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Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Immigrants are more than their stereotypes

Sarah Tocatlian, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best...They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people,” said Donald Trump at his campaign launch for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.Many misconceptions are made ...

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

Humans and animals continue a 32,000-year-old relationship

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

It is no secret that today’s society places great value on pets, whose adorable personalities often lure those in need of a friend to either adopt or buy them. In fact, their fluffy little faces are so irresistible that, in 2012, 36.5 percent of the U.S. population owned dogs and 30.4 percent owned cats. Sophomore Aliana El Shawa, the owner of nine pets, said, “Pets are really funny and great, so it’s easy to see why they are so popular.” But how did the relationship between humans and animals start?

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Syrian refugee crisis met with caution at Carlmont

Syrian refugee crisis met with caution at Carlmont

Jason Zheng, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016


Filed under Features, Top News

A picture of a young boy wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans, drowned on a beach, has circulated the Internet and has been ingrained into memory. The boy, Aylan Kurdi, is one of millions of Syrian refugees fleeing a deadly civil war in their homeland. The refugees are traveling in dangerous conditi...

Santa and his elves visit Carlmont for the holidays

Santa and his elves visit Carlmont for the holidays

Ivy Nguyen, Staff Writer

December 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, Holiday, Multimedia

Snow in California and Santa at school? It's a Christmas miracle! To relieve students of some stress during Dead Week and to bring in some holiday spirit, Santa came to the quad. "Having Santa here makes me feel like there's no place like school for the holidays. Santa is looking very well-r...

Students determine the fate of the First Amendment

Students determine the fate of the First Amendment

Estella Lippi, Staff writer

December 9, 2015


Filed under Features, News

The halls of Carlmont are relatively peaceful in the year of 2015, but if one listens in to the casual conversation that floats throughout the campus they are bound to hear some form of hate speech snaking its way through the halls. PEW Research Center recently came out with a study estimating that...

Sequoia holds on to Terremere Trophy

Sequoia holds on to Terremere Trophy

Bijan Khalili and Minh-Han Vu

November 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Sports, Top News

The Carlmont Scots took on Sequoia in the 62nd annual meeting for the Terremere trophy to close out the 2015 football season. "This is what we have been waiting for all year, to take back that trophy," said senior Blake O'Connor. The game ended in a double overtime victory for the Cherokees, with...

Dead whales point to a bigger problem

Dead whales point to a bigger problem

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015


Filed under Features, News

More than 100 feet long and up to 200 tons, whales are complex and beautiful giants, roaming the sea as the largest, loudest animals on the planet. Whales sit at the top of the food chain and play a significant role in the healthy functioning of the marine environment, according to World Wildlife. However,...

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Becca Garner, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

There is a reason Fox News has disparaged the Bay Area for its “San Francisco values.” San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal cities in the nation. “The Bay Area is more open minded than other places; people are more welcoming. Elsewhere, everyone is not as tolerant of individuality,”...

Rebuilding a social life after high school

Rebuilding a social life after high school

Minh-Han Vu, Art Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under College Craze, Features

For many students, the end of their high school friendships marks the start of their independent lives. Along with the pressure of facing the world as adults for the first time, most graduates must also face their transition without any familiar company. Senior Brian Lee said, “By next fall,...

Living with the guilt

Living with the guilt

Tori Shanefelter, Staff Writer

April 25, 2015


Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

It’s around four in the morning as she lays awake staring mindlessly at the ceiling. Despite being engulfed in the warmth of her bed, she feels nothing except for the numbness in her heart. Whenever she closes her eyes, her ears fill with the calming laughter of her best friend. It’s been two...

Student leisure time and how it’s spent

Student leisure time and how it’s spent

Evan Davies, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices

Free time is viewed in a variety of different ways. Some people view it as a beneficial break from the stress of everyday life, others as a useless distraction. The majority of high school students have some amount of free time regardless of how they choose to spend that time. Leisure time gives...

Using stress to your advantage

Using stress to your advantage

Victor Li, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Choices, Top News

After coming home from school tired and exhausted, you cram in hours and hours of homework, with no time to relax. Your responsibilities seem overwhelming, but your persistence drives you on. Yet, right after you begin to relax thinking you have finished your duties, you suddenly remember about...

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