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OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

OCD: More Than Just an Acronym

January 16, 2019

It’s a cloudy Tuesday, and you bring your umbrella to school. It swings from your wrist as you walk through the halls. You make sure to place the ball of your foot on every ...

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

January 15, 2019

Violence Against The Trans Community Thirty-five years old. That's the average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color in America.  Two weeks into 2019 and a trans woman has already been murdered. But she isn't the only one to die in the past year. Karla Patricia Flores-Paven, 26. Choked to death in her own apartment. Vontashia Bell, 18. Took a shot to the head. Arguably one of the worst, Viccky Gutierrez, 33. Stabbed, and then set on fire in her Los Angeles home. Twenty-five known trans people were murdered in 2018, and, with the exception of Flores-Paven and a couple others, their murderers have yet to be caught. As the rest of the world has begun to become more accepting of LGB rights, trans people have been left behind. Despite everything that has changed since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the transphobia demonstrated by the policemen that night remains the same today. And now, perhaps more than ever, trans rights are under attack. Modern Trans Discrimination At London Pride in July 2018, a group of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) lesbians headlined London Pride to protest against trans bathroom rights under the belief that they threatened cisgender* women's safety. It was only until after that London Pri...

Student athletes need to ask themselves the hard questions with concussions

Student athletes need to ask themselves the hard questions with concussions

December 19, 2018

The stage has been set. The shine of the floodlights drapes your surroundings as you and your teammates walk through the field. The smell of grilled burgers and hot dogs hit your...

Homecoming spirit from all angles

Homecoming spirit from all angles

October 28, 2018

Carlmont had Homecoming Oct. 21 to Oct. 26, the week consisting of Powderpuff football, spirit days, class competitions, the assembly, and an all-school dance. Check out this in-depth multimedia project that takes a look at elements of homecomings here, as well as around the nation.

Underclassmen fill the shoes of girls’ varsity at Serra Invitational

Underclassmen fill the shoes of girls’ varsity at Serra Invitational

October 8, 2018

Normally it’s the top seven runners who make the girls varsity team, but as varsity ran the Clovis Invitational, it was up to sophomores Amanda Joe, Ashlyn Kwan, Emily Kim, Miriam...

New summer reading activities leave the school Mars-struck

New summer reading activities leave the school Mars-struck

September 24, 2018

This year, Carlmont held MASC, or Martian All-School Competition, as part of Martian Week, which started Aug. 20. Instead of having students sit on the field as in previous years, all students had at least a 10-minute lesson in every class about a topic related to The Martian.

Who gets the water bill?

Who gets the water bill?

September 12, 2018

Cut the check, get the service. This is the modus operandi of public and private utilities everywhere. So long as the money ends up in the right hands, the water keeps flowing and the lights stay on. If you live in Belmont, the check for the water bill ends up in the hands of the Mid-Peninsula Water District, a public agency headquartered at 3 Dairy Lane just next to US-101. They in turn purchase and pipe water originally from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, through the San Francisco Regional Water System, to the homes of Belmont residents as well as those living in small portions of San Carlos, Redwood City, and unincorporated San Mateo County.

Juvenile hall perceptions go beyond what meets the eye

Juvenile hall perceptions go beyond what meets the eye

June 19, 2018

Think someone in prison has hit rock bottom? Maybe not. The juvenile detention center in San Mateo County provides many opportunities that can help kids who may have fallen down the wrong path turn around. There are many rehabilitative resources and services to offer kids in need, including academic counselors, who make sure school credits are being transferred, and therapists, who help the kids through their traumatic experiences.

Students march for their lives

Students march for their lives

March 24, 2018

At 837 marches, communities gathered to protest the lives lost to gun violence. But in Redwood City, it was different. In Redwood City, the rally was for the students, by the students. At the head of the cause was a group of students from the Sequoia Union High School District: Stefan Sujansky, Holly Newman, Sophie Penn, Ria Calcagno, Elise Kratzer, and Katie Uthman. While another rally was already scheduled to take place in San Francisco on March 24, Penn, a senior at Carlmont High School, said bringing the issue to Redwood City would make it more accessible for the community.

International students make connections through ELL

International students make connections through ELL

March 12, 2018

For Rebecca Shentu, Manon Llorach, and Sarah Tocatlian, moving to a new country was just the beginning of a new journey. The transition from middle school to high school can be tough, b...

Athletic determination stays strong despite anemia

Athletic determination stays strong despite anemia

March 10, 2018

Passion. A word defined by the dictionary as a strong emotion that’s barely controllable. Yet, to every individual, it has a different meaning. For Allie Ayers, passion, that satisfaction ...

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