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Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

Moth outbreak gains increasing attention

June 2, 2013


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  Although they may not seem noisy or disruptive, many people have begun to notice the outbreak of moths. The Phryganidia Californica, or California Oak Moth, has large population outbreaks every 8-10 years, one of which is occurring. These moths are native to California and can only be...

Dumb: lacking the power of speech

May 3, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

“Dumb,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, means “lacking the human power of speech.” This word is used so commonly in the English language it has lost that meaning and has turned into a colloquial term that is spoken freely in the regular conversation. In ordinary spoken English,...

Retarded: hurtful or harmless?

May 3, 2013


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“I did the stupidest thing today, I’m such a retard.” Similar phrases can be heard echoed throughout the halls of Carlmont. Nowadays calling something retarded is synonymous with being unintelligent or stupid. But what does the word “retard” really mean, and how did it adopt such a negative...

Faggot: a bundle of sticks or slur?

May 3, 2013


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Imagine the most insulting thing you’ve ever been called. Whether it was stupid, ugly, fat, retarded, or anything else. Imagine being called that every day because of who you are. Not something you can change. Imagine being called that word, and that’s not who you are, just what others perceive you...

Is high school an accepting place?

April 2, 2013


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You come to school on the first day as the new kid with no friends. As you look around, you see different groups of people. Many questions race through your mind as you walk down the crowded hallway of her high school: Will I fit in here? Will I be accepted for who I truly am? High school is the time...

Students locked out

Gabriela d'Souza, Staff Writer

April 2, 2013


Filed under Campus, Features

Many people have experienced the disheartening event of going to use the bathroom, tugging at the door and then realizing they can’t get in because it’s locked. As most have come to learn the U hall, F hall and a few other bathrooms around campus have been locked throughout the day. While it...

How do we deal with…

How do we deal with…

Kat Savin, Staff Writer

April 2, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

Carlmont is more than just a “white” school. Carlmont students really value the unique diversity at their school. “I think it’s great [diversity] because you get different perspectives on different situations around the school,” said Henson Kwok, “You don’t just get one bias,...

I live in EPA… and it’s not fair.

I live in EPA… and it’s not fair.

April 2, 2013


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Sophomore Alenna Winfield waits outside in the cold to catch one of the busses to Carlmont High School. Her school day begins 75 minutes before many of her classmates’. Winfield lives in Redwood City half of the time and East Palo Alto the other half. During the time she lives in EPA, she ...

Students ignorant about world news

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

April 2, 2013


Filed under Features

Although students are required to learn about World history, American politics and current events throughout their high school classes and have instant access to news through social media platforms, some students are still ignorant what is happening beyond the boundaries of their everyday lives. “I...

Not all groups get equal acceptance and attention

March 1, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

Although many people are familiar with the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) community, some transgenders and bisexuals often continue to struggle to remain part of the same movement as lesbian and gay citizens and to be included in rights protections. “The LGBT community endures a lot...

Does SAT tutoring significantly help students?

February 27, 2013


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The SAT is a make it or break it situation. Students get four hours to test their knowledge and prove to colleges that they have academic promise. To battle this excruciating test, many students spend thousands of dollars on SAT tutoring. The tutoring is costly and much time is invested. After all the...

The daily distractions that haunt us all

February 27, 2013


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After the final bell has rung to end the school day and a student has returned to their home, they are faced with a variety of things to do. After looking each way, a student has to decide between watching a favorite TV show, texting friends, or doing an abundance of homework that has already been...

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