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US President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican Party nomination for reelection during the final day of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House on August 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.

A recap from a highly unconventional Republican National Convention

September 8, 2020

Preface: Many of the sentiments expressed in the Republican National Convention stand in stark contrast to past political conventions and elections. With a highly divided, bipartisan...

As protests for equality continue around the world, it is equally important to stay safe from the coronavirus and violence during the rallies.

Five ways to stay safe from COVID-19 while protesting

June 14, 2020

With Black Lives Matter protests continuing across the Bay Area, it's important to stay as safe and healthy as possible. Here are a few tips on how to handle the pandemic while...

A Church in Belmont, California

Religion: From a right to an asset

May 31, 2020

The First Amendment guarantees religious protections to all Americans through the Establishment Clause, which states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment...

The dark side of the universe

The dark side of the universe

May 31, 2020

Your body and everything around you is filled with a yet unknown substance that you cannot see or touch. Many people wonder about what this substance is made up of. Many things that...

A student takes the practice Advanced Placement (AP) exam.

Students don’t give a pass to online exams

May 30, 2020

Natalie Nielsen was almost done with her Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus test. She had already finished the first question; all she had to do now was submit her answer to the s...

The cadets of delta flight align themselves arms length apart via the command: dress right, dress. They are in formation and are preparing for their graduation of Airman Training School at the San Francisco National Guard Armory.

Students soar in Civil Air Patrol

May 25, 2020

"Semper Vigilans, Always Vigilant." This is the motto that defines Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the Air Force civilian auxiliary. Although it is similar to the well-known Scouts...

Forever 21 sales associate, Noelle De Leon, rings up a customer.

The end of fast fashion

May 24, 2020

Forever 21 was once the fashion empire feared by other retailers and grew faster than anyone could have anticipated; however, faced with the competition of fast fashion and internal co...

Scientists from Beyond Meat work to create a plant-based burger that tastes and performs like real meat.

Meatless meat companies: Reinventing the food industry one meal at a time

May 24, 2020

If the entire world were to become vegetarian by 2050, food-related greenhouse gas emissions would drop by around 60%.  Imagine that. A world with only plant-based foods. A world that can eat it’s way to...

Many wonder whether the iPhone 11 is as good as a DSLR camera, like the Sony A7III.

Separating performance from hype: iPhone 11 Pro

May 21, 2020

Over 1.2 trillion digital photos are taken each year worldwide, and 85% of those photos come from smartphones; however, those smartphone users often don’t know the quality or potential o...

Students arrive at Carlmont after more than an hour-long bus ride from East Palo Alto at 7:30 a.m.

Policy change results in lack of diversity

May 17, 2020

When most people hear the word diversity, many think about different racial ethnicities. One thing that is often talked about but never changed is how certain privileges or disadvanta...

Bryan Beresford plays outside as a young child after his surgery.

A Rare Disease

May 17, 2020

Shortly after Cyl Beresford gave birth to her son, the baby was swept away into countless tests with the only report of heart murmurs that may or may not go away. Bryan Beresford...

Oh, the Places We'll Go: Class of 2020 Edition

Oh, the Places We’ll Go: Class of 2020 Edition

May 16, 2020

Wondering where the class of 2020 is heading after graduation? Find out here.

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.