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Temporary patches and pins signify key points in a Scout's journey, whether they are rank advancements or events.

Opinion: Scouts BSA is a good fit for girls, too

February 6, 2020

Feb. 1, 2020, marks the first anniversary of the allowance of girls into the Scouts BSA program, formerly known as Boy Scouts. Since that day in 2019, over 77,000 girls have joi...

John Preston (center) hikes with a group of local firefighters a week in to his journey.

Saving lives 22 miles at a time

January 30, 2020

It's 6 a.m. John Preston wakes up, slips hiking shoes onto his blistering feet, and carries his aching body to the starting point of the day.  Then, with the sun just barely peeking up into ...

San Carlos residents donned raincoats to visit the 10th annual Night of Holiday Lights on Laurel Street.

San Carlos families have a ‘de-light-ful’ time at the Night of Holiday Lights

December 8, 2019

A stiff breeze wafted down Laurel Street, ushering in dark, rain-filled clouds. A sign advertising “Basic Beauty” was ripped from a pop-up tent and blew down the street. A gro...

I have always been a fan of the murder-mystery genre, particularly the work of Agatha Christie.

‘Knives Out’ is utterly ingenious

December 4, 2019

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of laying back in my chair and snacking on popcorn while I watched Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” in theaters.  I have much to say about this film, but first let me break down my history with ...

‘The End Of The F***ing World 2’ ruins its already perfect ending

December 4, 2019

Ava Richards offers her thoughts on the second season of "The End Of The F***ing World," explaining its major faults and minimals assets. Some of her talking points include the...

A PG&E worker performs maintenance duties on power lines.

Uncertainty persists as PG&E blackouts continue

November 30, 2019

The recent power outages administered by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) have caused inconvenience for Bay Area residents.  In the past two months, PG&E has shut down ...

Carlmont students expressed appreciation for one another through ASB's candy corn–filled pumpkins and creating hand turkeys in class, as pictured.

Opinion: Don’t force gratitude

November 28, 2019

Our Thanksgiving gratitude is a lie to our families. We spend Thanksgiving saying we're grateful for the people we're around, such as the family we may only see once a year....

Katinka Lennemann (right) and Cori Nicholson (left) serve students in the lunch line.

Student workers handle midday rush in Carlmont lunch line

November 15, 2019

The lunch bell rings. Students sprint out of their classrooms to get in the lunch line. So does sophomore Katinka Lennemann. However, Lennemann stands behind the counter. F...

Joe Seaman, a senior and a boys varsity basketball player, finds the bench gives the opportunity to bond with his teammates.

The bench acts as a catalyst to uplift Carlmont sports games

November 14, 2019

Whether it be a benchwarmer, backup, or sub, starting a game sitting on the sideline might be one of the most crucial positions on a Carlmont sports team. In sports, it is a com...

Four friends enjoy the fall-themed photo opportunity at Cider Fest.

SF Cider Fest offers fall-themed fun for everyone

November 12, 2019

Families and friends celebrated the fall season with a cider festival filled with activities, food, and of course, apple cider. Over the course of Veteran’s Day weekend, about...

Cultural appropriation is an societal issue that, although always prevalent, is highlighted during Halloween.

Halloween haunts cultural minorities

November 3, 2019

Children are skipping down the street, dressed up as skeletons, witches, and ghosts. Bright smiles are disguised by their face paint; jack-o-lantern-shaped baskets are dangling in their h...

A California resident's emergency kit includes food, water, a first aid kit, and other essential supplies.

Anniversary of the Loma Prieta jolts earthquake concerns

October 31, 2019

In 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rattled the Bay Area, causing $6 billion in damage, 3,757 injuries, and 63 deaths.  The anniversary of this earthquake marks the most destructive earthquake in Cali...

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