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The underestimated importance of vaccines

The underestimated importance of vaccines

April 9, 2019

Three-hundred and fourteen individual cases of measles were recorded between January and March of this year in 15 states of the U.S. Of the 157 cases recorded in Rockland, New York, 82% had not gotten a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. It’s been 2015 since the last person died of measles in the U.S., and another 12 years before that. Eighty-one flights traveling in the U.S. in the past year had at least one person on board with the disease. But why is this a problem? If one person in the vicinity is infected with measles, 90% of the individuals around them will also be infected. The disease was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. And it’s not just measles. For the first time in 30 years, a child has contracted tetanus in Oregon. It took $800,000 to save him, but, according to most doctors, would have only taken a single shot to prevent it from happening at all. For epidemiologist Jennifer Pavon*, this rapid rise of illnesses is due to vaccine resistance, which she attributes to a lack of education on the subject.  “I think with any misinformation crisis, it really boils down to an educational crisis, where people aren’t educated enough to seek out fact-checked, correct information,” Pavon said. “People...

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

Online art theft goes unregulated on Instagram

April 9, 2019

Imagine you just got home from a long day of school. You drop your backpack, lazily take off your shoes, and throw yourself onto your bed. You reach for your phone to see how your ...

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

California’s oldest charter school hopes to develop students’ social-emotional skills

April 9, 2019

In most elementary and middle schools, academic skills are the biggest focus for teachers and children. Multiplication problems, flash cards, and learning cursive are some of th...

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

Celebrating Holi at home in Belmont

March 26, 2019

  This content is a fusion of first a recap of the Belmont celebration of Holi, an Indian holiday, and the event from the perspective of someone who practices the holiday...

Scot Scoop Explains: the Mueller report

Scot Scoop Explains: the Mueller report

March 24, 2019

Welcome to Scot Scoop Explains! Scot Scoop Explains is born out of the drive to inform the general public about the who, what, when, where, why, and how of political topics....

Student Absenteeism bigger than you think

Dantony Lewis, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Missing one day of school may seem harmless, but it can have massive consequences. Chronic absenteeism: missing more than ten% of school days. “Missing one day of school is hard to recover from and sometimes can’t even be recovered,” said Carlmont High School sophomore Rohan Mantena. Students that miss school struggle to recover from the missed lessons or tests they have to make up out of class. Even if ...

School spirit adds a new element to one’s high school experience

School spirit adds a new element to one’s high school experience

March 18, 2019

The school colors are everywhere, appearing in azure blues and alabaster whites that cover hallways and student apparel alike. Posters created by ASB flutter on nearby walls as pe...

A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles

A light in the darkness: How different Carlmont students cope with struggles

March 16, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article has themes involving depression, anxiety, and suicide. If these topics are likely to trigger you, it is suggested that you stop reading. “I want to...

Green technology a promising solution to global warming

Green technology a promising solution to global warming

March 15, 2019

Families flee in horror while watching flames steal away their home. The sky's pleasant blue burns into a raging red. Gusting winds whip up the flames as they grasp onto anyth...

It’s not all fun and games on the other side of the controller

It’s not all fun and games on the other side of the controller

March 13, 2019

You’re on the last lap in Mario Kart, hanging onto first place. The music starts to pick up as your sibling starts to yell, excited that you might win. The finish line is only on...

Local high schools offer something for everyone

Local high schools offer something for everyone

March 12, 2019

Bobby sits in class struggling to understand the first problem on the worksheet. His eyes dart across the room but the teacher is not available to help. On the other side of the clas...

Esports has grown into more than a hobby

Esports has grown into more than a hobby

March 5, 2019

The prize pool for DOTA 2’s tournament, The International 2018 is $25,532,177. That's enough money to buy one Toyota Corolla every day for 1,365 consecutive days, nearly 3.8 year...

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