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High school athletes crumble under pressure

High school athletes crumble under pressure

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


Filed under Features

According to the National Alliance for Sports, 70 percent of student athletes quit sports by the time they enter high school. With their rigorous high school schedules, many students quit the sports they used to love because of the changes they face in high school. There are many reasons why...

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Middle College provides a high school alternative

Sophie Penn, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Features

Social media and entertainment continue to portray high school as four years of varsity jackets, school rallies, and cliques. However, Middle College provides a contrast to what has come to be seen as the stereotypical high school. Middle College is an alternative to high school for students who feel t...

UC admission is becoming more challenging

UC admission is becoming more challenging

Nicole del Cardayre

February 25, 2016


Filed under Academic, Features

“I’m not good enough." "They’re better than me." "My GPA is too low.” These are the thoughts that go through the minds of many students when applying for admission to the college of their dreams. As the competition for colleges grows, students face more pressure to perform outstanding...

Depressed students battle internal enemies

Depressed students battle internal enemies

Jackson Monge and Jordan Hanlon

February 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

by Jordan Hanlon Many stereotypes have been associated with teenage depression, including that depression isn’t even a real illness. Depression is a serious and prevalent problem. According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, seven in 100,000 teenagers ages 15 to 19 commit suicide each year and the number is rising....

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Students need relationships with teachers to succeed

Mackenzie O'Connell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Features

As students slide into their desks on the first day of school, the first thing they are given is a colored packet syllabus that includes all the expectations for that year. Yet, as the year progresses, teachers never receive a colored packet of the students’ expectations for their classes. Teachers...

High school relationships can stand the test of time

High school relationships can stand the test of time

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Features

The year was 1977 when Jackie Perkins first laid eyes on Robbie Chang. While hanging around the courtyard of Ralston Middle School, on what was just another day, their eyes first met. Little did they know, they would be spending the rest of their lives together. Their romantic relationship, which began the...

College is hitting students harder, earlier

College is hitting students harder, earlier

Mona Murhamer, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Top News

It’s three in the morning.  Sophomore Jade Sebti wakes with a start.  She rubs her bleary eyes to find her bed covered in chemistry notes and flashcards.   She panics, worrying about how much she has left to study and how she’s going to do on her test tomorrow. She’s not the only one....

Cardio workouts offer different benefits

Cardio workouts offer different benefits

Skylar Weiss, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

Swimming and running are both vigorous forms of exercise. Runners and swimmers are both considered athletic, but how exactly do they measure up against each other? Many doctors agree on the fact that the physical activities are too different to be compared. Although both swimming and running are i...

Social media is more than what meets the eye

Social media is more than what meets the eye

Izzy Mitchell, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016


Filed under Features, Lifestyle January, Top News

Social media: a way to invent a perfect life filled with #goals for all to see. Social media today is a hierarchy dominated by the Internet superstars, with their record-breaking number of likes and followers. However, the majority of social media users reside at the b...

Listening in the cloud

Listening in the cloud

Connor Lin, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016


Filed under Features

A notification from Twitter pops up on your screen. Your favorite artist just released a new album. In the tweet, a link is included to download the music. You unlock your phone, eager to listen. With the click of a button, the new album is downloaded onto your device, and you begin to enjoy t...

Passion: One key to happiness

Passion: One key to happiness

Celine Yang, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Top News

What brings people happiness? Some may say family. Friends. Money. Love. Fame. World domination. Possible answers range from the silly to the serious. But arguably, one of the things that brings people happiness is something that many people are in pursuit of: passion. “I can’t picture m...

Change is coming to downtown San Carlos

Change is coming to downtown San Carlos

Nate Godwin, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Top News

Downtown San Carlos is about to undergo significant change, as construction in Wheeler Plaza, bounded by Cherry Street and San Carlos Avenue, is set to begin early this year. The redevelopment of Wheeler Plaza will affect 2.65 acres of land west of Laurel Street, mainly the parking lot behind the for...

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