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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...

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 4: Back to school in Canada

Phoebe Gulsen, Segment Producer November 13, 2020

In Montreal, Canada, 16-year-old Lili Raphaelle Rousseau returns back to in-person school. Canada had a different initial response to COVID-19 than the United States, further impacting their educational...

Robert Tsuchyamia reviews a homework problem regarding the law of cosines in his classroom.

Teachers provide input on the reopening process

Amogh Dhumal and Parsa Kazerani November 8, 2020

Due to the lack of state mandates, guidance, and communication, California school districts face the realities of approaching the task of appropriately returning their students to school safely and effectively. According...

Savannah Meadow, a junior at Design Tech High School, takes a virtual art class.

Artists’ experiences altered by global unease

Chesney Evert, Staff Writer November 7, 2020

As uncertainty builds in all aspects of pandemic life, artists turn to their canvases in hopes of escaping reality. Some find it to be a release for restless minds. For others, it’s a hurdle.   Throughout...

Student Desk

After months of uncertainty, Carlmont continues distance learning into the second quarter

Eddy Yeretnov, Staff Writer November 1, 2020

With at least six teachers dead from COVID-19 in the United States due to school district mismanagement of the pandemic, the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) decided to begin the school year...

According to the email that Principal Ralph Crame sent to parents of Carlmont students, the school is taking precautions to ensure a safe campus for all.

Carlmont student tests positive for COVID-19

Elise Hsu, Editor October 30, 2020

A Carlmont student has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email that parents of Carlmont students received on Oct. 23. The email, which had the subject “CHS – Health and Safety info,”...

Pandemic Halloween leaves trick-or-treaters with witchful thinking

Sabrina Lo, Production Editor October 28, 2020

With spooky season just around the corner, many are preparing to celebrate Halloween. COVID-19 is making it riskier to interact with others, as the holiday will not quite be the same as it was before;...

There are many different factors that are causing people to have anxiety during this time.

Students test positive for anxiety amid pandemic

Samantha Kosman, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

As people strive to create a new normal in the midst of the pandemic, for many, unsolicited anxiety holds them back from doing so. The worries concerning COVID-19 has allowed for skyrocketing rates...

Pens, Pencils, and a Pandemic Ep. 3: Making the best out of college life

Phoebe Gulsen, Segment Producer October 21, 2020

Students find that being a freshman in college during COVID-19 has been tough, and many students feel as though they are missing out on opportunities and experiences that once seemed guaranteed. Freshman...

Redwood City Police: Adapting to the new normal

Josh Barde, Segment Producer October 16, 2020

COVID-19 has created problems for all essential workers, which affects how they do their jobs. Faced with these challenges, the Redwood City Police have had to overcome and adapt to the new normal.

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