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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


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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


Filed under As seen in print, Features

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...

CTE schedule struggles

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


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Not only do you have to get good grades to graduate from high school, you also need to fulfill the graduation requirements. Students are required to finish all Fine Arts, Career Technical Education (CTE), and electives credits by graduation. A few CTE classes offered in Carlmont are Computer Science,...

Crammed schedules, too many options

Gabriela d'Souza, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


Filed under As seen in print, Features

The decisions you make within the coming weeks will determine the rest of your high school career. Every spring, high school students across the nation must decide on the classes they wish to take in the next school year. For some this choice comes easily, picking the classes they know they will like...

Not all groups get equal acceptance and attention

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

February 27, 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...

Standing out in a crowd

February 27, 2013


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Sam walks into his first period class and sits down. All around the room, heads begin to turn. Many turn away, embarrassed for him. Others look down, busying themselves to avoid eye contact. Some students even stop to stare and gawk. Why do his peers act like this? The answer is simple. It’s...

Racism: more complicated than black and white

February 27, 2013


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“Racism is definitely a relevant issue in today’s society. It is still here because some people have a hard time accepting others and their cultures,” said Carlmont sophomore Sohun Awsare. Though California and the Bay Area have done a great job of being tolerant of races and ethnicities, the...

Sexual evolution

February 27, 2013


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Have you ever wondered what your parents did as teenagers? People today think that our society is hyper-sexualized, but in fact, society is more conservative today compared to the 1960s and 1970s. Sophomore Neeshae Wain commented, “We are more sexually active than our parents and it’s more...

Religious tolerance goes multiple ways

Shira Stein, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013


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“Did you see that Jew nose?” “Did you hear that she goes to church every Sunday?” “Mormons have more than one spouse and that’s weird.” “Don’t all Buddhists have shaved heads and wear robes?” “Don’t you know that Atheists worship Satan?” “Did you know that all Muslims are...

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