrictions. "On June 9, we launched curbside service," Kathleen Beasley said. Beasley is a librarian at the Belmont Public...

Local pharmacies promote the influenza vaccine to customers.

An epidemic amid a pandemic: Flu season

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Although COVID-19 and Influenza are different, both are rapidly spreading respiratory viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The flu season is estimated to take place...

Oliver Crawford-Shelmadine, a senior on the team, practices shooting in his own lane.

Water polo adapts to an age of social distancing

Izaan Masud, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

Water polo is a team sport. Not only that, but it is an intrinsically physical sport. Players face off, compete for zones, attack, and defend small sections of the pool. All of this requires coordination...

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