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School shootings have the power to tear apart families and communities.

The terror of the times

February 13, 2020

Since 2012's Sandy Hook, the United States hasn't gone more than 231 days without a school shooting. That’s the 2000s: a time when gun violence frequents the news so much so that it’s become a constant reality...

Many victims, like Natalie Astor*, feel isolated and guilty when facing the struggles of sexual assault.

Student overcomes the strain of sexual assault

February 11, 2020

“It’s my fault.” This is one of the many thoughts that haunts the minds of sexual assault victims. Despite the numerous reports of sexual assault, many still do not u...

Consumer AR-15 rifles on sale at a bay area gun store.

AR-15: America’s most hated weapon

February 10, 2020

Parkland, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook. Among others, these are the locations of some of the deadliest mass shootings...

Human trafficking exists everywhere, from the U.S. to China.

Bay Area organizations fight against human trafficking

February 6, 2020

Do you know who made your clothes? The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are currently 40.3 million victims of human trafficking around the globe; 24 million are used for their labor. Whether it be from within our own communities or in factories abroad, Americans are either directly or indirectly affected by human trafficking every day. Despite the widespread nature of this issue, many Americans remain unaware.  Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking extends far beyond forced prostitution. The practice — which has been described as a f...

This sign is in the heart of Redwood City and welcomes people into the community.

The power of community

February 5, 2020

While Latinx immigration has been a significant discussion across the U.S., one town in Northern California fosters a welcoming community. In Redwood City, immigrants find a safe have...

Thomas Cook previously operated flights between San Francisco and Manchester before declaring bankruptcy.

Airlines hang in the delicate balance between profit and debt

February 5, 2020

On Sept. 23, 2019, an American family had begun to wrap up their vacation to the UK and was driving up to the airport to catch their flight back home. Entering the airport complex, their son stared out of the rear window of the car, amazed at the impressive show of machinery. “Which one are we going to be on?” he wondered. Arriving at the terminal, the family sifted through the unusually large crowd at check-in. They soon learned that the row of gray-tailed planes standing outside wouldn’t be taking anyone home. And, after hopping through several different airline...

Growing up allows children to develop attachments that may remain with them well into adulthood.

A blanket understanding of attachment

February 5, 2020

A college graduate stands in front of her first car. With tears running down her face, she realizes it is time to part ways with her beloved vehicle. She has been through so mu...

“I believe people’s lives are undoubtedly changed by their fears, but not always limited,

The roots of fears

January 29, 2020

It isn't abnormal to wake up with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. Perhaps it's due to the math test you have during second period or the obtrusive spider you see crawling along the crown moldin...

Student at Carlmont High School takes a break, and a moment to themselves, as they sit on the bleachers overlooking the field.

Differing personality types define the formation of relationships

January 27, 2020

The world is made up of billions of people, each different from the next, built up of two alternative personality types: the introvert and the extrovert. While people with intro...

During a high school soccer game, players play without a video assistant referee (VAR).

Man versus machine

January 23, 2020

In the bottom of the ninth inning, your favorite team has the winning run on second base, with the best player on the team up to bat. As you refocus your eyes onto the TV screen, t...

Matab Abdaljalil faces a mural in Oakland. Her headscarf and long dress in front of the marijuana reference represent the cultural mixing and differences she experienced when she first moved to the Bay Area in 2015.

From havoc to healing: The story of a young refugee

January 22, 2020

Life is hard enough as a high school student. Everything seems like a competition, from trying to get the best grades to facing the pressure from universities to show your ...

The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.