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Teens protest to drive change

Teens protest to drive change

March 30, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Yara Moawad wakes up early on a Monday morning. She brushes her teeth and gets ready for school, only to find out that it had been canceled again — for the...

Making ‘special’ the new norm

Making ‘special’ the new norm

March 27, 2020

She has a learning disability, so she’s special. At least that’s what everyone else thinks.  These days, more and more students are receiving help from support programs that use different grading systems and allocate guidance from exterior resources. The rising number of students that now need extra attention during class has made being “special” the new norm.  According to the National Center of Education Statistics, nearly 14% of students in California are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan allows parents to work with educators t...

What it’s like to be a teen in the Holocaust

March 25, 2020

Today, a lot of teenage angst is centered around social perceptions of what they should be. Seventy years ago, there were millions of people who could not think of what they sh...

Just one bite could kill

Just one bite could kill

March 24, 2020

Her group of friends had planned one last late-night dinner before they embarked on their college adventures. The trees that lined the street twinkled with lights as they walked toward...

The college that students attend may not matter in the long run

The college that students attend may not matter in the long run

March 22, 2020

Many students and parents think that attending a prestigious college is a golden ticket to success. While students from elite schools may have an easier time finding their first j...

An easier way to choose a career path

An easier way to choose a career path

March 19, 2020

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"  This is a question that adults have asked youth time and time again. Coincidentally, students often do not know the answer to such...

Student’s initiative earns science department $2,000

Student’s initiative earns science department $2,000

March 18, 2020

Recently, Selena Sun, a senior at Carlmont High School, was honored as a semifinalist in Regeneron’s 2020 Science Talent Search (STS). As a result, the program awarded Carlmont’s science d...

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

March 14, 2020

The stock market is an integral part of America's economy. Yet, there are moments in time when just one day can make a world of a difference. The stock market crash on March 9, 2020, has beco...

The truth behind Type 1

The truth behind Type 1

March 10, 2020

When most people hear the word diabetes, they think of a self-inflicted condition caused by an unhealthy diet. However, that is not the case when it comes to Type 1....

Emily Kim works against hospice stigma

Emily Kim works against hospice stigma

March 9, 2020

When one thinks of hospice care, the first description that comes to mind is often somber; in reality, hospice care surpasses the negative connotation society has for the service. ...

Behind the badges

Behind the badges

March 9, 2020

When compared to the price of a car or a college student’s financial debt, $5 is relatively small. But, to an 8-year-old girl with two bags of Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Samoas,...

Bea Rienhoff fights her genetics

Bea Rienhoff fights her genetics

March 9, 2020

Crying emerges from the newborn.  The baby's curled fingers and toes indicate to the doctors that she isn't as healthy as they had hoped, and panic consumes the room. It would take years o...

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