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Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Private schools vs. Public schools: Bay Area edition

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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When moving away from Texas in 2003, Leslie McPherson and her husband Glenn McPherson sought an area with good public schools. When they heard about the Bay Area, they knew it was right for them. “Glenn and I moved specifically to this area for the schools that are available here,” said Leslie M...

Benefits of following the military pathway

Benefits of following the military pathway

Luke Adams, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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Many Americans each year want to join the military and serve their country. These young Americans face a hard choice, enlist in the military straight out of high school or go to college and train to become an officer. For most American teenagers, their 18th birthday is a special time in their liv...

Muslim discrimination spreads across America

Muslim discrimination spreads across America

Zaina Abdelrahman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


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Noor Dahbour is a Carlmont alumna who experienced the dehumanizing discrimination of American Muslims. Muslims have the highest rates in being discriminated against among religious groups in America. One could be practicing their religion peacefully, reading their holy book, or wearing...

Athletes are stigmatized based on the sport they play

Athletes are stigmatized based on the sport they play

Kelsey Chandra, Staff Writer

February 19, 2017


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A common stereotype circling around the athletic community is the dumb jock. A dumb jock is a person exactly as their name makes them seem, someone who is less intelligent than average, but very athletic. Yet many athletes defy this stereotype. Freshman soccer player Soni Kanaya said, “My ...

Depression can consume anybody

Depression can consume anybody

Ashlyn Wong, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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One out of every eight adolescents suffers from depression. Depression is the most common mental disorder in the United States, according to Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Whether it’s just a feeling or clinical disorder, everyone experiences some kind of sadness in their lifetime. ...

KT Tape proves to be a solution for athletes’ injuries

KT Tape proves to be a solution for athletes’ injuries

Kaitlyn Gates, Staff writer

February 15, 2017


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Sophomore JV football player Sammy Blucher injured her knee while practicing her kicking for too long. Blucher is just one of the many Carlmont athletes who was injured during the sports seasons. Sports seasons are only two to three months, so an injury could take an athlete out for the whole sea...

Loss of a parent results in emotional obstacles

Loss of a parent results in emotional obstacles

Samantha Dahlberg, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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Phone call. Rushing to the hospital. Horrible news. No no no no. Mother just died. Even though the death of a parent while the kid is still young is not common, it happens, and it can change those left behind in unexpected ways. “I developed an anxiety problem because of it,” sa...

Perfectionism creates more academic pressure

Perfectionism creates more academic pressure

Olivia Chow, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Another shiny gold star. A symbol of a job well done, at the corner of every page of an overachiever. While the title of an overachiever is well known, the force driving these individuals is not as well known. Together, a clear goal and motivation can result in overachievement. However, some goals...

Dancers behind the glamour

Dancers behind the glamour

Sherilyn Kuo, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

Onstage dancers look beautiful and graceful. But off stage, dancers must face the blisters, the anxiety, and the tears. After every dance rehearsal and show, dancers are exhausted. Many leave the studio popping a couple of Advils to fight the physical pain from dancing so much. Dancing is a commi...

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Practice eases fear of public speaking

Amelia Espinosa, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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A girl stands on the stage. Her eyes look out over a sea of people, their blank stares all trained on her. Her knees tremble, and her joints are stiff like the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." Sweaty hands grasp the mic, lungs fill, and… nothing comes out. The fear of public speaking is some...

Media causes male insecurities

Media causes male insecurities

Phoebe Saul, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


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For years, society has recognized the negative impact that the media can have on women but has failed to acknowledge any negative impact on men. The media is a powerful source that drives insecurities among men of all ages. From television, movies, magazines, advertisements, Instagram, and Snapcha...

Food for student thought

Food for student thought

Kylie Lin, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

When seeking to improve their grades, students seldom think about heading towards the fridge. However, numerous studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and various universities have shown that teenagers’ eating habits strongly affect academic performance. Factors that promote this correlation i...

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