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Lebanese citizens fill the streets and wave the Lebanese flag in protest of taxes on internet-based calls.

Teens protest to drive change

March 30, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Yara Moawad wakes up early on a Monday morning. She brushes her teeth and gets ready for school, only to find out that it had been canceled again — for the...

Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. That is what makes every individual special and unique.

Making ‘special’ the new norm

March 27, 2020

She has a learning disability, so she’s special. At least that’s what everyone else thinks.  These days, more and more students are receiving help from support programs that use different grading systems and allocate guidance from exterior resources. The rising number of students that now need extra attention during class has made being “special” the new norm.  According to the National Center of Education Statistics, nearly 14% of students in California are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan allows parents to work with educators t...

What it’s like to be a teen in the Holocaust

March 25, 2020

Today, a lot of teenage angst is centered around social perceptions of what they should be. Seventy years ago, there were millions of people who could not think of what they sh...

There are many different foods that people can have allergies to.

Just one bite could kill

March 24, 2020

Her group of friends had planned one last late-night dinner before they embarked on their college adventures. The trees that lined the street twinkled with lights as they walked toward...

While many graduates from less prestigious colleges feel like they are destined to earn less, research shows that it likely doesn't affect their future income at all.

The college that students attend may not matter in the long run

March 22, 2020

Many students and parents think that attending a prestigious college is a golden ticket to success. While students from elite schools may have an easier time finding their first j...

Sati Kassarjian, a junior, considers numerous career paths for her future.

An easier way to choose a career path

March 19, 2020

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"  This is a question that adults have asked youth time and time again. Coincidentally, students often do not know the answer to such...

Established in 1942, the Regeneron Science Talent Search seeks out young, aspiring scientists from around the nation each year.

Student’s initiative earns science department $2,000

March 18, 2020

Recently, Selena Sun, a senior at Carlmont High School, was honored as a semifinalist in Regeneron’s 2020 Science Talent Search (STS). As a result, the program awarded Carlmont’s science d...

Stock Market Crash: the change of America's economy

Stock Market Crash: the change of America’s economy

March 14, 2020

The stock market is an integral part of America's economy. Yet, there are moments in time when just one day can make a world of a difference. The stock market crash on March 9, 2020, has beco...

Madeleine Cunningham and Makya Whiting show their insulin pump and glucose tablets.

The truth behind Type 1

March 10, 2020

When most people hear the word diabetes, they think of a self-inflicted condition caused by an unhealthy diet. However, that is not the case when it comes to Type 1....

Emily Kim spends time with one of the patients at Mission Hospice.

Emily Kim works against hospice stigma

March 9, 2020

When one thinks of hospice care, the first description that comes to mind is often somber; in reality, hospice care surpasses the negative connotation society has for the service. ...

Many are familiar with the infamous Girl Scout cookies that are sold each year.

Behind the badges

March 9, 2020

When compared to the price of a car or a college student’s financial debt, $5 is relatively small. But, to an 8-year-old girl with two bags of Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Samoas,...

Bea Rienhoff fights her genetics

March 9, 2020

Crying emerges from the newborn.  The baby's curled fingers and toes indicate to the doctors that she isn't as healthy as they had hoped, and panic consumes the room. It would take years o...

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