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Many students are feeling an increase in stress with the obstacles presented by COVID-19.

Editorial: Students need to stop stressing about college in the midst of COVID-19

April 26, 2020

The modern school system that we take part in has put a significant emphasis on working towards one specific goal throughout our high school career: college.  As students, we a...

Although they are not working on the front lines of the pandemic, journalists have an equally important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Editorial: Ethical journalism is part of the cure for COVID-19

April 13, 2020

In times of crisis, it is more important than ever that people are well-informed in order to take the appropriate precautions and stay calm. However, the media can either be a help or ...

From March 16 to March 27, students will be engaging in distance learning. On April 3, families will be notified as to whether school will continue through distance learning or not.

Editorial: Don’t hate on distance learning

March 22, 2020

 It's March 16, the Monday after Carlmont's administration announced that its campus would be closed and that school will continue through distance learning. Students wake up at a...

Expensive colleges like USC are making improvements to their financial aid programs.

Editorial: Free college tuition is too ambiguous

March 1, 2020

When choosing which colleges to apply to, many factors come into play. For example, you may turn away from some of the U.S.'s top universities solely because of the very high and of...

As the presidential election nears, some high school students are preparing to vote.

Editorial: Teens need educational tools to fuel political duties

February 23, 2020

Alexander Hamilton was the first secretary of the United States Treasury. Franklin Roosevelt implemented the First New Deal of 1933. The Marshall Plan was created by Americans to r...

Despite the numerous protests and rallies against gun violence, an alarming amount of deaths are still gun-related today.

Editorial: Gun violence is becoming too normalized

February 9, 2020

"This is a lockdown drill for an active shooter on campus. Please follow the lockdown drill procedures." As the announcement ends, students get up and barricade the classroom door with...

Each Valentine's Day, 36 million boxes of chocolate are sold.

Editorial: Valentine’s Day has lost its meaning

February 3, 2020

When we think of Valentine’s Day, the first things that come to mind are often boxes of chocolates, roses, cards, or even heart-shaped candies. For many, Valentine’s Day is ...

With course selection right around the corner, students should take the time to think over and research the courses they're interested in.

Editorial: Think again before course selection

January 27, 2020

Each individual student has their own interests and areas of strengths and weaknesses, but their goal tends to be similar: to graduate Carlmont with all the credits they need....

In the first week of school, most teachers gave students a presentation instructing them to download certain apps for the school year.

Editorial: Carlmont is not free to go phone-free

January 19, 2020

"Please take out your cell phones." As the minute bell echoed through the halls of Carlmont High School on the first day back to school, teachers were already asking students...

All members of society deserve to be treated as equal to one another.

Editorial: Equality can’t wait

December 2, 2019

Whether it comes to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the Equality Act, or movements such as Black Lives Matter, minority Americans will not be silenced. It’s been 96 yea...

Foods high in fat are a common occurrence in American society. As a result, stereotypes surrounding these types of foods are also abundant.

Editorial: Fat isn’t the villain you think it is

November 7, 2019

“Fat is bad for you.” We hear it every day. Whether we’re told by society or by our parents, it’s a never-ending cycle meant to instill fear of fat and a desire to avoi...

PG&E's power outage currently affects all areas surrounding Carlmont. The pink areas of the map indicate regions whose power has been turned off.

Editorial: Carlmont needs to communicate

October 27, 2019

Less than a year ago, fires blazed through California, prompting Carlmont to shut down for safety measures due to unhealthy air quality. Once more, with yet another set of wild...

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