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Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Local soaring club strives in midst of sport’s decline

Andrew Shao, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Features, Top News

One remarkable December day, on the mostly unremarkable year of 1946, two employees of the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Earl Menefee and Ralph Salisbury, founded a soaring club at the then-existing Warm Springs Airport, near Milpitas. This tiny club would soon become the Northern California Soaring...

Despite ADHD difficulties, silver lining can emerge

Despite ADHD difficulties, silver lining can emerge

Kimberly Brodersen, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


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There is always at least one student in every classroom who can't stay put — twitching, talking, or daydreaming when they shouldn't be. They are often considered to be disrespectful or disruptive, but this isn't always the case. According to Healthline’s “History of ADHD,” ADHD (or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a mental ...

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Social Media causes teens to procrastinate

Sjoerd Huitema, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Ten minutes. Just ten more minutes before a student puts down their phone and starts their homework. Soon, this will turn into 30 minutes — then into an hour. For many, social media is a way to escape. It is a way to stay connected and to communicate. But as technological progress has increased, so has people’s reliance on it. “Social media causes me to procrastinate on my schoolwork because it’s very addicting, and I don’t know when to settle down and do what needs to be done,” said Kyla Orthbandt, a junior. Timothy A. Pychyl, a...

The struggles of living impoverished within the Bay Area

The struggles of living impoverished within the Bay Area

Katherine McKinney, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019


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The Bay Area is one of the most diverse places in the entire world to live. It includes Silicon Valley and San Francisco, centers of technological innovation in the US, as well as Oakland, a large, industry-driven city that has existed for over a hundred years. But there is a dark side to this niche of we...

Despite loss of sight, high schooler envisions and achieves

Despite loss of sight, high schooler envisions and achieves

Anna Delmas, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Rio Popper has no eyes. When she was six months old, she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a very rare cancer that occurs in the retina of the eye. She is now one of the 20,000 children with this condition in the United States.   By age 2, doctors deemed it necessary to remove her left eye. Wh...

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Popular culture normalizes political incorrectness for teenagers

Alison Kim, Staff Writer

February 6, 2019


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“That’s so gay.” You are walking down the school hallway on a typical day. You pass through a group of kids clustered around a locker and hear various racial slurs. You turn the corner and hear more offensive language that is always justified as being “just a joke.” This type of language ...

The U.S. is divided on immigration

The U.S. is divided on immigration

Bella Reeves, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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The U.S. is known as the “land of the opportunity,” but that isn’t the case for everyone. “Immigrants deserve equal opportunity in America, especially if they are escaping poverty or injustice. Being born with different circumstances shouldn’t limit them in our society,” said Tej Tummala, a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Many immigrants who enter the United States come in hope of a better life. Some are running away from corrupt governments and are in search of amnesty, while others turn to a better future for their children. Ismael Betancourt came to the U.S. when he was ten years old and later became an American citizen. His family came to America with a dream: to make a better life for themselves filled with opportunity and success. Betancourt now works as a librarian at the Belmont Public Library living the “American Dream” that others wish to experience. “Ismael is a dedicated and lovable librarian. He can be strict sometimes, which has earned him a bit of a reputation. But he’s absolutely necessary for the operation of the library and deserves respect for his endless hard work,” said Aaron Lee, a sophomore. According to a poll conducted by Gallup Inc., although 41 percent of American citizens favor ...

Immigrants struggle in the current political climate

Immigrants struggle in the current political climate

Auva Soheili, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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Pandemonium weaved through the crowds that, moments before, had been peacefully making their way to the border. Children still in diapers struggled to keep up with the rush. Mothers gripped their children’s hands as they raced away from the onslaught of tear gas being pelted at them. The tear ...

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Drug use seeps into high school culture

Leela Stuepfert, Staff Wrtiter

February 5, 2019


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Millions of thoughts parade across your conscience. Your heart begins to pound. The slim black device sits on top of your homework. You hear it echoing your name. You reach for your addiction. As you inhale your escape, a cloud of stress exits your mouth. Substance abuse has unraveled into an epidem...

Neglectful teaching threatens the success of youth

Neglectful teaching threatens the success of youth

Shayna Yurovitsky, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019


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For a student to be genuinely passionate about a subject in school is a rare and beautiful thing which is often impacted by teachers.  Getting a teacher that can connect well with students while effectively educating can be a blessing in an otherwise stress-filled school day. Being able to seek ...

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Teenagers need understanding, not fixing

Maddy Ting, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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"I hate you!" Her words echo down the hallway, followed by the slam of a bedroom door and the distinctive click of a lock. Her parents are left gaping at the barrier between them and their teen child, wondering, “Where did we go wrong?” Does this sound familiar? This is how the media ...

Model-minority stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American students

Model-minority stereotype impacts the lives of Asian-American students

Maya Lip, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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“All Asians are smart." This statement is a well-known assumption that is found to be the center of many stereotypical jokes. However, what seems like a light-hearted jest can have a negative impact on a huge population of the students that attend Carlmont High School. It is a recurring instance that students of othe...

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