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Warriors spark excitement in new season

Warriors spark excitement in new season

Daniel Friis, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


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Sixty-seven wins and 15 losses. Four All-Stars. Best record in the NBA. Best ever playoff record for an NBA team. Two championships in three years (according to NBA.com). Some would refer to these facts as “video game statistics,” which are statistics that are so unheard of, they can only be accompli...

Best of October

Best of October

November 2, 2017


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Best of September

Best of September

October 5, 2017


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Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Belmont city officials grapple with infrastructure problem

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

May 28, 2017


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Belmont’s roads are among the worst in the state. According to a staff report from the Department of Public Works, Belmont has accumulated upwards of $100 million in deferred road and storm drain maintenance. On the Pavement Condition Index (PCI), an algorithm which scores road quality on a one to...

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Belmont works to create a vibrant downtown

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


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Belmont’s unbuilt town center has been in development for 31 years. In 1986, a committee was formed to study and evaluate the feasibility of revitalizing downtown Belmont. After a four-year period of intense examination and review, the city council ratified the Downtown Specific Plan, a 162-pag...

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

Students need a healthy breakfast to start their day

Juliana Rinaldi, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017


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Breakfast: a hearty meal to kick start the day or a quick bite before rushing out of the house to school or work? Many teenagers and young adults don't know which one breakfast actually should be. Eating just anything for breakfast isn't enough to start the day off right. The quality of the food that...

Gender stigma plays a role in sports

Gender stigma plays a role in sports

Adriana Kurtovich, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


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Today's society often portrays men as more superior in sports compared to women. However, this is not always the case. The number of female athletes at NCAA schools has increased from about 30,000 to over 193,000 since 1972, but women still have many fewer participation opportunities than men do according...

Chronic pain takes an emotional toll on patients

Chronic pain takes an emotional toll on patients

Izzy Bruguera, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


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Imagine waking up every morning for months or years on end with pain plaguing every move and every moment of the day. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks, but it can often persist for much longer and even be lifelong. As found by the American Pain Society, chronic ...

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Outside sports generate debate over PE credit

Mike Carlson, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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Out-of-school sports can offer Carlmont students benefits, but they can also come with drawbacks. The benefits include valuable friendships, increased discipline, and staying in physical shape, while the drawbacks come mostly from the time crunch created by participating in a demanding activity....

Military benefits students’ college life and onwards

Military benefits students’ college life and onwards

Trey Chock, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017


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In today’s highly competitive society, jobs and college acceptance letters are nearly impossible to come by. About 3.5 million students will graduate from high school within the United States this year according to the U.S. Department of Education.  But what if the two impossibilities came as a package, and for free? If the military is chosen ...

Satirical shows strive only for entertainment

Satirical shows strive only for entertainment

Ashley Huang, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


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According to The Huffington Post, “Satire news is increasingly overtaking mainstream news as a source of voter information, especially for younger and left-leaning voters.” Satire, which is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidit...

SOS gives students a place to lead

SOS gives students a place to lead

Nina Heller, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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The first thing most students will notice when entering Therapist and Students Offering Support (SOS) Coordinator Shelley Bustamante's office are the overwhelming amount of photographs of students that cover the wall: senior portraits, prom photos, and class pictures. These photos are of students who have made a...

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