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Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

Interracial relationships still face scrutiny

Kathryn Stratz, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

Laws prohibiting interracial relationships are history, and although interracial relationships have come a long way, many continue to face barriers. Though people today are less restricted as a result of their race, it still affects people’s view of relationships, even in the Carlmont community. Kazim...

Family traditions maintain devotion to religion

Family traditions maintain devotion to religion

Sharon Tulman, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Features

During the holiday season, some families prepare by decorating their fresh smelling trees, while others get their Menorah ready to light. But, there are others who continue their daily lives. Constantly refreshing their Facebook feed because they have nothing better to do. According to PewResea...

Emotional abuse leaves unseen scars

Emotional abuse leaves unseen scars

Rachel Kang, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Features

What if I told you that there is an invisible, immortal, and deadly killer on the loose? Its name is emotional abuse. Most people experience some form of emotional abuse in their life, usually starting in their teen years, known as bullying. However, bullies are not always obvious. Some work in manipulati...

America’s global dominance is collapsing

America’s global dominance is collapsing

Alexander Derhacobian, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s possible that the future of America’s global role is in the hands of one man, but he isn’t the president of the United States. This man resides 4,857 miles away from the White House. He is Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin hasn’t hesitated with challenging the United States...

Social media ruins social lives

Social media ruins social lives

Rachel Hunter, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Top News

Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are ruining the teenager lifestyle. Almost all teenagers never know when to stop using their phones. Teenagers are more focused on themselves and what other people think of them, however, they have never realized their own personalitie...

Social media’s filter goes beyond photos

Social media’s filter goes beyond photos

Aliyah Wachob, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under Features

Someone scrolls down their news feed and they come across the same article four or five times. The same article has been shared by most of their friends. It’s like nothing else exists. They’re in a filter bubble, a microcosm of information determined by the social media site’s newsfeed algori...

Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

Artie Hazelton, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

Many people who define themselves with some sort of religion in today’s society are not comfortable with making their religion known to others. With elements like the media and religious stereotypes, many people of faith are sometimes ashamed to express their beliefs, as they may face discrimination...

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

What advisers do for students goes beyond the classroom

Adriana Ramirez and Estella Lippi

April 15, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features

Sweat runs down your face. You are shaking and can't stop tapping your nails on the desk where the letter from your top journalism college choice sits. Taking a deep breath, you open it. You have been accepted. You sigh and say, "Thank you, adviser." Advisers aren't just teachers in a...

Women face cultural beauty standards

Women face cultural beauty standards

Lily Bakour, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

“I am not beautiful.” This is a thought that haunts women across the world. Regardless of background, women hold themselves to different beauty standards according to their culture and the society that surrounds them. Many may ask themselves, “What is the definition of beauty?” This...

Hate rampages on the Internet

Hate rampages on the Internet

Chesirae Barbano, Staff Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features

The Internet has become the new forum for hate speech. It has become a battleground rooted on social issues. When social media was flooded with reactions to the newest “Star Wars VII” trailer on Oct. 19, not all were pleased with the casting decisions. With one specific tweet and a new has...

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Volunteering is no longer altruistic

Hanalei Pham, Staff Writer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Holiday, Top News, Volunteering

“I volunteer to give back to my community” has been said so many times that it’s almost cliché. Volunteering has been around for forever, but there are a myriad of reasons why people volunteer and, as times change, these reasons change as well. School counselor Ross Yokomura said, "Volunteering is about givi...

Originality presents difficulties in music composition

Originality presents difficulties in music composition

Estella Lippi, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

She sits at her desk, a pen in hand, staring at a blank piece of paper in her notebook. The only thing going through her head is a rhythm and an emotion she’s trying to express with a melody. As more and more of her vision comes to life on the page, she unconsciously borrows phrases and themes from...

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