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Students have the power to change how politics affect their lives by contributing directly to youth government.

Local change leads to global impact

March 6, 2020

With the strike of the gavel, the president of the youth government board gets everyone back on track. After a short discussion, the meeting resumes, continuing with sub-committee reports and details of youth li...

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Heritage Fair recognizes cultures at Carlmont

March 4, 2020

The roar of the crowd echoes in her ears as the spotlight beams, highlighting her still figure. All eyes are on her, and yet, she doesn't falter as she explodes into movement,...

A mural of supervisor Harvey Milk smiles down on pedestrians on the corner of 17th and Castro Street in San Francisco.

LGBTQ+ history is not coming out of textbooks, keeping teens in the closet

March 3, 2020

Put yourself in the place of an LGBTQ+ high school student. Apart from two days during your life skills class, you have never been taught about your identity. You may believe you...

A voter registration and absentee ballot lies on a table in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

The 2020 Democratic Primaries: Super Tuesday

March 2, 2020

All you need to know to prepare for the Democratic primaries and 2020 presidential elections

One of Carlmont's counselors, Ross Yokomura, explains the A-G requirements to sophomores in the College and Career Center. The A-G requirements are used by Carlmont to determine what classes a student must take to graduate high school. Many colleges also use these same requirements to determine whether a student is qualified to apply to their college.

The road to college admission

February 29, 2020

Future jobs, salaries, reputation, and education; so much rides on a student's choice of whether they should attend college and if so, where. As a result, it is important for s...

This is what a teen shows on the outside when they are under the influence of different substances versus how they truly feel on the inside.

What is putting the high in high school?

February 27, 2020

What makes a teen 'break bad?' She swings the door open as a foul smell resonates from the living room. Her dad is slumped on the brown, stained couch, half-empty bottle in one hand, lit blun...

A teenage girl has anxiety on the brain as she thinks about the world post 9/11.

Gen Z: anxiety on the brain

February 27, 2020

Alec Sun was sprinting, running faster than he had ever run before. He could see the end, with the big gate and the line. Adrenaline was coursing through his veins as his friend...

Since the risks of electronic cigarettes have been brought to light, many are beginning to turn towards vaping essential oils.

The chaos in the calm

February 22, 2020

Vaping. The invention originally created to help adults quit smoking has become an epidemic that youth and adults alike are familiar with. Some may even say that, due to i...

Carlmont competition cheerleaders are  warming up before practice in a complex pyramid.

Pom poms won’t cushion the fall

February 22, 2020

The athletes lined up, ready to bring their flyers toward the sky. They began to count off. “One, three, five, seven.” The flyers jumped into their bases’ hands and we...

Words associated with disordered eating swim across a plate, while food fills the background.

Eating on the edge

February 19, 2020

Sleep tugs at your eyelids, beckoning you back into your warm bed, but the beeping of your alarm makes you shake it off. Groggily, you get ready and walk to the kitchen to make...

Citizens protest in Hong Kong's Central District. Hong Kong citizens have protested against the extradition, among other reasons, since early 2019.

A world of protests

February 18, 2020

One million, two hundred thousand. That’s how many people protested in the 2018 March for Our Lives. Two million. This is the number of people protesting in Hong Kong on June 16, 20...

A man’s thoughts control him, influenced by the expectations society provides.

Boys don’t cry

February 13, 2020

Your bare knees are on the hot concrete, eyes tearing up under the scorching sun. Taking your training wheels off was a mistake. Your dad — who swore he wouldn’t let you go ...

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