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GMO foods invoke health debate

GMO foods invoke health debate

Noah Sun, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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"What is your favorite food?" A common question asked as an icebreaker. "Why is it your favorite food?" A bit less common. Most people know what their favorite foods are or at least the flavors they enjoy. However, a lot of people don’t fully understand why something tastes so good and e...

Concussion awareness grows

Concussion awareness grows

Briana McDonald, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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Straight ahead, coming at you full speed, and bam. A student opens their eyes to find themselves laying in the middle of the field looking up at the bright lights beaming down on them. Suddenly, they can’t remember what the score was, or the team they were playing against. They just got a concu...

Students prioritize internet over homework

Students prioritize internet over homework

Thomas Leme, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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There are only 24 hours in a day, and according to a report by Common Sense Media, teenagers spend nine of those hours using media. According to Brandwatch, over 3 billion people use the internet and over 2 billion of them use social media, making it one of the most popular aspects of media today...

Telemedicine advances efficiency in the medical field

Telemedicine advances efficiency in the medical field

Naveed Delrooz, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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Nobody likes going to the doctor. It can always be an inconvenience especially with the number of busy schedules students have. Sophomore Justin Hsu wakes up early in the morning for a doctor’s appointment on a cross country race day looking to qualify for PALs. When he arrives at the course, t...

Teens suffer from caffeine addiction

Teens suffer from caffeine addiction

Nikka Gribanovsky, Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


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The line at Starbucks is out the door as Carlmont High School students wait for their hot lattes and mochas, the majority unaware of possible side effects of the consumed products. Countless students come to school sleep deprived relying on a hit of caffeine to try and stay awake. Ilana Hamer,...

School borders decrease diversity at Carlmont

School borders decrease diversity at Carlmont

Natalya Camacho, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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Carlmont High School no longer experiences the enrichment brought there by the diverse students coming from the neighboring communities.                              The Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) superintendent, James Lianides has approved the reposition of the bou...

Unconscious decisions result in conscious consequences

Unconscious decisions result in conscious consequences

Sam Hosmer, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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The decisions one thinks about the least could be affecting one the most. In 2007, Cornell University asked 190 participants to estimate the number of food-related decisions they made in a day. These could have ranged from the location to type, or to quantity. The average speculation was 15. Afterwar...

Insecurities stem from social media

Insecurities stem from social media

Ashley Marchi, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Social media reinforces teenage insecurities on many levels. Many students in America feel these insecurities on a daily basis as they strive to reach the expectations governed by the media. Society creates false pictures of what is normal. People compare themselves to others and manipulate th...

Sports generate problems with students

Sports generate problems with students

Katrina Wong, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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The high pitched squeal of the whistle blew and feet dashed around the field as the thrilling game of soccer began. The rebound of an attempted shot bounced into the feet of sophomore Theodore Korolev, who easily kicked it into the right corner in the game against Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy. Ko...

Silicon Valley housing prices skyrocket

Silicon Valley housing prices skyrocket

Camille Dunning, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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From the hard-disk drive to the Google search engine, Silicon Valley has hatched some of the world’s most illustrious technological creations. Although it is highly revered as an economic center and an innovation hub, the small region in California has also been known for its burdensome living costs...

Searching the stars for a new home

Searching the stars for a new home

Denton Silfvast, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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The colonization of distant planets is often dismissed as science fiction. However, NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory is working nonstop in order to discover planets that may act as a second home for humanity. Kepler Space Telescope is currently whizzing around the earth at 13,180 miles per hour...

Dedication to high school sports reaps future benefits

Dedication to high school sports reaps future benefits

Lucy Gibbs, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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Behind the greatest athletes lies a determination to be the absolute best. From a very young age, athletes work towards dominating the competition. Playing at the college and professional level is becoming more competitive and more selective, which makes life difficult for aspiring athletes. ...

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