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How the city that never sleeps rests during COVID-19

Empty Streets in New York

Phoebe Gulsen, Segment Producer

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 has spread to over 200 countries with the U.S. currently having the most reported cases in the world. At the center of this pandemic is New York City. Its hospitals are at maximum or exceeding capacity, and its streets are empty. Feature photo: Empty Streets in New York / Lucas Jackson /...

Processing Minority S2E2: The battle against isolation

This episode, Clarisse discusses the ways teenagers have been staying occupied, while in quarantine.

Clarisse Bell, Podcast Producer

April 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, teenagers in the Bay Area have been battling boredom in the past few weeks of quarantine. As a result, they have found ways to stay engaged while locked at home. Today, Clarisse speaks to a few Bay Area teens on how their experience has been so far, as well as what they...

Cartoon: Easy Face Mask Tutorial

The government has advised all to wear hand-made face masks when in public. Learn how to make one with minimal effort in this tutorial.

Ksenia Lapshina, Staff Writer

April 9, 2020


How does COVID-19 spread?

Contrary to the popular belief that it is airborne, COVID-19 actually spreads through respiratory droplets released when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes.

Aylin Salahifar, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

With lockdown orders in place in many states across the country, it's reasonable to wonder why we need to stay inside when we haven't had to for other diseases. Here's a breakdown of how the disease spreads, and how infectious it really is.

How to Thrive After COVID-19 Arrives: Working through remote learning

A calculator and several textbooks lay on a table.

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

How to thrive after the coronavirus arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. Since the recent introduction of distance learning, each student's schedule has been significantly modified. Instead of arriving at school at a fixed time eac...

Businesses shut down and lay off workers due to COVID-19

Multiple stores across the nation are closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erwan Pal, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The streets are empty as business owners are forced to shut down stores and lay off workers due to COVID-19.  Multiple stores across America are forced to shut down. Big names such as Best Buy, Kohl's, Ikea, Apple, Gap, and Boba Guys are all closing stores to combat the spread of COVID-19. In a...

Apodcalypse Ep 1: Boredom strikes

Right now, life's a little crazy. As the news swirls with pandemic stories from across the world, join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their everyday lives.

Maddy Ting, Rachel McCrea, and Emma O'Connor

April 6, 2020

When boredom strikes, what should you do? Right now, life's a little crazy. As the news swirls with pandemic stories from across the world, join Maddy, Rachel, and Emma as they talk about how COVID-19 is affecting their everyday lives. They discuss distance learning and at-home entertainment to occupy...

California responds well to quarantine order, data shows

Very few cars, if any, can be seen on the roads since the shelter-in-place order.

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

Downtown San Carlos is a ghost town.  San Francisco parks, once bustling with tourists, are eerily quiet.  Not a single swimmer can be spotted at Venice beach.  Few cars pass over the Bay Bridge.  Since the official shelter-in-place order, life has changed significantly for Californians,...

The advantages and hardships of distance learning

Many students plan out their work by checking Canvas and writing a schedule in their planners.

Leanna Gower, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

On March 16, the first day of distance learning, Carlmont students opened their eyes to rooms full of sunlight, likely feeling refreshed from a good night's rest and the option to sleep-in. After transitioning to distance learning, many students can now learn from home at their own pace. However, ...

Woman spends her quarantine helping the homeless

A woman supports the helpless on the overpopulated street of Skid-Row.

Adila Azizali, Staff Writer

March 29, 2020

The streets are empty. Since the COVID-19 epidemic hit the world, everyone is quarantining in their homes. However, the population of the homeless are forgotten. Having no place to stay or a proper support system, these individuals suffer from no income. Considering this situation, many are donating...

Cartoon: Quarantine Heroes

People from essential services risk their lives during the quarantine to keep our society intact.

Ksenia Lapshina, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020


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